"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

Forecast for Friday 18 January

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. -1°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1018
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 1016
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1015
Humidity 68%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
S
Pressure 1014
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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