Itinerary

Southwold Beach

Southwold beach is on a section of the Suffolk coast that is declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a sandy beach with well maintained wooden groynes and beach huts make it the families choice. Walk along the beach away from the huts and you will see sand dunes at The Denes beach.

You have all the facilities expected of a traditional seaside town, with the actual beach includes toilets, pier, promenade, beach huts, campsite and lifeguards by the pier in summer months.

Southwold Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Southwold Beach has dog restrictions.
Southwold beach, dogs not allowed in summer months. You can head a little south to Southwold The Denes beach that does allow dogs.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Southwold, 13 beaches in Suffolk, or check our list of Suffolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Southwold Beach Photos

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SSW)

Southwold weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Southwold Beach Tide Times

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