• TTDA - Walberswick Beach - view through the dunes (c) Jane Calverley
  • TTDA - Walberswick Beach - beach huts
  • TTDA - Walberswick - kite surfing

Walberswick Beach

The family-friendly wild beach

A wilder beach than neighbouring Southwold, Walberswick Beach is a favourite with families, dog walkers and sea swimmers.

Just across the River Blyth from Southwold, you find Walberswick. Home to a stone and sand beach, you access the beach by crossing the harbour bridge and walking through the dunes. The beach is wild and windswept, with Walberswick Nature Reserve to the north. With views of Southwold to the north and Sizewell to the south this stretch is also popular with surfers, kite surfers and canoeists.  

Just a short walk from the pretty village, where you will find cafes, pubs and shops, the Harbour is also the perfect spot for crabbing. 

Essential Information

  • The nearest public toilets are located on The Green, Walberswick.
  • There are no beach kiosks located at Walberswick Beach, but an ice cream van selling ice creams and snacks is often located at Walberswick Common Car Park.
  • There are car parks 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.
  • Dogs are permitted on Walberswick Beach.
  • Please note, there is no lifeguard patrol on Walberswick beach.
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  • Tide times for Walberswick (Southwold) can be found at https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/southwold-tide-times
  • For places to eat, places to stay and travel information, check out our Walberswick Guide.
Attraction name:
Walberswick Beach