Where is your Favourite Place to be in the Sunshine?

Yes, the sun does shine in the UK (finally!). If you're heading over during Summer, here are our favourite beaches.

Southwold Beach

Charming Southwold is an eternal favourite with Suffolk visitors and residents alike. Lined with picture-perfect beach huts and the odd beach café selling bacon sarnies, tea and ice cream, and just a stones throw from some fantastic shops, pubs and restaurants, Southwold beach is an undisputed classic. Don’t miss out on a visit to Southwold Pier while you’re there.

Walberswick Beach 

The unofficial crabbing capital of the UK, Walberswick beach is the place to go to indulge in this quintessential summer sport (Walberswick held the Annual Crabbing Championships until 2010, when it had to be shut down because it was too popular). Walberswick is also a great starting point to explore the Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Landscape and is a beautiful place throughout the year.

Dunwich Beach

Dunwich beach and the surrounding heath and woodland are one of the most precious Suffolk beaches, home to a plethora of rare plants and wildlife. Dunwich is also a fascinating place historically – look out to sea from the beach and you’re staring at the watery resting place of what was once a city larger than London!

Felixstowe Beach 

Felixstowe is full of exciting activities for the kids, mum and dad, even grandma and granddad! Windsurfing, golf (crazy and sane!), nature trails, and exploring a 16th century fort are just some of the things you can do in Felixstowe, and that’s before you even reach the beach! Once there, you’ll be ready as anything to settle down with an ice cream.

Covehithe Beach 

Voted one of Britain’s best 40 beaches by The Telegraph, Covehithe is located just a few miles south of Lowestoft and is possibly the wildest and most beautiful of Suffolk beaches. Driftwood forms beautiful shapes protruding from the sand, while Covehithe’s unique church inside a church adds an element of the surreal to this Suffolk beach.

Thorpeness Beach 

The quirky village of Thorpeness already has a lot to offer as a day trip destination, including the Peter Pan-inspired boating mere, mock Tudor buildings, a house floating above the clouds and an acclaimed golf course. The lovely shingle beach simply adds to the magic. Look out for the futuristic Dune House, created by renowned Norwegian architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs and Living Architecture.

Watching that glorious sunrise and beautiful sunset here in Athelington is something truly spectacular! We are so blessed being situated here in the peaceful Suffolk countryside.  Use one of our cabins as a base and go out exploring!