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Join the Staycation Nation  with Away Resorts and Mersea Island Holiday Park!


Beat the demand and get the dates you want, the park you want and the accommodation you want


We’ve always known that Britain is pretty special (especially our park locations!) and despite the pandemic, so many have still managed to safely explore our sunny coastlines or the leafy countryside. Many will know just how amazing a mini staycation with us really is, all just a short drive away.


We’ve been working hard, adapting to the pandemic that has changed so much for many of us including live streaming of our entertainment, COVID safe measures throughout the park and PPE for our teams, and of course extra cleaning measures in our holiday homes. We are proud to say that 89% of guests that stayed with us in 2020, said they would recommend us to friends and family!


Think more lovely giggles. More of the best kept local secrets. Even BIGGER experiences. Support for local businesses. That early evening bottle of bubbly. Bike rides. BBQing. Oh, and remember those rosy cheeks, after a day out in the sunshine

Don’t miss out – book your next break today!


We really would love to see you!


Book with confidence! At Away Resorts, we recognise that we are all living in uncertain times and that there is no clarity about when the Coronavirus pandemic will be over. We are also aware that at times like this, it is important to have something special to look forward to as a family.


So, to provide you with complete reassurance, we have introduced the free of charge Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. This means if your 2020 or 2021 holiday is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will offer you:


The choice of a full no quibble refund OR the opportunity to move your break to another date in the future free of any administration charge


Please visit for more information.


*School holidays only


Mersea Island Holiday Park, the best kept secret in Essex!

Leave the chaotic thoughts that fill your head on the other side of the Blackwater Estuary… thaaat’s better. Welcome to Mersea Island. Located by the exquisite Essex coastline, boasting picturesque views and fantastic facilities.

Mersea Island is the perfect holiday getaway for couples, families, groups, the young and the young at heart, with views across the Blackwater Estuary which you can enjoy as you stroll along our private beach, take a dip in our heated indoor pool or enjoy a drink from our Muddy Duck Clubhouse. We’re adjacent to Cudmore Grove Country Park, a dog walkers paradise as they have so much space to roam freely whilst you take in the fresh sea air.

With The Oyster Cottage, TriBeCa’s and Caravans we have accommodation for all and as we are pet friendly park with plenty of space to walk them we can also offer pet friendly caravan accommodation.

Don’t forget to explore the local area where you'll find the nearby city of Colchester with its historic city centre and popular Zoo attraction. Not to mention the surrounding countryside which is perfect for leisurely strolls and cycles.

Mersea Island has an indoor heated swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis court, children's play area, a safe sandy beach, boat launching, well stocked shop with in store bakery and on-site laundry. Children welcome from any age.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Comfort£995.00 per unit per week
Luxury£1,395.00 per unit per week
Superior£1,249.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Snacks/afternoon tea


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Leisure Facilities

  • Games room onsite
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Tennis onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • On street/public parking

Property Facilities

  • Cleaning service
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Television

Room/Unit Facilities: Comfort

  • Shower

Property Facilities: Luxury

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Map & Directions

Mersea Island

Road Directions

Map reference: TM 059144 Lat: 51.79033 Long:0.98416From A12, exit J26 and follow directions B1025 Mersea. Cross The Strood bridge on to Mersea Island. Take the left fork towards East Mersea, passing the Dog & Pheasant Public House on your left, Mersea Island is just past it on the right hand side.

Mersea Island Holiday Park

Type:Holiday Park

4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Holiday Park
Mersea Island Holiday Village, Fen Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UA

Tel: 0330 1277345

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)


  • 4 Visit England Stars Holiday Park
4 Visit England Stars Holiday Park


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  • Other Accommodation AwardsDavid Bellamy Conservation Award Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award Gold 2020