Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks, and Campsites in Essex

Essex has been a holiday destination for many people for decades. It is home to well-known places like Clacton-on Sea. And given its proximity to London – a relatively short drive away, Essex is an ideal location for a short break away. Essex has a stunning coastline. It is easy to see why we have over 40 holiday parks in Essex on our website.

The coastal county of Essex offers an ideal location for a family holiday. Popular attractions include the longest pleasure pier in the world at Southend-on-Sea and the White Tiger Valley at Colchester Zoo. An enchanting county of unspoilt sandy beaches and traditional pleasures.

Visiting seaside town Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea is one of England’s most iconic, seaside towns with a long sandy beach and a Victorian pier dating back to 1871. There are plenty of things to keep the kids happy whilst taking a stroll along the 150m long boardwalk. With a fun fair, ten pin bowling, crazy golf and a big wheel, there’s plenty to do. The Clacton Seaquarium is located here too. It is a fun and interesting way to learn a bit more about the sea that surrounds the area.

Clacton is also the perfect location to experience the typical British food dish of fish and chips as you sit beside the beach.

A holiday with the Romans

Colchester is one of Britain’s oldest towns full of history and heritage. It is best known as a Roman city, but its history can be traced back to within the Iron Age.

While you’re in Colchester, you can visit a Norman castle and Roman temple at the same time. The Temple of Claudius (AD49) was incorporated as part of the base of Colchester Castle (11th-century). The Castle boasts the largest Norman keep in Europe.

Take a guided tour of the Roman vaults or up onto the castle walls. You will find a fantastic museum including a mosaic floor and hordes of Roman treasure.

East Anglian Railway Museum

For those with an interest in steam engines East Anglian Railway Museum is a must. There are plenty of areas to explore on a day out, from hands-on rail exhibitions at the Heritage Centre, to discovering the behind-the-scenes work that goes on inside the Restoration Shed.

Colchester Zoo

With over 260 species of animals, Colchester Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. There are a wide range of habitats and zones, including the Orangutan Forest and the Kingdom of the Wild, where you can encounter rhinos, giraffes, ostriches and zebra.

Shopping in Colchester

Colchester is a great place to shop. Culver Square and Lion Walk are the town’s two largest indoor shopping centres and the best place to head for big brand names. For fresh local produce, meats and cheese, fashion, jewellery, and lots more, visit Colchester Market, held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Mersea Island

A half hour drive to the southeast of Colchester will take you to Mersea Island. The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway and has long attracted holidaymakers to its sandy shores and colourful beach huts. Mersea Island is well-known for its seafood, which is caught fresh off the coast. The oysters are particularly sought after. You will also find lots of water sports such as sailing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddling, as the waters are calm and shallow.


Brightlingsea is a delightful, small sailing town on the Essex sunshine coast. It is situated between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, at the mouth of the River Colne, on Brightlingsea Creek.

It is a popular yachting destination with excellent sailing facilities and other watersports amenities.

For those who enjoy their swimming, there’s Brightlingsea Lido. This is a classic 1930s facility with a large 50 metre pool (and a smaller one for toddlers). Open spring to autumn, it’s a stone’s throw from the coast and there are sunbeds and inflatables to hire.

Back to nature in Essex

Essex has almost fifty nature reserves, along its coastline along with some sizable estuary wetlands. One of the largest reserves is situated at Hamford, just north of Walton-on-the-Naze. Before you take a walk along one of the many wildlife trails, why not hop into a boat and go seal-spotting with a local naturalist.

Stay at one of award-winning holiday parks in Essex

You will find some of the very best holiday and caravan parks in the UK and less than 2 hours away from London. Many of our Essex parks have been awarded best in the UK and offer exceptional standards of facilities and services.

Look out for those that display the David Bellamy Conservation Award – this is awarded to those parks that can demonstrate their active concern for the environment and protection of plants and animal habitats.

Browse a range of high quality parks in Essex, offering holiday homes, glamping holidays, touring holidays, chalets, luxury lodges and cottages.

38 Holiday Parks available in Essex

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Oaklands Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
A warm welcome awaits you at Oaklands Holiday Park. It has a lovely setting with all amenities and our ...

Seawick Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
On one side of this beautiful park is the rolling Essex countryside. ...

Waldegraves Holiday Park

Colchester, Essex
Family park. Large open spaces. beach access, facilities,coarse fishing, Pool, Golf, Play areas & entertainment. Licensed bar, restaurant/take-away. ...

Osea Leisure Park

Maldon, Essex
Welcome to Osea Leisure Park, where modern comfort meets tradition. A children and dog friendly holiday park and glamping resort, ...

