Situated just 7 minutes away on the Suffolk heritage coast, Southwold is a charming coastal town famed for its picturesque beach huts and quaint market streets. It’s the perfect balance between British seaside town and modern foodie destination with its pier, lighthouse and boating lake alongside elegant shops, galleries, delicatessens and restaurants.
Home to the award-winning Adnams Brewery since 1872, it’s no surprise there’s a great selection of traditional pubs to try out, all serving these local ales.
The beach itself offers everything from family friendly sand-castles and ice creams, to wide-open stretches of shoreline bordered by wild sand dunes.
Southwold lighthouse stands intriguingly in the middle of the historic town and leads boats to the harbour. Here you’ll find another stunning photo opportunity as the sun sets over local fishing and sail boats, with huts selling the freshest fish and seafood straight from the catch to take home.
If you’d rather leave it to the experts, one traditional fishing hut is now cleverly converted into a seafood restaurant, with its fish coming just metres from the boats to the plate. The harbour is also the starting point for stunning marshland walks to explore the surrounds of the River Blyth.
Why not stop off at Walberswick village en route – just don’t forget your bucket and bait as this is the unofficial home of UK crabbing!!