Family Friendly Beaches in Suffolk

Suffolk, which borders Norfolk, is a short drive away from Hemsby Beach Holiday Park and just like Norfolk has many beautiful beaches. Here are our favourite family friendly beaches in Suffolk.

Family Friendly Beaches in Suffolk

The Denes Beach

The Denes Beach is made up of sand and shine, and is separated from the mainland by low dunes and marshland. The beach stretches from the mouth of the River Blyth up to the beautiful town of Southwold, and features a lifeboat station and lifeboat museum – great for families wanting to learn about fishing heritage when looking for family friendly beaches in Suffolk!


Family Friendly Beaches in Suffolk

Lowestoft Beach

Lowestoft is a popular town, both for visitors and locals. One of its main attractions is its long, beautiful beach! With wide, golden sandy beaches, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy this family friendly Suffolk beach! Plus, the nearby town has plenty to explore.

Orford Ness Beach

Orford Ness is a shingle beach with a unique atmosphere, with a mystery surrounding it from its past as a military research establishment, with reminders of this still sitting behind the beach in the form of the ‘Black Beacon’ amongst others. The beach also features a beautiful red-and-white abandoned lighthouse.


Thorpeness Beach

Just north of Aldeburgh is Thorpeness, a quirky village with a large boating lake, mock Tudor buildings and a golf course. The village features a beach of steeply shelving shingle leading down a thin line of sand when the tide is low. Better yet, if on holiday with the dog then he’s more than welcome to come along and enjoy the beach!


Southwold Pier Beach

One of Suffolk’s best known resorts, Southwold’s beach has a beautiful, 800ft pier attached to a beach with a smattering of shingle and iconic colourful beach huts which gives the area a wonderfully traditional feel! The pier was opened in 1900, and today is home to a pavilion, a restaurant as well as amusements.

Last reviewed 16 February 2018. Please check beach specific guidelines before travelling.
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