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Welcome to your island retreat

When you really want to get away from it all, Coopers Beach Holiday Park on Mersea Island is the place to visit. As soon as you approach via the causeway, you know it’s going to be a holiday to remember! Estuary views, alfresco dining and heaps of activities await.

Nature lovers and beach enthusiasts will both be in their element, with traditional seaside activities such as crabbing and walks to the Blackwater Estuary to watch the migrating birds on offer. You’ll find plenty of fantastic attractions nearby.

On park, you’ll be able to enjoy direct beach access – there’s even a boat launching facility if you fancy taking to the water. Work up an appetite in the heated outdoor swimming pool before tucking into a tasty family meal at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant while enjoying spectacular sea view.

Caravan Holidays

Choose from a range of accommodation options for your caravan holiday on Mersea Island. Sleeping up to 8, our caravans are also available as dog friendly and wheelchair accessible options.

Lodge Holidays

Our modern and fully-equipped lodges offer a more luxurious way to experience picturesque Mersea Island.

Two friends enjoying a drink in The Boathouse Bar & Grill Enjoy a drink in The Boathouse
Families enjoying food and drinks on the outdoor patio with a sea view Dining with a sea view
People enjoying the outdoor swimming pool at Coopers Beach Holiday Park The outdoor pool
Three kids running across the grass with beach equipment Heading for the beach

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5 Things To Make Your Trip Memorable

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Family Dining and Entertainment

Soak up the unspoilt views across the Blackwater Estuary as you enjoy a meal or drink on our alfresco terraces, before heading into the Showbar for a spot of entertainment.

Beach huts on the promenade at Brightlingsea 2

Historic Brightlingsea

Hop on the foot ferry and visit the ancient maritime town of Brightlingsea with its pretty beach huts, harbour, scenic seawall walks and selection of restaurants and pubs.

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Island History

Discover the rich history of Mersea Island at Mersea Museum. From maritime history and geology to wartime stories and family history; it’s the perfect way to learn about this unique island.

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Land a Catch

Put your sea legs to the test with a spot of sea fishing. With an experienced skipper to guide you, who knows what you may catch!

The beach and sand dunes at Cudmore Grove 5

Nature Walks

Spot local wildlife with a walk through Cudmore Grove Country Park. With its long sandy beach, grassland and marshes; it’s an important habitat for many species.

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Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 1815 reviews
1 out of 10


HertfordshireGBA family with children
Sadly I can't say we had a good time because we didn't. It was our first holiday in over 7 and a half years due to having a child with multiple medical issues who is in and out of hospital. We had already lost a day, which was down to a medical emergency our end and so once we were on our way we were all super excited. I upgraded a couple of weeks before our holiday, so we were even more excited. We understood it was probably coming to the end of season, but nothing was mentioned that it would infact be a ghost site! We were literally the only ppl on the first night and music was played and that was it! On the second and third night 6 or 7 people popped in and within 30 mins they simply left as it was just dead! My youngest managed to go swimming once (each time we had tried before it was shut!) and yep the pool was also completely empty! We understood the site had no control over the rain the previous week and the slight drizzle we had that week, but the mud was horrendous and all we dealt with was a continous barrage of mud everywhere, which got to us all as it was like camping in a field and being unable to escape it even inside!
Upon arrival and opening up our upgraded accomodation, all we could smell was pee, which wasn't a nice greeting! I tried to clean and freshen the place up, I even cleaned out the thick stodge from the sink overflow (mould and old food) which was grim! Sadly the lingering of the pee was always there, as was the stale stagnant smell of tons of previous visitors and in all honesty it needed a very deep clean, which I felt was unfair for us to deal with, even if it was almost at the end of the season, it should still be clean and fresh! When I upgraded I informed the guy of two in our family who had mobility issues and was assured we were close to where the entertainment was (or lack there of should I say) but nope we weren't! So those family members had to be driven to the area.
The effort of packing for 6 people, buying new clothes for what should have been nights out full of fun, the 2+ hrs of travelling there and the money that was wasted, not feeling clean, along with having upset children was heartbreaking for me!
Confirmed guest:08 November 2019
Published on:13 November 2019

Hi Vicki,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review today.

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Coopers Beach and your comments especially on your holiday home are concerning to read.

Whilst holiday homes do see wear and tear throughout the season, we aim to clean all accommodations to an immaculate standard and your comfort should not be compromised. We are very sorry if you felt this was not the case.

This is definitely not the usual standards you can expect from Parkdean Resorts, even at the end of the season, and we will take this time to share your feedback with the on-park management team for internal review.


10 out of 10


South ockendon essexGBCouple
Was very pleased with everything they were all very helpful and in reception thank you
Confirmed guest:08 November 2019
Published on:11 November 2019
8 out of 10


Had lvly few days always lv mersea and to be fair a lot cheaper in price than Waldegraves so bonus
Confirmed guest:04 November 2019
Published on:10 November 2019
10 out of 10


WindsorGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
I have stayed with park dean many times and so far this is the best place we have ever stayed. The staff are very friendly and helpful and nothing is to much trouble. The entertainment is incredible and the place is extremely clean. We will be returning next year and I would recommend this place to families.
Confirmed guest:02 November 2019
Published on:08 November 2019
10 out of 10


BradfordGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
We had a lovely week away the children enjoyed your activities for entertainers put on it kept us busy all day that we didnt need to go off complex
Confirmed guest:01 November 2019
Published on:09 November 2019

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