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Things to do on Mersea Island

You’ve booked a fantastic family holiday at Waldgraves, but you want to make sure you make the most of your time on Mersea island. That is why we have put together a list of things to do things on Mersea Island.

Essex Outdoors Mersea

A great idea for families looking for things to do on Mersea Island this summer.

Essex Outdoors Mersea is the perfect place for those looking to get the adrenaline flowing and let your adventurous side out. Test your limits on the new high ropes course and clip and climb walls or take to the water for paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, canoeing and more!


a couple in Mersea Island Vineyard ready for a picnic, Things to do on Mersea Island this summerMersea Island Vineyard

Are you a lover of an alcoholic beverage? Visit Mersea Island Vineyard for a magical wine tasting experience. Try out the 4 wines they have to offer whilst taking in the glorious views of the vines and sea.



Measea Boating Lake

Do you love the water? Measea boating lake is a brand new 6-acre man made saltwater lake situated in East Mersea. The family will love the new floating aqua park, it is guaranteed lots of smile and laughs. Or there’s plenty of other activities for you to enjoy such as: kayaking, canoeing S.U.P, sailing, open water swimming, rowing boats, windsurfing, model boats, pond dipping and more!


Person flicking though hings for sale at Waldegraves Car Boot Sale, Things to do on Mersea Island this summerWaldegraves Car Boot Sale

Waldegraves car boot sale is open every Sunday from 8:00am (April – September) have a mooch around the great array of tables and see if anything takes your fancy.




feet in the sand, West Mersea Beach, Things to do on Mersea Island this summer

West Mersea Beach

West Mersea Beach is an un-spoiled and calm beach which makes for the perfect family day out. Go crabbing off one of the jetties, play on the sand or go for a long walk whatever you get up to you’ll be sure to have a fantastic day out!



person looking at art at Mersea Museum on the Essex Coast, Things to do on Mersea Island this summerMersea Museum

Visit Mersea Museum this summer and walk through the ages, from the Bronze Age all the way to the Platinum Jubilee. This is an educational and fascinating experience that you’re going to love.




If you’re after a great idea to entertain the kids (or adults!) on a budget, crabbing is a great idea!  The causeway at West Mersea hard is the idea place to crab with specific areas marked to do this. Please take care to observe these rules if you go, as it is a working causeway for local fishermen too!  Now, you can purchase special crabbing equipment from many local shops but, if you go prepared, the same result can be achieved with a length of string, a large washer and an old bucket.  Use strips of bacon as bait and you’re all set.  Next bit is easy, just sit on the edge, drop your line and wait.  An hours fun should give you a large bucket full of crabs.  When you’re done, just tip them out & watch them run back to the water.  But watch those pinchers!!!



Mersea Island Skate Park

The skate park is located on the village green between the School Gardens on Barfield Road and Reymead Wood.



East Mersea– St Osyth– Brightlingsea Foot Ferry

In peak times during the summer, a regular foot ferry runs from East Mersea point, accessed on foot via Cudmore Grove Country Park. The ferry goes across to the local seaside towns of St Osyth and Brightlingsea, both great days out in themselves!! Check Brightlingsea Harbour website for updates and for information on trips to and from local events, regattas and festivals.




family on holidayHaven’t booked yet?

With so many things to in Mersea Island this summer, why would you not make the most of it and book a holiday at Waldegraves

We have so many holidays for you to choose from! Whether you are after a static caravan, touring and camping, wheelchair friendly or dog friendly holiday we have something for you. Booking your summer stay at Waldegraves has never been an easier choice. With on-site fun, food and entertainment, plus we’re in a beautiful location close to the sea, what are you waiting for? Book your last-minute summer getaway today! Click here to check our availability.



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