Mersea Island dates from the Roman period and has a rich history, even has a ghost of a roman centurion crossing the Strood Channel at night. There is plenty to do on Mersea Island for all of the family with activities for young children and old alike. Mersea Island is the perfect coastal location and the ideal place to spend time in Essex. Only 10 miles from popular Military town Colchester , Mersea Island is a great place to visit at any time of the year and is near to The Orchards Park.
Cudmore Grove Country Park - has impressive views, grassland, meadows for relaxation and walks that will take you past interesting historical sites and an abundance of wildlife. The area is rich in historic features, including WWII pillboxes and gun emplacements, the remains of a 16th century blockhouse fort and a cliff that has produced 300,000-year-old fossils, such as monkey, bear and bison.
Mersea Island Museum - is an independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises that have been steadily expanded. The traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building are represented. Free admission.
Mersea Island Vineyard - was established in 1985. Mersea Island vineyard offers a range of white wines from very dry to when conditions on the Vineyard have allowed. A Brewery was first established in 2004, and has been producing 5 core beers in both cask and bottle conditioned. With much more beside you will find this an interesting place to visit.
Lady Grace Boat Trips - is a 1960’s boat that offers a range of trips in a relaxed manor.
Mersea Island Cookery School - is in a beautifully restored barn, a wide selection of day courses; from essential skill classes such as pastry and baking, to seasonal entertaining and cuisine from around the world.
The Little Beach Hut Company - is all about getting your own beach hut by the sea. Equipped with all you need to ensure a hassle free, fun day. The choice of four front row beach huts available for rent either for one day or more. Huts are suitable in all weathers as they either have interior glass doors or large windows and some have back opening windows flooding light throughout.