How to Get There

If you’re planning a visit to Harwich, getting here is straightforward, regardless of your starting point.

From the UK: Harwich is well-connected by train, and you can enjoy a scenic journey to this coastal town. If you prefer to drive, there are parking facilities available throughout Harwich. For parking options and reservations, check JustPark at https://www.justpark.com/.

From Europe: You can reach Harwich by ferry from European ports. Once you arrive in the UK, it’s a short drive to Harwich.

From North America: Fly into a major UK airport and then take a train or drive to Harwich.

From Australia: A flight to the UK is the first step, followed by train or car to Harwich.

What to Do in Harwich

History: Explore the historical landmarks and museums, including the Electric Palace Cinema, a charming relic of the past. Don’t miss the Redoubt Fort, a coastal defense masterpiece.

Culture: Discover local traditions and arts at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre. Keep an eye out for any local festivals that might be happening during your visit.

Sites of Interest to a Sailor: Enjoy the coastal views, explore harbours, and admire the Dovercourt Lighthouse, a symbol of maritime history.

Entertainment: Dive into the local nightlife with pubs and live music. Check out the artistic scene at the Harwich Festival of the Arts.

Eating Out: Satisfy your culinary cravings with seafood delights and traditional British fare. The Pier Hotel Restaurant offers picturesque views.

Nature: Stroll along the beaches, take in the coastal beauty, or explore the nearby landscapes of the Tendring Peninsula.

Unique Features: Harwich’s unique charm lies in its maritime heritage, from historic ships to the quaint Old Town.


Consider staying at The Pier Hotel for stunning sea views or The Goodlife Guesthouse for a cozy retreat.

Official Tourist Website

For planning your visit to Harwich, head over to the Official Harwich Tourism Website. It’s your go-to resource for the latest information and tips for exploring this coastal gem.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.


Sustainable Travel Carbon Offset Schemes


By selecting sustainable travel options and actively participating in carbon offset initiatives, you can make a positive impact while journeying to or from your voyage.

Here are some suggestions for carbon offset websites.


UK: One popular carbon offset website in the UK is “Clear” who offer a range of carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and organisations. They provide detailed information about their projects and allow users to calculate and offset their carbon footprint online.

North America: In North America, “Terrapass” is a well-known carbon offset website. Terrapass offers carbon offset projects across the United States and Canada. They provide options for individuals, businesses, and events to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. Terrapass also offers additional resources and information on sustainable living.


Europe: A popular carbon offset website in Europe is “MyClimate.” MyClimate provides carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and travel. They offer a carbon footprint calculator and allow users to support various sustainable projects worldwide. MyClimate focuses on promoting climate protection and sustainability.


Australia:Greenfleet” is a prominent carbon offset website in Australia. Greenfleet focuses on planting native forests to offset carbon emissions. They offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to calculate and offset their carbon footprint by contributing to tree planting projects across Australia. Greenfleet provides detailed information about their projects and the positive environmental impacts they create.


Please note that these carbon offset websites may vary over time, so it is recommended to research and explore multiple options to find the most suitable one for your needs. 


If any of these links do not work it would be kind of you to inform us, many thanks.

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