Lowestoft Gunton Denes


Lowestoft Gunton Denes
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

The beach is to the north of the Lowestoft harbour, just on the edge of the town. North of the beach is a naturist beach at Corton.


Suitable for surfing and windsurfing in the right conditions. To the south is Ness Point, the most easterly point in Britain. The Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum is behind the beach and there are restaurants and cafes nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Behind the beach is a large area of sand dunes - a good area for spotting migrating birds. Carlton & Oulton Marshes, managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, is south of the beach, it has some spectacular birds of prey, including: marsh harrier, barn owl and hobby.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Lowestoft Gunton Denes

Campsite Campsite Food Food Shops Shops Bins Bins



Parking available off Whapload Road.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed north of the town.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned weekly.