Around our Shores: Dunwich Heath and Beach
Dunwich Heath and Beach is a National Trust site located on the Suffolk coast. It is a precious landscape that offers a true sense of being at one with nature. The area is home to a range of interesting wildlife such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark, red deer, adders, and ant-lion.
Two miles south of Dunwhich, a stretch of heathlands crowns the crumbling clifftops, from which a waymarked walk provides panoramic views.
The Coastguard Cottages Tearoom serves drinks, snacks, and light-bites. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead from March 1 to August 31. The National Trust also offers holiday cottages for those who want to stay longer.
From the National Trust website:
"Tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one with nature.
A rare and precious habitat, the Heath is home to special species such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark, ant-lion, adders and much more.
Quiet and serene, wild and dramatic, this is an inspiring visit, whatever the time of year. From July to September, the Heath is alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience."
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