Discover holidays in Essex at Waldegraves and say hello to a seaside escape on a beautiful island.
Our holiday park is located on the picturesque and tranquil Mersea Island, the most easterly inhabited island in the UK. Here you can explore the idyllic coastline of the Blackwater Estuary and the abundance of natural beauty all around. This unspoilt island is the perfect get away for families and couples.
Visitors to Mersea Island can enjoy exploring the local village and relax in one of the many eateries overlooking the harbour known as Mersea Hard or even have a go at a spot of crabbing. On the East side of the Island you will find Cudmore Grove Country Park which is home to native wildlife. Here you can also take the foot ferry across to nearby Brightlingsea and Point Clear St Osyth.
Mersea Island has a reputation for great food- and seafood in particular. And for those who like nothing more than fresh fish or oysters, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a local eatery! One of the most popular is the Company Shed, which has gained a reputation for exquisite locally caught seafood.
Close to great family attractions
Despite our island location, we are only a short distance from the busy town of Colchester, which is just 9 miles away. Here you can find an almost endless supply of amenities, from shops, bars and restaurants to great family attractions, including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle. The town is also home to First Site, a contemporary art gallery, and Beth Chatto Gardens is also nearby. Nearby there are so many other places and attractions worth a visit, from Fingrinhoe Wick nature and Layer Marney Tower to the busy seaside resorts of Southend and Clacton.
So discover holidays in Essex with a stay at Waldegraves and explore all this popular region has to offer. For more holiday ideas, see below.