"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

Awards

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

Felixstowe
Tourist Information Centre
91 Undercliff Road West
Suffolk
England
IP11 2AF

Phone 01394 276770
Email ftic@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 21 August

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:37 BST
(04:37 GMT)
High Tide
12:09 BST
(11:09 GMT)
Low Tide
18:09 BST
(17:09 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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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