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Brightlingsea Harbour

Harbour Office 4 Copperas Road, Brightlingsea CO7 0AP, England
+44 1206 302200
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Brightlingsea Foot Ferry

Trip highly recommended - taking you over to East Mersea Island and beautiful quiet beach. Huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan G
Historic Cinque Port

Took a quick visit to Brightlingsea Harbour after a walk at Brightlingsea Beach. A lovely quaint... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“yacht club” (2 reviews)
“foot ferry” (2 reviews)
“cinque port” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Harbour Office 4 Copperas Road, Brightlingsea CO7 0AP, England
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+44 1206 302200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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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

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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

Thank Chelsea B
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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

Thank Paul S
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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

Thank E4546CHstevej
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to go with young children. A must is crabbing on the quay. Get your crabbing kit from the tea rooms round by the huts also teas and coffees light lunches and ice creams. Here there is a great tidal pool for safe swimming...More

Thank Lesley D
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Ok place , not not impressed with the smell of weed being smoked on the harbour !! Also quite a bit of rubbish around ! Think I will avoid brightlingsea for a while, as we have never had a good experience here !

Thank Janie1969
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Lovely cruise over to Mersea, which is lovely, good walks and plenty of scenery, on time and nice and gentle crossing. For the price cant be beaten think it would take about an hour to get to Mersea by car some good places to visit...More

Thank cblcarlblewis
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very interesting place to visit, there's lots to see and go around. The harbour has lots of boats a very nice pub with lovely food. There's lots of good walking around Brightlingsea and the Harbour. There are Toilets and the parking is quite easy.

Thank JaxB123
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here after a day out at colchester zoo. We arrived at about 7pm on the small jetty to catch some crabs with the kids. We sat on the small walkway and caught 36 crabs in less than an hour! The sea is very...More

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