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Located in the English county of Essex, the town and port of Harwich lies on the North Sea coast, on the estuaries of the River Stour and River Orwell. Its proximity to the sea has resulted in the town having a well established, long history with both the military and merchant navy. In 1652 the town became a naval base and was heavily fortified with Harwich Redoubt, Beacon Hill Battery and Bath Side Battery. Containing many historic buildings, Harwich's old town has been declared a conservation area.
Harwich has also been home to some notable residents including Christopher Jones, the master and part owner of the Mayflower, the diarist Samuel Pepys was an MP for the town and Christopher Newport who founded Jamestown, Virginia, came from Harwich.
Ferry services from Harwich depart to Esbjerg in Denmark and also to the Hook of Holland. Terminal facilities include waiting lounges, shops, a bureau de change, cafes and restaurants. There are also local water taxi and ferry services from Harwich to Shotley and Felixstowe. The Port of Harwich also accommodates cruise ships that continue on to destinations in the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea and beyond.
Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district in Lower Saxony, Germany, situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are especially popular vacation spots on the North Sea.
The origins of tourism in this area date back to 1816 when a seaside resort was founded in Cuxhaven, and Cuxhaven has been a state-recognised climate seaside resort and centre of the holiday region of Cuxland ever since 1964. With just over 50,000 citizens, Cuxhaven is not a very large city. However, the area boasts roughly 3 million booked nights a year, making it one of the largest seaside resorts in Germany.
The fishing industry and the harbour are the two other main traditional businesses in Cuxhaven. The city has made great investments in the modernisation and expansion of the port facilities during the recent years.