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Dunwich Beach

A wild beach, perfect for walking and beachcombing

Popular with pups and with those wanting to avoid the crowds, Dunwich is one of The Suffolk Coast's popular wild beaches.

Once a thriving seaport and home to 8 churches, the village of Dunwich has been at the mercy of the North Sea over the years, with stories of church bells ringing from under the sea as parts of the village tumbled over the cliffs. 

Today, the wide shingle beach is perfect for a dog walk, a spot of fishing or a paddle in the sea. Owned by the National Trust, the beach is surrounded by heath and marshes should you wish to continue you walk away from the shore.

Essential Information 

  • Public toilets are available at Dunwich Beach.
  • There are no kiosks at Dunwich beach, but you will find cafes and pubs in the village.
  • There are car parks and street parking available within walking distance of the beach.
  • Please note, there is no lifeguard patrol at Dunwich beach.
  • Dogs are permitted on Dunwich beach.
  • Tide times can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/
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  • For places to eat, where to stay and travel information, check out our Dunwich Guide.
Attraction name:
Dunwich Beach