Leiston Sign

Located just two miles from Leiston, the intriguing fishing village of Sizewell is something of an undiscovered retreat.

Renowned for the smuggling activities that occurred on its beaches during the 17th century, the notorious ‘Hadleigh Gang’ smuggled goods from boats anchored off Sizewell coast and in the dead of night would transport their haul through tunnels dug under the soft sandy soils of the common that lay between Leiston and Sizewell.

With an award winning beach of shingle and sand dunes, quite unusual on this stretch of coastline, the beach makes the ideal location for a leisurely stroll, where dogs, with responsible owners, are very welcome. On a fine day, a walk along the cliffs provides some picturesque views with access to the Beach View Holiday Park, where non-residents are welcome to enjoy some light refreshments on the balcony, whilst admiring the coastal views.

A handful of fishing boats still operate from the beach, with fresh fish sold daily and other attractions include the popular Sizewell Tea cafe and the cosy Vulcan Arms public house.

Sizewell is also home to the countries first pressurised water reactor power station, which has a Visitors Centre, offering free guided plant tours.