"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Southwold - The Pier Beach

Southwold is a traditional beach resort with a refurbished pier and beach huts. The beach is sandy, gently sloping and backed by the promenade and the town at a higher level. There is very little beach at high tide.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Southwold

Local authority: Suffolk

OS Grid Reference: TM514766


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Southwold - The Pier Beach

  • The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail (0m)
  • Southwold Pier (0m)
  • The Amber Museum (1m)
  • Walberswick Visitor Centre (1m)
  • Alfred Corry Museum (1m)
  • Coastal Voyager (1m)
  • Dunwich Museum (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Child's Yard
Just off High Street
IP18 6DZ

Phone 01502 724729
Email southwold.tic@waveney.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 23 June


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 82%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 61%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:16 BST
(00:16 GMT)
High Tide
08:10 BST
(07:10 GMT)
Low Tide
13:41 BST
(12:41 GMT)
High Tide
19:49 BST
(18:49 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A traditional beach resort with a refurbished pier and the time-honoured beach huts.

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