An east Suffolk beach hidden away from the busier tourist destinations has been named one of the best in the UK by a national newspaper.

Covehithe beach, near Southwold, was commended by Andrew Eames of The Sunday Times in an article he wrote about under-the-radar beaches.

Mr Eames said: "Rapid erosion has shaped the Suffolk coast and on the beach at Covehithe the remains of trees stick out of the sand — a reminder of the constant invasion of the North Sea."

The article highlighted the huge stretch of sand where visitors can enjoy walks along the beach, the medieval church of St Andrew and Southwold's old Victorian pier.

The Swan, a 17th-century hotel in Southwold, was also given a shoutout and a nod of approval was given to the complimentary bottle of gin that comes with their rooms. 

Mr Eames also praised nearby Dunwich beach, commenting on the local myth that says you can hear the bells of an old church lost at sea there at low tide.