Coopers Beach is a friendly holiday park on the edge of the sea on Mersea Island in Essex. The whole family can enjoy the traditional pleasures of a seaside vacation here, like paddling in the sea, boat trips, crabbing and fishing. With a nature reserve just minutes away and a choice of walking routes close at hand, this holiday is all about having fun in the great outdoors.
The park has a lot of activities to offer with an indoor pool, outdoor pool, playground and multi-sports court. There's a bar and restaurant on the site and an entertainment programme with a kids’ club for the little ones. A choice of static caravans and modern lodges are available to book equipped with everything you need for a comfortable self-catering break away from home.
Coopers Beach is crammed with top-notch facilities. There’s an indoor pool with a toddler's section and outdoor pool with a sunbathing terrace so the whole family can have fun in the water whatever the weather.
The Boathouse Bar is a relaxing place to spend the evening and the restaurant serves up tasty dishes at a reasonable price.
A range of static caravans and spacious lodges are neatly arranged throughout the park at Coopers Beach. With 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options available, there is space for groups of 4 to 8 people to enjoy a holiday together.
Each type of accommodation comes with fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and access to all the great facilities of the park.
You can take up to 2 dogs to some of the accommodation at Coopers Beach. There is a range of pet-friendly caravans and lodges available, make sure you check for the symbol when you book.
In this section, we take a look at Coopers Beach along with checking out the amenities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer.
This large, top-of-the-range lodge sleeps up to 8 people with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Out on the deck there is a hot tub and a set of patio furniture. The bright, open-plan lounge has a TV, DVD player and dining table with chairs. In the kitchen is a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.
With a double, en-suite bedroom and a twin bedroom, the Red Kite Lodge sleeps 4 people comfortably. The smart, modern open-plan living space is equipped with sofas, a TV, DVD player, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and dining table. A verandah provides an outside space for relaxing.
Overall rating - 87%
Location & surroundings - 90%
Helpfulness of staff - 93%
Value for money - 94%
To get to Mersea Island in Essex, you must cross a tidal causeway so check when the road is accessible before making arrival plans.
On the island is a long sand and single beach - ideal for walking, playing and relaxing. Cudmore Country Park is the place for nature lovers, a quiet area with migrating birds to spot and picnic places to enjoy lunch. For a tour of the island by sea and a chance to learn all about the history of Mersea, book a seat on the Lady Grace and enjoy a leisurely boat trip.
The Roman town of Colchester is a 25-minute drive away with shops, a museum, popular restaurants and an art centre. Colchester Zoo is a great day out for all ages. Boasting 240 different species, there are giraffes, bears, monkeys, elephants, cheetahs and more to see. Venture further up the coast from Mersea for lively seaside resorts such as Brightlingsea and Clacton for promenades, amusements, slot machines and a traditional pier.
Coopers Beach offers something for everyone. The choice of accommodation varies from budget-friendly caravans for 4 to luxury lodges with a hot tub on the verandah suitable for 8 people. You can choose to have a quiet holiday walking on the beach and spotting wildlife along the Blackwater Estuary.
But if you want to have a fun-packed vacation then join in all the activities at the holiday park and spend some time exploring the nearby attractions such as Clacton Pier and Colchester Zoo.
For other great properties in this stunning county, see our main Essex page.
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