Roydon Marina Village

Harlow, Essex
Roydon Marina sits within the northern end of the Lee Valley Regional Park 'London's biggest open space' meandering for almost ...

Steeple Bay Holiday Park

Southminster, Essex
Well located for exploring the Essex countryside and coastline. ...

St Osyth Beach Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
On one side of the Park we have the rolling Essex countryside and then there is St. Osyth Beach right ...

Dovercourt Holiday Park

Harwich, Essex
A wonderful park situated in a perfect location on the Essex Sunshine Coast. ...

Martello Beach Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
Set by a spectacular stretch of sandy coastline that runs for 7 miles. ...

West Mersea Holiday Park

Colchester, Essex
Set in a wonderful island location with stunning coastline scenery ...

Coopers Beach Holiday Park

Colchester, Essex
When you really want to get away from it all, cross the causeway to Mersea Island and visit Coopers Beach ...

New Hall Lodge Park

Harwich, Essex
A gated park of just 65 lodges aimed at semi-retired looking for peace, tranquility and security. ...

Hutleys Caravan Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
A family run business, one of the most modern and spacious Holiday Parks along the East Anglian Coast, with a ...

Colchester Country Park

Colchester, Essex
Colchester Camping is located just outside the Historic town centre of Colchester Britain's oldest recorded town. ...

Stone Lane Caravan Site

Wrabness, Essex
An unspoilt location adjacent to Wrabness beach and the Stour estuary. 65 privately owned caravans with access to the shore. ...

Victoria Hall Caravans

Burnham on Crouch, Essex
Naturally wooded static park situated in the grounds of a 16th century manor house. ...

Firs Caravan Park

Little Clacton, Essex
Quiet, friendly, family run Caravan Park situated in the heart of Tendring. We have the best priced new holiday ...

Eastland Meadows Country Park

Bradwell on Sea, Essex
Tucked away in the heart of the countryside close to the sea. Relax and listen to the sound of ...

Strangers Holiday Park and Public House

Manningtree, Essex
21 pitch adult only with ehu with onsite shower & toilet facilities, dogs welcome. ...

Weeley Bridge Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
For a holiday of total relaxation, head to Weeley Bridge Holiday Park. With its countryside location, Weeley Bridge is perfect ...

Blackwater Lodge Retreat

Maldon, Essex
Boutique development of 12 large, private lodges in secure gated environment overlooking the Blackwater estuary. ...

Happy Days Caravan Park

Maldon, Essex
Privately owned statics only. No letting or hiring available. ...

Homestead Lake Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
Small peaceful caravan site adjacent to a well established fishing lake. 50 hardstanding fully serviced pitches. Large caravan accessory shop. ...

Valley Farm Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and fun-filled seaside resorts, Valley Farm Holiday Park has all the ingredients to create the ...

Homestead Lake Country Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
Peaceful and quiet lodge development adjacent to a well established fishing lake. Privately owned luxury holiday lodges. ...

Highfield Grange Holiday Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
The kids will never be bored at Highfield Grange Holiday Park. Wake up to fun-packed activities to keep the family ...

Elm Farm Country Park

Thorpe le Soken, Essex
Luxury lifestyle holiday homes for sale. Exclusive new development for 20ft wide luxury lodges. Come and visit our showground. ...

Riverside Village Holiday Park

Rochford, Essex
Static (privately owned) caravan site with touring facilities set in a 'village' atmosphere in the Essex countryside alongside the River ...

Mill Beach Seaside Resort Ltd

Maldon, Essex
Well presented park on the banks of the Blackwater estuary. Family friendly with beach, restaurant, bar and many other amenities. ...

Saddle Brook Chase Caravan Park

Clacton on Sea, Essex
GET THE MOST FROM THE SUNSHINE COAST Saddlebrook Chase is a superb caravan park, close to the ever popular resort of ...

Kingfisher Park

Hockley, Essex
Kingfisher Park is a quite Lodge development situated in the river Crouch in Essex. ...

The Orchards Holiday Village

Clacton on Sea, Essex
Fun family Holiday Park on the historic Essex coastline, between Clacton and quaint St Osyth. There’s something for everyone to ...

Fen Farm Caravan Park

Colchester, Essex
Quiet rural family run park by the sea close to country park. Unique tranquil atmosphere. ...

The Star Inn Caravan Park

Southminster, Essex
Secluded 3 acre site at rear of traditional country pub. Open all year. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers and country ...

Naze Marine Holiday Park

Walton on the Naze, Essex
With its relaxed atmosphere, peaceful setting and breath-taking natural beauty, Naze Marine Holiday Park is the perfect destination if you ...

Creeksea Place Caravan Park

Burnham on Crouch, Essex
Naturally wooded static, tourer and camping park, situated in the grounds of a 16th century manor house. ...