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The Church of Saint Andrew Covehithe

The Church of Saint Andrew Covehithe
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sam2338
Norwich, UK602 contributions
Sep 2020
Came here on a rainy day, but still worth the visit. I love ruins and it is lovely sitting in a small village with the church attached. Really enjoyed it and there is a walk from here to covhithe beach.
Written 1 May 2021
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,821 contributions
Sep 2020
Visited Suffolk in September 2020 & catching up with reviews.
Walked around the grounds of Covehithe Church after our visit to Covehithe Beach.
It is a lovely picturesque church within the ruins of an older original church.
Very atmospheric & most definitely off he beaten track.
Combine visiting the church with a visit to the beach.
Written 11 January 2021
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Gavin F
Bournemouth, UK742 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We passed this church on our way in and out of Walberswick.
It is uncommon to see a church attached to ruins like this so we stopped.
We visited this new 17th century church before wandering around the ruins of the older church which provided the funds and stones to build the newer smaller church.
Within the graveyard there are tombstones dating back to the 1700s, which is not often seen in village churches in todays times as space has always been at a premium.
Written 23 September 2020
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Linda M
East Anglia, UK5 contributions
Jul 2020
An unexpected massive ruin of a Church, for such a tiny Village. No wonder the Parishoners were unable to pay for its upkeep. As well as being a dramatic sight, there is an air of romantic beauty about it, which I don't think that I would have felt had it still been a working Church.

I visited it on a sunny but windy day in July, with the long grass blowing in the wind and adding to the wild romance of the site, rather than giving an air of neglect.
Written 27 July 2020
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Helen E
57 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Enjoyed my visit, pretty countryside walk, beautiful church, interesting story. Take water for you and dogs, there's nothing there.
Written 29 March 2019
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Judith M
Stamford107 contributions
Aug 2018
Not a lot to see at the church just ruins, but a great walk if you head off to the beach, down a public footpath and across a nature reserve. miles and miles of unspoilt golden beach.
Written 26 August 2018
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Martin H
Stockport, UK675 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was a forgotten part of Suffolk but it gradually becoming better known as it is being publicised in several books & newspapers. The ruins are interesting , the graveyard quite atmospheric as the monuments are overrun by the tall grass but the small church itself has nothing specific to see. There is space for 3 cars outside the church but in the season you will probably need to park on the verge near where the roads join. No access to then end of the road falling into the sea.
Written 23 August 2018
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,777 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Interesting location at the end of a road in the middle of nowhere. It's a strange configuration as this is a thatched church within the bounds of a former church. Parking in the layby outside.
Written 19 May 2018
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK766 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This picture-perfect chuch, set in very quiet, very rural coastal Suffolk, is not entirely a ruin.The'modern' (16th century) part of the church of Saint Andrew is incorporated into the much larger, much older ruin.
The church itself ihas a squre tower and thatched roof. The interior is simple but charming and offers leaflets explaining the history of the site.
The undoubted star of the show is the ruin which makes some very striking photography very easy to achieve. I took a lot of photos in the orange, early evening lightand every one of them could be an album cover for Clannad or Black Sabbath! The intensely quiet and deeply rural setting certainly adds to the atmosphere but can make locating the ruins a little tricky. Tripadvisor and my satnav don't even recognise Covehithe and plugging the postcode into the gps took me to a housing estate 5 miles adrift. But do persevere - it's well worth it. Find Wrentham, take the turning next to the red brick church and just follow the road.
Written 2 March 2018
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