Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Suffolk Coast Path - Orford Loop via Ferry Nature Reserve SSSI National Trust Dog friendly

Season: winter

Orford is a friendly and intimate coastal town, steeped in history and surrounded by outstanding unspoilt nature and wildlife. Between the town and the sea is the largest shingle spit in Europe and the area is home to the Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, as well as an iconic lighthouse and the Orford Museum.  Apart from the natural beauty of its setting, Orford is well equipped to receive visitors all year round, since it has associations with Benjamin Britten, Suffolk Underwater Studies and conventional attractions, like Orford Church and Orford Castle.  It’s also home to the famous Butley Oysters.  Highly recommended.

Winter visit photo gallery


Orford as a reference point when travelling.

Suffolk Holidays


What the beach means to Roger.


A tranquil morning, by the quayside at Orford.

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