Crabbing at Walberswick


The Georgian town of Walberswick is completely charming and the perfect setting for your day out in the East of England, surrounded by protected marsh and heath lands. The beach at Walberswick is long and sandy, backed by grassy dunes. Heaven.

The Art of Crabbing

Crabbing is such a fun way to spend an afternoon. Encourage your children to compare their catches but make sure they put the crabs back in the water after the examinations so that the crabs can carry on with their own afternoons! Local shops sell buckets, baits and lines so if you haven’t brought your own supplies they’re easy enough to buy on the day.

The British Open Crabbing Championships

2010 was the crabbing championships 30th year. Held every year in August, it’s the highlight of the crabbing calendar! Anyone can enter the competition and the event raises money for charities and good causes so you can feel pleased that as well as having fun, your children are helping others. The championships last 90 minutes, during which time the person landing the single heaviest crab wins.


Walberswick is located between Southwold and Dunwich. Southwold is another picture perfect Suffolk coastal town with an historic pier to explore and a cute town to wander through. The pier has shops and eateries plus some curiosities such as a mechanical clock and Tim Hunkins’ extraordinary toys!


Just 5 miles south of Walberswich, Dunwich is steeped in history and at one time was home to one of the largest ports in Eastern England. Today, Dunwich Heath offers its visitors an area of outstanding natural beauty, a place to explore the rugged landscapes and take some time to appreciate the wildlife, some of which are special species such as the Dartford Warbler, the woodlark and the ant-lion.

Highlight of the Day

Go to the Southern end of the beach at Southwold and take an exhilarating trip around Sole Bay on the high-speed Coastal Voyager. Amazing!

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