"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 Monday 18 June

06:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 49%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1019
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 76%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:04 BST
(03:04 GMT)
Low Tide
10:10 BST
(09:10 GMT)
High Tide
16:32 BST
(15:32 GMT)
Low Tide
22:48 BST
(21:48 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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