Harwich and Dovercourt

Professional Photography & Professionally Printed Fine Art Prints of the
Landscape and Nature around Harwich and Dovercourt in Essex.

Professional Photography - Professionally Printed Fine Art Prints
around harwich & dovercourt By Photographer Matt Coleman

Whilst Frinton, with its long sandy beaches, and Clacton with its pier and amusements attract the majority of visitors to the North Essex coast, just further up  are the hidden gems of Harwich and Dovercourt. The quiet narrow streets of Old Harwich are steeped in history and boasts stunning walks along the coast. Standing at H’penny pier at the tributary of the Stour and Orwell in Harwich, will give you sweeping views of the ferry port at Parkeston, the Stour as it flows to Manningtree, the Shotley  peninsula opposite and the container ships docked across the harbour at Felixstowe. 

The hustle and bustle of Felixstowe docks and its vast cranes and container ships ebb away as you stroll along past Harwich’s lighthouses towards Dovercourt. At the corner of Beacon Hill Fort, its fortifications a reminder of Harwich’s wartime past, the sweeping curve of Dovercourt bay and its two Victorian Lighthouses come into view, the Naze Tower at Walton, visible on the skyline. 

Past the brightly coloured beach huts the landscape changes to sandy beach and salt marsh as you head towards the isolated and stunning beach at Irlam’s, a long narrow spit of sand dunes between the sea and the salt marshes of Hamford Nature reserve behind. A very special stretch of coast.

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