Detail from ‘Lighthouse and Spray' by Patrick Fisher

welcome to historic
Harwich, England

Harwich is a busy coastal town and international port located on the estuary of the rivers Stour and Orwell in north-east Essex, England. The town is a historically important port which has provided a sheltered anchorage for shipping through the ages. The old town of Harwich is a conservation area containing many historic buildings. The neighbouring town of Dovercourt, while appearing much more modern, actually merits a mention in the Domesday Book.
Bay watch

The Harwich International Port's web-site and our own travel pages have all the latest information for travellers sailing from Harwich. If you're not departing but arriving here, do nothing until you've read the Essential Harwich page. And the rest of our web-site...

Swim assured

Dovercourt Bay has a Blue Flag beach. That means it has amongst the safest swimming water in Europe. And you won't find any sharks either.

Our main pages
Emergency information Emergency information
Tourist Information
Tourist information
just the facts, ma'am - how and where to get them
Contact Point
a classified index of places to stay, eat and drink in Harwich
Harwich attractions
Essential Harwich
a visitor's guide to Harwich and Dovercourt
Contacts directory
contact some of the key organisations at work in the town
Harwich history
Harwich History
a suite of pages covering the town's history, incorporating Harwich Roots
Harwich Showcase
Harwich Showcase
local businesses on the internet
to and from Harwich, including airport links
Web links
to sites of local and international interest
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There's information about how to reach Harwich on our travel pages

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