Shingle Street beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Suffolk Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly

Season: winter

The beach at Shingle Street is wild, exposed and home to a carpet of wild flowers in the late spring and summer.  The waters are hazardous, however, marking the point where the outgoing River Ore meets the North Sea breakers; there is a strong tide run.  The North Weir bell buoy sounds an alarm at the submerged end of Orford Ness’ sand spit.  This area was once a thriving fishing community.  More recently, Barnes Wallis’ bouncing bombs were tested here in World War 2, leading to the demise of the Lifeboat Inn, by the beach.

Guest Photo gallery

 

This answer to “What does the beach mean to you?”, from Tim Miller, was produced by Rebecca Kenyon of mote of dust films for Supporter Suffolk Cottage Holidays, below:

Suffolk Holidays

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