"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Harwich - Beacon Hill Beach

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.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Harwich

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM259315

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Harwich - Beacon Hill Beach

  • MS Brightlingsea (1m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (1m)
  • Felixstowe Museum (2m)
  • Manning's Amusement Park (2m)
  • Witenagemot Wines Ltd (3m)
  • Funtasia (3m)
  • Landguard Fort (3m)
  • Last Night Of The Proms with the Felixstowe Festival Orchestra (3m)
  • HMS Ganges Association Museum (5m)

Tourist Information

Felixstowe
Tourist Information Centre
91 Undercliff Road West
Suffolk
England
IP11 2AF

Phone 01394 276770
Email ftic@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 16 January

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 991
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 993
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 994
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 995
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 993
Humidity 72%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 993
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:58 GMT
High Tide
11:27 GMT
Low Tide
17:04 GMT
High Tide
23:45 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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