The Beach Guide

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 Walberswick. 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.

  • Walberswick Beach

    1. 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.…

  • Southwold Pier Beach

    2. 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…

  • Dunwich Heath Beach

    3. 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, woodlark,…

  • The Denes Beach (Southwold)

    4. 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 a small caravan…

  • Aldeburgh Beach

    5. 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…

  • Dunwich Beach

    6. 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…

  • Claremont Pier (Lowestoft) Beach

    7. 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.

  • Felixstowe North Beach

    8. Felixstowe North Beach

    Felixstowe is a traditional Edwardian seaside resort between the Orwell and Deben rivers in Suffolk. The town benefits from a 4-mile stretch of beach, which slopes gently into the sea, along which there is a 2-mile-long promenade. The historic pier…

  • South of Claremont Pier Beach (Lowestoft)

    9. 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.

  • Thorpeness Beach

    10. 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…