West Mersea Beach

West Mersea beach is on the small Island of Mersea in Essex. The beach is a sand and pebble mix backed by some grass areas and colourful beach huts.

You have a couple of holiday parks along this stretch of beach which can make the beach a little busy, although you can take a walk along the coast to find quieter stretches.

Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, beach huts, beach cafe, grass areas and small children’s play areas.

West Mersea Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
West Mersea Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Mersea Island, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 21.3℃ to 26.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 18.8℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (N)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)

Mersea Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

West Mersea Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Mersea Beach is at West Mersea 1.89 km (1.18 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 03:08 (Height 5.52m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 15:28 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 21:54 (Height 0.30m)
Tue 16 Aug
   High Tide at 03:51 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 09:53 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 16:06 (Height 5.38m)
   Low Tide at 22:26 (Height 0.43m)
Wed 17 Aug
   High Tide at 04:31 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 10:26 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 16:42 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 22:57 (Height 0.61m)
Thu 18 Aug
   High Tide at 05:11 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 11:00 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 17:20 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 23:28 (Height 0.82m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 05:53 (Height 4.31m)
   Low Tide at 11:39 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.05m)
Sat 20 Aug
   High Tide at 06:40 (Height 3.98m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 18:56 (Height 4.17m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:14 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 07:39 (Height 3.73m)
   Low Tide at 13:52 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 20:07 (Height 3.90m)

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