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Dovercourt Bay

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Dovercourt Bay - Essex

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Dovercourt Bay is a tranquil seaside resort, with sand and shingle beaches, near the historic town of Harwich. Plenty of facilities on the promenade, including a skate park and a boating lake. Within easy reach of Hemford Water National Nature Reserve, known for its resident seals.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned on the beach during the summer.

Essex dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities

Nearest town

Harwich

Postcode

CO12 3SS

OS grid ref.

TM 2515 3061

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended