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 Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 24°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain overnight.
     
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       11%  51%   8 mph
      5:48 am    8:10 pm
    Monday, Aug 21st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       25%  63%   8 mph
      5:50 am    8:08 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  78%   7 mph
      5:52 am    8:06 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  72%   8 mph
      5:53 am    8:04 pm

    Thursday, Aug 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    21
       2%  62%   14 mph
      5:55 am    8:02 pm
    Friday, Aug 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       7%  38%   12 mph
      5:56 am    8:00 pm

    Saturday, Aug 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       1%  12%   1 mph
      5:58 am    7:57 pm
    Sunday, Aug 27th
     Drizzle until afternoon.
     
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       27%  81%   11 mph
      6:00 am    7:55 pm

  • Dovercourt Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Dovercourt Bay Beach Water quality

    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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