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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
  • 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.

Please note

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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7

Overall rating based on 53 reviews

 

72% would recommend this site to a friend.

66% would stay here again.

  35% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Nearly ticks all the boxes10/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff friendly and on site amenities

    Disliked: 

    No heating in shower block

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great site, Dovercourt is a well kept secret10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark B.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet clean site, currently ripping out the outdoor pool for an indoor one (none of this affected our stay even though the mailed to let us know it was going on up front) The walk from Dovercourt to Harwich and back was most enjoyable with the dogs. Plenty to see and do.

    Will definitely be back in the new year.

    Disliked: 

    If I have to dislike something toilet/shower block nice and clean but a bit dated. Didn't stop me using them and regularly cleaned.

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large,clean site with good sized pitches10/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomtracey b.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    nice big clean and tidy site with nice large pitches,close to beach,staff were friendly in the entertainment area,enjoyed the bingo which was not too expensive, a nice area to walk the dog,ok site for a few days nice and quiet until the weekend come then got noisy,would consider again

    Disliked: 

    the water taps were not designed for the normal hosepipe connections, there was only one place to empty and clean the toilet waste and that was a machine you had to pay £2 for,there were only 2 showers in the block which was ok for this time of year but could cause problems in high season

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Very clean facility......friendly staff10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGlen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site location

    Disliked: 

    Not enough information........COVID has changed the times of some of the entertainment but information in caravans was still of the old times......hence missed out and couldn’t book tables etc.

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camping pod was new, relatively spacious and clean. Reception staff …09/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClive C.Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    camping pod was new, relatively spacious and clean. Reception staff were really helpful on arrival.

    Disliked: 

    parking directly outside the pod is not ideal and the immediate surroundings whilst tidy are more car park than field, but not an issue as in line with expectations.

    Main disappointment was quality of food on offer in the bar/entertainment space - a lot of room for improvement

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Site .friendly people.09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site .friendly people.

    Disliked: 

    Shop needed more food options. Ran out of milk and bread.

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Overall it was a lovely place to stay with lots to do and enjoyable.09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgemma v.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pod was excellent quality.
    The clubhouse was lovely and the entertainment was enjoyable for all ages.
    The food was tasty and reasonably priced.
    The scenery and areas surrounding the campsite were lovely. Right on the beach front.

    Disliked: 

    The pod could do with some homely touches. Like a kettle, cups, tea, sugar and coffee. Maybe a little fridge.
    And the toilets, decent enough, but could do with new seats and loo holders as a few were cracked and broken.

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Nice staff Dont like stone pitch09/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStracey G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Club house and entertainment good
    Nice pool

    Disliked: 

    Camping Toilets are disgusting broken seats never no toilet roll in the ladies and stink. Toilet cleaning machine not working
    The road past touring pitch is like the m25
    Race track speed is a big problem
    This is 1 site I will NEVER RETURN 2

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Near the sea09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomphil b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Near the sea

    Disliked: 

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Pod was modern and clean. Fairly quiet location. Cheap and …09/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod was modern and clean. Fairly quiet location. Cheap and cheerful fish & chips on site.

    Disliked: 

    Shared bathroom was not sufficiently cleaned during the entire stay (this should be particularly important during a pandemic).
    We did not receive a call in advance regarding the need to book all activities (lady at reception looked guilty when mentioning).
    Not much to do nearby.
    WiFi didn’t work for us at all.

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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 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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

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
Trimley St Mary (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Walton (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Felixstowe: Gt Eastern Square Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Train stations
Dovercourt Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Harwich International Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Harwich Town Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 1.8 miles
Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing — 2.1 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 34.2 miles

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 (10.3 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (12.3 miles)
  • firstsite (15.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (10.5 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (12.3 miles)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  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 (€22.73) 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

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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dovercourt Holiday Park? From €33.62 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 (€22.73) fee.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

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

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

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

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

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

Dogs
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).

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

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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