Mersea is Number Five in the Telegraphs Britain’s Best Islands

The Telegraph’s article on the best islands in Britain put Mersea at Number 5!

It is odd that Mersea, Britain’s most easterly inhabited island, is not more of a household name, given the reputation of its oysters. Cultivated in these Essex creeks since Roman times, Colchester oysters make their way into the kitchens of everyone from Gordon Ramsay to The Ritz, though they are best eaten fresh here.

Mudflats, bleakly beautiful in a certain light, cling to the island, which sits in the estuary of the Colne and Blackwater rivers. There’s a dark blonde beach backed by a strip of pastel huts, good spots to swim and a windsurfing club. More beaches can be found in the Cudmore Grove country park.

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