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Fen Farm Caravan & Camping Site

England, East of England, Essex, Colchester

+44 1206 383275
Mid March - Late October.

Alan Rogers Review

Tents were first pitched at Fen Farm in 1923, and since then, the park has ‘grown rather than developed’ – something of which owners Ralph and Wenda Lord and their family are proud. There are approximately 120 pitches (many seasonal), with 70 available for touring. They are all unmarked, on level grass and within four fields with a spacious feel. An area for 90 privately owned holiday homes is separate and screened from the touring area. All pitches have 10A electricity connections, and three have hardstanding and are fully serviced.

A limited number of seasonal pitches are available on the smaller field, with outstanding views and direct access to the beach. This is an attractive well laid out site, with trees and two ponds. The site provides facilities for launching boats from the seashore and is popular with water skiers and windsurfers. Jet skis are not allowed. There are also many opportunities for walking, either inland or along the beach.


The very good toilet block in the main touring field includes a family room and accessible shower/toilet . Laundry room. Gas supplies. Two play areas. Caravan and boat storage. WiFi throughout (charged).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Nature
  • Sailing on Site
  • Seaside Beach on Site
  • Shop Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Vehicle Storage
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pitches
  • Accessible reception
  • Accessible shower
  • Accessible WC

Green Credentials

  • David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge
  • EV charging points available
  • Solar-powered facilities
  • Energy-saving lighting
  • Re-use of rainwater
  • Recycling points
  • Communal composting facilities
  • Insect hotels and preservation of natural habitat
  • Bat / Birdhouses provided
  • Wild areas of land (grass not mown - wild flowers/meadows)


From Colchester, take B1025 to Mersea Island. After crossing causeway, take left fork to East Mersea. Follow road for 2.75 miles to Dog and Pheasant pub. Site entrance is next right. NB. Access across the causeway onto Mersea Island is restricted at high tide.

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Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
51.78996 0.9846
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N51 47 23 W0 59 4

Special Features

  • Nature
    • Footpaths within 500 m of the site
    • Information about walking and cycling
    • Fishing within 1 km
    • Dogs welcome
    • Wildlife haven (on site or within 1 km)
  • Pets
    • Sanitary facilities for dogs (e.g. waste bags, bins)
    • Number restrictions (max. 1 or 2 dogs per pitch)
    • Vet nearby (able to help with UK pet passports)
    • Area suitable for dog walking on site
    • Dogs welcome all season

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