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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

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Harwich Beach

Type:Beach

Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DL
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What's Nearby

  1. Set in the heart of the historic old seaport, Harwich’s Guildhall is a Grade I listed…

    0.1 miles away
  2. The High Lighthouse is 150 yards from the Low Lighthouse (Maritime Museum) and were…

    0.1 miles away
  3. Housed in a disused lighthouse, the museum has specialised displays on the Royal Navy and…

    0.12 miles away
  4. Museum contains the last Clacton off-shore. Oakley Class Lifeboat 34ft and a history of…

    0.14 miles away
  1. Circular Fort built in 1808. Ten guns. Largest AM being restored by a voluntary group.

    0.23 miles away
  2. Visitors will be able to see many of the original features from Jones’ time and the…

    0.24 miles away
  3. Information on everything in Harwich and historic exhibition on Harwich and the Mayflower…

    0.31 miles away
  4. A quiet haven hidden in the middle of the town this small nature reserve is approx. 2…

    0.96 miles away
  5. Dovercourt is a peaceful family resort with gentle shelving sand and shingle beaches. A…

    1.03 miles away
  6. The Naze is located just north of Walton-on-the-Naze, in North East Essex. The beautiful…

    5.44 miles away
  7. The Naze is located just north of Walton-on-the-Naze, in north east Essex.  The beautiful…

    5.44 miles away
  8. Sited at the beautiful coastal location of the Naze, this historic 86ft navigational…

    5.57 miles away
  9. The Centre is open all year round and houses an education room as well as a café and gift…

    5.59 miles away
  10. With one of the area’s best beaches and home of the UK’s second longest pier, Walton…

    6.71 miles away
  11. Frinton-on-Sea is a quiet family beach destination. A gently shelving sandy beach noted…

    8.21 miles away
  12. Various beach huts available for daily and weekly hire on the seafront at Frinton on Sea…

    8.28 miles away
  13. The Mistley Kitchen is a well renowned cookery school located in a fine Georgian Town…

    9.02 miles away
  14. This is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish…

    9.09 miles away
  15. Adjacent to Martello Bay, West Beach has gently shelving sand and with the added bonus of…

    12.34 miles away
  16. We have two Beach Huts available for Weekly Hire from March to October.

    The first one is…

    12.58 miles away
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