Reconnect with nature at Dunwich Heath

Dunwich , Suffolk

Tucked away on the coast, Dunwich Heath is one of the more remote and dramatically beautiful parts of Suffolk.

Spend the day on the National Trust owned beach surrounded by sandy cliffs, lowlands blushing with fauna and teeming with rare wildlife such as Dartford warblers, nightjars and adders.

The tail end of the summer is the best time to visit, when the purples and violets of heathland meet the shingle beach and the distinct coconut-like scent of blooming yellow gorse lingers in the air.

It’s a hotspot for ramblers and nature lovers who can be found on the surrounding nature trails, but it’s also a great place for a family day out. You can even bring the pooch along to help you with your beach scavenger hunts.

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Looking out to sea from Dunwich HeathLooking out to sea from Dunwich Heath © VisitEngland Images
Dunwich HeathDunwich Heath and beach in autumn © Emily Fae
The purples and violets are at their strongest towards the end of the summer on Dunwich HeathDunwich Heath © Emily Fae

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