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Does anyone know the best way to get to Benacre Beach and the famous dead tree, I've been told access by the cliffs from Covehithe is now off-limits. Is this true? Any pointers would be great thanks!!
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Its true that the access via Covehithe ( just past the church ) has been closed completely, With new and more threatening signs, Personaly I would not go that way.
However, As you come out of Covehithe, With the beach and church behind you, You come to a fork in the road, Keep an eye out for a " Public Footpath " sign on your left, Follow that footpath and you eventually come to the beach, Its a little way down from the " Benacre Tree " so you'll have to stroll along the beach a bit.
That said there is a good selection of dead trees and large tree trucks with roots attached laying all over the beach, So plenty to use for foreground interest.
There is some inland lakes before you get to the beach with reeds and stuff, So that might be a good shot if the light is right.
If you can't get parked outside the old church, Park on the grass triangle at the " Y " junction or as near to the footpath as you dare.
Its not quite as convenient as the old route, But still worth the slightly longer walk.
Who knows might see you there sometime......
We walked along the cliff top from Covehithe to the beach earlier in the year without any problems. The path, of course, is in a pretty desperate state. The beach is easily accessed from the Benacre village end...
If you like that part of the coast and have some time to spare, Take a look at " Dunwich Heath " the heather is out all along the cliff tops, Should look fab with the right light, We are planning a trip there next week sometime, Assuming we get some decent light.
Quote: from Covehithe to the beach earlier in the year without any problems
How long ago was that Chris, Our last outing that way was 3 weeks ago, The old road just past the church and the farm to the right, Is now completely blocked off, There are no entry signs as well as signs telling you what will happen if you ignore them, The signs looked fairly new, As did all the new double yellow lines along the road.
Kinda gave us the impression they really mean business, Unlike the old signs, Of course it could also be a bluff in that you are entirely responsible should you have an accident, Or it could mean that the local police are going to enforce the signs etc.
At the end of the day, The choice to ignore them is yours, I prefer not to antagonise the local farmers and or the local constables.
February. You could still go all the way to the cliff then but as I said, the Benacre route would be my recommendation rather than the Covehithe route.
Thank you all! It's as I suspected...hiking boots on for the march along the beach! Maybe we'll bump into each other there one day?
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