Essex is home to an extensive range of campsites, caravan and holiday parks which truly provide something for everyone, from the young family right through to the first time holidaying couple. Here we take a look at an example of some of the best and brightest of holiday park offerings within the Essex area.
Oaklands Holiday Park - St Osyth
The Oaklands Holiday Park is the first of four holiday parks in Essex that is operated by the reputable company Park Holidays UK. Now an owner's only park, it features some of the most extensive facilities that you can expect from a holiday park, including a store, entertainment centre, family bar, free WiFi and an adventure playground. It's also within easy reach of the popular town centre of Colchester. There is a very friendly community of owners who get together most evenings in the club room and enjoy the company of like-minded people, with entertainment laid on most weekends and during the peak holiday season.
Seawick Holiday Park - Clacton-on-Sea
Seawick Holiday Park, which is also operated by Park Holidays UK, is seriously family friendly (as well as being budget friendly with holidays that start from just £69). For the kids there is a Club for 5 to 14 years old, a Family entertainment complex, an adventure playground, an arcade and amusements game zone and an outdoor pool. It's also pet friendly, so Fido doesn't have to miss out on what will be an exciting stay.
Steeple Bay Holiday Park - Southminster
The Steeple Bay Holiday Park boasts all that you would expect from a Park Holidays UK holiday park, although with a location that benefits from direct access to Mayland Creek (with its boats, jet skis and fishing areas) this holiday park provides for both those seeking excitement and relaxation in equal measure.
St Osyth Beach Holiday Park - Clacton-on-Sea
This fourth and final Park Holidays UK holiday park is located in Clacton-on-Sea, which serves up the very best of British seaside resort features. And along with all of the usual features that Park Holidays UK pack into their centres is a much raved about entertainment centre named 'The Venue'.
Coopers Beach Holiday Park - Mersea Island
For those looking for both fun daytimes as well as relaxing night times there is Coopers Beach Holiday Park. It features plenty for the kids, such as an adventure playground and indoor swimming pool, as well as lots for child free couples, such as long walks upon the beach.
Martello Beach Holiday Park - Clacton-on-Sea
The Martello Beach Holiday Park provides direct access to one of Essex's most popular beaches and with plenty of family and child based entertainment, as well as adult facilities (such as multi-sports courts and a bar) this holiday park offers up something for everyone.
Naze Marine Holiday Park - Walton-on-the-Naze
The Naze Marine Holiday Park receives pretty much always positive reviews across TripAdvisor and upon Google Reviews. This park also focuses in on providing for plenty of activities to keep even the most demanding of families busy from sunrise to sunset.
Waldegraves Holiday Park - Mersea Island
For a family fun park with everything you need on the on-site, Waldegraves could be just what you need. Not only is it situated within walking distance of the beach, but there's a host of activities on site, no matter your preference.
Waterside Holiday Park - Southminster
The Waterside Holiday Park balances affordability with beauty and benefits from kids' activities that provide for both the exploration of nature via the estuary as well as being entertained for hours on end over on the large playground.
Essex: The County of beautiful diverse landscapes and accommodation options
The Essex holiday parks listed here are but the beginning of the accommodation that is available within Essex. You may then also want to read our guides on Essex Campsites and Essex B&Bs; or you can search for yourself with our Essex accommodation directory.
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