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.
Amanda’s recollections of beach life through generations.
On the waterline at Thorpeness beach.
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.
Sam widens the perspective to include the many beaches he has visited.
A misty start to the day, on the beach at Thorpeness.