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Thorpeness Beach

A charming beach in a quirky Suffolk village

The enchanting coastal village of Thorpeness is not only home to the famous Meare, but also a charming shingle beach.

Backed by pretty, pastel-coloured villas and coastal cottages, the shingle beach slopes towards the sea with views of Aldeburgh to the south and Dunwich to the north.

Whilst there are no facilities on the beach itself, the beach is only a short walk from the village centre where you will find an array of cafes, pubs and ice cream selling kiosks.

Essential Information

  • Public toilets are available at The Boathouse
  • There are no kiosks on Thorpeness beach, but you will find cafes, ice cream kiosks and pubs in the village.
  • There is a car park and street parking available within walking distance of the beach. Car parks can be found using the Find my Nearest website and the RingGo website or app.
  • Please note, there is no lifeguard patrol at Thorpeness Beach.
  • Dogs are permitted on Thorpeness beach. 
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  • Tide Times can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/
  • For places to eat, places to stay and travel information, check out our Thorpeness Guide.
Attraction name:
Thorpeness Beach