Dovercourt Bay beach, Harwich, Essex
  • About Us

    Dovercourt Bay Beach Information

    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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Harwich, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 27°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    22
       20%  86%   5 mph
      5:00 am    9:03 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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    24
       8%  48%   3 mph
      5:02 am    9:02 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    17
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    26
       0%  20%   4 mph
      5:03 am    9:01 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    19
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    27
       0%  1%   4 mph
      5:05 am    9:00 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    19
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    25
       4%  19%   7 mph
      5:06 am    8:58 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    18
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    24
       28%  61%   2 mph
      5:07 am    8:57 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    18
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    26
       3%  26%   8 mph
      5:09 am    8:55 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    19
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    26
       2%  2%   2 mph
      5:10 am    8:54 pm

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