28 Sep

Head to Harwich in Essex and the coast

Head to Harwich in Essex and the coast

The town of Harwich in Essex could be the ideal relocation area for those wanting to move a little closer to the coast.

There is a good mix of property for sale in Harwich that may appeal to families who want to by near the sea, but still enjoy the hustle and bustle of community living.

Harwich has a rich history and was once one of Europe's leading naval bases and trade areas. Therefor, it still enjoys strong sailing traditions and the Harwich International Port offers regular ferry services to a number of European destinations, including Sweden, Denmark and Germany - perfect for families wanting to enjoy trips abroad.

Details of the naval history of the area can been seen in many of the town's impressive buildings, with some dating back to the 1400s.

One of the most popular buildings in Harwich is the Electric Palace Cinema, which opened in 1911 and still shows a whole host of art house films and blockbuster movies.

The town also has a number of restaurants and small eateries, as well as a range of shops offering more than just the basic day-to-day essentials.

Harwich also has a number of sporting clubs, such as rugby, golf, sailing and football, which could offer a great way to make friends, stay fit and become more involved in town life.

There are also a number of fascinating museums in the area - housed in disused lighthouses and lifeboat stations. Plenty can be discovered by a visit to the local Maritime Museum, the Lifeboat Museum, and the National Wireless and Television Museum.

The Ha’penny Pier Visitor Centre, which is based in a Victorian pier ticket office, also have a great exhibition all about the famous Mayflower.

For those wanting to spend the day at the beach, the nearby area of Dovercourt Bay is just a short drive away and boasts a long beach that is perfect for tiring out the children during the summer holidays.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801840494-ADNFCR

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