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Dunwich Beach

Southwold, Suffolk

A large gravel car park, small cafe and a collection of fishermans huts and boats are found at Dunwich. A small village situated on a long stretch of shingle beach.

Beach Type



Cafe (good fish and chips)


Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long. quiet beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs. The nearby Dingle marshes are home to varied wildlife

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

there are litter bins available.


No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Ipswich TIC. tel: 01473 258070


Nearest town: Southwold
County: Suffolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2722, 1.62087
Postcode: IP17 3DE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Southwold, Suffolk at Explore Britain.


Take the A12 north from Ipswich towards Lowestoft. Turn off after Saxmundham and shortly (1/2 mile) after Yoxford. following signs to Westleton and then Dunwich.

Nearest Railway Stations

Darsham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Saxmundham (Approx. 7 miles away)
Halesworth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Brampton (Suffolk) (Approx. 9 miles away)
Wickham Market (Approx. 13 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a large gravel car park adjacent to the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Beach Road, Dunwich (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre, Dunwich (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Dunwich Heath - Beach, Dunwich (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Hoist Covert, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
The Terrace, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
The Street, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Ferry Road, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Harbour, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Ferry Road, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Darsham Station, Darsham (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southwold