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 new or used 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 Orchards Holiday Village, 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 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 Orchards Holiday Village 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 



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 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.

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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 Orchards in St Osyth are a few lovely little restaurants and watering holes for a casual Sunday roast and a tipple or two. 

Important information

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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