Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Harwich

The area's museums and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Harwich. Renowned for its beaches, seaside and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Harwich

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Harwich a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Colchester Zoo (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Suffolk Leisure Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Rushmere Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Jimmy's Farm (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Chantry Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Harwich

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Harwich is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Landguard Bird Observatory (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Landguard Fort (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Felixstowe Seafront Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Alton Water (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Trinity Park Conference and Events Centre (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Suffolk Leisure Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Harwich

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 36.3 mi (58.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Harwich Town Station, Harwich Dovercourt Station and Harwich International Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Harwich?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 325 vacation rentals near Harwich. From 115 Houses to 53 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Harwich for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Harwich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Harwich. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Harwich Lighthouse: 668 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill Fort: 667 vacation rentals
  • Harwich International Station: 686 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Town Station: 669 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Dovercourt Station: 666 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Harwich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Harwich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 115 Houses in Harwich. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Harwich include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Cabins: 51 rentals available
  • Cottages: 51 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Harwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation rentals with pool available in Harwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.