'Heaven on earth' - Suffolk beach named one of the best in England

Gemma Sharp and Primrose Taylor Mockett enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Walberswick.

Gemma Sharp and Primrose Taylor Mockett enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Walberswick. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown/Archant

The beach at Walberswick, on the Suffolk coast, has been crowned as one of the best in England.

Walberswick beach, which is popular with artists and holidaymakers, was named as the third-best in England by the holiday rental website HomeToGo.

Jan Etherington with her dog Jagger on Walberswick beach Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Walberswick beach in Suffolk has been named one of the best in England - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

HomeToGo appreciated the coastal village's expanse of peaceful beaches and said it offers fairly easy access to the Norfolk Broads.

A ferry makes its way over the River Blyth to Walberswick

A ferry makes its way over the River Blyth to Walberswick - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

It suggested holidaymakers plan a break to Walberswick and spend the time fishing, hiking, swimming and sailing on the Broads. 

Alternative activities in the area include visiting the charming resort town of Southwold a mile up the coast, which has dozens of independent shops and restaurants or taking a trip up the tranquil River Blyth

Walberswick is a short walk from Southwold over the River Blyth

Walberswick is a short walk from Southwold over the River Blyth - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Beyond that, RSPB Minsmere is just to the south and offers holidaymakers the chance to see red deer, waterfowl and the rare endangered bitten.

HomeToGo described the beach as "heaven on earth" in its guide.

Other beaches on HomeToGo's list include Woolacombe in North Devon, Brighton in Sussex, Whitby in Yorkshire and Blackpool in Lancashire.