1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Off Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ES

Call Debbie Hill on 01255 552010

Group accommodation by the sea

The 1912 Centre is the former town Fire Station situated within the heart of the historic town of Harwich and just 50m from the sandy beach and promenade. There's lots of maritime history with over 200 listed buildings within half a square mile. The centrally heated hostel has a large central dining and recreational area. The upper floor offers four cabin style sleeping areas and a lounge with views across the harbour. The two cabins on the ground floor offer disabled access. All cabins have bunk beds. Fully equipped kitchen, showers & drying room. Please bring your own sleeping bags. The Centre is compact and easily managed, groups are expected to undertake certain domestic duties during their stay, and are responsible for leaving the Centre in a clean and tidy condition. Each group has sole use of the Centre.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 3x6, 2x2, 1x4.
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    1 night £275, 2 nights £550, 3 nights £800, 4 nights £1050 then £150 per extra night.
  • Booking:

    Pre booking essential. Sole use groups only. No stag or hen groups.
  • Directions:

    Follow A120 to Harwich Quay, follow the road round past the Navy Yard Wharf. The Centre is adjacent to the Electric Palace Cinema.
  • Public Transport :

    Harwich Town Railway Station is a short walk from the Centre, trains to London Liverpool Street. The bus station is also within walking distance.
  • Walks :

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By the Sea Close to a Pub


cPrivate rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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Open for over night stays in Harwich throughout the year as well as for day hire.

November 30th 2021

Stay in a centrally heated former town fire station, just 50m from the beach in the Harwich Conservation area. The old engine garage is now the dining area and above the fireman’s pole you can sleep in cabin style sleeping areas. The centre can also be hired for small group daytime activities without an overnight stay.

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August Bank Holiday availability at Harwich 1912 Centre

July 19th 2020

Stay by the sea this summer. Come and stay with us at the Harwich 1912 Centre. Our converted fire station is just a stone throw from beaches at historic Harwich close to restaurants, art galleries, and museums. Our spacious group bunkhouse can accommodate up to 26 guests, with a well-equipped kitchen and accessible shower & toilet facilities on the ground floor. With an upstairs common room with views over the sea. the 1912 Centre is a great location for a last-minute summer break!

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