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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


Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DL
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