Between Southwold and Lowestoft is Covehithe, a beach so beautiful it was recently included in The Daily Telegraph’s list of Britain’s 40 Best Beaches. This soft, sandy beach, with organic tree structures sticking out of the sand like a Gormely sculpture, has been hit by serious erosion. It is only accessible by foot or bicycle, but park near the church and walk your dog along a footpath to the beach. There aren’t any facilities to boast about but it is popular with dog walkers because of its serene and secluded location and best avoided during the peak season.
Best known for crabbing, kite-flying and surfing, Walberswick is a popular Suffolk coastal village with its iconic black beach huts, cafés, a great dog-friendly pub The Anchor, – and a kids park on the green. Make your way through the sand dunes, where dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the year.