"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Dovercourt Bay Beach

Dovercourt is a peaceful family resort with gentle shelving sand and shingle beaches including the landmark, historic leading lights. A wide range of family activities are available along the promenade including an impressive range of sport and leisure facilities eg skate park and model yacht pond and boating lake. The resort enjoys panoramic views of Harwich and the port of Felixstowe and Hamford Water National Nature Reserve. Enjoy a stroll around the narrow streets in the historic old town of Harwich or walk along the seawall to the nature reserve with its resident seals.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Harwich

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM252305


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Dovercourt Bay Beach

  • MS Brightlingsea (1m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (2m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (2m)
  • Witenagemot Wines Ltd (3m)
  • Manning's Amusement Park (3m)
  • Funtasia (4m)
  • Landguard Fort (4m)
  • Last Night Of The Proms with the Felixstowe Festival Orchestra (4m)
  • Naze Tower (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
91 Undercliff Road West
IP11 2AF

Phone 01394 276770
Email ftic@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

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Forecast for Thursday 25 April


Chance of rain 90%
Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 90%
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Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 12°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 13°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 61%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 12°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 68%
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Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 81%
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This popular sandy beach has low. wooden groynes and is backed by a sea wall. The promenade extends to Harwich Town.

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