Suffolk is home to many beautiful beaches, all of which have their draws, depending on your needs. With that in mind, we have taken a look at the best beaches in the area, and what they are best for.

Best for families: Felixstowe

From windsurfing to crazy golf and even a 16th century fort to explore, there are plenty of exciting activities for all ages to be enjoyed in Felixstowe.

The sand and shingle beach can be enjoyed simply with a bucket and spade, whilst the water quality is excellent for taking a quick paddle. There is certainly something for everyone to do when you visit Felixstowe.

Best for sandcastles: Lowestoft

Located close to one of our holiday parks in Suffolk is a large area of soft, golden sand which makes it the perfect spot to build your sandcastle! For the more ambitious of you out there, there’s even an annual sandcastle competition during the Lowestoft Summer Festival in July.

During the warmer months, you will find a host of activities taking place along the beach, including volleyball and a range of watersports. You will also find a range of beachside cafes to enjoy, and even a pier complete with amusements.

Best for wildlife: Dunwich

Dunwich beach and the surrounding areas are the perfect place to spot a wide variety of rare plants and wildlife. You will find species as the Dartford warbler, woodlark and even adders! The hides located between Dunwich and Minsmere also provide the perfect photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera!

Best for swimming: Southwold

The Pier Beach in Southwold is a Blue Flag beach, meaning it has the highest quality of water, making it the perfect place for a swim. You will also find a Victorian pier complete with a restaurant, café and amusements, just in case the water is a bit too chilly for you!

Best fish and chips: Aldeburgh

The East Coast is well known for being home to great fish and chips, but Aldeburgh has been voted as having the best! Grab yourself a portion and head out to the shingle beach to enjoy them, or take a seat on the sea wall and take in the sights over the water.

The seaside town is also home to many art galleries, as well as a cinema and summer theatre, so is well worth a day trip!


Photo courtesy of Evelyn Simak, under Creative Commons