dovercourt holiday park essex

Dovercourt Holiday Park - Essex

Holiday Homes - Caravans & Lodges at Dovercourt Holiday Park

Dovercourt is the ideal park if you like beach holidays - it sits on the fringes of Dovercourt Bay's Blue Flag beach in the Tendring district of Essex. 

The onsite facilities are extensive, with a heated outdoor swimming pool, soft play and an adventure play area for children, plus an all-weather sports court where you can play tennis or football.

Along with a new arcade, there's also a clubhouse bar with super-size TV screens, a restaurant, a mini-supermarket and much more. During the evenings, there is live entertainment in the newly refurbished clubhouse.


Dovercourt Holiday Park is proud to have achieved gold award status from both David Bellamy and Green Tourism which means it ticks all the boxes for managing their park as a haven for wildlife, reducing energy and water usage and aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste the park produces.

Park News

Park Holidays UK continues to invest in its parks and Dovercourt is no exception. For 2020, there has been investment in improving the infrastructure and facilities including...

  • Redevelopment of the entertainments centre incorporating a beautiful terraced area for food and drinks 
  • Upgrade to the reception area
  • Redevelopment of the shop
  • New holiday home sales enquiry office
  • New caravan sales showground


Holiday Accommodation

As well as static caravans and lodges to book for your holiday, Dovercourt also offers a range of pitches for touring and motorhomes. New this year is the introduction of camping pods - trendyl glamping accommodation.

Holiday Home Ownership

Dovercourt Holiday Park has a fabulous range of holiday homes for sale incl;uding new and used caravans and lodges from leading manufacxturers such as Willerby and ABI.

Local Amenities

The local town of Dovercourt has several shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants if you want to venture out of the park and experience the local seaside resort. Further afield (just a few miles up the road) in Harwich, you will find a more extensive range of amenities and evening entertainment.

Local Amenities
Pubs / bars
Coffee shops
Swimming pool
Leisure center
Things to see and do

For things to see and do whilst on holiday at Dovercourt, there are plenty of options in the local area which is rich in history and culture. Harwich is a traditional historic maritime town sitting on the mouth of the Stour/Orwell estuary. It has a fascinating history and is probably best known for being the home of Christopher Jones, Captain of the Mayflower, who in 1620 took the first pilgrims to America. Some historical sites to see are...

  • Low Lighthouse Maritime Museum built in 1818
  • Lifeboat Museum,
  • Treadwheel Crane, built in 1667, a kind of colossal hamster wheel based on a Roman design

If you are looking to venture out further, some interesting things to see and do in Essex are....

Colchester Castle

Explore this fascinating Norman castle dating back to the second half of the eleventh century. The keep of the castle is mostly intact and is the largest example of its kind anywhere in Europe, due to it being built on the foundations of a Roman temple. 

Colchester Zoo

A must-see is a visit to the famous Colchester Zoo which is just over 30 minutes drive away.  A great day out for all the family.

For more information, please see the zoo's website.

Saffron Walden

This bustling market town is home to the Jacobean estate of Audley End House and Gardens. A great day out for all the family - please see their website for more information on opening times.


Dovercourt is located on the coast near Harwich and is just 19 miles from Colchester via the A12.If you are travelling from London, the journey time is just under 2 hours by car to cover the 85 miles.

Sister Parks
Name Location Town
Golden Sands Devon Dawlish
Landscove Holiday Park Devon Brixham
Riviera Bay Devon Brixham
Waterside Holiday Park Devon Paignton
Tarka Holiday Park Devon Barnstaple
Alberta Holiday Park Kent Whitstable
Birchington Vale Holiday Park Kent Birchington-on-Sea
Broadland Sands Holiday Park Suffolk Lowestoft
Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park Sussex Chichester
Carlton Meres Holiday Park Suffolk Saxmundham
Coghurst Hall Holiday Park Sussex Hastings
Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park Suffolk Felixstowe
Harts Holiday Park Kent Isle of Sheppey
Marlie Holiday Park Kent New Romney
Martello Beach Holiday Park Essex Clacton-on-Sea
New Beach Holiday Park Kent Dymchurch
Pevensey Bay Holiday Park Sussex Pevensey Bay
Rye Harbour Holiday Park Sussex Rye
Sandhills Holiday Park Dorset Christchurch
Seaview Holiday Park Kent Whitstable
Seawick Holiday Park Essex Clacton-on-Sea
Solent Breeze Holiday Park Hampshire Warsash
St Osyth Beach Essex Clacton-on-Sea
Dawlish Sands Holiday Park Devon Dawlish Warren