Corton Sands ( Gunton Sands)

Corton Sands - Suffolk
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Being just north of Lowestoft, which is Britain’s most easterly point means it can get a little breezy here. The beach itself is a mix of coarse sand and shingle which is divided up by wooden groynes. To the rear of the beach is a large grassy area separated from the beach by a concrete walk way.

Corton was officially designated a naturist beach back in 1979. However, for various reasons this was withdrawn back in 2009. As it stands the council have not allocated any further naturist beaches in the area, but they have also revoked a by-law which prohibited naturists using other local beaches.

Also known as:

Gunton Sands

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

no dog bans operating and dog bins are located on the beach.

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  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop

Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town



NR32 4PQ

OS grid ref.

TM 5516 9536


Parking available

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