Dunwich Heath and Beach

Important notice -

Car park is open 10am - 5pm daily, advance booking for non-members is essential. Please take a look at our ‘Plan your Visit’ web pages below for details and bookings.

A precious landscape on the Suffolk coast

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Dunwich Heath. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Tickets are released on a week by week basis with the following Monday to Sunday bookings released at midnight on Thursday. You will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive ​and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Dunwich Heath and Beach (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Thu 22 Oct 2020
Book your timed car parking at Dunwich Heath and Beach.
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Things to see and do

Plan your visit

Discover walks through beautiful heathland and stunning coastal scenery

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Coastguard Cottages Tea Room 

Our tea room is open for takeaway refreshments! We’ve made a few changes to keep everybody safe, so please take a look at the information given here.

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Coastal gun battery looking over the sea at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, 1940s

Hidden history to be revealed at Dunwich Heath 

From stories of smugglers and shipping routes to a pivotal role in the success of the D-Day landings, the little-known history of one of Suffolk’s coastal beauty spots is set to be revealed.

Old photograph of campers at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Celebrating 50 years of caring for Dunwich Heath! 

We celebrated a special anniversary at Dunwich Heath in 2018, a year which marked 50 years since this beautiful site came into the care of the National Trust.

Old photograph of visitor at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Memories of Dunwich Heath 

Can you help us reveal the heritage of Dunwich Heath? As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, we launched a history project to explore Dunwich Heath’s rich and intriguing past.

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Our work

Sizewell nuclear power station from Dunwich Heath

Our response to Sizewell C 

Dunwich Heath and Beach is situated around 3km north of the proposed Sizewell C site on the Suffolk coast. You can read about our response here.