The Suffolk Coast
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National Trust Dunwich Heath

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. You can enjoy time in the tea room and browse the gift shop.

Dunwich Heath has been under the care of the National Trust for 50 years. The heath is open daily from dawn to dusk and the visitor facilities are open all summer and weekends in the winter months - see the website for full details.

A day trip to Dunwich will offer you the chance to walk, relax, explore and enjoy this beautiful surrounding. 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.

Join one of the events to deepen your understanding of this precious landscape on the Suffolk coast and the wildlife that depends on the National Trust looking after the heath and beach.

During the summer months take part in the free activities for younger people to get involved in; including pond dipping and bug hunting with the ranger team.

A warm welcome awaits you in the tea room; relax and enjoy a drink outdoors in our seating area, or head upstairs to the lookout and enjoy stunning panoramic views over the sea.

The small, friendly team prepares freshly made food using ethically sourced ingredients. Enjoy a light lunch of homemade soup, fresh sandwiches or savoury one-pot, or drop in for afternoon tea with freshly baked scones and delicious cakes. Dunwich Heath's scones are legendary! So, don't forget to pick up a Scone Club loyalty card to collect points and claim your free scone.

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Dunwich Heath, the shop is the perfect place to enjoy browsing for gifts or to treat yourself to a special memento of your visit.

There's a range of gift ideas including handmade jewellery and soaps, local interest books and maps, and tasty treats such as cakes, jams and traditional sweets. You'll find toys, games and gorgeous children's books inspired by nature for your little ones, souvenirs and gifts to brighten your home and garden.


Attraction name:
National Trust Dunwich Heath
Opening Hours:
Heath open everyday dawn to dusk, see website for visitor facilities opening times