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Best beaches in Suffolk

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Suffolk as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Suffolk is South of Claremont Pier. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Suffolk just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. South of Claremont Pier Beach (Lowestoft)

    South of Claremont Pier Beach (Lowestoft)

    A fine stretch of sand known locally as 'Victoria Beach'. Lowestoft is a popular seaside resort in an area of Suffolk dubbed the 'Sunrise Coast'. Facilities on or near the beach include lawn bowls, tennis courts, restaurants and cafes.

  • 2. Claremont Pier (Lowestoft) Beach

    Claremont Pier (Lowestoft) Beach

    A sandy beach, north of Claremont Pier, with zones for watersports. Easy access to East Point Pavilion, which houses the Lowestoft Tourist Information Centre.

  • 3. The Denes Beach (Southwold)

    The Denes Beach (Southwold)

    The Denes is a quiet shingle beach. backed by marshes and bordered by the mouth of the river Blyth on one side and the historical seaside town of Southwold on the other.

  • 4. Orford Ness Beach

    Orford Ness Beach

    The technical description of Orford Ness as a cuspate foreland shingle spit doesn't really do much to explain the uniqueness of this atmospheric spot on the Suffolk coast. Much of the mystery of Orford Ness relates to its past as a military research…

  • 5. Thorpeness Beach

    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…

  • 6. Aldeburgh Beach

    Aldeburgh Beach

    This sand and shingle beach is probably the best known of all Suffolk's beaches. Backing on to the pretty seaside town of Aldeburgh there are no shortage of facilities either. Aldeburgh has plenty to explore on and around the beach. Along the beach…

  • 7. Southwold Pier Beach

    Southwold Pier Beach

    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…

  • 8. Walberswick Beach

    Walberswick Beach

    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.…

  • 9. Dunwich Beach

    Dunwich Beach

    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…

  • 10. Felixstowe South Beach

    Felixstowe South Beach

    A sand and shingle beach gently sloping to the sea in a sheltered bay. It is backed by a promenade level with the beach and behind the promenade there are gardens. The beach is popular with families.