Thorpeness beach

Beach facilities

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

Season: winter

It was a chilly, misty morning for this winter visit, 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 neighbouring Aldeburgh appear to be a faraway land, despite being only a short walk away. The brightly coloured houses by the beach flickered in and out of view as I strolled by the waterline.

Winter visit photo gallery


Sam widens the perspective to include the many beaches he has visited.

Golf Club and Hotel Thorpeness


A misty start to the day, on the beach at Thorpeness.

Suffolk Secrets

Season: autumn

Located just north of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness is a fascinating seaside village, with mock Tudor style buildings.  The beaches are mainly sandy and behind the village are myriad footpaths, over heath and common land.  It has associations with J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and an appropriately whimsical ambience.

Autumn visit photo gallery


Amanda’s recollections of beach life through generations.


On the waterline at Thorpeness beach. 

One thought on “Thorpeness beach

  1. @mja_owl on Twitter

    My wedding ring is lost somewhere on Thorpeness beach. That is what it means to me #bittersweet.


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