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  • Bawdsey Quay Ferry Road, Bawdsey, Woodbridge IP12 3AX (map)

Beachcombers tell me that as soon as my beachcombs are over they want to do it all over again - now’s your chance!

Join me from 10am to 12. If you want to keep going we’ll take an hour for lunch (so bring your own or visit the fab Boathouse Cafe) and then explore another part of the beach from 1-3pm. (Sorry, but it’s not possible to join us just for the afternoon session.)

Bawdsey beach is brilliant for beachcombing. It's a cracking example of our Suffolk shingle and its plants, full of shells, sea glass, sharks’ teeth and other treasures.

Meeting point:  Bawdsey Quay car park. I will be obvious in a bright yellow hi viz logo'd jacket. 

Please join me ten minutes before the beachcomb begins so we can start promptly. Sorry, but if you are late you won't be able to join us.

Do I need to book? No. 

How much does it cost? £5 for each person for the morning, £10 for each person for the day. 

What age is this suitable for? All ages. Beachcombing is suitable for children and adults alike.  Hunting for treasure on our beaches is addictive whatever your age, so all are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times by their accompanying adults.

What should I wear? It can be windy and cold on the beach even on a sunny day so wrap up with lots of layers for warmth and against the wind. Please wear shoes suitable for walking on shingle - flip-flops or open-toed sandals will be uncomfortable.

What if it's horrible weather? The weather can be very changeable but the beachcomb will go ahead unless it's torrential rain or high winds make the beach dangerous.

Is there parking? There is very limited parking on Bawdsey Quay itself. Please use the free council car park nearby (also on Ferry Road) which is a 2 minute walk from the quay. Please respect local residents and park considerately. Thank you.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs kept on a short lead throughout the walk are welcome.

I can’t make this date, will there be others? Yes, there are Beach Bonkers beachcombing events throughout the year.