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Holiday Parks in Essex

Known as the ‘Sunshine Coast’, with 350 miles of coastline, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled beach holiday when you choose one of our caravan parks in Essex. With 5 fantastic parks to choose from, Essex holidays provide the opportunity to experience seaside resorts like Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze and Mersea Island are just a stone’s throw away. And if you’re looking for a peaceful break, you’ll also find charming coastal villages, nature reserves and historic attractions to explore.

Whichever park you choose, you’ll discover a range of accommodation on offer alongside great facilities and family entertainment. From tasty meals in our restaurants to kids’ clubs and lively evening shows – you can enjoy all this and more on a Parkdean Resorts holiday in Essex.

Caravan Holidays in Essex

Explore our range of static caravans available across all our parks and discover what caravan holidays in Essex have to offer. From great value models to extra-wide and brand new caravans – whichever you choose, you’ll be within easy reach of sun, sea and sand. 

Touring & Camping Holidays in Essex

Prefer to pitch up? You’ll find touring caravan sites at Highfield Grange and Naze Marine, getting you even closer to the beautiful surroundings.

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A family stroll along the coastal path by the beach on a sunny day Family beach walks
The beach huts at Mersea Island Beach Mersea Island Beach Huts
Colchester Castle on a sunny day Colchester Castle
Fishing boats on the sea Fishing boats on the sea
A boat and lily ponds on the lake at Beth Chatto Gardens Beth Chatto Gardens
A family sitting on the edge of the promenade by the beach huts at Walton-on-the-Naze Beach Walton-on-the-Naze
Blue skies over Naze Tower Naze Tower
Blue skies over Chelmsford Cathedral Chelmsford Cathedral
Kids on scooters during a family walk through the caravan park

We've invested £2.1m in our Essex holiday parks for 2019

including significant facility upgrades at Valley Farm and Naze Marine Holiday Park.

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Beautiful beaches to thrilling rides

With the coast on your doorstep, you can enjoy all the fun of a day at the seaside with long walks on the beach or a trip to the funfair or amusements. 

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Colchester Zoo

Make memories to treasure with a day at Colchester Zoo. Meet all your favourite animals including monkeys, big cats and penguins. Perhaps feed an elephant or giraffe too.

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Clacton-on-Sea

This seaside resort has all the ingredients for a perfect family day out with ice-creams, fun on the beach and of course, the famous pier with its many attractions. 

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Colchester

For a day of history, shopping, and great restaurants; it’s hard to beat Colchester. As the oldest town in Britain, it’s packed with fascinating attractions, including Colchester Castle.

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Holland Haven Country Park

Discover the natural highlights of the Essex coast with a visit to Holland Haven Country Park. From marshes to meadows, the habitats are packed with wildlife to spot.

FAQs about Holidays in Essex

All 5 of our holiday parks in Essex offer plenty to do for couples. With a wide range of cosy accommodation, a tasty restaurant and brilliant attractions nearby, you can't go wrong - wherever you choose.

If you're looking for somewhere a little quieter to escape and unwind, we recommend Weeley Bridge Holiday Park, which is nestled in the serene Essex countryside and is highly rated by guests travelling as a couple. Coopers Beach Holiday Park is situated on the peaceful Mersea Island and is also a fantastic park for couples. Head to our couples' breaks page for more holiday inspiration.

You'll find dog-friendly caravans available at all 5 of our holiday parks in Essex. We also have dog friendly lodges available at Highfield Grange Holiday Park. Simply say 'Yes' to bringing pets when searching for your holiday online to see our dog friendly accommodation.

As well as a place to stay, you four legged friends will also appreciate the region's many dog friendly beaches and attractions, ideal for walks and days out. Head to our dog friendly holidays in Essex page to find out more.

Clacton-on-Sea is within easy reach of all of our holiday parks in Essex by car, however, if you're planning to centre your holiday around the sights of Clacton, we recommend Valley Farm and Highfield Grange Holiday Parks.

Nestled on the outskirts of Clacton-on-Sea, Valley Farm is just a 30 minute walk from the centre of the resort, while Highfield Grange is just a couple of minutes' drive away.

With 5 caravan parks to choose from offering a wide range of accommodation, there's something to suit every budget at our holiday parks in Essex. 3 night weekend breaks in Essex are often available for under £100. And with self-catering facilities in your caravan and entertainment passes included, it's easy to keep costs down.

Head to our low cost holiday finder to find our cheapest breaks in Essex.

We offer luxury lodges in Essex at Coopers Beach Holiday Park on Mersea Island. Prices vary depending on the lodge you choose and time of year you visit.

Our smaller 2 bedroom lodges are an ideal way to save on a luxury getaway, without sacrificing on comfort, while bigger parties will enjoy the space available in our top of the range 4 bedroom lodge - featuring its very own hot tub!

