Walberswick, the nature lovers hidden treasure

Walberswick beach

A stunning coastal village oozing character and quintessential charm that could come straight from the cover of any chocolate box. Quieter than neighbouring Southwold and offering more simple pleasures of the beach, sea and sky.

The long sand and shingle beach is prime for family friendly holidays but is also backed by grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland. The nearby National nature reserve follows the River Blyth and is home to otters, deer and a wide range of bird species – ideal for walkers or wildlife enthusiasts.


Our Walberswick highlights

Little else can beat the excitement of the simple pleasure of catching a crab from Walberswick jetty. Catch the foot ferry from Walberswick over to Southwold, walk along the harbour passing by the traditional fishermen’s huts and peruse the catch of the day, before walking back over the footbridge and crossing the River Blyth in spectacular style.

Within Walberswick there are tea rooms, restaurants, two public houses, an art gallery, village shop, original crafts and gift shops. Fresh fish can be bought from the harbour huts on the Southwold side of the River Blyth, which may be crossed by pedestrians and cyclists either by the bailey bridge or the foot ferry that runs during the summer months. Take in a delicious hearty pub lunch at either The Anchor or The Bell after working up an appetite walking and wildlife spotting in the National Nature Reserve.

Read our highlights to staying in Reydon and Southwold.

Why not book a beach hut?

We have a lovely selection of beach huts across the length of Southwold sea front at North Beach, East Cliff, South Green and Gun Hill.

Beach huts in Southwold to hire
Durrants Holiday Cottages in Southwold