"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

West Mersea Beach

West Mersea is a small Island connected to the mainland by a causeway, it is situated between the estuaries of the Colne and Blackwater rivers. The beach has sand and pebbles and is backed by grassland and beach huts. At low water there is a large expanse of mud. There are views over the Blackwater estuary.

Beach type: Sand/pebbles

Nearest town: West Mersea

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM024123

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near West Mersea Beach

  • Mersea Island Museum (1m)
  • Mersea Vineyard (1m)
  • Cudmore Grove Country Park (1m)
  • Bradwell Power Station and Visitor Centre (3m)
  • Woodup Pool (4m)
  • Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (4m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (5m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (5m)
  • Brightlingsea Museum (5m)

Tourist Information

Colchester
Visitor Information Centre
Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park
Essex
England
CO1 1UG

Phone 01206 282 920
Email vic@colchester.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 21 October

06:00


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 32%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SSW
Pressure 1001
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:45 BST
(00:45 GMT)
Low Tide
08:05 BST
(07:05 GMT)
High Tide
13:59 BST
(12:59 GMT)
Low Tide
20:21 BST
(19:21 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Mersea is a small Island connected to the mainland by a causeway. The beach is backed by grassland and has plenty of beach huts with views over the Blackwater estuary.

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