Dunwich Heath and Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Things to see and do 

Heather in bloom on top of the cliffs with the sea below

Enjoy a virtual tour of the beach at Dunwich, Suffolk 

Discover the beach at Dunwich as daylight fades on this 360 degree virtual tour.

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What's on

Meeting friends for tea

'Meet Up Mondays' at Dunwich Heath! 

If you’d like to meet new people and enjoy a chat and a cuppa, then our ‘Meet up Mondays’ could be just what you’re looking for!

Upcoming events

50 Thing-a-thon!

Sun 27 May 2018
Don't miss our '50 Things' extravaganza! Enjoy a fun day exploring new activities with our team. Come and have a wild day!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 29 May 2018
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 29 May 2018
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.

A Walk with the Ranger

Sat 09 Jun 2018
Join the Ranger for a two hour guided walk exploring the rich and varied wildlife of Dunwich Heath.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

International Sun Day

Sun 24 Jun 2018
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.
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Eating and shopping

Dunwich Heath Orange & Cranberry Scone

Cranberry and orange scones 

Dunwich Heath is renowned for its scones! These lovely zesty scones are perfect served warm with butter for a winter afternoon treat.

Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath Coastguard Cottages Heather

Celebrating 50 years of caring for Dunwich Heath! 

We’re celebrating a special anniversary at Dunwich Heath this year - it’s 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 this year, we’re launching a history project to explore Dunwich Heath’s rich and varied heritage.

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Places to stay

Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Discover beautiful places to stay at Dunwich Heath 

Tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath offers a peaceful haven to relax whatever the time of year. With tranquil walks across stunning heather heathland, wildlife to discover and an unspoilt beach to explore, Dunwich Heath is perfect for a short break or family get-away.