"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 Saturday 20 October

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
WNW
Pressure 1030
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
W
Pressure 1032
Humidity 83%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
S
Pressure 1032
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1031
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1031
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1031
Humidity 88%
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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