One of the nearest pieces of coast to Cambridge is due east at Dunwich. And the route over there, by motorcycle is mostly picturesque and twisty – apart from the first 45 miles or so on the A14. From Stowupland the A1120 takes you through lovely villages to the coast road from where it is a short hop over to Dunwich, Southwold, Sizewell, Aldeburgh.
The cafe by Dunwich beach is one of my favourite places to go. It couldn’t be accused of beauty and the cafe is not a hot spot for the middle-classes. But you can buy a pot of tea and a cream scone for £3.75 – or you could have a huge plate of fish and chips if you prefer. Most people do. It is 75 miles each way and four and a half hours on the bike in total.