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Broman's Ln, East Mersea, Colchester CO5 8UEVisit Website
Found towards the eastern tip of Mersea Island in Essex, Cudmore Grove Country Park is a 102-acre nature reserve which serves up beautiful coastal landscapes and everything you need for a great family day out. From WWII pillboxes and gun emplacements to 16th-century remains and an arresting cliff which has produced fossils dating back 300,000 years, the country park is popular for its lovely beach, scenic views and native wildlife. Gaze out across the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries, build sandcastles on Cudmore Grove beach and have some fun with your little ones at the children’s playground. All while keeping an eye out for the wildlife and birds which have led to this reserve being named a Ramsar site marked out for its scientific interest.
Cudmore Grove Country Park is around 10 miles south of Colchester on Mersea Island. It takes less than half an hour to drive to the park from either junction 26 or 29 of the A12, which is a major road running between Ipswich and London. If you’re using public transport to get to the reserve from Colchester, the number 69A bus takes around 25 minutes to go from Obsorne Street to the Broman’s Lane stop. This leaves you with a short walk to the park, while if you’re coming from further afield, you can catch a train to Colchester in around 45 minutes from places like Norwich and Liverpool Street station in London.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big