Mersea Island is connected to the mainland via a causeway which at some high tides becomes completely submerged. Please check the tide times before travelling to Mersea and do not attempt to drive across the causeway when it is under water. This can cause danger to life and the salt water can badly damage your vehicle.
Real time camera focusing on the Strood (only road on and off Mersea Island): click here
Occasionally the bus timetable is disrupted due to high tides.
Bus No: 67 (Colchester to Mersea)
Tel: 0345 6020121
Bus No: 63A (West Mersea - Colchester) - click here for timetable.
Bus No: 69 (East Mersea - Colchester) - click here for timetable.
Tel: 03301 020801
The custom built ferry boat has a ramp allowing easy access for wheelchair users and cyclists as well as foot passengers.
Brightlingsea Foot Ferry will operate a "Dial a Ferry" service in low season - April to October.
"Dial a Ferry" can be booked by calling the Harbour Office before 1pm daily on 01206 302200 or mobile 07981 450169 during operating times.
For further details on the Brightlingsea Ferry please check the website: www.brightlingseaharbour.org
Tel: 01206 302200.
Mersea Island Cars - Tel: 01206 384666 or 07850 750326
Ace - Tel: 01206 382067 or 07411 731257
M's - Tel: 07703 293427
SK Travel - Tel: 07946 112731
Colchester North Station - frequent train services to London, Liverpool Street and also to Ipswich and Norwich.
Colchester Town Station - frequent train services to Colchester North and Clacton.
National Rail Enquiries - Tel: 08457 484950
If you want to find your nearest bus service or plan a journey on public transport, please visit essexbus or traveline
Visit Where to Park page: click here
Mersea to Colchester Town Centre weekly on a Wednesday.
Local journeys from East and West Mersea to MICA centre. Lions Community Bus is driven by volunteer drivers.
Booking essential. Tel: 01206 385822 - Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Mersea Island Lions are looking for volunteer drivers, please contact Roy on 01206 385822 for details.
West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD
Telephone: 01206 382128
Office opening hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9am to 12pm.
You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.