• TTDA - Aldeburgh Beach - Aldeburgh Beach Lookout (c) Gill Moon Photography
  • TTDA - Aldeburgh Beach - flora and fauna
  • TTDA - Aldeburgh Beach - Scallop

Aldeburgh Beach

A traditional seaside experience that's also a cultural hotspot

The delightful pebble beach at Aldeburgh is a favourite for a day at the seaside on The Suffolk Coast.

The beach is backed by a promenade and pretty pastel-coloured villas, and is just a short walk from the High Street. Predominantly shingle, make your way past the fishing boats and the beach slopes steeply towards the sea. 

Whilst there are no kiosks on the beach, after a morning paddling and throwing stones in the sea, make your way into the town to get freshly caught and cooked fish & chips from Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop followed by an ice cream from one of the many delis and cafes.

Aldeburgh beach was also a favourite of composer Benjamin Britten; during his time living in the town, he would enjoy walking along the beach from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness most days. A tribute to him now stands on the beach; the iconic Scallop sculpture by artist Maggi Hambling.  

Essential Information

Attraction name:
Aldeburgh Beach