Self catering cottage in Suffolk, close to Minsmere and the heritage coast. - Cottage Holiday Suffolk
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Southwold is a wonderful place to visit all year round, with a working lighthouse, beach huts, an award winning pier, busy harbour for fresh fish, cliff top cannon and of course the sandy beach. A great place to abandon the car and explore maybe take a boat trip on the coastal voyager.

Dunwich Heath and Dunwich Forest is run by the National trust and consists of miles of excellent walks and tracks through open heath land along with its shady woods it provides a home to wildlife in this important nature conservation area. From the carpark there is access to the beach, coastguard cottages, tea room and shop.

Halesworth  is an historic market town with railway and airfield museums. It also hosts the local supermarket, banks and post office. Restaurants, pubs and fish and chip shop.

RSPB Minsmere is famous to birdwatchers and speaks for itself.

Walberswick is famous for the The British Open Crabbing Championships which raises funds for various charities. Crabbing by the harbour is a major attraction for children in the summer and the bridges and river banks become crammed with buckets and lines. Along with this Walberswick has tea rooms, restaurants, two pubs an art gallery and gift shops.


Just south of Lowestoft is the large, unspoilt beach at Kessingland where dogs can roam til their hearts content all year around. The beach is a combination of marshland, shingle and sand, and it's HUGE! There isn't much on the beach by way of entertainment but there is a restaurant with a terrace outside, and a dog-friendly pub too!

Tucked between Dunwich and Thorpeness, Sizewell beach boasts fantastic coastlines which have no restrictions on dogs year-round. A perfect middle ground for a stroll north to Dunwich or south to Thorpeness.

With miles of beautiful beaches open to the public year round, Suffolk is a great place for a lazy walk along the coast with family. Suffolk coasts are famously dog-friendly, and there's never a dog-friendly beach too far away. From October through April, there are no dog restrictions in force in Suffolk, and you can feel free to bring the family pet to any stretch of beach you like, there are a few restrictions during summer on some beaches.

More info can be found on Discover Suffolk website.

There are also local golf clubs in Halesworth and you can even go trout fishing at Ash Farm, there are also fishing lakes in Sternfield.

Various animal parks are local including Africa Alive which boasts to be one of UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions set in 100 acres of dramatic coastal parkland.