Suffolk Beaches and Coast

Suffolk is a county in the east of England and offers a large stretch of often undisturbed coastline bounding the North Sea. Historically, Suffolk was the closest seaside destination for Londoners and has remained a popular place for those wanting to escape from the stress of urban life. Its delightful coastal towns, open sandy beaches and windswept romantic skies can offer you a fabulous spot for a holiday.

Whatever the time of year, you'll find something to love about Suffolk's ancient seaside towns and villages. Discover Southwold with its famous pier and colourful beach huts, the artists' haven of Aldeburgh or the golden sandy beaches of Lowestoft.

For nature-lovers, you'll be hard-pressed to know which way to look, so abundant is the choice! Some of the country's rarest wildlife can be found here on the Suffolk coast. Soak up the charm by taking a stroll on one of the many wide open beaches, where in Spring in particular the whole area is bursting with new life.

Walking, cycling and sailing are all popular pastimes and with the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths being a designated Area of Natural Beauty, the largely undeveloped beauty of this part of the country can be explored on foot, on a bike or by taking to the waters!

Nearest Beaches in Suffolk

  • Aldeburgh Beach

    Aldeburgh beach is a quiet and unspoilt shingle beach with some sand exposed at low tide. The beach shelves quite steeply to the sea and has a wide promenade running alongside it. Fishing huts, sheds and working boats are dotted along the beach with freshly caught fish sold daily. Just read more

  • Southwold Beach

    Southwold beach is on a section of the Suffolk coast that is declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sandy beach with well maintained wooden groynes and beach huts make it the families choice. Walk along the beach away from the huts and you will see sand dunes.

  • Dunwich Heath Beach

    Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach. Remote and beautiful stretch of Suffolk coastline. Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquility and excellent views. The shingle beach backs onto a heath, large reedbeds and woodland. Click here for more details on the National Trust website

  • Pakefield Beach

    At Pakefield the wooden groynes stop and the beach has more shingle/pebbles than the pure sand of Lowestoft. Cliffs and beach attract fossil hunters. A Waveney District Council/KiteboardingUK.com approved Kite Zone that starts at the last wooden groyne at Lowestoft and goes onto to Kessingland beach. Facilities include car park read more

  • Southwold The Denes Beach

    The Denes beach at Southwold is a quiet shingle beach backed by sand dunes and marshes less busy than the main Southwold beaches. The beach is between the mouth of the river Blyth and the historical seaside town of Southwold. Popular with walkers or those wanting a rural beach. Toilets read more

  • Kessingland Beach

    Kessingland beach is less popular and more baren than the nearby Suffolk beaches at Lowestoft and therefore is less popular with families but attracts sports like kitesurfing, buggying and landboarding. A WD Council and Kiteboarding UK’s approved teaching/ kite zone with strict rules. The buggy area is located a short read more

  • Felixstowe Beach

    Felixstowe has a five mile coastline on the Suffolk North Sea coast, between the estuaries of the Rivers Deben and Orwell. This stretch is sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea within a sheltered bay. The beach is backed by a promenade and then behind the promenade you read more

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