Category: Places To Stay

Campervan parking

For those of you staying in self contained caravans/camper vans we now have confirmation of our motorhome site for this year. Thanks to Tendring District Council, motorhomes and caravans may now stay overnight on Harwich Green for the three nights of the Festival.

Access is via Harbour Crescent (off B1352) only. There will be a Campsite Manager on site for most of the weekend, particularly during peak access times from mid-day Friday 5th until mid-day Saturday 6th to assist arrivals with parking. This year there is no need to book in advance, just turn up! Regretfully no tents and please note that there are no facilities on site, other than public toilets nearby (not 24 hours).

This is an attractive and spacious site, central for the town, but please park in the area nearest to the sea to cause least disturbance to local residents. More details including a map are on our venue page 

Entry point, off Harbour Crescent, next to the kiosk.


Lowestoft Fishing Smack Excelsior is now a regular visitor to our festival, moored alongside Ha’Penny Pier. This year they are offering B&B on board for an authentic Shanty Festival experience. There are still a few places left so get in touch with to book.

And for an even more authentic – and exciting – way to visit the festival and arrive in style, they are offering a cruise on board, from London to Harwich 8-13th October. Details from or phone 0845 308 2323

Excelsior Sailing Barge