Group acquires “a pearl of a park” on Essex’s oyster island

Island of dreams: the park has 125 stylish beach huts on its sands as well as holiday homes and touring pitches

PARK HOLIDAYS UK has welcomed another park into its portfolio following a new acquisition on Mersea Island in Essex, famed for its oysters, sailing and wonderful coastline.

Previously known as Seaview Holiday Park and now re-christened West Mersea Holiday Park, the group’s latest member is located on one of the island’s most picturesque coastal stretches.

The long-established business currently comprises around 260 holiday lodges and caravans, along with 120 touring pitches – all laid out within 30 acres of landscaped grounds.

But there’s another eye-catching delight, for the park also has 125 stylish beach huts on the seafront, all painted in traditional pastel shades to the attractive coastal scene.

Super luxury holiday lodges in a private development are another buying option

It is the only holiday park based in the much sought-after western quarter of Mersea Island which is  located just south of Colchester and accessible via the Strood Causeway.

The park has for many years been a favourite of families seeking away-from-it-all holiday escapes on Essex’s “sunshine coast”.

West Mersea Holiday Park joins the six other total number of parks within the group.

Park Holidays UK directomer expectations:

“West Mersea Holiday Park’s commitment to high standards has won it a large and loyal following, and a well-deserved reputation for delivering a first-class experience,” he said.

“Park Holidays UK will now be looking to continue building on the park’s success.

“This is our fourth acquisition in the region in recent years, and we are delighted to offer such a wide choice in this increasingly popular holiday area,” added Tony.

Holiday homes at West Mersea Holiday Park include an exclusive development of luxury lodges, and all owners can enjoy the park’s 11 month season.

All of Park Holidays UK’s 31 coastal parks, which extend westerly as far as Dorset and Devon, are described on the company’s website at