Activities at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

For further information and booking please contact Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles on 01255 686176 or see below.

How to book online

Contact your local sports facility and register for online booking. You will then be given your log in details which will enable you to book and pay online.

Book online

If you need to cancel, please do so with 1 hours notice in advance to avoid a charge. In the event that is not possible, due to exceptional circumstances, please telephone your local sports facility who will cancel it with no charge, (this cannot be done online after 1 hours without incurring a charge).

Use this link for information on Memberships and Prices

Opening times and directions can be found on the Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles homepage.

Swimming at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

Enjoy a leisurely swim in our 25 metre swimming pool which is 0.9 metres at the shallow end and 2 metres at the deep end. Also provided are fun sessions, water aerobics and dedicated sessions for the 50+. We are proud to be the home of Harwich, Dovercourt & Parkeston swimming club.

Please follow this link for all information regarding Swim School (swimming lessons).

For booking and availability please phone 01255 686176.

Download the gymjam app for the up to the minute swimming pool timetable which will show any cancellations or changes, or see below.

Download our new 2017 swimming pool timetable here!

Prices for swimming activities

Family swim £10.00 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

Public swim   Level 1 £4.00   Level 2 £3.00    Level 3 £1.70

Aqua aerobics (60 mins)  Adult £5.00  Level 2 £4.40  Level 3 £2.60

50+ and disabled session (60 mins)  Adult under 60 £4.00  Adult 60+ and disabled £3.00

Junior fun session  Level 2 £3.00   Level 3 £1.70

Pool parties including floats (Saturday 6pm to 7pm) £105.00

Under 3's go free

Price level information is available here

Swimming Club

Please contact Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles on 01255 686176 for further information and contact details for the above clubs.

Changing Village

Enjoy the use of our changing village comprising of male and female toilet facilities and individual changing cubicles with lockers operated on a £1.00 coin return basis.

Spectators Gallery

You can enjoy watching your family having fun or learning to swim from our tiered spectators gallery running the whole width of the pool.

Supervision conditions

One adult (aged over 16 years) to two children under 8 years.  Exceptions may apply at manager's discretion.

Why not check out our other swimming pools in the district:

Clacton Leisure Centre

Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles

Brightlingsea open air swimming pool

Parties at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

Bear in a swimming ring

Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles is available to hire between 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Saturdays. Hire cost of £105.00 per session includes floats. Please contact Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles for more details on 01255 686176.

Junior & Teenfit at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles


Weekdays 3pm to 6pm

Weekends and School Holidays 1pm to 6pm

Ages 13 to 15 years. Induction is required and Teenfit are not permitted to use the static weight machines.

Induction £5.00 Price per session £2.50


Astro Turf available on a pay & play basis at £1.30 per session subject to availability.

Gym at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

Gym at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles


Adult £5.10  Level 2 £3.80  Level 3 £2.20

Teenfit £2.50 (3pm to 6pm weekdays and 1pm to 6pm weekends)

Induction  Adults £15.00  Youth £5.00

Once you've had your induction, there's no need to book, just turn up and pay!

Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles Gym

We are pleased to offer you a state of the art 30 station gym.

Located on the ground floor and with floor to ceiling windows, you can take in the fantastic views over Dovercourt Bay whilst working out.

Cardio Theatre

There is a variety of cardio vascular equipment ranging from treadmills to rowing machines. All especially designed to help you shape up.


Fixed weights machines plus free weights designed to work all muscle groups, a great way to tone up.

Fully Qualified Staff

Our qualified and experienced staff will guide and assist you to ensure safe and effective exercise. With your tailor-made fitness program designed by our team at the time of your induction, what better way to keep fit and healthy. (All new customers are required to have an induction before using the gym for the 1st time)

For more details contact 01255 686176

For gym opening times please see the Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles homepage.

Why not try our other gyms in the district:

Clacton Leisure Centre

Manningtree Sports Centre

Brightlingsea Sports Centre

Aerobics at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

The dance studio is situated on the first floor overlooking the swimming pool and is a great place to meet up with friends and get fit at the same time.

View the timetables below.  You can also download the Gymjam App (iPhone only) which will show any up to date changes such as class cancellations.

Click on the link to download your very own copy of our aerobics timetable Aerobic Timetable & Brochure


All classes (45 & 60 minute): Adult £5.50, Level 2 £4.15, Level 3 £2.75.  
30 minute classes: Adult £3.25, Level 2 £3.00, Level 3 £2.75

Price level information is available here.

Booking a class

Book your class in advance (up to 7 days) to avoid disappointment as there are maximum number limitations.

Book online

Please call Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles on 01255 686 176 to arrange a booking, or to set up your online account.

Cancelling a class

1 hours notice is required to cancel a pre-booked class otherwise a charge will incur.

Please note, sometimes our phone lines get very busy due to the high volume of calls, and therefore the option to cancel your class online is available.  If you choose this option you will need to bring your confirmation email to reception on your next visit and will then be reimbursed with another class.

Arriving late for a class

Participants who arrive more than 5 minutes late may be refused entry due to risk of injury.

Existing injuries or conditions

Please inform your instructor if you have any existing injuries or conditions prior to class commencing.

Why not try out aerobics at our other centres in the district!

Clacton Leisure Centre

Brightlingsea Sports centre

Manningtree Sports Centre

Why not take a look at our other centres to see what they offer!

Clacton Leisure Centre

Harwich Sports Centre

Manningtree Sports Centre

Brightlingsea Sports Centre

Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles

Last updated on: 17/09/2020 - 14:41