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Dunwich Beach

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Dunwich Beach - Suffolk

© Adrian Cable and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The little village of Dunwich was once a thriving seaport; but over the centuries the sea reclaimed the town leaving not much behind except for a wonderful stretch of beach. This expanse of shingle seems to go on forever in both directions, backed by low crumbling cliffs.

Dunwich beach is set in a break between the cliffs where the road literally ends on the beach. Here you will find a number of small boats pulled up on the sand and a the National Trust tearoom.
In fact, the National Trust own the beach and much of the surrounding countryside including Dunwich Heath which runs along the coast. This whole area is teeming with wildlife which thrive in these rare habitats.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



IP17 3DE

OS grid ref.

TM 4794 7055