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Latitude: 51° 47.702' N
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From Colchester follow signs to Mersea Island on the B1025.
Distance to a city In the city
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? OK
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Spot quality Good
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Bump & Jump
Dangers Other water craft, Visible hazards
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Murky
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Bottom Sandy with rock
Tide No tide dependency
Type Don't know
Force Light ( < 16 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. East
Best dir. relative Cross-Shore
Period From March to November
Faces South so anything from E-W works well NE-NW
is offshore with gusty conditions.
Easy fun spot that works for everyone, going out at low tide is a long walk across soft slippery mud.
By Shorestitch , 24-06-2007
My Local Spot - This is a great spot at mid tide. i have windsurfed here for twenty years and was one of the first to start kitesurfing here seven years ago. It is friendly, although be wary of a crowded beach on hot summer high tides. Walk east four hundred yards from seaview avenue and the beach is clear. One sewage outlet, treated to very high standard, a few groynes and beach huts.
The sandbars leave areas which are a freestyle paradise. strong tide can work for or against you.
Low tide is slippery and a some sharp oyster shells to look out for - wear boots! local quick kite repairer -which is me! Good club and apart from lacking waves is a great spot.
By ballbag buster , 03-06-2007
buster ballbag is full of sh*t - dont listen to this it is obviously bullsh*t and a sad attempt at trying to stop people coming and having fun kiting a beautiful spot!
By the one they call ? , 31-05-2007
island kiteing - great place for kiteing and people, there is a few hazzards such as beach huts and not a huge amount of launching areas in summer due to groccles on the beach ,but there is plenty off room for everyone. if first time down or you are a learner dont be scared to ask one of locals for info on whear to go and what to whatch out for!
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