East Mersea Beach

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At the eastern end of Mersea Island, at Cudmore Grove you’ll find a sandy beach, impressive views, grassland, meadows for relaxation and walks that will take you past interesting historical sites and an abundance of wildlife.

The park is popular on hot summer days, with its sandy beach and cooling sea breeze. Winter brings wading birds and wildfowl, including flocks of brent geese.

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.

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Free entry - but please visit the website for up to date parking charges.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Mersea Island

Road Directions

By Road:
From Colchester take the B1025 to Mersea Island. Head for East Mersea.

The nearest railway station is Colchester, which is 0 miles away.

Cudmore Grove Country Park

Type:Country Park

East Mersea, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE

Tel: 01206 383868

Opening Times

* Daily, 8am to 9pm


Brightlingsea Foot Ferry, photo by Colm O LaoiBrightlingsea to East Mersea Foot Ferry, ColchesterSeasonal foot ferry connecting Brightlingsea, East Mersea and Point Clear