Residents and visitors alike share the sentiment - this is a special place. Steeped in history, with the earliest recorded settlement found in the Domesday Book.
This is a Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is internationally recognised as an area important for wildlife and so has Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Ramsar status.
The village has its industrial past in the 1800s with the excavation of coprolite which was the start of the fertiliser industry; and later a cement works with twelve bottleneck kilns dominating the shoreline and one hundred deliveries a month by barge (the reason for the substantial quay).
Today is a very different scene. The kilns are gone and replaced with private dwellings and boatyard; the only barges are visiting for pleasure; and the boatyard operates sedate river trips on board MV Jahan from May to September.
The boatyard shop and artist's studio are welcome additions in recent times, to complement the beachfront Maybush Inn which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This is a keen sailing community. Waldringfield Sailing Club was established in 1921 and has produced some world-class sailors.
Heading out of the village is Waldringfield Golf Club - an excellent 18-hole course.
Visit the Village Website to find out more about Waldringfield.