Southwold is the quintessential seaside resort with its simplicity in character and traditional nature creating the perfect haven from the demands of a modern society.
The award-winning beach runs alongside rows of the famous Southwold beach huts, gleaming in the sunshine in their vibrant colours. The pier houses gift shops, a broadwalk cafe and the bizarre 'Under the Pier Show'.
The town is steeped in maritime history and its museum and Sailor's Reading Room provide an insight into the town's past. Maritime success relied upon the beacon from the Lighthouse, built in 1890 and standing an impressive 101 feet above the town.
The High Street is the perfect location for some retail therapy alongside cafes and restaurants that serve quality food, exquisitely cooked and washed down with ale brewed at the local Adnams brewery.
Take in the sights of the harbour and walk along the banks of the River Blyth, where you will find the bridge or foot ferry that will take you across the estuary to Walberswick.
Surrounded by heath and marshland sits the beautiful village of Walberswick. With its village freen, tea rooms, pubs, craft, art and gifts shops, you can wander at your leisure, watching local fisherman land their catch or indulge in crabbing off the bridge or riverbanks, a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike.
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Map reference: TM 507761 Lat: 52.32566 Long: 1.67770
Southwold is situated off the A12. Follow the brown tourist signs to the town centre.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 6 miles (9.7 kms) from Darsham station