Anchorage Mews

18 The Lane

West Mersea

Essex

England, UK

CO5 8NT

 
     
     
 

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West Mersea History

Edward the Confessor granted the island to the abbey of St. Ouen in Rouen, France in 1046, and the Priory of West Mersea was established.

In July 1963, the lifeboat station was established next to the West Mersea Yacht Club, one of the first ten inshore lifeboat stations in the British Isles. Originally served by a D class lifeboat, this was replaced by a B class, Atlantic 21, lifeboat in 1972. In 1992, a new boathouse and slipway were opened by the Duke of Kent. In 2001, a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat was stationed at West Mersea.

 
 
 
 
     
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Mersea Island Coast

The Mersea Island coastline is tranquil and picturesque. The island is renowned for its oysters, sailing, beaches and its quirky designer beach huts. Sample the delights of this unique island, with fish restaurants and local fishing community. Boating and Yachting feature highly on Mersea's Agenda. There are about a thousand moorings in the surrounding fleets. Small dinghy sailing is also very popular - youngsters learn to sail in the relatively safe waters of the Blackwater estuary.

 
 
 

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