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Dunwich Heath and Beach

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Dunwich Heath and Beach

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places2seeplaces2go wrote a review Jan 2021
England, United Kingdom4,278 contributions810 helpful votes
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Catching up on reviews. We visited Suffolk in September 2020 & visited Dunwich Heath twice on our visit & Dunwich beach once. We had some fabulous sunny walks across Dunwich Heath. Well maintained by the National Trust with plenty of walks. If back in the area would most definitely revisit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LondonFozzy wrote a review Oct 2020
London208 contributions151 helpful votes
If you can coincide your visit to this superb part of the world with warm and sunny weather, then you are in for a treat. Great welcome by friendly and helpful volunteers on the gate followed by a superb walk through the heather and on top of the cliff.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Becca L wrote a review Oct 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom170 contributions23 helpful votes
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My first visit and what an incredible place too visit!! Remember to book in advance as they won't let you in if you don't. I like this way of parking as we had an allocation slot of 12.30-1.00 which allowed plenty of parking, in a safe way. Best to download the map before arriving as they can't hand these out due to COVID. The walks are clearly signposted throughout the walk and colour coded. We took the longest walk, which took an hour and half. Toilets are a one in and one out system so there was a slight que but the toilets were very clean. We were going to use the cafe but there was a huge que thoroughout our visit so we unfortunately missed out on this today. Beautiful grounds to walk our dog. Very autumnal and lots of fantastic views. Plenty of benches to admire the views and take breaks where needed. Not only incredible woodland walks but on top of this a beautiful beach!! Thank you to the friendly staff on arrival.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Billy007863 wrote a review Oct 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom163 contributions77 helpful votes
Suffolk has some great wildlife opportunities all year round, so we go when we can, and usually over the years we park at the NT Coastguard Stations. However, we thought prices for parking we starting to be expensive, and diverted to Dunwich Beach, were although parking is free, they appreciate donations, which is a great idea. From here you can walk to Soutwold or south to Minsmere and beyond Like previous people say, the beach is pebbly, but sandy when the sea is out. It is still great to sit there and enjoy your fish & chips or cuppa. The car park is huge, and because it is free very popular with the locals, and dog-walkers. However, Flora Tea Rooms is a hidden gem. The food is great and staff is really friendly, why didn't I come here years ago. We will now be going there from now on. There have seasonal hours throughout the year, so don't expect to go at 6 at night and find it open.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Chris B wrote a review Oct 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom97 contributions33 helpful votes
The beach a Dunwich is many pebbles and stone with the odd small patch of sand. We visited near to high tide and when the weather was fairly cold and wet so although it was quite quiet with mainly dog walkers and fishermen about it might get busier in good weather. The car park is free to use although a donation to local charities is recommended (I suggest visiting Dunwich Museum for this purpose). The carpark is large but could well fill up in peak season. There are toilets available and the Flora Tearooms which is worth a visit. Behind the beach and somewhat sheltered from the wind is the marsh which runs along the shoreline. This is popular with local dog walkers and there is 4.5 miles circular walk to enjoy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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