We have the most awesome 50-mile coastline, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering great days out, fresh seafood, wildlife and beaches you just have to visit whilst staying here.
Lowestoft, the most northern Suffolk resort and the UK’s most easterly town, is famous as the first place in the country to see the sun rise. There is lots to do here for families thanks to its two piers, a zoo, theme park and museums as well as its sandy beach.
Further down the coast is Southwold , often noted by the press as Notting-Hill-On-Sea due to a large number of second home owners from London. Very ‘British’ with a feel of days gone by, the pace of life is certainly slower here. Famous for its beach huts, a Victorian style pier and a quaint high street, Southwold boasts miles of sandy beach, a coastal path for a stroll, and lots of pubs to choose from for lunch. Adnams Brewery is also based here offering tours of the distillery to over 18s.
Heading south down the coast, Aldeburgh is famed for its food. The fish and chip shop is said to be the most famous in the country and even has a webcam to keep an eye on the queues, which frequently snake down the street. The beach here is a shingle blue flag beach and people visit for the shops, food, and a stroll along the sea wall. You can walk along the coast to Thorpeness or towards open heath and marsh lands for some bird spotting. Along the coast path are various fisherman sheds which sell directly to the public and the crab is not to be missed!
Fantastic Thorpeness is a holiday village centred around the Meare – a shallow boating lake covering 3 acreas. The meare is perfect for splashing about in a boat with the children, who will be thrilled to come across the many Peter-Pan themed tiny islands including Smugglers Cove and Wendy’s house – all inspired by JM Barrie’s friendship with the local family who created it.
And our closest beach is Felixstowe, which really does offer it all, including a theatre with amateur and professional shows, sea front gardens, museums, a busy high street, a beach front playground and of course, fantastic fish and chips. The pier was rebuilt in 2017 and is packed full of amusements; this and Landguard Fort Museum, alongside the leisure centre swimming pool by the seafront, are worth a visit if the skies cloud over. As well as a traditional holiday resort Felixstowe is also a major port and we frequently have the largest container ships in the world docking here which is fascinating to watch!
Whatever area of the Suffolk coast you choose to visit you can be sure you will have fun, as well as enjoy the best fish and chips in the country (although we may be biased).