Places to Visit in Essex

Essex is home to 350 miles of coastline, lush marshlands and a wealth of beautiful historical architecture that makes it the perfect destination for your next motorhome holiday.

Head to Southend-on-Sea to take advantage of 7 miles of coastline as you soak in the nostalgia of childhood fun at the seaside. Stroll the 1.34 mile long pier and be rewarded with stunning views across the sea at the end, or cycle along the seafront. Indulge in freshly battered fish and chips, or enjoy an ice cream with a sea view.

Visit High Woods Country Park in Colchester for a wealth of explorable terrain with intriguing nature walks ideal for hiking or cycling. Explore trails that stretch deep into woodlands and marshlands, and enjoy the beauty of lakes and meadows that stretch on for miles. Try your hand at fishing in the lake, which contains carp, gudgeon, roach and more.

Admire the striking Chelmsford Cathedral as you take in the colourfully painted nave – an excellent and unaltered example of Georgian work – and chancel ceilings. Take in the arresting west tower – a 15th century work with a beautifully carved doorway – with its beautiful octagonal lantern that sits atop the spire.

Explore the footpaths and cycling trails in Admiral’s Park, a beautiful city centre park where visitors can enjoy everything from landscaped garden areas to wildly beautiful woodland areas filled with wildlife. Stop for a picnic along the River Can, or simply stroll alongside its meandering trail through the park. Head to Langdon Hills Country Park to explore 400 acres of ancient woodlands dating back to prehistoric times, flower-rich grassland meadows, and dense scrubland. Enjoy its panoramic views over the Thames Estuary and across to London.

Waves coming in at Southend-on-Sea
A lake in High Woods Country Park
High Woods Country Park
Flowers and shrubs in front of Chelmsford Cathedral

What to do in Essex With Your Motorhome