Welcome to Historic Harwich and Dovercourt Bay

Harwich is an attractive, historic and unique town steeped in a wealth of maritime history and ideally located with excellent road, rail and ferry links. Notable residents such as the famous seafarers Frobisher, Drake, Newport, Fryatt, Hawkins and Jones all sailed on numerous expeditions from Harwich as well as it being home to the historic Mayflower which carried the Pilgrim Fathers to America in 1620.
Not only does Harwich entice visitors with its stunning history and heritage, it is also home to a great selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs.
The tranquil seaside at Dovercourt Bay boasts an award winning Blue Flag beach of which the Leading Lights are a unique feature. Marine Parade links the town to a range of seafront facilities and unspoilt beauty, where you can embark on long walks or cycle rides.
The town centre is home to a number of historic and character buildings which reflect the town’s rich past. The main shopping area offers many independent stores, national chains and charming cafes for visitors and residents.