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Halfpenny Pier

The Quay | H, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 1255 243030
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Lovely little pier

After visiting the Lightship which is alongside the pier we sat here and enjoyed a drink. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cath b
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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Its a small but popular pier. People definitely enjoyed breakfast in the sun in this quaint little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JHELondon
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London
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Ha'penny Pier is a Victorian wooden Pier. It's one of only a few remaining examples of working wooden piers in the UK and is owned and managed by Harwich Haven Authority.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (11 reviews)
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The Quay | H, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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+44 1255 243030
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"ice cream"
in 11 reviews
"watch the world"
in 4 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 4 reviews
"large container"
in 3 reviews
"foot ferry"
in 7 reviews
"great place to sit and watch"
in 2 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 2 reviews
"full english breakfast"
in 2 reviews
"lifeboat house"
in 2 reviews
"catch crabs"
in 2 reviews
"seafood shop"
in 2 reviews
"tourist information"
in 3 reviews
"cargo ships"
in 2 reviews
"cup of tea"
in 2 reviews
"across the river"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"fishing"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting the Lightship which is alongside the pier we sat here and enjoyed a drink. There are lovely views of the harbour and the pier is immaculate. There is a Tourist information kiosk and a café which was very busy.

Thank cath b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a small but popular pier. People definitely enjoyed breakfast in the sun in this quaint little spot. Coffees, teas lunch.... its all there. Great selection of icecream too. We very much enjoyed chilling watching the boats go by. There is also a great fish...More

Thank JHELondon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Halfpenny Pier see the views of shotley gate and seals in the river. have tea or coffce from cafe on the pier and you can take the ferry across the rivers

Thank Roger T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint little pier, lovely views, can get a boat to Felixstowe or to shotley, nice cafe with reasonable prices, sea food shop as well.

Thank judith258
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable stroll along pier with lunch on pier. Lovely place to walk and admire the stunning views across to Felixstowe.

Thank sally R
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Brilliant little pier along the big red boat had a walk along pontoon and see kids crabbing oaps eating lunch and we had ice creams but step £3 each but its a treat

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed watching the world go by from the pier whilst visiting for the weekend. There is what looks like a decent cafe (we only had ice creams so can't really comment on the food but the menu looked fairly extensive) and the harbour foot ferry...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely small pier with beautiful sightings lovely historic lighthouses and u can see people fishing u can go on the rocks and go crabbing u can look at them loading the massive ship also a lovely cafe and the sea and pier...More

Thank roisingray149
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Spent several hours here 13/5/18. With family on sad family occasion. Very interesting. Toilets very presentable! Cafe food drinks were tasty....smells wafting along the pier called us there. Staff very friendly. We had a comfortable boat and the journey was solemn but interesting. Even the...More

Thank Zoe W
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We visited here on the hottest weekend this year and it was lovely just sitting there watching life on the sea. There's a great cafè with a lovely varied menu, seafood and flavoured ice cream. And we also went seal spotting from here and saw...More

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HarwichHaven, Public Relations Manager at Halfpenny Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks for your lovely comments Jo. As owners we are committed to ensuring that Ha'penny Pier continues to delight both visitors and the local community. Last year we completed a £340,000 refurbishment programme to replace worn beams and timbers and during 2018 we have a...More

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