A traditional seaside experience
Lowestoft beach is home to two award-winning stretches of golden sandy beach - Lowestoft South Beach and Lowestoft North beach.
Lowestoft (South of Claremont Pier)
Lowestoft Beach is a wide sandy stretch, located between Claremont Pier and Pakefield. This year it has once again received a Seaside Award, recognising the high standards of beach management, cleanliness, and safety. A favourite with families, the beach is backed by a promenade with beach huts, boasting a cafe which serves ice creams, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
The beach is popular with watersports including paddle-boarding, surfing, jet skiing, wind surfing and kite surfing.
Essential Information: Public toilets are available on the lower promenade at Zak's Cafe, further along the promenade towards the Pier, along with showers, and in Kensington Gardens. There are a range of accessible beach huts available to hire with level access, they can be linked together for those needing a larger accessible space, and you're just a short walk away from the boardwalk; which offers greater accessibility to the beach and sea for people with disabilities and parents with pushchairs. Beach wheelchairs are available for hire, providing access to the sand and sea. For more details on hiring beach wheelchairs, please contact Lowestoft Beach Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 01502 586167. Beach kiosks serving ice creams, hot and cold drinks and snacks include Zak's Sunrise Cafe and Sandy Toes - both located on the lower promenade and Claremont Pier. There is also a cafe in Kensington Gardens and on the upper promenade at The Thatch Cottage. There is a lifeguard patrol from May-September with a lifeguard hut located on the beach and adjacent to Zak's Sunrise Cafe. Beach Huts can be hired, including the recent contemporary Eastern Edge huts. There are car parks and street parking available within walking distance of the beach. Car parks can be found using the website or app. RingGo Dogs are not permitted on the beach between May - September. what3words - lowest.door.return Lowestoft (North of Claremont Pier)
This stretch of beach is between the two Piers; Claremont Pier and South Pier. The beach is backed by a promenade with hotels, cafes, beach kiosks and a children's play area.
Essential Information: Public toilets are available at East Point Pavilion. Disabled toilets and a Changing Places toilet is at To see the facilities, watch this helpful video: East Point Pavilion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQQjlhFnOLE Beach kiosks serving ice creams, hot and cold drinks and snacks include Tides Reach and South Pier. , which overlooks North Beach, also boasts a restaurant serving meals and drinks. The Hatfield Hotel There is a lifeguard patrol from May-September with a lifeguard hut located on the promenade. There are car parks and street parking available within walking distance of the beach. Car parks can be found using the website or app. RingGo Dogs are not permitted on the beach between May - September. what3words - giant.dish.native Lowestoft North Beach / Gunton Denes
North of the town and Ness Point (the UK's most easterly point) you will find North Beach and Gunton Denes. This sand and shingle stretch is backed by dunes and is a good spot for bird watching and is popular with dog walkers. Here you can also see one of Banksy's artworks, sadly it was painted over but it is hoped the piece can be restored. Take note: head north towards Corton and you enter a designated naturist beach!
Public toilets are available at Sparrows Nest gardens on Whapload Road at Corton Bakers Score There is no lifeguard patrol on this beach. There are car parks and street parking available within walking distance of the beach. Car parks can be found using the website or app. RingGo Dogs are not permitted on the beach year round. what3words - looks.defeat.trees
Tide Times for Lowestoft can be found at
For places to eat, places to stay and travel information, check out our
Lowestoft Town Guide.