The Suffolk Coast stretches for 50 miles through heritage coastline and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty but is situated just two hours from central London. It is one of the best places to visit in Suffolk if you love seaside life, food, and world-class culture. It draws in wildlife lovers and photographers alike to capture a glimpse of a rare feathered visitor or to snap the varied landscapes with incredible light.
One of the largest towns is Lowestoft, which boasts a wide sandy beach and access to the beautiful Suffolk Broads. At the other end of the scale is Orford, a tiny fishing village that possesses an unexpected bounty of foodie delights, and a depth of folklore surrounding its unique castle.
Dunwich is one of The Suffolk Coast’s smallest villages, yet it opens out onto an expanse of kaleidoscopic heathland rich with wildlife. Snape, too, is surrounded by natural beauty: the perfect backdrop for the musical events taking place there throughout the year.
Aldeburgh too is a magnet for cultural tourists to the Suffolk Coast, who come to experience its acclaimed arts festivals and fabulous food. Families gravitate towards Kessingland, home to one of Suffolk’s most popular family attractions, and the fairytale village of Thorpeness, famed for its Peter-Pan-inspired boating lake. With its promenade, seafront gardens, and 16th century fort, Felixstowe remains a favourite for families who love a traditional seaside holiday.
Another picturesque seaside town on The Suffolk Coast is Southwold, adored for its beach huts, fantastic pier, and charming coastal pubs; meanwhile neighbouring Walberswick has long been a haunt for artists and writers, who find inspiration in its nostalgic character and beauty.
Southwold Lighthouse watches over the town and sea