If you want to spent an hour or two overlooking where the rivers Stour and Orwell meet, watching the port activity, as well as great views across the river to Harwich and also Shotley, then this is the place to be!!. You will be sure to see huge Cargo ships coming and going and well as passenger ferries and cruise ships leaving Harwich. The Port Authority has recently opened a great tea room adjacent to the car park, which sell hot drink and meals all reasonably priced. There are also toilets now in this new facility.
You also have the opportunity to go on the foot ferry across to Harwich and Shotley, which can be an interesting experience!!, and nearby visit the Landguard Fort which an English Heritage facility going back to Henry the eighth times. Remember to take your binoculars. There is also a local bus service to the car park. Ample free car parking and is nice spot to chill out and relax whatever the weather!