Oakleaves is approx. 750m from the beach and the nearest shop.  Further shops are 7 -10 minutes’ walk from the property.


West Mersea has many good restaurants, cafes and pubs.  The nearest pub is 5 minutes’ walk. The Fox serves real ale with an extensive menu and has a large screen TV and pool room.  The well-renowned Shed and Oyster Bar are a pleasant walk or short drive.


The village is well served with a local butcher, bakeries, delicatessen, greengrocer, chemists and three small supermarkets.  There are a variety of other shops and galleries to browse.


The historic town of Colchester, with its ancient castle, is 9 miles.

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Short Breaks

If you have a family event or specific reason for visiting Mersea island, Oakleaves is available for short breaks, minimum two nights.

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