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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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West Mersea 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 9.3℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.3℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 0.9℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SSW)

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.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 10:50 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 17:26 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 23:20 (Height 4.39m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:01 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 11:36 (Height 4.46m)
   Low Tide at 18:06 (Height 1.07m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 00:02 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 06:33 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 12:17 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 18:36 (Height 1.01m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:38 (Height 4.71m)
   Low Tide at 07:02 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 12:52 (Height 4.70m)
   Low Tide at 19:04 (Height 0.96m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 01:09 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 07:29 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 13:24 (Height 4.77m)
   Low Tide at 19:29 (Height 0.92m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:41 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 07:56 (Height 0.47m)
   High Tide at 13:55 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 19:54 (Height 0.89m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 02:11 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 08:22 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 14:25 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 20:21 (Height 0.89m)

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