Heritage Coast

There are many fantastic places to explore along Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. Below are details of a just few, but there is plenty more to be discovered.

Dunwich Heath – Once the largest city on the East Coast, Dunwich now lies in ruins at the bottom of a hungry sea. Come to learn of its once glorious past in the town museum. You can enjoy tea and cake at the Coastguard Cottages, perched on the cliff top with stunning views. This is the perfect place for a long walk followed by a BBQ on the beach.

Thorpeness – Originally created as a sea-side holiday resort, the entire town is based around the Mere, where you can go boating or canoeing and explore its various islands. It makes for a fun day out with the family. Thorpeness also makes a popular tourist destination because of its ‘House in the Clouds’, which is situated next to a well established and beautifully landscaped golf course.

Southwold – A town full of charm and character. Its pier, recently renovated, becomes the key feature of this part of the coastline. With restaurants and boutique stores galore, it’s a lovely place to while away an afternoon. The Amber Museum, situated at the heart of the popular coastline town, is worth a visit too. A short ferry ride will take you across to Walberswick – famously known for its crabbing.

Aldeburgh – Most widely known for the tasty fish and chips plus its annual carnival with lantern procession and fireworks display (August), Aldeburgh has become a hive of activity popular with both the locals and those from far flung regions. Once the home town of Benjamin Britten, you can rejoice in its history, enjoy the opportunities for fine dining and browse its numerous boutiques.

Sizewell – A quiet seaside destination, popular with campers and dog walkers. A beach to which to retreat, featuring a small beach side cafe and local pub with good hearty food and musical events every friday night. Sizewell Power Station is a prominant feature as you walk along the dunes.

*If you have not yet found the right destination for you then go to www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/tourism/ for more inspiration.