Holidays in Essex

Holiday Parks in Essex

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    Essex Caravan Holiday Parks

    Essex has been welcoming city dwellers to its coastline for decades. Home to household names like Clacton-on-Sea, the county is a relatively short drive from London, making an Essex holiday ideal for the quickest of breaks away. With over 350 miles of coastline, it’s easy to see why an Essex caravan holiday by the sea opens a world of opportunity. You won’t be stuck for things to do inland either, with historic towns like Colchester just a short drive away.

    Orchards is one of the best Essex holiday parks. A true hidden gem that sits neatly between Brightlingsea creek and the coastline, its surrounded by winding creeks, mud flats, beautiful rivers and lots of wildlife. Fancy bringing your dog? Check out our dog friendly holidays to Essex.

    Come to the ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’ and find a lovely location set in a selection of seawater creeks.

    • Pools
    • Entertainment
    • Golf course
    • Play areas
    3 nights from £49
    Clacton Beach in Essex, close to Haven's Orchards Holiday Village.
    River Stour in Dedham

    Three great things about Essex

    350 miles of coastline

    Essex’s huge coastline is home to traditional seaside towns, subtle remnants of history and and all-important breath of fresh sea air. Walk along the Sunshine Coast from Clacton to Frinton to experience it in all its glory.

    Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    A quaint and quiet change of scenery, Dedham Vale is home to lush greenery, riverside strolls and traditional places to eat. It’s one of the best days out in Essex for all the family, and is very close to Orchards Holiday Village.

    Home to Britain’s oldest city

    The historic centre of Colchester, Britain’s oldest city, is great for grandparents, parents and children alike. The corner of Essex we call home also boasts one of Britain’s smallest towns – Manningtree, and the country’s largest villages – Tiptree, home to the famous jam! 

    Things to do in Essex

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    Drinking a hot drink on the caravan deck

    Summer Caravan Haven Hideaway Breaks 2024

    4 nights from £85
    Example of the caravan's exterior

    Summer Caravan Haven Breaks 2024

    4 nights from £115
    A mum and her young daughter enjoy the owners exclusive outdoor pool at Greenacres, North Wales.

    June/July 2024 Haven breaks

    4 nights from £115

    Frequently asked questions

    Conveniently located close to London, Essex is home to around 1.5 million people and is one of England’s home counties. As close to the big city as it is, it also has vast rural areas and a long coastline. 

    Essex is home to the oldest recorded town in Britain. Colchester contains several remnants of the past including an enchanting 12th-century castle in its historic centre. The town also served as Britain’s capital from AD 43 to AD 61. 

    Essex hosts the longest pier in the world. The iconic structure in Southend-on-Sea extends for over a mile and can be navigated on its dedicated train. It’s been here since 1829!

    The Essex coastline is a whopping 350 miles long and forms the second longest stretch in England, behind Cornwall. This makes for a wealth of seaside experiences in famous towns with many hidden gems. 

    So well connected, it doesn’t take long to get to the tranquil areas of Essex from the busier parts of the country. A couple of hours is all it takes for the scenery to transform and forthe county to deliver an escape from the hustle and bustle. 

    Clacton-on-Sea is a big name in the world of holidays and is home to a huge number of family-friendly attractions and things to do. It’s brilliant that we’re just a short drive away from the heart of the action!

    Our Essex holiday park at Orchards sits in a prestigious position on the Point Clear Peninsula. Spectacular scenery, lush countryside and relaxing beach walks are the order of the day here. Stay at Orchards and you’ll be within convenient distance of Clacton-on-Sea, and the brilliant town of Brightlingsea is just across the bay it’s named after.

    Discover the variety of our accommodation options at our Orchards holiday village below:


    See the best experiences on our round-up of things to do in Essex. Here are some of our other favourite ideas: 

    Places to visit in Essex 

    Best beaches in Essex 

    Things to do in Clacton-on-Sea

    Check out all of the exciting events happening in our roundup of What's on in Essex.

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