Dovercourt Bay Beach


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 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.

Dovercourt Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Harwich, Essex

Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (WNW)

Harwich weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Dovercourt Bay Beach tide times.

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