A delightful, small sailing town on the Essex sunshine coast
Holidays in Essex
Essex caravan holidays and holiday parks
All the best bits of a traditional seaside holiday await you in the sunny county of Essex – do famous names like Canvey Island and Clacton ring any bells? Holidays in Essex have always been popular, as the county has over 350 miles of coastline, beautiful sandy beaches and one of the sunniest climates in the country - and it's only about an hour away from London. But if traditional seaside adventures aren't enough, you'll still find plenty of other reasons to enjoy Essex holidays.
We have one holiday park in Essex, The Orchards, and it's a true hidden gem. Just a stone's throw from London, it's surrounded by winding creeks, mud flats, beautiful rivers and lots of wildlife. Fancy bringing your dog? Check out our dog friendly holidays to Essex.
Places to visit in Essex
Like to look around a stately home? How about the decadent 17th century manor at Audley End House – it even offers a glimpse at what life was like "below stairs". Next, set out for St. Andrews Church, Greensted: it's the oldest wooden church in the world. Or picture yourself at the Jaywick Martello tower, a former Napoleonic fort transformed into an arts venue. In fact, you'll find art galleries of all sorts all over Essex – it is Constable Country, after all. To keep the kids happy, visit Colchester Zoo, home to over 220 different species, or Tropical Wings Zoo, where you can see free-flying butterflies all year round! Or if you prefer a more hands-on approach to animals, Old McDonald's Farm is the perfect name for a petting farm.
Over 260 species to see set in 60 acres of lovely parkland and lakes
Be thrilled on The Waltzer, ride on The Gallopers plus lots more
A traditional seaside town with long sandy beaches and fun fair
Beautiful gardens for you to explore created by Beth Chatto
Britain's oldest recorded town full of history and heritage
A sandy beach backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts
Our Haven Promise is part of every booking and you don't need to do a thing. From no quibble refunds and booking flexibility, to our super high cleaning standards, we've got you covered.
If you’re keen to explore the local area with a lovely holiday home as your base and a selection of on-site restaurants, then a Haven Stay holiday is the perfect fit.