Dovercourt Bay Beach

Dovercourt Bay beach, Harwich, Essex

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    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.

  • Dovercourt Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 13°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    12
    -> 
    15
       70%  72%   13 mph
      7:29 am    5:52 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Windy and partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       66%  42%   26 mph
      7:31 am    5:50 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Breezy throughout the day and mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    10
    -> 
    13
       63%  81%   23 mph
      7:32 am    5:48 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    10
    -> 
    15
       65%  69%   15 mph
      7:34 am    5:46 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       28%  93%   16 mph
      7:36 am    5:44 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    16
       37%  96%   10 mph
      7:38 am    5:42 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    17
       30%  53%   10 mph
      7:40 am    5:40 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       56%  85%   6 mph
      7:41 am    5:38 pm

  • Dovercourt Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Dovercourt Bay 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.
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