Taking a holiday to Mersea Island with your adorable dog? Here are some pawfect walks and pubs!

Walk: Cudmore Grove Country Park

Your dogs are welcome to splash about on the dog-friendly beach and sniff and roll around Cudmore Grove Country Park all year round! Pack a picnic and a few dog treats to have at the dedicated picnic spots and make a day of it!

Walk: Fingringhoe Wick

Set in a stunning location overlooking the Colne Estuary, Fingringhoe Wick has it’s own dedicated dog trail which is approximately 20 mins long. If you’re looking at extending your walk, take the Fingringhoe Gravel Pit Trail which will take an extra 1.5 – 2 hours.

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Walk: Mersea Stone Beach

Head to the Eastern tip of Mersea Island for a walk along the pebbly beach. Mersea Stone Beach is also a great place to do a bit of ferry spotting as it’s the landing point for the foot ferry to St Osyth and Brightlighsea.

Walk: West Mersea Beach

Smell the fresh salty air as you walk along West Mersea Beach, another dog-friendly beach at Mersea Island. Finish the walk off at The Victory, a beautiful pub with a dog-friendly beer garden!

Walk: St. Osyth Beach

If you fancy heading outside of the island, St. Osyth has a peaceful beach, ideal for giving your dog a good run around.




Pub: The Victory

After a walk along West Mersea beach, why not make a stop at The Victory. The outdoor beer garden means your dogs can join you for a drink or a bite to eat, and the staff are also on hand to give a bowl of water to your furry walking companion!

Pub: The Coast Inn

Enjoy local seafood whilst overlooking the blackwater estuary. Dogs are welcome to sit with you in the inside or outside restaurant, making it a pawfect dog-friendly pub for all weathers!

Café: Seaview Café

Situated on the tranquil seafront, make a pitstop at the Seaview café for a hearty breakfast or for some traditional fish and chips, with some homemade tartar sauce.

Café: The Two Sugars Café

Fancy a stop for lunch with a seaview? The dog-friendly Two Sugars Café serves hot and cold drinks, cakes and fish and chips all in front of the beach.

Pub: The Peldon Rose 

A family run pub with a comfortable, relaxing indoor restaurant and beautiful outdoor seating, ideal for the dogs. Choose from a traditional Sunday roast, their special steak burger or a handmade pizza!

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