Coastguards Cottages, Dunwich Heathphoto
1 0
Dog walk

Coastguards Cottages, Dunwich Heath

Saxmundham, Dunwich

Type of walk

Beach, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, Paid Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Animals On Route, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Toilets, Refreshments Available, Wheelchair Friendly

About this walk

Lovely heathland, woods and beach owned by the National Trust, and just by Minsmere RSPB bird reserve. A range of walks in varied landscapes: heaven for dogs! From March to September, some areas are lead only but there are always places you can let dogs off lead eg the wonderful beach. You can link into other footpaths, including a lovely 6 mile circular walk via Minsmere Sluice, Eastbridge and Sizewell Belts.

Walk added by

rachelini profile


Profile · Walks


Tap to view full size

Comments (3)

  • rachelini profile

    11 years ago

    Here's a link to National Trust's webpage on Dunwich Heath for more info and photos: Link →
  • hannahbee100 profile

    3 years ago

    Nice walk and beautiful surroundings with the heath and the coast. However, heavily "dogs on leads", which is something to be aware of if your pooch is better off lead!
  • Waggersmum profile

    3 years ago

    Done the walk on Christmas Day - hardly met any people or dogs which was great as Waggers could be off lead from the car park to the beach and back. Muddy walk to the beach from the car park so be prepared.
Dog avatars

Join the pack

Share your feedback or ask a question and be a part of the chat about this walk.

Log in to comment

Not a member? Create a free account

How to get there


Coastguard Cottages, Minsmere Rd, Dunwich, Saxmundham IP17 3DJ, UK View on Google

what3words address

/// View on w3w

Location details

Near Westleton, Suffolk

Nearby dog walks

Dog walk at Minsmere - Sizewell

Saxmundham, Dunwich

Minsmere - Sizewell

Flat, Beach, Forest·Dog walk

0.1 miles away
Dog walk at Westleton Heath


Westleton Heath

Flat, Forest·Dog walk

1.5 miles away
Dog walk at Dunwich Forest


Dunwich Forest

Flat, Forest·Dog walk

1.9 miles away
Dog walk at Southwold Common

Reydon, Southwold

Southwold Common

Flat·Dog walk

6.0 miles away
Dog walk at Rendlesham Forest

Woodbridge, Tangham

Rendlesham Forest

2 · Hilly, Forest·Dog walk

14.2 miles away
Dog walk at Carlton Marshes

Carlton Colville, Lowestoft

Carlton Marshes

Flat·Dog walk

15.1 miles away
Dog walk at A Walk in the Saints


A Walk in the Saints

Flat·Dog walk

15.1 miles away
Dog walk at Bungay & Surrounding Area


Bungay & Surrounding Area

Flat, Forest·Dog walk

16.2 miles away
Dog walk at Sutton Hoo, River Deben


Sutton Hoo, River Deben

Flat·Dog walk

16.2 miles away

Join the pack

Become part of the Walkiees community. It's free.

Join now

What did you think of this walk?