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- Family-friendly site 10 minutes’ walk from a sandy beach
- Within a half-hour drive of Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze
- Pool, miniature golf, indoor play, bar and clubhouse entertainment
You can’t (sadly) guarantee good weather for your UK hols, but you can certainly give yourself some decent odds by escaping to the area known as the Essex Sunshine Coast – (so called because records show it to be one of the driest corners of the country).
Should the sun indeed put in an appearance, you’ll be in prime position to make the most of it at Dovercourt Holiday Park, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from the town of Harwich. From here it’s a quiet 10-minute stroll along a footpath to the nearest sandy stretch (or a five-minute drive to the town beach if you’re carrying a whole pile of clobber). Beach seekers can tick off several more sandy stretches easily enough too – Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze are among the other resorts reached with a half-hour drive.
Even if the days are damp there’s plenty to do back at base, where the clever owners have installed an amusement arcade, all-weather sports court and an indoor adventure playground with ball pit. A miniature golf course is on site for fine days, as is an outdoor swimming pool (for those who’ve declared the sea a tad chilly for proper swims).
Evenings on site can be whiled away taking in the family entertainment over eats and drinks in the clubhouse. If the sunny weather’s inspired you to bring out the barbecue, that’s fine too – pick up essentials in the small on-site shop or hit the supermarket aisles in Harwich.
Open from 26/03/2021 to 01/11/2021
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Tents are not accepted at this park.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Touring caravans over 6m in length are not permitted on site.
Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.
Entertainment passes are included in the rate.
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|Max. persons||4 x
|Year of manufacture||2018|
(1 x bunk bed, 1 x double bed)
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Nearly ticks all the boxes
great site, Dovercourt is a well kept secret
large,clean site with good sized pitches
Very clean facility......friendly staff
camping pod was new, relatively spacious and clean. Reception staff …
Site .friendly people.
Overall it was a lovely place to stay with lots to do and enjoyable.
Nice staff Dont like stone pitch
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Digital food/drink menus
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Swimming pool entry quota
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Trimley St Mary (Suffolk): Coach Stop
— 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Walton (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Felixstowe: Gt Eastern Square Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
- Train stations
Dovercourt Rail Station
— 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Harwich International Rail Station — 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Harwich Town Rail Station — 1.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal
— 1.8 miles
1.8 miles Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing — 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
London Southend Airport
— 34.2 miles
Heading into Harwich? Hang around to roam around Redoubt Fort (a circular seaside lookout built in the early 19th century and still with some of its original cannons), check out life below deck on Lightvessel LV18 or take in a film in one of the UK’s oldest cinemas.
If it’s traditional entertainment you’re after, both Walton-on-the-Naze (25 minutes’ drive) and Clacton-on-Sea (half an hour) have proper pleasure piers along with their beaches (and fish and chips to have on the sands). Set up way earlier than either is Colchester (35 minutes), the oldest recorded town in Britain and now home to both Roman ruins and a Norman castle (plus a zoo and trampoline park if the history stuff doesn’t grab you).
To see some of the area’s native species, head to Hamford Water National Nature Reserve (35 minutes) or the Essex Wildlife Trust’s bird and butterfly sanctuary Fingringhoe Wick (45 minutes). A fab collection of farm animals and a wildlife park are at Jimmy’s Farm (35 minutes). If you’ve more of an eye for aesthetic pleasures, make a beeline for Beth Chatto Gardens (25 minutes) or Flatford (half an hour), the National Trust site that inspired many a painting for John Constable.
- Christchurch Mansion (10.3 miles)
- Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (12.3 miles)
- firstsite (15.3 miles)
- Flatford: Bridge Cottage (10.5 miles)
- Sutton Hoo (12.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||5:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Dovercourt Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
29 to 22 days before arrival: 50% of the balance will be retained.
21 to 15 days before arrival: 60% of the balance will be retained.
14 to 8 days before arrival: 80% of the balance will be retained.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Dovercourt Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCheque
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Dovercourt Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Dovercourt Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Dovercourt Holiday Park? Heading into Harwich? Hang around to roam around Redoubt Fort (a circular seaside lookout built in the early 19th century and still with some of its original cannons), check out life below … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Dovercourt Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: Anytime – Anytime Depart by: Anytime
- How much does it cost to stay at Dovercourt Holiday Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability