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Mersea Island

Mersea Island

Famous for The Mersea Island Pirates and Nature Reserves and the great ‘Company Shed’.

This is a lovely place at the end of the world, only accesible at low tide. At first is seems a bit normal, but check out the wonderful salt sea marshes with their eerie bird calls and the seals and wildlife that abound there and see the most amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Visit the excellent Nature reserve at Cudmore Grove which stretches down to the sea; there are wonderful walks along the marshes edge or beside the cliffs and as you get to the other end of the small island past the tiny breweries, vineyards and gastro pubs you come into the fishing harbour area where oystermen bring the famous Blackwater oysters. – see www.richardhawardsoysters.co.uk.

At the very end of the harbour you come into a jumble of boats being repaired and right in the middle of them is the renowned ‘Company Shed’ – yes it is a shed and you have to buy your booze and bread and butter from the local village stores (excellent choice of white wine strangely enough) but this shed has been written up glowingly in just about every national newspaper and Good Food Magazine, talk about out of the sea and onto the plate – this is what it is all about!

Investigate further down this dead end lane and you will find even more pretty views and hidden treasures – lovely!

Learn more about the Island on the website.


The only way onto the island is on Colchester Road (B1025)
















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Written by Mark

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