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This harbour is like most but boasts unbelievable views and the wonderful smell of the sea. One of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Abbotsford, Canada
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Really good ferry

Really helpful ferryman, who went out of his way to be really helpful. Coming from East Mersea we... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Farnham, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This harbour is like most but boasts unbelievable views and the wonderful smell of the sea. One of my favorite places to visit while in brightlingsea.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 649briank
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Really helpful ferryman, who went out of his way to be really helpful. Coming from East Mersea we had to work out that you park at the country park, and walk to the extremity of the beach, about 20 minutes from the car park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AveragePunter
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We came over from Mersey island on foot ferry saving a drive of 40 miles. It was a nice trip across estuary and a regular service in summer connecting brightlingsea with Mersea and point clear. It's a bustling little port and we surprised that even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank malcolm c
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come here by boat. The harbour staff find you a berth quickly often take your lines coming onto the berth. Shoreside, there’s a jetty that is always popular with crabbers. The ferry is available to take people from Brightlingsea to Point...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank peteh291
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The harbour has all sorts of boats and always some activity. There is a plucky little ferry to the other side and to East Mersea - so make a day trip of it. Very tidal

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Trip highly recommended - taking you over to East Mersea Island and beautiful quiet beach. Huge thanks to the crew for helping me out (cyclist with red helmet) when I found myself on the wrong side of the river!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlanG3207
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Took a quick visit to Brightlingsea Harbour after a walk at Brightlingsea Beach. A lovely quaint historic port with lots to see. As our visit was in April it was fairly quiet & easy to park. I’m sure in the main holiday period it gets...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Brightlingsea harbour is a really lovely place to walk around, very quaint and worth a stop in, lots of kids crabbing

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Brightlingsea Harbour is a small mixed leisure and commercial port with a rich heritage, situated in Brightlingsea Creek close to the mouth of the Colne Estuary where it meets the Blackwater and Thames Estuaries. Well worth a visit and do take the Brightlingsea/Point Clear/East Mersea...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of depth in the harbour so choose your tide correctly. We draw 2 metres depth, so we were sat on the bottom at low water. But the bottom is soft, so we just sank in, and stayed upright. Good shower facilities at...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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