A quiet seaside destination, popular with campers and dog walkers. Although the most dominant feature of this part of the coastline is Sizewell power station, there is a pictoresque cliff top walk to be enjoyed all the way south to nearby Thorpeness (around 45 minutes at a good pace) where you can enjoy a spot of lunch at The Kitchen before heading back to Sizewell. Walking Northwards will take you towards RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath, popular with bird watchers and nature lovers.

What to do

To get the most out of your visit to the little fishing village of Sizewell, we’ve selected some of the most popular things to do whilst you’re there.


Northbound or Southbound

There are lots of circular walks to be enjoyed from this coastal village and parking all day is very reasonable (free during the winter months). You’ll find a list of recommended walks with full details at the website below. 


Take a dip in the North Sea

A mixture of stone, shingle and sand (at low tide), Sizewell beach is great for families to spend the day with a bucket and spade. There is often a sandbank that appears at low tide. There are a couple of beach side cafes and a pub (but be aware that opening and serving hours are not always predictable) so we recommend taking a picnic.


An oasis of birding activity

If you walk north from Sizewell, you will reach RSPB Minsmere, a bird reserve with splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds breeding and beautiful wildlife. There’s an exciting Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families, offering guided walks throughout the year.