Located just north of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness is a fascinating seaside village, the brainchild of Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie. Featuring mock Tudor style buildings, the beach is mainly sandy. Behind the village are myriad footpaths, laid over heath and common land. It has associations with J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and an appropriately whimsical ambiance.
Amanda’s recollections of beach life through generations.
By the sea on Thorpeness beach.
It was a chilly, misty morning, but the air was still and the beach felt welcoming. Rod fishermen were working from the beach and there was plenty of room for a good stroll along the shingle. In the near distance to the south, the mist made gave neighbouring Aldeburgh the appearance of a faraway land, despite its being only a short walk away. The brightly coloured houses by the beach flickered in and out of view, as I strolled by the water.
Sam widens the perspective to include the many beaches he has visited.
A misty start to the day on the beach at Thorpeness.