Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
Stanstead
Next Town
Colchester
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
No information
Features:
Shop, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide

Flat to choppy. Brown water. Medium tide current. Best 2-3 hours either side of high tide. Good sailing at low tide but longer muddy/sand walk. No Waves.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
No information

Sand and shingle beach with beach huts.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

UK temps air from -10°C to 32°C, average summer temp 20-27°C. Summer steamer occasional shorty. Winter requires full winter steamer. Sail/fly/surf all year round if you have the right wetsuit.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
No information

Best with E, ESE and SE. Westerly is also good but gusty. Anything southerly is good. In a Northwest it is possible to ride but there is a wind shadow.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

From Stanstead airport, head for Harwich, pickup signs for Colchester and then follow signs to West Mersea on Mersea Island. Free parking.

Extra information

Rules
No information

No rules followed, just general respect for others.

Nightlife

Colchester has a few nightclubs.