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Kessingland Beach

An expansive wild beach, which is also a nature reserve

A huge stretch of beach framed by imposing cliffs, perfect for those looking for a wild beach experience.

The beach is long and wide with a mixture of sand and shingle. The beach is protected from coastal erosion by marram grass which was planted by the writer Henry Rider Haggard, who owned a holiday home here in the 1900s.

Rural and unspoilt, this wild beach is perfect for those wanting to avoid crowds, but doesn't have any facilities like neighbouring Lowestoft. The beach is a located a short walk from the village, through windswept dunes, with the golden sands forming a spit. Depending on the tide, pools and lagoons often form which are perfect for padding.

The beach was awarded a Seaside Award in 2024, and is a popular spot for wild swimmers, wind surfers and kite surfers. It's also home to Benacre Nature Reserve; a protected area which is home to a variety of birdlife and often, nesting birds. 

Essential Information

  • The nearest public conveniences are located on Church Road. 
  • There is no parking at the beach, the nearest parking can be found along Church Road.
    • There are no beach kiosks at Kessingland but cafes and pubs can be found in the village. Check out our Kessingland Guide for more information.
    • Dogs are allowed on Kessingland Beach throughout the year, but please remember to pick up any mess and use one of the dog bins located in the village.
    • Please note, there is no lifeguard patrol on this beach.
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    • Tide Times for Kessingland (and nearby Lowestoft) can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/lowestoft-tide-times
    • For information on places to eat, places to stay and travel information, check out our Kessingland Guide.
    Attraction name:
    Kessingland Beach