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Things to do

There’s plenty to do in Brightlingsea to keep you busy when you visit – so much that you might not fit it all in during your first visit!

Nature-lovers will enjoy our fantastic nature trails and outdoor walks giving you plenty of chances to see air, land and water-based wildlife, and we have plenty of history stretching back to pre-Roman times and loads of events if you’re after something more cultural instead.

Shop in one of the best examples of a traditional High Street in Essex, chock full of local independent traders and at the end of the day (or maybe earlier) pop in to one of our great pubs and restaurants to keep you fueled.

And of course, thanks to our foot ferry service you can use Brightlingsea as a base to explore Mersea and St Osyth.

We may be a small town but there’s always something to do or new to try in our favourite North Essex seaside town.

If you think this page is missing something, please get in touch with Mat Court.

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