Take a swim in the sea
Have a jolly good splash!
From the shores of Lowestoft right down to Felixstowe, taste the salty sea spray and enjoy the North Sea. Be sure to look out for Suffolk’s top blue flag beaches.
- A Guide to Suffolk Beaches (Visit Suffolk)
- At the beach (RNLI)
- Swimming advice (ROSPA)
- Tide times (Met Office)
Check the weather and tides before you leave.
Keep children within reach at all times.
Always tie inflatables to an adult on the shoreline (including inflatable toys, rubber rings, inflatable boats, lilos, etc, which can easily drift miles out to sea with just a light breeze).
Swimming at the Beach - Top 10 Tips
- Always swim or surf at a beach patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards.
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safest areas to swim.
- Avoid swimming alone or unsupervised.
- Read the signs. If a beach is closed, don't swim there.
- If you are unsure of the surf conditions ask a lifeguard or lifesaver.
- Don't swim directly after a meal.
- Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Don't run or dive in the water, always check the conditions, they might have changed.
- If you get in trouble in the water, don't panic, raise one arm up and float until help arrives.
- If you get caught in a rip current or undertow, float with it - don't swim against it.
Not sure where to go?
Our map will give you a few ideas of places to visit.