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10 Things in…Mersea Island

PUBLISHED: 14:13 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 24 July 2017

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With its estuary views and island community, there is much to explore and enjoy on Mersea Island

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A place to stay

Coopers Beach Park Dean Resorts

Harry White

Coopers Beach offers the change of lifestyle a lot of people now long for. Whether it is for a quiet retreat or somewhere to bring the kids to keep them entertained, this traditional holiday park has it all

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A place for a pint and a pub lunch

The Victory Hotel Mersea

Gill and Peter Tydie

Take a break on the coast at The Victory at Mersea and enjoy 4 star rated accommodation on the ‘hidden gem’ that is Mersea Island. I’s a great place to sink a few!

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A place for al fresco dining

Waterfront Bistro

Wendy Williams, Jason Lo, Ben Fourie and Shawn Corniish

Whether you are looking to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, here you’ll find great food and the chance to take in the views across the estuary.

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A place for an artistic cuppa

Art Café

Lilly Rice, Ben Norfolk and Chloe Ruffle

If you enjoy really great food served in a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous coffee, among some of the best original art on offer locally, then we think the Artcafé is just the place for you.

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A place for fresh supplies

Arthur Cock and Son Family Butchers

Phil Pond, Stephanie Balls, Mick Sutton and Gina Dawson

Arthur Cock and Son Family Butchers is a traditional butchers with modern ideas. Family-owned for more than 100 years, quality, local meats and produce is at the heart of what we do.

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A place to find a new home

Blackwater Estates

Stephanie Vellacott

We are a family-run business with more than 50 years of experience in the industry offering an outstanding level of knowledge and service with a professional approach.

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A place to help a good cause

Essex Air Ambulance Charity Shop

Janice Jerron and Judy Hutchings

Why not pop along and visit our Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Charity Shop, or donate to our clothing bank?

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A place for rustic dining

Mehalah’s Seafood and Game Restaurant

Lucinda Cawdon, Jayne Dawson and Luke Dawson

Heather Haward opened Mehalah’s in East Mersea in 2012 as a homely, rustic, retro place to eat good food in intimate surroundings.

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A place for giving your home a new look


Ann Cope

ShabbyAnd… exists to educate you in transforming your home and furniture using chalk paint. Ann and her team are passionate about bringing colour into everyone’s life using a range of eco friendly, child safe and easy to use paints. Begin up-cycling and house makeover projects that bring joy to your life and a smile to ours.

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A place for all the family

Waldegraves Park

The Team at Waldegraves

Escape to the coast and enjoy a break on the beautiful Mersea Island at this holiday park. From luxury holiday homes to great-value touring and camping pitches, there’s something for everyone at Waldegraves Holiday Park.


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