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Places to visit and things to do within a 6 mile radius of Harwich.


Naze Visitor Centre

Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01255 679379

The Centre is open all year round and houses an education room as well as a café and gift shop. There are a number of displays including fossil and geology displays and information regarding bird migration and sightings.


Main Rd, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3HJ (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01255 553610


King's Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 553333

One of the oldest (1911) least altered, purpose-built cinemas in Britain. Write for programme of films (enclose SAE) to Electric Palace Cinema, Kings Quay St, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER.

Ha'penny Pier Visitor Centre

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 502872 

Information on everything in Harwich and historic exhibition on Harwich and the Mayflower. Free tourist information service and exhibition.

Harwich Lifeboat Museum

Timberfields, Off Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EJ (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 502872 

Museum contains the last Clacton off-shore. Oakley Class Lifeboat 34ft and a history of the lifeboat service in Harwich.

Harwich Maritime Museum

Low Lighthouse, Harbour Crescent, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3NJ (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 502872 

Housed in a disused lighthouse, the museum has specialised displays on the Royal Navy and commercial shipping. History of the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy in Harwich.

Harwich Mayflower Project

George Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ND (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 318023

Ground breaking endeavour to build the famous Mayflower Ship and set sail in a thrilling voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to America!

Harwich Redoubt Fort

Behind 29 Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LT (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 502872 

Circular Fort 1808 ten guns. Largest AM being restored by a voluntary group.

Naze Tower

The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE (5 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01255 852519

Sited at the beautiful coastal location of the Naze, this historic 86ft navigational tower houses over eight floors, an art gallery, museum, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views.

The High Lighthouse

West Street, Harwich, CO12 3DR (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01255 506183

The High Lighthouse is 150 yards from the Low Lighthouse (Maritime Museum) and were leading lights for the channel into Harwich Harbour, but disused from 1863.

Harwich International Port

Parkeston, Essex, CO12 4SR (1 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01255 242000

Harwich International Port - East Anglia's only passenger port. Daily sailings to key destinations - your gate way to Europe and Scandinavia.

The Naze

Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8LJ (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01255 686633

The Naze is located just north of Walton-on-the-Naze, in North East Essex. The beautiful Naze cliffs and national nature reserve provide the perfect opportunity for walking and bird watching.