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Unplug. Unwind. Enjoy. Suffolk Coast & Heaths is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and renowned for its slower pace of life. Visit Suffolk to revel in the great British countryside, ancient forests and 50 miles of pristine coastline.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Suffolk offers serenity, sandy shores, wildlife and stunning landscapes. You won't need an umbrella here, Suffolk is one of the sunniest and driest counties in the UK. Kick off your shoes and take a stroll through the golden sand dunes of Walberswick beach. The region’s coastline remains largely untouched from development so you’ll be hard-pressed to find many beaches as clean and unspoilt as Suffolk’s. The beaches at Lowestoft and Southwold have each won the coveted Blue Flag award and spots of true solitude are easy to find. That’s not to say amusements don’t exist. The famous pier of Southwold has a fair share of amusements and its putting greens and boating ponds make it a great spot for families. There's also plenty of shopping and a brewery!
At the heart of Suffolk within the rolling countryside and twisting rivers is a cluster of picturesque towns and old-world villages. Popular choices include Hadleigh, Needham Market, and Sudbury – the birthplace of painter Thomas Gainsborough. Their peaceful pace of life makes these Suffolk towns and villages ideal places to relax and watch the world go by.
Suffolk is easily accessible by car from London. Drive times vary between 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on which part of the county you travel to. Trains to Suffolk depart from London Liverpool Street and times will usually take the same as driving.