Shingle Street - Suffolk
Shingle Street is a small coastal hamlet in Suffolk at the mouth of Orford Ness, situated between Orford and Bawdsey and was originally a home for fishermen and river pilots for the River Ore. It is a rather strange, desolate but magical place. The notice boards you see before you leave the car park rightly declare the area as a "special place" which is also formally designated an SSSI - Sight of Special Scientific Interest - because of the rare flora that survives this wind-swept area of beach. A report from October 2004 suggests that Shingle Street is at risk from the sea and could disappear within 20 years if sea defences are not erected.
From Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex