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Harwich Beacon Hill Beach

Essex, England

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A sand and shingle beach exposed at low tide.

Beacon Hill is a derelict fort facing south-east and on the south side of the Orwell Haven - a combined estuary of the rivers Orwell and Stour. The estuary was first fortified in Roman times and the fort last saw service as coastal artillery defence during WWII. At the southern end, the promenade loops round Cornwallis Battery to join Dovercourt beach to the east.


Weather and tides for Thursday 30 November

Chance of rain 9%
Min temp. 0°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 11mph
Tomorrow (Friday)
Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 11mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Harwich Beacon Hill Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 1:31 AM tomorrow, and the next low tide will be at approximately 7:30 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   9.3°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Harwich Beacon Hill Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Harwich Redoubt Fort (0.1 miles)
Electric Palace (0.4 miles)
Halfpenny Pier (0.6 miles)
Lightvessel LV18 (0.6 miles)
Landguard Fort (1.3 miles)
Felixstowe Museum (1.5 miles)
Stena Line (1.8 miles)
Felixstowe Seafront Gardens (2.8 miles)
Port of Felixstowe (3.1 miles)

Places to eat near Harwich Beacon Hill Beach

Treo Bar Cafe (430 yards)
Thai Up At The Quay (230 yards)
The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms (200 yards)
The Cafe on the Pier (150 yards)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Bath Side, Harwich

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: TM262320

County: Essex

Country: England

Local Authority: Tendring

Parish: Harwich

Nearest postcode: CO12 3NP

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Visitor information for Harwich Beacon Hill Beach, Essex, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Thu, 30 Nov 2023 19:44:36 +0000