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A pier with a view

From this delightful little pier, there are great views across Harwich Harbour to Shotley and to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael C
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Derby, United Kingdom
nice for a stroll

good view and peaceful environment to sit and enjoy the day. Facility to get a light meal and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alison H
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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Ha'penny Pier is a Victorian wooden Pier. It's one of only a few remaining examples of working wooden piers in the UK and is owned and managed by Harwich Haven Authority.
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The Quay | H, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From this delightful little pier, there are great views across Harwich Harbour to Shotley and to the massive docks at Felixstowe. Sadly, on the day of our visit, there was a very cold north-easterly wind blowing so we didn't stay too long. However, this must...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little pier worth a visit if in Harwich. You can sit and watch the ferries and fishing boats, plus there is a little cafe for a cuppa or a snack.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Angel57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good view and peaceful environment to sit and enjoy the day. Facility to get a light meal and a cuppa if required

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places in Harwich. Not a long pier by any means but there are lovely views. Boats trips are excellent. Pier cafe is recommended. Toilets are opposite the pier. There were a few people crabbing off the pier which is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nomad5522
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Great little cafe doing a range of food and drinks.....would recomend a walk on the pier. Views over to felixstowe

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul K
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Ok tripadvisor how do I get this to 100 characters? Nice pier, there is a cafe and you can get the ferry over to Felixstowe

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank El_Tenerdor
Reviewed November 15, 2018

this is an old wooden pier. they have boat rides with 15 passengers at a time. you get to view the beautiful habour at harwick.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Boat trips every half hour. £3.50 per adult, plus £1 for dogs each way. A small boat, which seats about 15 people. Took 15mins to sail to Felixstowe. A nice walk around Langford point, and a visit to a military structure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alyce15
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Halfpenny Pier is the lively hub of Old Harwich. No longer do they charge a ha'penny to get on the jetty so the free views are worth a lot. There's always something to attract your gaze: the yachts in the marina, the giant Holland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Galavant321
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to explore we had to be in this area to get the return ferry to Felixstowe. There are lots of places to eat mostly delicious sea food. This moored ship is a radio station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mick C
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