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Around and About
With award winning beaches, a beautiful seafront, good shopping and excellent restaurants nearby New Hall Lodge Park has a great mix of activities and places to fill your leasure time.
- Dovercourt shops - 5 minutes
- Fresh fish from Harwich
- Award winning beaches nearby
- Historic Colchester - 20 minutes
- Walking, sailing, swimming, bowls
- Friday market
Exploring the Essex Countryside
This area of Essex is ideally positioned for enjoying the coast and the counryside with the sandy seaside resorts of Frinton, Walton and Clacton nearby and a welath of gentle walking and the delights of nearby Constable country inland.
Particular features of Dovercourt are the iron lighthouses or 'Leading Lights' which sit along the Award winning Blue Flag beach. Along the seafront there is a putting green, croquet lawn, crazy golf and a boating lake. The Redoubt is a formidable fortification, built in 1808 to protect the Harbour against the French, and affords a superb panoramic view across the whole peninsular. The Ha'penny Pier Visitor Centre is housed in a Victorian pier ticket office, and is now incorporating a Mayflower exhibition.
The Essex coastal towns of Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze and Frinton-on-Sea are just a short trip along the coast. Colchester is just twenty minutes drive away and has tenpin bowling, quaint shopping areas and an award winning zoo.
Dovercourt Leisure Activities
Dovercourt offers clubs for bowls, cricket, golf, sailing and tennis. There is also a a Health & Fitness Centre and swimming pool nearby with special sessions for senior citizens. Both sea and fresh water angling are available locally.
Amenities: In Dovercourt there is a library, dentists, Health Centre, Doctor's Surgery and Hospital.
New Hall Lodge Park has a wealth of shopping options close by with Dovercourt and Harwich offering basic essentials as well as a weekly market.
Clacton has a good sized retail outlet and just half an hour away is Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, which has a pedestrionised shopping centre with an excellent array of department stores, fashion stores for all ages, antique and gift shops and something for everyone. There are restaurants and wine bars of all descriptions and picturesque spots in the Castle Park for relaxing, having a snack or feeding the squirrels. Quaint Manningtree with its old fashioned High Street nestled behind the estuary and Ipswich are also popular locations for browsing and shopping.