How to Get Here

Mersea is in a rural part of North East Essex, but unique in that it's very accessible. Connected to the mainland by a causeway - referred to locally as 'The Strood' - which is occasionally flooded for an hour at high tide (see Tide Tables on right).

The event is held at Essex Outdoors - Mersea in Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea.
Postcode for your Sat-Nav: CO5 8SX

Travelling by Car

Ample parking is available at the festival, just follow the signs. Our friendly festival stewards will help direct you...

From Colchester follow the B1025 Mersea Road towards Mersea. When you cross the Strood causeway to get onto the island take the left hand fork turning towards East Mersea. After about 1 mile (shortly after the East Mersea sign) turn right into Rewsalls Lane, sign posted to Essex Outdoors - Mersea.


There will be bicycle parking frames for 30 bikes just follow the signs in Rewsalls Lane.

Tide Tables

The causeway joining Mersea to the mainland should not be covered but please note the following tide times:

Saturday 25th May 2019
17:13pm - 4.10m

Sunday 26th May 2019
18:05pm - 4.00m

For more information on tide times, please visit

Public Transport


Bus Route 67 and 67A going to West Mersea High Street.

Local taxi firms

IJK Taxis - 01206 385984

Tooleys Taxis - 01206 384666


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