Dovercourt Bay

Visit Dovercourt Bay Beach

Dovercourt Bay beach is a popular Blue flag beach in Essex, and a favourite family holiday destination.

On the eastern end of the beach is Cliff Park, a lovely open space with a childrens playground and places to sit and relax on the seafront.

Rent a beach hut or head to the boating lake, along Lower Marine Road.

Did you Know? Dovercourt, well known for being the location for the Holiday Park in the classic 1980’s BBC sitcom Hi-De-Hi. Visit the Harwich Museum to see the dedicated display.

Dovercourt Bay beach is mostly dog friendly. There are some restricted areas during the holidays.

This beach is …

  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog friendly with restrictions during the summer

What to see and do

  • Go to The Boating Lake
  • Rent A Beach hut
  • Build a Sandcastle

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by Benjamin Thomas from Pixabay

Getting To Dovercourt Bay

Beach Location

Marine Parade Harwich CO12 3RD


You can park on the road along Marine Parade, and a seasonal carpark near the boating lake.

Nearest Train

Dovercourt Station

The beach is just a 5 min walk from the train station.

Map of Dovercourt Bay Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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