Walberswick: A Complete Guide To This Idyllic Coastal Village

Walberswick is, without a doubt, one of England’s most idyllic seaside villages. This quaint Georgian holiday village dishes out traditional British seaside charm in bucket loads. And while we’re talking of buckets, make sure to pack your bucket and spade because unlike most of the beaches in Suffolk, Walberswick beach has sand!

Walberswick sits on the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just south of its more well-known neighbour, Southwold. It is a beautiful place to come and spend a day or while away a week and despite its size, there will be plenty to do. Walberswick is famous for crabbing and sandy beaches, but there’s more to this little village than meets the eye.

Dig a little deeper and you will find nature reserves bursting with wildlife, world class eateries and a rich history of arts. Walberswick really comes alive during the summer months (translate this any way you wish but for us it means it is usually heaving with tourists). We love visiting in the winter months too for bracing nature walks along the coast. Below we have listed some ideas for things to do in Walberswick but first, a little about the area.

In medieval times and right up until the 20th century, Walberswick was a thriving port. Since the Victorian times, it has been more of a thriving holiday village offering a laid back British holiday of yester year. It has also attracted many artists over the years including Phillip Wilson Steer and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. More recently, celebrities have been buying up real estate here. Walk around the village and you will fall in love with the impossibly cute little cottages just as they have.