Dovercourt Bay Beach

Dovercourt Bay beach is a sand and shingle beach that gently shelves into the sea. A popular family beach with activities and amusements to keep the children happy.

Dovercourt is well known for being the location for Maplins Holiday Park in the 1980’s BBC sitcom Hi-De-Hi.

Facilities include cafe, restaurant, shops, beach huts, car parking, toilets, disabled facilities including access to beach, slipway, promenade.

Dovercourt Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Dovercourt Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Dovercourt Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Dovercourt Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -2℃ to 0.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.7℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (N)

Harwich weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Dovercourt Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Dovercourt Bay Beach is at HARWICH 2.45 km (1.52 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 09:23 (Height 3.36m)
   Low Tide at 15:18 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 3.40m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 10:20 (Height 3.52m)
   Low Tide at 16:07 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 22:43 (Height 3.58m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:44 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 11:08 (Height 3.65m)
   Low Tide at 16:50 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 23:28 (Height 3.70m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:25 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 11:51 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 17:26 (Height 0.88m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:06 (Height 3.75m)
   Low Tide at 05:59 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 12:28 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 18:00 (Height 0.85m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:41 (Height 3.74m)
   Low Tide at 06:30 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 13:00 (Height 3.68m)
   Low Tide at 18:31 (Height 0.83m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:10 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 07:02 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 13:28 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 19:02 (Height 0.80m)

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