Dovercourt Bay beach, Harwich, Essex
  • Profile

    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.
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  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Friday, with high temperatures rising to 12°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy throughout the day and rain starting in the afternoon.
       77%  94%   22 mph
      7:57 am    3:45 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Foggy overnight.
       49%  43%   15 mph
      7:58 am    3:45 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       71%  43%   8 mph
      7:59 am    3:45 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
       57%  97%   24 mph
      7:59 am    3:45 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       66%  51%   15 mph
      8:00 am    3:46 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       41%  63%   10 mph
      8:01 am    3:46 pm

    Friday, Dec 21st
     Light rain until afternoon.
       89%  81%   11 mph
      8:01 am    3:46 pm
    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       24%  48%   16 mph
      8:02 am    3:47 pm

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