Just across the river from Southwold you will find the historic fishing village of Walberswick. This boasts one of the best and sandiest beaches on the Suffolk Coast. It is a hive of activity in the Summer months when families flock to enjoy, not only the beach, but the opportunity to go crabbing with the kids. The river banks swarm with children trying catch the little crustaceans. The historic Bell and Anchor Inns and boutique tea shops offer delicious treats throughout the year. A perfect place for long beach walks, a spot of surfing or body boarding, swimming and building sand castles.
WHAT TO DO
To get the most out of your visit to Walberswick, we’ve selected some of the most popular things to do whilst you’re there.
Great fun for kids of all ages
You’ll find the riverside and bridges lined with people at Walberswick during the summer months, all dangling their bait in hope of a tiny bite. Crabbing nets and bait are available from the local shop, or you could just bring your own from home.
SWIMMING & SAND CASTLES
On a beautifully sandy shore
Walberswick is one of the few sandy beaches on our stretch of Suffolk coast. Perfect for lazy sunny days spent making sand castles, swimming, surfing and body boarding. This beach is also a treat in cooler months for a longer walk south to Dunwich. Perfect for dog walks.
TAKE THE HISTORIC FERRY
Open daily throughout the year
You’ll normally be faced with a short wait in summer for this ever popular ferry crossing to Southwold. With room for about 10 people, this historic boat is powered by a single oarsman year round. At £1 each, it saves you about a mile of walking down to the bridge crossing.
With quaint tea rooms and rustic, historic pubs, Walberswick has a perfect array of eateries.