Essex has many excellent holiday parks, caravan parks and camp sites. Many provide indoor and outdoor swimming pools, are close to a beach, have cafes and restaurants plus a wide range of sporting facilities.
Here we list a selection of the best holiday parks in Essex. All have a good reputation and provide a range of facilities. The site pictured to the left is Waldegraves which is on the Essex coast on Mersea Island (details below).
Park Holidays UK
Holiday parks along the Essex coast in Seawick, St Osyth, Steeple Bay and Oaklands. Call 0845 815 9775 or visit their website: www.parkholidays.com/essex-caravan-holiday-parks-clacton
Orchards Caravan Holiday Park
This is a Haven’s managed site with good on-site entertainment and facilities. It is just outside St Osyth and has heated indoor and outdoor pools with sun terrace, a 9-Hole golf course, boating and coarse fishing lakes. Call Havens on 0871 230 2760 or visiti their website: www.haven.com/parks/essex/the-orchards/
Waterside Holiday Park
Waterside Holiday Park is at St Lawrence Bay in Maldon. 10 minutes from a beach with children’s playground and an indoor pool. Kids also enjoy crabbing in the estuary at the bottom of the Park.
Call 0843 309 2580 or visit www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/essex/waterside/
St Lawrence Holiday Park
St. Lawrence Holiday Home Park is owned and managed by the Duce Family, father & son team of Alan and Gary, ably assisted by Karen, Mick and Tony. A member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association. Call 01621 779434. Website: www.slcaravans.co.uk
Thorney Bay Park
On the tranquil Canvey Island, Thorney Bay Village is a residential static caravan park on the coast with a a bar, restaurant, convenience store and swimming pool. Tel. 01268 510011, web: www.thorneybay.co.uk
Osea Road Caravan Park
Osea is a family-friendly holiday home park nestled on the banks of the Blackwater Estuary. With landscaped grounds, a private beach, and the Deck House Restaurant & Bar. Dogs are welcome too. Tel. 01621 854695, Web: www.osealeisure.com
Waldegraves Holiday Park
On Mersea Island overlooking the Blackwater estuary. Outdoor heated pool, Granary Restaurant, Waldegraves Takeaway and our Poolside Snack Bar. 4 freshwater fishing lakes, children’s play areas, hard and soft sports areas, pool tables, a family arcade, table tennis, a golf driving range, private beach, a slipway for launching your boats etc. and an 18 hole pitch & putt course. Tel. 01206 382 898, web: www.waldegraves.co.uk/