A cold, still mist entranced the beachgoers at Dunwich beach during this visit. The opaque light of the winter sun in the south moved fleetingly across a calm sea as children searched for hagstones on the shore. A hagstone is a stone with a hole in the middle, bored out by the action of another, wedged companion stone over time. Keep one with you to ward off witches, according to folklore.
Musician Mark enjoys his downtime after a busy working Christmas.
The atmospheric beach at Dunwich on a winter day.
The last of the light cast long evening shadows over the beach towards the end of a fine summer day. The sound of birds preparing to roost punctuated a tranquil scene. The sea lapped the shingle beach and a mellow light fell on the remaining couple of visitors, who scoured the shingle for hagstones. Summer had arrived at Dunwich after a late, chilly spring and the beach was a fine place to celebrate its return.
A relaxing end to the day for Alan and Pamela.
Peace and quiet in the early evening at Dunwich beach.
Dunwich and Dunwich Heath, which extends back from the cliffs by the beach, offer unspoilt beauty and the chance to get back to nature. There’s a smuggling tradition here too and plenty of history, as witnessed by the remains of Leiston Abbey, the imposing walls of Framlingham Castle and the beautifully preserved keep at Orford Castle.
The beach as a positive reference point for Linda.
The scene beside the water at Dunwich beach.