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Southwold - The Denes Beach

Southwold, Suffolk

The Denes is a quiet shingle beach. backed by marshes and bordered by the mouth of the river Blyth on one side and the historical seaside town of Southwold on the other.

Beach Type



Toilets on the beach
For cafes and shops visit nearby Southwold


There are museums to visit in Southwold and a golf course nearby

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coast path with walks north to Southwold and beyond or south along the banks of the river. There is a seasonal passenger ferry across the river to Walberswick.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Visitor Information Point, Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom, North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN


Nearest town: Southwold
County: Suffolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3189, 1.68048
Postcode: IP18 6HQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Southwold, Suffolk at Explore Britain.


Accessed from the A12 North of Ipswich and Saxmundham and south of lowestoft. turn off along the A1095. signposted Southwold. Once in Southwold. go through the town and the road leads out to Southwold Denes.

Public Transport

Service 99: Halesworth - Lowestoft goes Via Southwold : Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) and Saturdays. Note the 99a does not go through Southwold.

Nearest Railway Stations

Brampton (Suffolk) (Approx. 7 miles away)
Halesworth (Approx. 8 miles away)
Darsham (Approx. 8 miles away)
Beccles (Approx. 11 miles away)
Saxmundham (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are two car parks available on the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Ferry Road, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Harbour, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Godyll Road, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Market Place, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Ferry Road, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
The Street, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
The Terrace, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Pier, Southwold (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Hoist Covert, Walberswick (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Beach Road, Dunwich (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southwold