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Bracing dog walk!

Dunes and beach offered a good run for the dogs. Very popular, even on a cold January day. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baz B
Watford, United Kingdom
Plenty of sand

This has to be the best part of Southwold's beach. A good half mile of sand, sand, sand. Served... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
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Great for a family day out at the beach. Large expanse of beach backed by sand dunes. Ideal for relaxing with a picnic, swimming, sandcastles etc.. Dog friendly. Ample Car Parking with Public Toilets available at the rear of the dunes.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ferry Road | Harbour Car Park, Southwold IP18 6NB, England
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All reviews sand dunes lovely beach gun hill dog friendly beach ferry road independent shops a large car park dogs are allowed public toilets beach hut boating lake southwold pier worth a visit kiosk huts stroll protection
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunes and beach offered a good run for the dogs. Very popular, even on a cold January day. Good view of lighthouse and pier. Parking £2 for 2 hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baz B
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This has to be the best part of Southwold's beach. A good half mile of sand, sand, sand. Served adequately with two lots of WC and a Kiosk at each end; the Harbour Kiosk and Gun Hill Kiosk. There is also an RNLI lifeguard station...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnthefish
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Since moving to Norfolk a year ago we have visited many beaches within 45 minutes or so radius. We go mainly to exercise our our 2 Labrador dogs but also for peace and tranquility. This place ticks all the box’s, there is ample parking and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Really pleasant walk from the town centre in Southwold down to the beach then along the dunes to the harbour and river separating Southwold from Walberswick. Sea quite rough when we were there so watched the waves charging up the river before walking back along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rappeneau12
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Denes Beach is a great place for a stroll in the fresh air. The sands and dunes are beautiful. The beach is particularly popular with dog walkers. There is very little litter on the beach. Keep an eye open for the local wildlife - including...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wallyfrith
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We walked along the promenade with a light breeze blowing and the sun was shining. The sand was soft with only a few pebbles and although we saw plenty of dogs, there was no sign of any little piles of poo. Chatting to a beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Walked the beach several times with our hounds whilst staying in Southwold (it's dog friendly past the last beach hut). The beach is very good but not quite on a par with a top notch beach such as at Harlech. Towards the rear of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobinB1957
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a fantastic beach. For a sunny Saturday over the August bank holiday weekend, it was extremely quite. Maybe because there is nothing really to do there, which is great and exactly what we were looking for. There is parking (£1 per hour) just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AndrewFromEngland
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Lovely beach, very clean and plenty of room on a very hot day. Easy access, with many opportunities to have a snack or just enjoy the sea!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Graham B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a day trip in Southwold whilst on holiday nearby and had a fantastic time,lovely pebble beach which we walked on and paddled.fab kiosks for eat stops and drinks.off the beach was a lovely town with independent shops and nice pubs and nice looking at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank realdeal_9
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