10 things to discover in Harwich

PUBLISHED: 10:30 22 May 2017

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With spectacular sea views and a welcoming atmosphere, Harwich has got much to offer visitors this summer

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A place to enjoy the great outdoors

Green Acres Caravan Park

Ian Pierson and Celeste Pierson

This quiet, family park is dog friendly and within walking distance of the beach and seafront amenities. There is a licenced clubhouse and caravans are available from £2,000.

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A place for lunch

Treo Bar

Chef Gareth Harris and Chelsea Dingwall

Situated in the heart of ‘old Harwich’, next to the railway station, you will always find a warm welcome here, with fresh, locally sourced food home-cooked on the premises.

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A place to dine

The Pier Hotel

Jack Fradley, Kirsty Griggs, Sally Fellgate, Gillian Platt and Sarah Purkis

This famous hotel, restaurant, bar and terrace at the heart of Harwich is open all day, with no need to book, offering great views over the harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries.

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A place to stay

The Alma Inn

Gemma Pierson with owners Nick & Vicky May

Discover this oasis of chaos, all moulded by the sea. The Alma Inn is possibly as fine an inn, as you will find in this lifetime.

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A place to visit

Harwich Life Boat Station

Coxswain Neal Sandquest and the team

The full-time coxswain and mechanic are supported by a wide ranging team of volunteers at the life boat station, from crew to fundraisers.

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A place to take a voyage

Harwich Foot Ferry

Christian Zemann

The Harwich Foot Ferry runs an hourly service from April until December, plus additional offers of river cruises, harbour tours, seal watching and bicycle rental.

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A place of Interest

Electric Palace

Chris Strachan, Anna Rendell-Knights, David Looser, Mel Clarke, Maree Noons and Colin Crawford

The Electric Palace cinema is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas. The Electric Palace organisation is now at the planning stage of a major refurbishment project for 2018.

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A place for authentic Thai cuisine

Thai Up at The Quay

Andy & Parichat Mear

The team at Thai Up at The Quay are committed to delivering great food and excellent service, all at a suitable price.

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A Place for Information

Harwich Tourist Information

Marion Rowland

Don’t miss out on the latest up to the minute information about Harwich and find out all you need to know about what to see, where to eat and where to stay.

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A place for a snack

The Café on the Pier

Bianca Webb, Lucy Brown, Dan Alexander and Tracey Mathieson

This wonderful café offers great food and service, while also boasting some of the best views in Harwich.


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