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 & has a seaside award
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 at Southwold, 13 beaches in Suffolk, or check our list of Suffolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Southwold 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

Expect a temp in the range -1.4℃ to -1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Dec 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.5℃ to -1.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range -2.5℃ to -2.2℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Dec 12sleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.4℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.3℃ to -0.8℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Dec 14fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -2℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (NW)

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

Southwold Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Southwold Beach is at Southwold 1.66 km (1.03 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:48 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 11:06 (Height 2.41m)
   Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 23:18 (Height 2.51m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:26 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 11:49 (Height 2.35m)
   Low Tide at 17:25 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 23:50 (Height 2.50m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 06:03 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 12:29 (Height 2.29m)
   Low Tide at 17:54 (Height 0.95m)
Mon 12 Dec
   High Tide at 00:22 (Height 2.49m)
   Low Tide at 06:40 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 13:08 (Height 2.23m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 0.99m)
Tue 13 Dec
   High Tide at 00:58 (Height 2.47m)
   Low Tide at 07:18 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 2.18m)
   Low Tide at 19:01 (Height 1.04m)
Wed 14 Dec
   High Tide at 01:39 (Height 2.43m)
   Low Tide at 08:01 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 14:32 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 19:44 (Height 1.10m)
Thu 15 Dec
   High Tide at 02:24 (Height 2.39m)
   Low Tide at 08:49 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 20:32 (Height 1.16m)

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