Dunwich Heath and Beach is a precious landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature.
Explore a number of footpaths leading you through a myriad of habitats and discover the birds and animals that call Dunwich Heath home. If you want to stay longer there are holiday cottages available too.
Dunwich Heath has been in the care of the National Trust for over 50 years. The heath is accessible by foot daily from dawn to dusk. The car park and visitor facilities are open all summer and weekends in the winter months - see the website for full details about access and opening times.
A day trip to Dunwich will offer you the chance to walk, relax, explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. From July to September the heath comes alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.
A warm welcome awaits you in the tea room; relax and enjoy a drink outdoors in the seating area and enjoy a freshly baked scone or homemade cake. The small, friendly team prepares freshly made food using ethically-sourced ingredients.
Directions to National Trust Dunwich Heath
The attractions and hotels, along with bars, cafes and restaurants in Suffolk are following the strict Public Health England and World Health Organisation guidelines to maintain public safety at all times, and are closed.
The advice is not to travel at all - even to campsites, caravan parks or second homes whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence to avoid putting extra pressure on local services.
For now, please enjoy our website and look for inspiration for your future trip to the Suffolk coast so you are ready to visit as soon as we re-open!
For more information on social distancing visit www.gov.uk/social-distancing