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Harwich Beach is located adjacent to the historic town of Harwich on the estuary of the rivers Stour and Orwell in north-east Essex.  The town is an important port and the old town of Harwich is a conservation area, containing many beautiful historic buildings.

Harwich Beach is a rare example of an emerging dune system in Essex, where the coast is predominately saltmarsh.  It could be best described as a “working beach” that fishermen and sailors use throughout the year to launch, land and moor their boats on.  Although not a designated bathing beach, it offers excellent views of Felixstowe docks. For this reason it is ideal for those that wish to enjoy a walk along the seashore in both the summer and winter.

 

Beach Facilities

Sandy and dunes

Cafe/restaurant/pub

Toilets

Disabled toilet facilities

Disabled and pushchair access to beach

Slipway

Promenade

Pier

Ecological / Environmental interpretation boards

Access by public transport

Bus stop at beach

Walkable to train station

On a cycle route

Car parking – pay car park and street parking

Other Information

Rock shelves

Powered watercraft

Shipping lanes

Facilities

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Access by road is via the A120 – follow the signs for the Town Centre and Navyard. By rail, the nearest station is Harwich Town, served by mainline trains from London and Ipswich. There are also bus services from Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich – CO12 3DL.

 

Harwich Beach

Type:Beach

Wellington Road, HARWICH, Essex, CO12 3DL
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