Mersea Island for the family offers sailing for the day or taking a boat trip out into the estuary, with the water taxi or the quirky foot ferry to Brightlingsea, and visit the heated outdoor pool.
Pop in to the Coast Inn and have a pre dinner beer by the open fire. You can stay and listen to live music here too some nights. Snuggle up back home at the cottage with a hot chocolate, a book and the woodburning stove.
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