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Mersea Island beach
Mersea Island has beach huts, ice-cream, windsurfers and boats. It's a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway.
The beach at West Mersea has plenty of beach huts and a view over the water to Bradwell-on-Sea. At East Mersea there are open sandy beaches.
Mersea Island is a lovely place to visit for a day at the seaside.
At West Mersea the River Black Water runs into the sea and you can swim in the water whilst looking across at Bradwell-on-Sea.
There are two rows of beach huts, some on the beach and then others on the grassy banks behind.
Mersea is suitable for a family day out as there are places for children to play and shops not far from the sea front to buy ice-creams.
You can also enjoy a walk along the hard, looking at the boats, or go crabbing on the jetty.
At East Mersea Cudmore Grove is a big open grassy area leading down to the sea front where you can walk and maybe enjoy a picnic.
The beaches there are less popular and are often at the bottom of quite a steep slope, but for a quiet walk it's very pleasant.
There are toilet facilities at Cudmore Grove and quite often an ice-cream van to settle those cravings for a 99 flake!
Mersea Island also plays host to The Mersea Windsurfers windsurfing club. There are not many days in the year you won't find the southern shores of the island and the Blackwater estuary decorated with the brightly coloured sails of windsurfers and adrenaline seeking kitesurfers.
last updated: 22/07/2009 at 08:57
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