The Great Outdoors

Away from the centre of the towns, there is some beautiful picturesque countryside and surrounding villages to discover and explore in the wonderful great outdoors.

Take a stroll on one of the many local walks or cycle rides which takes in some fantastic history and picturesque countryside. The coastline lends itself as a haven for windsurfing and paddle boarding amongst a host of other water based activities and events. The town is home to the Harwich Foot Ferry (bikes are welcome too!) offering a regular daily ferry service daily to the nearby Shotley Peninsular and Felixstowe. This service runs from Easter to November.


Harwich beach is sand dotted with sea plants, and is a resting place for fishing boats.

It’s worth noting that The National Cycle Route which starts/ends in Harwich is suitable for all members the family as well as the more discerning cyclist.


Regular cycle events take place such as the annual Tour de Tendring.

The areas nature reserves and bird sanctuaries provide excellent opportunities for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Bobbit’s Hole in Dovercourt is a small freshwater lake bounded by secondary woodland and is a valuable wildlife pocket attracting a number of bird species including the Kingfisher.


Bobbits Hole is a small nature reserve with a lake and stream running through it.