Surrounded by the Essex countryside and close to the coast, those that enjoy the great outdoors will be in their element. Green open space abounds within the town itself. Sweyne Park offers 57 acres of meadows, lakes and parkland and is a haven for walkers and wildlife. Rayleigh Windmill is a local heritage landmark and next to it, Rayleigh Mount is the site of a medieval castle, now a green oasis to explore, hosting open-air theatre productions in the summer.
You can enjoy the nearby Essex coastline with a visit to Leigh-On-Sea or Shoeburyness, or seek out some good old-fashioned seaside fun in Southend-on-Sea, which boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world.
Golfers can practice their swing at the Rayleigh Club golf resort, which has two 18-hole courses as well as nine-hole course built for the club’s Academy. However you like to enjoy your down time, living at Wolsey Park puts you at the heart of it all.