Local Information


Contact Details


MICA Centre

Mersea Centre
38 High Street
West Mersea,
Essex C05 8QA

Telephone: 01206 384656

Opening times:

Monday to Saturday: 9am to 11pm
Bar opens 7pm

Sundays: 9am to 1pm
Bar opens 12pm

West Mersea Library

Opening Times



9.30am to 12.30pm

2.00pm to 7.00pm


9.30am to 12.30pm

2.00pm to 6.00pm


9.30am to 12.30pm



9.30am to 12.30pm

2.00pm to 5.00pm

East Mersea Mobile Library

Bus turning circle, Ivy Lane.

9.35am to 9.45am

Mersea Island School

Barfield Road,
West Mersea,
Colchester, CO5 8QX.

Tel: 01206 382736
Fax: 01206 384362


Thomas Lord Audley School & Language College

Tel: 01206 547911


The Courier

46a High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QA

Tel: 01206 382935


Mersea Museum

(during Museum opening hours, or you can leave a message outside Museum hours)
Mersea Island Museum Trust,
c/o 54 Upland Road, West Mersea,
Colchester. CO5 8DG.
Essex. U.K.


Open May to September

East Mersea Parish Council

East Mersea Parish Clerk:
Mr Len Broadhurst
6 Stable Mews
West Mersea
Colchester CO5 8UN

Phone: 01206 383894


Keep up to date with what’s happening in East Mersea

West Mersea Town Council

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Tel 01206 382128


Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance & Coast Guard

In an emergency, call 999. For non-urgent Police enquiries please call 01206 762212.


Doctors Surgery

The Mersea Surgery
32 Kingsland Road, West Mersea
Tel 01206 382015


Dental Surgery

West Mersea Dental Practice
32a Kingsland Road, West Mersea
Tel 01206 384504


St. Peter & St. Paul's Church

High Street, West Mersea
Tel 01206 383222


West Mersea Methodist Church

Mill Road, West Mersea
Tel 01206 793888


East Mersea Foot Ferry

Harbour Office: 01206 302200
Ferry Mobile: 07991 450169

Brightlingsea to Mersea Stone (Furthest point on East Mersea) for foot passengers, dogs, bicycles and pushchairs.

April to October

Dabchicks Sailing Club

Dabchicks Sailing Club
Coast Road,
West Mersea
Tel 01206 383786


West Mersea Yacht Club

West Mersea Yacht Club
116 Coast Road
West Mersea
Essex CO5 8PB

Tel: 01206 382947
Fax: 01206 386261




Local weblinks

Packing Shed Island Trust

A dominant feature of Mersea Island’s shoreline, the Packing Shed is one of its best known landmarks.  It was first built around 1890 by the Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishing Company Limited.

Mersea family and marine history, Old Postcards, Thames barges, Mersea Topics and gardening etc

Estuary Life

FREE local magazine for news, features, what's on, information, local advertisers
Editor: Ralph Barton
Tel: 01206 386666

Mersea Youth Sailing Trust

The Mersea Youth Sailing Trust has been formed to enable more young people to go sailing so they can inspire and challenge themselves and learn from the experience.

Mersea Island Society

The Mersea Island Society was formed over 40 years ago “To preserve, safeguard and promote the characteristics of Mersea Island for the benefit of all, to arrange open discussion whenever it appears necessary to obtain a consensus of public opinion, to provide opportunities to gain factual knowledge from lectures, visits and discussion.”

Mersea Wildlife Blogspot

This is the online journal of Cudmore Grove Ranger Dougal Urquhart

West Mersea Town Regatta

West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838. A Regatta Programme containing all of the Regatta details including the Sailing Entry Form, along with numerous interesting articles of local events past and present is available from a number of Mersea shops for about six weeks prior to the Regatta.


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Granary Restaurant at Waldegraves
Tel: 01206 384999
Mersea Island Fit Club
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Island Carpet Cleaning
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Self-catering, B&B, camping, caravan and holiday accommodation on Mersea Island
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