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 Aldeburgh. 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.

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    1. 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…

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    2. 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,…

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    3. The Denes Beach (Southwold)

    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…

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    4. 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…

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    5. Lowestoft South Beach (Lowestoft)

    Just south of Great Yarmouth, on Suffolk's "Sunrise Coast" is Lowestoft South Beach with its fine sand and wealth of local facilities. Also known as Victoria Beach, it is the main resort beach in the area with a Blue Flag award for its…

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    6. 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…

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    7. Covehithe

    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…

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    8. 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!…

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    9. Dunwich Heath Beach

    A remote sand and shingle beach backed by the dunes, heathland and lagoons of the National Trust owned Dunwich Heath. The area is also home to RSPB Minsmere and is home to a range of interesting wildlife such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar,…

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    10. Kessingland Beach

    Kessingland is a long, wide, sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs. The beach here is somewhat protected from the erosion which affects this coast thanks to the marram grass that was planted here by the writer and agricultural reformist,…

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