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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What's on

Upcoming events

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 21 May 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 28 May 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.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 12 Jun 2019
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

International Sun Day

Sun 23 Jun 2019
Celebrate our solar system's star! DASH Astro will be here with fun activities to do and special equipment so you can safely view the sun and its atmosphere.

Insect Safari

Sat 13 Jul 2019
There is a stunning array of insects to discover at Dunwich Heath from bejewelled dragonflies skimming over the heather to mini-monsters lurking beneath sandy banks! This summer walk is the perfect treat for insect lovers.

Bat Walk

Sat 24 Aug 2019
A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!
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Dunwich Heath and Beach


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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.

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Our work

Sizewell nuclear power station from Dunwich Heath

Our response to the Sizewell C stage 3 consultation 

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 to the stage 3 consultation on the project here.

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.