What’s Mersea Island Holiday Park like?
This tranquil holiday park is hidden away in East Mersea and boasts beautiful views over the Blackwater estuary. Generally, the site – run by Away Resorts – is quieter than most because a number of the caravans are owner-owned but there are also plenty to hire – and many are dog-friendly. Most of the static holiday homes have either two or three bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight.
How dog-friendly is Mersea Island Holiday Park?
Very, although pets are not allowed in the clubhouse – called The Muddy Duck – or the indoor pool area. Dogs should also be kept on a lead when exploring the site but there are plenty of places nearby where they can let off steam.
Tell me more about Mersea Island Holiday Park
There are three standards of caravans to relax in here – Comfort, Superior and Luxury. All holiday homes come with well-equipped kitchens, ready-made beds and flatscreen TVs with Freeview. Wifi is also available but charges apply.
Mersea Island Holiday Park has lots going on, too. In the summer months, there are regular outdoor film screenings, watersports sessions and evening entertainment. There’s even an annual cream pie fight on the August Bank Holiday!
What’s the food like at Mersea Island Holiday Park?
The park is self-catering so you can take as much or as little food as you need. For emergency supplies, the onsite shop stocks all the essentials and you can buy snacks and drinks from The Muddy Duck. The Dog and Pheasant pub is within easy walking distance too but ironically, dogs are not allowed inside. Many pubs a short drive away in West Mersea allow dogs, however. Check out The Fox Inn, The Coast Inn and The Victory at Mersea.
Are there resident dogs at Mersea Island Holiday Park?
No, but you’ll meet plenty of other dogs out and about. You’re almost in a minority if you don’t have a dog here!
Where are the best dog walks near Mersea Island Holiday Park?
The site is right on the beach (watch out for high tide) and adjacent to Cudmore Grove Country Park, which has some fantastic walks. From reception, you can also follow the footpath through neighbouring Fen Farm to the waterfront. Check out my Ruff Guide to Mersea Island – it has plenty of suggestions for things to do and places to go.
What Ernie loved about Mersea Island Holiday Park
Digging on the beach, morning strolls to the shop to get the paper
What I loved about Mersea Island Holiday Park
The peace and tranquility of the site
How to book Mersea Island Holiday Park
Three-night breaks at Mersea Island Holiday Park start from as little as £85. For more information, see the Away Resorts website or call 01442 508850.