"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Harwich - Beacon Hill Beach

Beacon Hill is a derelict fort facing south-east and on the south side of the Orwell Haven - a combined estuary of the rivers Orwell and Stour. The estuary was first fortified in Roman times and the fort last saw service as coastal artillery defence during WWII.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Harwich

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM259315

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Harwich - Beacon Hill Beach

  • MS Brightlingsea (1m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (1m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (2m)
  • Manning's Amusement Park (2m)
  • Witenagemot Wines Ltd (3m)
  • Funtasia (3m)
  • Landguard Fort (3m)
  • Last Night Of The Proms with the Felixstowe Festival Orchestra (3m)
  • HMS Ganges Association Museum (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 Tuesday 27 June

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
E
Pressure 1010
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1009
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1008
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 48%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1006
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1004
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 82%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
NE
Pressure 1002
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:37 BST
(01:37 GMT)
Low Tide
08:20 BST
(07:20 GMT)
High Tide
15:00 BST
(14:00 GMT)
Low Tide
20:55 BST
(19:55 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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Beacon Hill is a derelict fort facing south-east and on the south side of the Orwell Haven - a combined estuary of the rivers Orwell and Stour. The estuary was first fortified in Roman times and the fort last saw service as coastal artillery defence during WWII.

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