Thorpeness Beach

Thorpness is a quirky little village just north of Aldeburgh. It is everything an English seaside village should be; there is a golf course, a large boating lake (the Meare) and more mock Tudor buildings than you can shake a stick at! Many of these buildings line the beach front intermingling with equally quirky modern homes.

The beach itself is an expanse of steeply shelving shingle leading down to some sand at low tide. To the south it stretches all the way to Aldeburgh and to the north Dunwich.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing


  • Picnic area

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

TM 4734 5954

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Thorpeness Beach Reviews

Dec 04th 2020

Best beach in Britain, but keep it quiet


Sep 12th 2020

Beach is shingle some sand when tide is out and relatively quiet x

Achu Jomon
Aug 08th 2020

Clean and beautiful beach

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