Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

Situated with stunning views over the sandy bay, Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles is a leisure centre with a difference.

State-of-the-Art Fitness

Our state-of-the-art gym boasts 30 stations with a wide range of cardio equipment, fixed and free weights, plus floor-to-ceiling windows to help you really take in the scenery while you work out.

Need some expert advice on achieving your wellness goals? Our team of fitness instructors can develop a tailor-made programme that will empower you to get the most from your time in the gym.

You’ll find something for all ages and abilities in our daily schedule of fitness classes, with options ranging from high-energy spinning and circuits to restorative yoga and Pilates. Our first-floor studio is home to all our classes and overlooks our 25-metre swimming pool, where you can enjoy a leisurely swim, participate in Aquacise or take advantage of our dedicated sessions for families and the over 50s.

Our Swim School follows the ASA national plan to offer swimming lessons that help both children and adults become stronger swimmers and gain confidence in the water. Our junior gym sessions are a great way for kids to get active, and we also offer pay-and-play access to our astroturf for all age groups. Whether you like to get competitive on the pitch or simply fancy a kick-about for fun, Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles welcomes you.

Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles


Sports Hall
Health Suite
Swimming Pool
All-weather Pitch
Squash Courts
Climbing Wall


Fitness Classes
Kids Parties
Table tennis
Private Hire
Kids Activities
Pool Inflatables
Swimming School
Family Swim


Adapted for Wheelchairs
Disabled Toilet
Ramp Access
Accessible Parking
Poolside Hoist
Changing Hoist
Accessible Changing

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Planning Your Visit


[email protected]

01255 686176


Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, Low Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3TA.

By Bus

3, 18, 103, 104

By Train

Dovercourt or Harwich Town

Bike Rack


Facilities & Activities

The Gym

With floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the beautiful bay, our 30-station gym boasts a wide range of cardio equipment and free weights alongside specialist pieces including a multi-cable training machine and a First Degree E-720 Fluid Cycle XT bike.

There really is something for all fitness levels, from the gym newcomer to the experienced athlete.

Our knowledgeable instructors can devise a gym programme to help you achieve your fitness goals, and they’re also experienced at helping people who have limited mobility or are rehabilitating after illness or injury.

Juniors aged 12-15 can take advantage of our Junior Gym sessions, which teach them how to safely use our cardio equipment and the benefits of forming long-term healthy habits.

Treadmills with an outdoor view and weights equipment
Facilities & Activities

The Studio

Our air-conditioned studio overlooks our swimming pool and benefits from plenty of natural light to keep you energised.

Our daily schedule of fitness classes includes high-energy spinning and circuit training as well as restorative Pilates and yoga, which are both safe and effective ways of improving strength, flexibility and balance.

All abilities over the age of 16 are welcome and our fully qualified instructors are always happy to help you tailor the classes to your individual needs.

Spinning bikes in a spin studio
Facilities & Activities

The Swimming Pool

Enjoy a full-body workout with a leisurely swim in our six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool.

With a depth range of 0.9–2.0 meters, easy-access steps and a hoist, it’s accessible to everyone and offers a weekly timetable with dedicated sessions for families and the over 50s, plus Aquacise classes and general lane swimming.

Our pool is also available for private hire for clubs and pool parties – we can even provide large floats for maximum fun!

Lessons in our Swim School are offered for everyone from three-month-old babies right up to advanced sessions for adults, which are delivered in groups or as one-to-one sessions.

Courses run over 50 weeks of the year and all lessons are delivered according to the ASA national plan to ensure that at all stages our Swim School students gain confidence in the water and improve their swimming skills.

The swimming pool
Facilities & Activities


Our full-size astro pitch is available to hire for football or hockey for all age groups.

Book half the pitch as and when you fancy a game with our pay-and-play system.

A goalkeeper leaps to save a football