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shingly beach but good for walks

the beach at west mersea is a typical east coast shingle beachfront. lots of oyster shells and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Alison B
via mobile
Very enjoyable but you could not say 'exciting'.

I parked at the far end (car park was 50p for two hours or free if you were only staying an hour... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

the beach at west mersea is a typical east coast shingle beachfront. lots of oyster shells and slipper shells. there is parking nearby .. good cafe at SeaView who have brightly coloured beach huts in a long line along the front. enjoyed our walk along...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I parked at the far end (car park was 50p for two hours or free if you were only staying an hour, great value for money) and walked back (with the dogs) towards West Mersey. It was a pleasant walk, not so much on pure...More

Thank Andrew_Paul_Cooper
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Nice enough beach area..best bit is the jetty..where they do boat trips..and the kids love crabbing..amazing how many they catch..but best of all is the places you can get seafood..especially oysters.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Beach was very peaceful. The place to be if like me you love oysters. Blimey they're massive though. Pub clientele in a bit rough around the edges to be honest. Bit LADS LADS LADS wanting to be heard. Company Shed is an absolute must. Smashing...More

2  Thank Tuesday R
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Great little beach to bring the kids to play and great to bring the dog for a nice long walk along the.beach front

Thank Fluffypoos
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Our children can't wait to visit the beach on West Mersea every time we come 😊 the dogs love it here too, a lovely long stretch of sand, pebbles and shells.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Depends what you are looking for. For a nice walk, with or without a dog it is great and the views are good. Do not feel it would be a great beach to spend the day at though - rather stony and tide goes out...More

Thank Clive1234x
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended clean and spacious self catering accommodation with Wi-fi, parking space for 1 car, outdoor decked garden and accepts dogs. Pleasant setting, close to shoreline and close to amenities. Reasonable price for such good accommodation.

Thank kimhM2225LF
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Spent the afternoon here with family, good to see lots of families enjoying relaxing bucket and spade time, A lot of beach huts but very few being used A couple of food and drink cafe and very clean public toilets. Plenty of car parking. It...More

Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Mainly pebble beach, young children will need beach shoes. Water looks dirty.probably the best beach on the island to be fair.

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Kamal A
6 August 2018|
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Response from 30Annemarie16 | Reviewed this property |
I think the first hour was free but parking was very cheap. Enjoy your visit.
12 July 2018|
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Response from billmA2195UR | Reviewed this property |
Away holidays allow dogs
Pam D
23 May 2018|
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There is a causeway to drive over