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Dovercourt Holiday Park: Camping pod

General

  • Family-friendly site 10 minutes’ walk from a sandy beach
  • Within a half-hour drive of Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Miniature golf, indoor play, bar and clubhouse entertainment

You can’t (sadly) guarantee good weather for your UK holiday, 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.

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.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The campground/park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted 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.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.

The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

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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7.8

Overall rating based on 92 reviews

 

73% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

  55% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Toilet facilities clean, Activity zone well managed and attended, Swimming …05/11/2022

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    Toilet facilities clean, Activity zone well managed and attended, Swimming pool brilliant! Wifi issues quickly resolved by Reception staff

    Disliked: 

    Chippy was shut for duration of our stay 😕
    Rock golf course in poor condition

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Amazing site. Had all the facilities needed. The staff were great30/10/2022

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    Helpful staff. Lovely site and pod was clean.

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The Pod was modern, stylish and conveniently situated for showers …23/10/2022

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    The Pod was modern, stylish and conveniently situated for showers and washing up facilities. Short walk to the beach to take the dog out. Swimming pool was modern, nice length to swim lengths clean showers and changing rooms. Would definitely recommend and shall come back again next year. Friendly staff and very helpful.

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We liked our stay very much.23/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaudia K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We liked our stay very much.

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Loved it!! Cosy, warm, peaceful & cute! Good location, nice …04/10/2022

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    Loved it!! Cosy, warm, peaceful & cute!
    Good location, nice site!
    Very happy with our stay!

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Lovely place , lots to do with small children especially20/09/2022

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    Lots facilities, entertainment, shop

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    Pod toilets and showers terrible condition and dirty

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Great location for Air Show/ Zoo and relaxing with kids on site22/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTania M.Confirmed

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    The Pods were perfect and all close to shower/toilet block. The personnel was mostly brilliant. Playground, actrivities and space were good quality.
    Very friendly site and swimming facilities were ok although some improvement/checks for lockers key functionality are overdue.
    The 2 slides are a great addition and the pool is brilliant size. They keep the 2 opposite doors open which create strong drafts and children get pretty cold easily. These should stay close, at least on overcast days.
    There are gluten free options suitable for Coeliacs but not enough to eat there regularly. A fridge for pod/tent campers would be a great addition.

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    The "beach" is just a short walk but I would definitely not call that a beach. Large marshes and nice to walk dogs or relax for a stroll in the evening or after a meal but definitely not a beach....

    Cleaning of toilets, showers and especially washing up area were very bad and needs upgrading on some.

    Ladies and gents have access code but people leave them open and get abused.

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Very nice time, pod clean, well-kept.Very nice lady at the …03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna W.Confirmed

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    Very nice time, pod clean, well-kept.Very nice lady at the reception, nice and very helpful. A lovely place to rest.

    Disliked: 

    toilets and shower need renovation or good cleaning
    Sinks for washing dishes - a tragedy, throughout our stay they were not cleaned

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Such a great place to stay as a family. Although Understaffed.03/09/2022

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    The swimming pool and slide was the best fun for the children.

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    The toilet roll was not replenished daily.

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Handy stop over for walton beaches30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Great check in really fast. Pod was clean and comfortable next to showers and toilets.

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Features

Coronavirus

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 sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

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Location

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  • Low Road, Harwich, Essex, England, CO12 3TZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.9224°N 1.2592°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Drift — 7.6 kilometres
The Drift — 7.6 kilometres
Half Moon — 7.8 kilometres
Train stations
Dovercourt Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Harwich International Rail Station — 2.8 kilometres
Harwich Town Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 2.9 kilometres
Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing — 3.4 kilometres
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 4.1 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 55.0 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Christchurch Mansion (16.6 kilometres)
  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (19.8 kilometres)
  • firstsite (24.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (16.9 kilometres)
  • Sutton Hoo (19.7 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 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 GBP20.00 ($35.83) 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dovercourt Holiday Park? From $60.50 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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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