Dunwich Heath and Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Things to see and do

Enjoy activities for all the family

Discover walks through beautiful heathland and stunning coastal scenery

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Dunwich Heath and Beach

What's on

Upcoming events

Great British Spring Clean!

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Join us to support Keep Britain Tidy's 'Great British Spring Clean' campaign! If you have some spare time, drop in and join our beach clean. Free tea or filter coffee!

Wilderness School

Mon 15 Apr 2019
Go on an adventure and join our survival expert to learn about bush craft, survival and wilderness living! All equipment is provided on this exciting family event which is suitable for children aged 7+ years with a participating adult.

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 16 Apr 2019
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Bird Identification Walks

Tue 16 Apr 2019
Whether you're new to birdwatching or hoping to brush up your skills, our half-day walks led by Suffolk bird expert, Steve Piotrowski, are a fantastic opportunity to learn how to identify a wide range of birds in varied habitats around Dunwich Heath.

Early Morning Birdsong Walk

Wed 17 Apr 2019
Our early morning birdsong walks are a great opportunity to enjoy Dunwich Heath at its best.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Spring into action and start the Easter holiday with our fabulous Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!
Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath and Beach


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.

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Places to stay

Stay in the Coastguard Cottages

The pleasant exterior of Bridge Farm Cottage, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Bridge Farm Cottage 

Nestled on the edge of Dunwich village, Bridge Farm Cottage is a peaceful retreat surrounded by meadows and woodland, and is close to the coast.