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Lovely beach

We visited this beach on a cold day when there was a strong north-easterly wind blowing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
Accessible walk and great views

I set off from harwich to see how far I could reach and the answer was forever! Harwich promenade... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Roger P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Lower Marine Parade | Co12 3ss, Harwich CO12 3ST, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this beach on a cold day when there was a strong north-easterly wind blowing. Consequently, it was too cold to really enjoy what is obviously a nice beach. On a lovely, sunny, summer's day, this is probably a glorious place to just sit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Level, wide and with beautiful sea views. About 2 miles from the town centre and back if you head towards the docks, majestic in the early morning sun.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Dovercourt beach is not far from the railway station you have to walk past the town to get there.If you go by car there is a pay and display car park nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Hidden jewel very clean not to many distractions for kids just beach and a small amusement arcade, boating lake swimming pool near by dogs on beach areas which is nice

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Q989IJjulief
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my daughter and grandaughter. Im an amateur photographer and really enjoyed taking pictures of the lighthouses. Clean tidy place and also loved the beach huts. My grandaughter enjoyed collecting shells on the beach. Would go again.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank teresasY6738AW
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

I set off from harwich to see how far I could reach and the answer was forever! Harwich promenade links seamlessly into Dovercourt prom and then continues as raised embankments for many more miles. I did 5.5 miles but then had to turn back. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Roger P
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

A Napoleon Fort with wartime antique displays. A must visit that is highly recommended for all ages. Unfortunately dissatisfied access is for upper level only, but still very informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RadarHarwich
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Lovely beach, mixture of sand and shingle. Safe place for kids to play as the water is very shallow. Water is clean but muddy, it has has a blue flag for water quality for many years. Close to cafes and skating rink, toilets nearby too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PaulTheBrewer
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Dovercourt Bay is a wonderful place, no fun fair rides, candy floss or sticks of rock. Just a great place for anyone wanting a good walk , build a sandcastle or a breath of fresh air. The beach is clean and safe, there are good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank scottjanet44
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

What a simply pleasant sandy beach to walk on. It's very clean and the sand is really soft Hardly any litter loved it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mick C
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