Overnight Stop near Harwich

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  1. BillyS

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    Hello all,
    I was wondering if any of you good people could give me advice on where to stay overnight near Harwich. The reason will be explained shortly.
    My wife and I are going to Germany in a couple of weeks, returning home the first week in October. We are crossing from Harwich to Hook of Holland with Stenna Line, and will be returning the same route. The return crossing brings us back to Harwich round about 8 pm. It is a 5-6 hour drive home from Harwich to our house, which makes our arrival time at home somewhere round 1-2 a.m. by which time we will be both too exhausted. I was thinking of stopping overnight somewhere near Harwich, once we get off the Ferry. Either a CC, C&CC, or a CL,CS or wild camping will do, basically anywhere, where we could get our heads down for the night. Many thanks. BillyS
     
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    Hi Addie,
    Thanks for your advice. The trouble is that I've already booked the Ferry, and have planned it so that we arrive home round noon or shortly after the following day. My wife has to work the day after. I'm not sure if we can reschedule, as I think the return journey is already booked, I'll have to check on Stenna's Timetable to see if they're fully booked. BillyS
     
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    We have done Harwich/Hook and you can have a daytime cabin to take a nap and a good rest for the journey home and then have a good traffic free night time drive home:thumb:
     
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    grange farm is a quiet farm site about ten miles from harwich about 17 pounds a night
    short walk across the fields takes you into the vilage three or four pubs and a couple of resturants and the obligatory tesco express
    we once stayed on the one closest to the ferry terminal it was early may they charged us high seaon rates and every part of the advertised entertainment complex was shut vowed never to stay there again
     
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    Harbour Cresent, we often stay there for a night or two, right on the waters edge and opposite Felixstowe Docks, watch the ships going in and out of the docks and about a mile from Parkstone, (ferry) maybe joined by other continental motorhomes that seem to use it as well. 51°56'29.29"N 1°17'25.79"E
     
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    The strangers rest at Bradfield. We have stayed there twice and it's fine. Just a big field behind the pub. Showers fine for a one night stopover.

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    sorry didnt say the site is at thorpe le soaken
     
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    Hi there is a good cl at brantham, it's in the cc book under Essex page346 court farm next to brantham bull pub good food and from harwich it's only about 10 mls thou it is fairly popular so I would ring there was 5 vans useing it today hpe this hels .Bob
     
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    All suggestions good but have posted on here before that their are two free car parks just past cricket club that leads to prom and beach or rugby club car park past swimming pool also on beach,both overlook playing fields
    HTH
     
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    Parking near Hawich

    Hi
    We were allowed to stay on the port at Hawich when we arrived on the late ferry, with no problems
     
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    Just 'book marking for reference :thumb:
     
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