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 read more
Planning a trip to Suffolk and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Suffolk coast and seaside towns.
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!
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 read more
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 read more
Sizewell beach is a pebble/sand beach backed by grass, dunes and nuclear power stations. Fishing boats operate from on the beach. Facilities include car parking (pay and display), tearoom and read more
Dunwich beach is part of a long shingle rural beach in Suffolk. Facilities include car parking, tearooms and toilets.
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 read more
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 read more
The beach to the North of Claremont Pier is a sandy beach with zones in place for watersports. Facilities include beach chalet hire, summer lifeguards, toilets, shops, food, parking
The Claremont Pier South beach is a sandy beach backed by a promenade. Facilities: car park, summer lifeguards, shops, food, toilets.
Gunton Denes beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and is good for bird watching within the dunes. Facilities: parking, toilets, campsite.
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. read more
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 read more