Mersea Island

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Mersea Island is the perfect place for walking, whether you would like a short stroll of "The Old City" or a longer walk along the "Strood Channel", there are plenty of beautiful views and an abundance of wildlife to see along the way. Not to mention some glorious sunsets! 

The West Mersea Island walks leaflet is available to download. It contains 7 detailed walks of verying lengths from 1.5 miles - 3.5 miles.

There are plenty of places to stop and rest and take in the views, whilst sampling the local  Colchester Native Oysters. Or if seafood isn't your thing, there are many pubs and cafes to enjoy.

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Map & Directions


Road Directions

Take the B1025 along the Mersea Road to Mersea Island. Once on the Island bear right to West Mersea.

Public Transport Directions

Take bus 67 from Colchester Town Centre to Mersea Island.

Mersea Island Walking Map

Type:Walking Route

Mersea Island, Essex

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)