Walberswick Beach

Visit Walberswick Beach

Walberswick Beach is a charming picturesque seaside village just south of Southwold, on the Suffolk coast. The sand and shingle beach starts on the south side of the River Blythe and follows the Dunwich river south.

Go crabbing and have a picnic in the dunes

On a sunny day, beachgoers will be pitched up along the beach, with towels, snacks, and even a buckets for crabbing. Walberswick is famous for crabbing.

Did you Know? Each year in August the World Open Crabbing Championships are held here.

To get to the beach from the car park, cross the bridge and head through the grassy dunes to the sea.

There is an ice cream truck in the car park, sells crabbing buckets and seaside things.

This beach is great for watersports, you can take a boat trip, go windsurfing and kayaking.

The village is surrounded by acres of protected marsh and heath land, which are great for the family to explore.

Walberswick beach is dog friendly all year round

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly All Year Round
  • Great For Watersports

What to see and do

  • Go Crabbing
  • Coastal Walks

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Places to stay

  • Hotels
  • Self catering cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Photo by Marian May on Unsplash

Getting To Walberswick Beach

Beach Location

Ferry Rd Walberswick Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6TL


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Walberswick Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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