|Stay safe on our coast|
We have many miles of beautiful coastline to explore and enjoy but it is also some of the fastest eroding coast in western Europe. We urgently need your help to make sure that everyone stays safe when they visit the beach.
Do enjoy our wonderful coast and all that it has to offer but do visit safely, stay safe and go home safe.
If you have any questions or notice something about our defences or cliffs that you think we should know about then email email@example.com
The Suffolk coast is approximately 49 miles (79km) long and runs from Corton on the Norfolk/Suffolk border to Landguard Point in Felixstowe. There is also a further 83 miles (134km) of tidal edge within the Blyth, Alde and Ore, Deben and Orwell estuaries that lie within our district.
Responsibility for managing this coastline is split between the Environment Agency (for areas at risk of flooding), private ownership and the Maritime Planning Authorities (for areas at risk from erosion) which, for Suffolk, falls to our Coastal Management Team.
You can see how the responsibility for the Suffolk coastline is broken down on our Coastal Management responsibility map. For clarity on which organisation does what on a coast frontage please refer to our Service Area Responsibilities diagram which explains who should be contacted depending the issue.
We are directly responsible for 22 miles (36km) of the Suffolk coastline and have permissive powers (not duties) to carry out works over parts of this frontage to manage the risk of erosion. Currently there are hard defences (plus over 300 groynes) covering 12 miles (19.4km) of coast.
Coastal management can be broadly broken down into three sections: