Dunwich Heath and Beach

Important notice -

Car park unlocked 9am to 6pm. Please keep your dog on a lead and stay on the paths to protect wildlife and ground nesting birds.

A precious landscape on the Suffolk coast

Dunwich Heath and Beach

What's on

Plan your visit & What's on at Dunwich Heath

Upcoming events

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 05 Jul 2022
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.

A Walk with the Ranger

Tue 12 Jul 2022
Join the Ranger for a two hour guided walk exploring the rich and varied wildlife of Dunwich Heath.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 20 Jul 2022
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

Bat walk

Fri 22 Jul 2022
A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!

Back to Wilderness survival courses

Fri 29 Jul 2022
Release your inner hunter-gatherer with the help of Back to Wilderness' survival expert!

Mini Ranger walk

Sun 31 Jul 2022
Bring your little ones along for a walk with the Ranger exploring the variety of birds, bugs and animals on Dunwich Heath!
Dunwich Heath and Beach

Things to see and do

Dunwich Heath and Beach


Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Coastguard Cottages Tearoom 

If you're in need of a drink, snack or light lunch whilst here for a visit, our food & beverage team are happy to help!

Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath and Beach

Our work

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Places to stay

Stay in the Coastguard Cottages

The exterior of Bridge Farm Cottage, 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.