Irlam's Beach (Earlham's)

Irlam's Beach - Essex
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Whilst Dovercourt Bay in Harwich is a popular spot with its own caravan park, Irlam’s beach just along the coast is virtually unknown. Backed by dunes and marshes this is a quiet spot to relax and take in the views across the sea towards the docks up the coast.

Whilst this isn’t a spot you’d want to swim off it is good for fishing and spotting wildlife in the marshland and dunes behind.

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  • Good fishing

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Irlam's Beach Reviews

Sep 15th 2020

Lovely find today really enjoyed our walk there. At one stage t thought I was at one of the secret locations we visit on lanzarote. Really enjoyed it.

Great for walking

Jan 26th 2022

Great walk with family and dogs