Dovercourt Bay beach, Harwich, Essex
  • About Us

    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.

    Dovercourt Bay Beach 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

    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.
  • Weather

    Dovercourt Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Sunday, with temperatures rising to 11°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:57 am    3:45 pm
    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      7:58 am    3:45 pm

    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Light rain in the evening and breezy starting in the evening.
     
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      7:59 am    3:45 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Foggy overnight.
     
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      7:59 am    3:45 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 19th
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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      8:00 am    3:46 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:01 am    3:46 pm

    Thursday, Dec 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:01 am    3:46 pm
    Friday, Dec 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the afternoon.
     
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      8:02 am    3:47 pm

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