Suffolk Beach Guide

Why not make an early start and be among the first to welcome a new day?  Lowestoft, on Suffolk’s ‘Sunrise Coast’, is the most easterly point in the UK and the perfect place to be awed by one of Suffolk’s famous sunrises -  don’t forget your camera! 

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches 50 miles and is a haven for nature enthusiasts with its ancient heathland, woods, estuaries rich in wildlife and variety of beach habitats.   

Coastal erosion continues to threaten areas of the Suffolk coast with the village of Dunwich being the most well known example. Once a thriving port, most of it has now been lost to the North Sea.  You can find out more about this fascinating settlement at Dunwich Museum.   

Many artists have been inspired by the Suffolk coast.  A massive scallop shell, created by local artist Maggi Hambling, can be found sitting majestically on the beach at Aldeburgh.  The 4m high sculpture is a tribute to Benjamin Britten who resided in the town and enjoyed strolling along the beach.  

The well-known beach resorts of Lowestoft, Southwold and Felixstowe all have piers stretching out over the sea, offering entertainment and traditional seaside fun for all the family - including rows of pretty Suffolk beach huts.  If you visit Aldeburgh then fish and chips is a ‘must’, eaten from the paper, sitting on the sea wall! 

The seashore is relatively shallow along the Suffolk coast, taking the strength out of really large waves, so the beaches are generally family-friendly with Lowestoft, Southwold and Walberswick being the best Suffolk beaches for beginner surfers - especially between October and March.  


  • Many dog friendly beaches
  • Good for fishing and watersports
  • Good for pleasure piers and promenades


  • Some shingle beaches shingle (good for skimming stones!)

Reviews for Suffolk

Based on 97 reviews

All the family had a great time. The beach hut is in a great position, very well equipped, easy accessible to the beach and close to all amenities. This is going to be an annual visit for our family.

74 Adelaide

Perfect position. Beach hut a little need of updating and service but did the job.

74 Adelaide

We had a great day - a really well equipped beach hut.

Labriz No 17

Brilliant beach hut, great location. The information and key pickup was so easy. Great value for money.

Jabba (No. 58)

So glad we booked this beach hut. We had a great time as a family

JABBA The Beach Hut (NO. 75G)

Your beach hut was perfectly placed for a mixed age group close to toilets and food for Nanny and Grandad and beach and pier for 3 year old and Mum and Dad! Oh yes and parking close to hut. Such a relief! Thanks

74 Adelaide

Great location on quieter side of the beach. Nice hut but could do with a bit of tlc and upgrade. Really enjoyed our visit will definitely book a hut for next visit to Southwold

74 Adelaide

I can not recommend this beach hut high enough it was perfect and we hope to book it again when we visit the grand kids in Lowestoft again

Labriz No 17

Third year running had a wonderful time at this really well equipped beach hut. Grandchildren visited, and everything there for them to use. Hopefully returning next year. Definitely recommend Jabba the Hut.

Jabba (No. 58)

Beaches In Suffolk

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