Atmospheric islands in England

1) Mersea Island

Just under 7000 people call Mersea Island home. There’s plenty of space for visitors to explore the unique coastal spot, known for its colourful beach huts and super-fresh seafood. East Mersea is the place to head if you fancy walking in nature and exploring rural beaches, while West Mersea is where you’ll find a busier beach backed by a small fishing town. This is where you want to be if a plate of Colchester oysters and a glass of Mersea Island Vineyard white appeals. The only way on and off the island is via The Strood causeway, which sometimes floods at high tide, so plan your travel around low tide times.

colourful beach huts on Mersea Island

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