Beaches in Southwold, Suffolk

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Southwold. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • The Denes Beach (0.6 miles)

    The Denes ©

    This sand and shingle beach, backed by low dunes and marshland, stretches from the north side of the mouth of the River Blyth up to Southwold.

    The southern end of the beach has a lifeboat station and a lifeboat museum, behind which is a small caravan park. At the northern end of the beach are a…

  • Southwold Pier Beach (0.4 miles)

    Southwold Pier © Mrs Airwolfhound | BY-SA

    Southwold is one of Suffolk's best known resorts and has a long tradition as such. Perhaps the most obvious link to the seaside town's seaside credentials is the 800 foot (250m) long pier. Along with a sprinkling of shingle, beach groynes and colourful beach huts there is no mistaking you are at the Great British…

  • Walberswick Beach (1.1 miles)

    Walberswick © Evelyn Simak | BY-SA

    This lovely little sand dune backed beach is just across the River Blythe from Southwold, which is within easy walking distance. A walk in the other direction will take you past the Walberswick Nature Reserve with its mix of marsh and heathland. The beach at Walberswick is just a short walk from the village which…

  • Covehithe (3.7 miles)

    Covehithe © Adrian S Pye | BY-SA

    Covehithe beach sits on a somewhat forgotten stretch of the Suffolk coast. The beach is set at the end of a lane which runs across fields before abruptly stopping at the cliff edge. The pace at which the coast is eroding here is rapid - something confirmed by a quick look at Google maps, where…

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