Mersea Island offers fantastic water sports opportunities, beaches and walks.
The village of Dedham is also a particular joy, in the heart of Constable country (25 minutes by car). It was here that Britain's greatest landscape artist went to school and today the main street is lined with attractive Georgian houses, old inns and a large art/crafts centre.
If you prefer a typical seaside experience visit Clacton-on-Sea where you can go on the rides and amusements on Clacton Pier (15 minutes by car).
Colchester Zoo is another very popular destination for our guests, being 25 minutes away. It has recently been named a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner for Attractions, ranking it among the best in the world.