Shingle and Saxons: a car-free trip to the Suffolk coast

Suffolk’s marshes, beaches and estuaries meld into a dreamy landscape rich in history in our final car-free coast instalment of the summer

A beautiful late summer’s day and I’m swimming in the sea, south of Shingle Street. It feels like elemental coast: a steep bronze bank of pebbles sloping down to a gentle curve of green water. Jellyfish float past under the glinting surface and a white sail drifts on the horizon. Sandwiched between the River Deben and the North Sea is an enchanting, embattled corner of Suffolk.

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