The Farm is situated next to the small village of St Osyth to the west of Clacton. It offers a number of shops and general stores, along with 2 pubs and a fish and chip shop. There are approximately 115 buildings around the village listed as historic, or as having special architectural interest, including the Priory ruins dating back to 1121. Oyster beds can be found at the beach past the village.
Curve Wake Park opposite the boat yard on the creek, offers wake boarding and paddle boarding sessions, kayaking and a giant inflatable aqua park for the kids, or just pop in for a coffee.
The Lane beyond the farm leads directly to the reserve and then on to the shingle beach. You can see Mersea island from here. The foot ferry to Mersea goes from just round the bay at Point Clear.
Lee Wick Farm really is an excellent base for Essex and Suffolk coastline, countryside and tourist attractions.
Picturesque Dedham is a short drive away, perfect for walks in the beautiful Stour Valley, boating (bring your own kayaks / canoes or hire a row boat), cream teas and visiting the famous artworks of both Constable and Munnings.
The team look forward to welcoming you to Lee Wick Farm.
The site welcomes well behaved canines too!
There are pleasant walking and cycling opportunities around the farm and village. Fishing at our reservoir (not on site) can be arranged as can passes for neighbouring Essex Wildlife Trust Colne Point Nature Reserve which offer superb birdwatching opportunities, barn owls, little egrets, curlews and regular sightings of the once rare marsh harrier have been reported.
Colchester is a quick drive or bus ride away, and as England’s oldest recorded town there’ll be plenty of historical sights to see – have a wander around Colchester Castle, picnic in the park then keep the kids happy by taking them to Colchester Zoo, voted the second best in the country.
The famous Suffolk Heritage Coastline is not too far to drive ( 60-90 minutes) with towns such as Southwold and Aldeburgh to browse around. Closer to the farm head to neighbouring Wivenhoe for a drink on the quay, or Brightlingsea, ideal for crabbing with the kids, where you must try Mac’s Plaice for fabulous fish and chips.