Mersea Island, situated on the Essex coast, is the UK’s most easterly inhabited island. Accessible by a causeway at low tide, the island is known for its picturesque landscapes and serene atmosphere. Mersea’s West Mersea Beach offers panoramic views of the Blackwater Estuary, attracting both nature enthusiasts and beachgoers. The island’s quaint villages, such as West Mersea and East Mersea, showcase traditional English charm. Renowned for its seafood, Mersea boasts local oysters and a thriving fishing industry. With its relaxed maritime ambiance and natural beauty, Mersea Island stands as a tranquil escape just a short distance from the bustling mainland.

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