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Best Beaches In Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

We've rounded up the best beaches in Bury St Edmunds in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 31 Bury St Edmunds beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Dovercourt Bay Beach

  • Harwich
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Catch some sun, enjoy strolling along the sea and play in the water at Dovercourt Bay Beach near Harwich. This sand and shingle beach is a family-fri...

Brightlingsea Beach

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Are you into boats and history? Make your casual day at the beach a tiny bit more exciting and choose Brightlingsea Beach near Essex. This historic b...

West Mersea Beach

  • West Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There’s nothing like the feeling you’ve discovered something new, which is exactly what you’ll get from a visit to West Mersea Beach. Set in an islan...

St Osyth Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a relaxing day by the seaside. Collect pebbles and enjoy the charm of unspoilt nature at St Osyth Beach near Clacton On Sea. This is a very sto...

Walton On The Naze Beach

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day on the beach? Gather the family, put your swimsuit on and find a spot to set up your umbrella at Walton On The Naze Beach near Essex. Thi...

Martello Bay Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a sunny day filled with sandplay and water fun at Martello Bay Beach near St Osyth. This historic beach is famously named after a small, 19th c...

Frinton on Sea Beach

  • Tendring
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Frinton on Sea Beach, which is sandy and golden when the tide is out, is approached by a wide greensward. On the seawall above runs a mile long prome...

Jaywick Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beach towel? Check. Sun lotion? Check. Swim Suit? Check. Sorted then! You're ready for your family day at Jaywick Beach near Clacton On Sea. This san...



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Clacton Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a good beach near Essex? It doesn't get much better than Clacton Beach in Clacton On Sea! This wonderful sandy beach is considered Essex'...

Thorpe Bay Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love watersports? Enjoy the real deal - go for an action-packed day at Thorpe Bay Beach near Southend On Sea. This sandy family-oriented beach has wo...

Southwold Pier

  • Southwold
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

With a sand and shingle shore with bright and sassily named beach huts, Southward Pier has previously won the prestigous Blue Flag award. Enjoy the w...

The Denes Beach at Southwold

  • Southwold
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

More isolated feeling than nearby Pier Beach this is a quiet sand and shingle dune backed beach where the water is safe for swimming, canoeing and bo...

Snettisham Beach

  • Snettisham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Chase a fantastic sunset or two on Norfolk’s only west-facing beach. It’s also a great spot for family fun and games, so spend a day at Snettisham Be...

Heacham South Beach

  • Heacham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Known to the locals as 'Stubborn Sands', what makes this beach magical is the glorious scent of lavender that fills the air in early summer. Get a wh...

Stubborn Sands

  • Hunstanton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a day at the beach with the kids - prep your shovels and get ready to build a castle at Stubborn Sands near Hunstanton. This wide, sandy beach...

Heacham Sands

  • Heacham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Soak up the natural beauty of Norfolk on this picturesque seaside spot, with cracking views and crashing waves. Just don’t forget to bring a camera a...

South Beach Hunstanton

  • Hunstanton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

You can see its signature red and white cliffs for miles around, so why not spend a day of digging, sunning and play at South Beach (Hunstanton). Thi...

Gorleston Beach

  • Gorleston-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Have you got any kite-flying enthusiasts in your gang? Let them loose over miles of gorgeous, golden sands at Gorleston Beach. This is a sandy beach...

Hunstanton Beach

  • Hunstanton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is one beach you won’t forget with it’s candy cane striped cliffs and plenty of fossils to dig up. Get your camera and magnifying glass out for...

South Denes Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is a beach with a difference with an industrial backdrop and great, big ships coming and going over the bay. See how many you can spot at South...

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