A Tour Round Essex’s Secret Beaches
Discover the hidden gems within Essex’s exceptional coastline to visit before the sun disappears...
The curiously named ‘Monkey Beach’ is a small area of beach in West Mersea, perfect for photogrphy lovers and sunbathers alike. Moored on the mudflats on one side are beautiful, weather-beaten house boats, whilst on the other side are small intricate causeways. Tranquil upon entry with its amazing views over to Bradwell-on-Sea, a short blissful walk will take you to the Company Shed and Oyster Bar.
Eat: West Mersea Oyster Bar
West Mersea Oyster Bar is the ultimate seafood hub, allowing visitors to indulge in delicious native Mersea Oysters as well as buy ‘fresh catch’ direct from skilled fishermen.
westmerseaoysterbar.co.uk 01206 381600
An atmospheric wonder hidden within the coast featuring a lonely shoreline and saltmarsh, this beach is home to one of the oldest churches in England. A must-visit at only an hour’s drive away from Mersea Island, you can also easily walk along the sea wall to Burnham-on-Crouch, once a centre for cockle, whelk and oyster trade, now famed for sailing activities.
Eat: The Cricketers
A welcoming taste of delicious customary favourites. In addition to their incomparable meals such as juicy steak, guests can also enjoy live entertainment and nights hosted by sporting legends.
thecricketersbarandfood.co.uk 01621 776013
For sunbathing, sailing and paddle boarding, this gorgeous quiet beach is the ultimate family hotspot complete with visionary views suited to sunset ‘spotting’. Only a 50-minute drive from the City of London, this captivating beach, which hosts unparalleled sights of the Thames estuary also encompasses award winning restaurants such as Roslin Beach Hotel.
Eat: Roslin Beach Hotel
Offers breathtaking sea views as diners delve into an exceptionally mouth-watering menu, featuring classic afternoon tea, a la carte and alfresco dishes.
roslinhotel.com 01702 669532.