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Explore the Beautiful Essex Countryside

Owning a caravan holiday home at Mersea Island, Essex comes with a wealth of diverse attractions to appeal to everybody, no matter what age. In fact, it’s somewhere to escape to whenever you want, and you can invite all the family – there is something here for everyone.

And, you don’t have to travel far to find some excellent visitor attractions off the park. From castles and historic cities to zoos and museums, Mersea Island will provide you and your family or friends a chance to blow away the cobwebs, get active and explore the new local area, or just a break away from the daily stresses at home.

Off the park


Mersea Museum near Mersea Island

Mersea Museum

Look inside a typical weatherboarded fisherman’s cottage as you explore life in the past on Mersea Island, based around fishing, oystering and boat building.

Colchester Zoo near Mersea Island

Colchester Zoo

One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 270 species including wonderful beasts like white rhinos and elephants within 60 acres of parkland and lakes.

Colchester Castle near Mersea Island

Colchester Castle

A near perfectly preserved Norman castle – with the biggest Norman keep in Europe. Built on a Roman temple, so you can discover 2,500 years of history in one superb attraction.

Beth Chatto Gardens near Mersea Island

Beth Chatto Gardens

A glorious English country garden created out of a wasteland and now brimming over with a wonderful array of plants adapted to the Scree, Gravel, Woodland and Water areas.

Lady Grace Boat Trips near Mersea Island

Lady Grace Boat Trips

Sail away from West Mersea harbour aboard the Lady Grace for a delightful short voyage. 20 minute harbour trips. Runs all day, 7 days a week. Available for special trips and much more available upon request!

Mersea Island Vineyard near Mersea Island

Mersea Island Vineyard

This vineyard not only produces more than 20,000 bottles of distinguished wine a year, but its own beer too. Come and taste them for yourself!

If you  have any further questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call we would be more than happy to help!

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