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Dovercourt is a peaceful family resort with gentle shelving sand and shingle beaches. A wide range of family activities are available along the promenade including an impressive range of sport and leisure facilities e.g. skate park, model yacht pond and boating lake. There are two cast iron lighthouses, known as Dovercourt Range Lights, one on the beach and one off-shore – when a ship saw the two lights aligned, it was on the right course. They were used until 1917 and were restored in the 1980’s. The resort enjoys panoramic views of Harwich, the port of Felixstowe and Hamford Water National Nature Reserve. Enjoy a stroll around the narrow streets in the historic old town of Harwich nearby or walk along the seawall to the nature reserve with its resident seals.
Sandy & shingle beach with a dog restricted area
Toilets with disabled facilities
Disabled access to beach
Lost child centre
Part of a marine nature reserve
Car Parking – free or pay car parks, street parking and disabled visitors’ spaces
Walkable to train station
On a cycle route
Activities – Windsurfing / Canoeing / Sailing / Jet skiing / Birdwatching
Powered and non powered watercraft
Map & Directions
Located adjacent to the town of Dovercourt. Access by road is via the A120. Follow the signs for Award Beach.
Public Transport Directions
By rail the nearest station is Dovercourt, served by mainline trains from London and Ipswich. Bus services are available from Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.