Walberswick Area Guide
Walberswick is a seaside village sitting on the Suffolk coast, separated from Southwold by the River Blyth.
A tourist hotspot in summer, Walberswick has a long sand and shingle beach and is also surrounded by marshland but what it is really famous for is crabbing and its World Open Championship. A victim of its own success the Championship no longer takes place as it became too popular for the village to accommodate, but many families still enjoy this activity from ‘Wally’s Bridge’.
The nature reserve of the River Blyth Estuary, which covers 1,000 acres, is perfect for anyone interested in wildlife and is home to a wide range of bird species, deer and otters. Over the river Blyth, you can see the town of Southwold which can be accessed across the Bailey bridge. In the summer months you can take the foot ferry across too. If you do, Sole Bay Fish Company is a must to visit.
Walberswick is home to two pubs, the Bell Inn, run by Adnams, and The Anchor, an award-winning pub known for its local seasonal produce. There is also The Parish Lantern Tea Room and the Black Dog Deli is perfect for picking up any foodie bits.
Like many of these seaside villages in Suffolk, Walberswick is serviced by one road into the village connected to the A12, which connects Lowestoft to Ipswich and then London. Although Walberswick village doesn’t have a school of its own, Southwold Primary and Reydon Primary are both within three miles and the nearest independent school is Saint Felix at Southwold.