We have touring caravan sites at 2 of our holiday parks in Essex. Prices vary depending on the time of year you choose to visit and the number of people in your party, however, you can often find pitches from as little as £8 per night.

All of our touring caravan pitches in Essex include an electric hook up, with electricity included in the price of your pitch. Our touring holidays offer excellent value for money, including Entertainment Passes giving you access to a wide range of facilities and entertainment on park.

If you're looking for coastal views from your accommodation, we recommend Coopers Beach Holiday Park, nestled directly on the shores of Mersea Island. Here you'll find a number of caravans with direct views over the peaceful Blackwater Estuary.

Please note, not all accommodation on park offers sea views. If this is essential to your stay, we recommend calling us to book and discussing pitch locations at the time of booking.

All 5 of our holiday parks in Essex are ideal for family holidays, with accommodation to suit kids and adults alike. On park, you'll find fantastic children's facilities including an adventure playground, kids' clubs and swimming pools - providing hours of family fun.

If you're looking for all out family entertainment, we'd recommend Highfield Grange Holiday Park, featuring an extensive programme of activities and shows, 7 days a week. Kids will also love splashing down the 200ft waterslide! Weeley Bridge Holiday Park has also been rated highly by our guests staying with children, complete with an adventure playground and outdoor swimming pool.

If you're driving from central London to the Essex Coast, expect the journey to take anywhere between 1h30 and 2 hours, depending on the traffic. Our closest Essex holiday park to London is Coopers Beach on Mersea Island, just under 70 miles by road. For more information on directions to Coopers Beach, click here.

If you prefer public transport, you'll find regular Greater Anglia train services between London Liverpool Street Station and Colchester - putting you in easy shooting distance of our holiday parks and the Essex Coast.

If you fancy a day out, you'll find a wide range of fantastic seaside towns and cities to visit in Essex. Some of our favourites include:

Head to our Essex holidays page for inspiration on places to visit.

All 5 of our holiday parks in Essex feature heated swimming pools. You'll find an indoor pool at Coopers Beach, Highfield Grange, Naze Marine and Valley Farm. Coopers Beach, Highfield Grange and Valley Farm also feature outdoor swimming pools, open during the warmer months.

Whichever park you choose, you'll find a range of poolside activities on offer, as well as dedicated swimming sessions if you're just after some exercise. Kids will love the 200ft waterslide at Highfield Grange too!

Weeley Bridge Holiday Park in Essex is the ideal choice if you fancy a spot of pleasure fishing on your next holiday.

Featuring a well stocked lake, you'll be able to cast a line for bream, carp, gudgeon, perch, roach and tench. It's the ideal way to relax and unwind, just steps from your caravan.

All 5 of our holiday parks in Essex are within easy reach of the beach, however, Coopers Beach and Naze Marine Holiday Park are the closest - just steps from the shore.

Whichever park you pick, you'll be able to enjoy easy access to Essex's best beaches such as West Mersea Beach and Martello Bay - just minutes away by car or on foot. Find out more about our UK beach holidays here.

From beautiful countryside to traditional seaside towns and amusements, you'll find plenty of things to do in Essex. Some of our favourite attractions include:

  • Clacton Pier
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Mersea Island
  • Naze Tower
  • Adventure Island
  • Sea Life Adventure Aquarium

Start planning your Essex itinerary by heading to our local attractions page, where you'll find days out for all ages.

All 5 of our holiday parks in Essex offer free WiFi within selected facilities, making it easy to keep up to date with friends and family while away on holiday. Premium WiFi is also available across park and in your caravan for a small charge.

Please note, due to our parks' rural locations, mobile phone signal may be limited. If this is a concern, we recommend getting in touch with your phone provider to check signal strength in the area.

All of our holiday parks in Essex offer accessible and wheelchair friendly accommodation. Some parks also offer a range of accessible accommodation to choose from, meaning there's something to suit every taste. On top of this, you'll also find accessible facilities within our main complex buildings, ensuring you can make the most of your stay and enjoy the brilliant facilities and entertainment on offer. Head to our accessible holidays page to find out more or select the 'Wheelchair Friendly' option in the accommodation filters.

If anyone in your group struggles with mobility, you may want to take the terrain of our parks into consideration before booking your holiday. All five of our Essex parks benefit from being mostly flat, but you may encounter a few hilly or sloped areas at both Naze Marine and Coopers Beach.Please don't hesitate give our holiday advisor team a call on 0330 123 4850 if you have any questions.

The Essex Coast truly comes to life during the summer months. July and August in particular benefit from much warmer weather with temperatures reaching an average high of 23 degrees, however you'll find plenty going on during the school holidays throughout the year.

Off-peak dates are also a great time to visit and you'll find plenty of Essex attractions open for business during the autumn, winter and spring months. If you're planning to take your dog on holiday in Essex, you'll be able to enjoy endless walks on the beach as seasonal restrictions are lifted.

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