Five reasons to buy a static caravan in Essex

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Essex has made its name as a place where its residents can have the best of both worlds. Not only is the county home to some of the finest countryside in Britain, it’s also within incredibly easy reach of the capital - London. 

Something less talked about is Essex’s generously long coastline. There are over 350 miles of it, characterised by everything from untouched nature reserves to sleepy villages and some iconic names of days out to the seaside. Before we take you through the five reasons to buy a static caravan in Essex, let’s hear from some of our Essex owners themselves. 

Eleanor Doris says: ‘‘It’s so relaxing, great to walk our dog on the beach off her lead, could never do that in London. All the staff are very friendly and helpful! We love the bingo, gym and spa.’’

1. A beautiful park on Brightlingsea Bay

1. A beautiful park on Brightlingsea Bay

Our Essex owners are based at The Orchards Holiday Park, a beautiful place to stay on the Point Clear Peninsula, south of Clacton-on-Sea and close to the picturesque village of St Osyth. Brightlingsea, a leafy Essex town is located across the bay, and you’ll also see the eastern side of Mersea Island on a walk from The Orchards too. 

2. Facilities within easy reach

The Point Clear peninsula may be scenic, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in facilities to make life as easy as it is in larger places. Our owners at The Orchards Holiday Park have all they need here and in the surrounding area. Nothing is longer than a 15-minute drive away. 

Here’s what to expect: 

On park mini markets 

The Orchards 


Tesco Brook Retail Park 

Asda Clacton 

Morrisons Clacton 

Leisure centres 

Clacton Leisure Centre 

Great for shopping 

Brook Retail Park 

Clacton Town Centre 

Train stations 

Clacton Train Station – direct trains to London Liverpool Street

3. A tried and tested place for a second home

3. A tried and tested place for a second home

The area The Orchards sits in has been welcoming visitors from far and wide for generations, and it’s easy to see why with its unique blend of convenience and beauty. Just an hour and a half’s drive from London gets you here, but it may as well feel like a world away. 

Head to St Osyth Sunday Market for a weekly shopping fix and a bargain or two, attend one of the many clubs at St Osyth Village Hall, or head into Clacton for a class or two at Clacton Leisure Centre.

4. A breath of fresh air on every visit

4. A breath of fresh air on every visit

The Point Clear Peninsula’s position makes it a prime walking spot all year-round, with magnificent views across to Brightlingsea, Mersea Island and the North Sea coast. One of the best ways to sample the scenery is on a stroll or cycle down to Clacton, a route which takes you the whole way along the Essex coastline. 

You’ll see Clacton Pier get closer and closer as you progress, and it’sa great way to tie in a visit here or a spot of shopping and a drink or two, or bite to eat at one of Clacton’s many bars and restaurants. When the weather is great, Clacton Beach is a top place to do some sunbathing whilst the kids have a play.

5. Events for the family, memories to cherish

Princes Theatre is a Clacton venue that’s perfect for seeing a show with your extended family and friends, with something on throughout the year. Clacton Airshow is definitely one to mark the calendar with, and you’ll be able to see it all from the coastal route from Point Clear to Clacton. 

There’s something laid on for the kids at Clacton Pier, and the town’s food offering has variety in abundance too. Closer to The Orchards in St Osyth are a few lovely little restaurants and watering holes for a casual Sunday roast and a tipple or two.