Essex Life|February 2020
WHAT TO SEE
To get a feel for the island, park in West Mersea – the hub of the island – and follow the coast path round to Monkey Beach. Admire the waterfront homes as you stroll along, passing scores of bobbing sailboats, and walk until you find a seafood shack or pub you like the look of. Pets are allowed in the bar areas of both the stylish Coast Inn and The Victory at Mersea.
Go fossil-hunting on the beach at Cudmore Grove Country Park, where the remains of a 300,000-year-old mammoth were recently found. This peaceful nature reserve is also home to several World War II pillboxes and has acres of meadows and marshland, as well as a popular children’s play area.
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