The Suffolk Coast

Our Local Stories across the Suffolk coast

There is so much to love about the Suffolk Coast. Here are just a few stories about the people, places and events that make the Suffolk Coast truly special.
Ssss - Surprising Springwatch on The Suffolk Coast!

Ssss - Surprising Springwatch on The Suffolk Coast!

Springwatch on The Suffolk Coast - lambs frisking about in the spring sunshine, a distant Bittern boom and the songful chirrup of birds in the budding trees…

Give us a little Latitude

Give us a little Latitude

2006 marked the birth of something very special and quite extraordinary on The Suffolk Coast… Now, as we fast approach its 11th anniversary, the Latitude Festival returns even richer in its diversity of entertainment to please visitors of all ages and genres!

Feature Walk: Minsmere

Feature Walk: Minsmere

Minsmere is deservedly popular as a visitor destination. However, it is possible to still get a taste of the reserve experienced by visitors in the early years of the reserve with this walk, which skirts the edge of the RSPB reserve and its famous neighbour, the National Trust’s Dunwich Heath.
Celebrating May Day on The Suffolk Coast

Celebrating May Day on The Suffolk Coast

Picture the scene - a community gathering on the village green, Morris dancing, children weaving themselves around the maypole and the distant strains of a brass band…

May Day celebrations date back to Anglo-Saxon times and the pagan festival of Beltane which supposedly marks the beginning of summer (even though summertime doesn’t officially begin until June!).

Open for the Season!

Open for the Season!

Now that the spring is here and summer will soon be upon on, the region's biggest and best attractions located on The Suffolk Coast are now open for the season!
Explore The Suffolk Coast’s Seafront Gardens

Explore The Suffolk Coast’s Seafront Gardens

For centuries people have flocked to the seaside to take in the fresh salty air, the sound of waves lapping at the shore and the exhilarating coastal breeze…but not everyone likes the feel of sand beneath their feet!

Festivals - 'Save the Dates'

Festivals - 'Save the Dates'

As the lazy, hazy days of summer edge ever closer to us, so do the wonderful array of festivals and fiestas on offer here on The Suffolk Coast…

Antiques and Vintage Markets on The Suffolk Coast

Antiques and Vintage Markets on The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast is famous for being a treasure house for antiques. Whether you are interested in furniture or decorative items in your home, splendid jewellery, or something very precious and beautiful to keep as an investment - Suffolk is the place to come!


Antiques and Vintage Markets on The Suffolk Coast

Antiques and Vintage Markets on The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast is famous for being a treasure house for antiques. Whether you are interested in furniture or decorative items in your home, splendid jewellery, or something very precious and beautiful to keep as an investment - Suffolk is the place to come!

Piers on the Suffolk Coast

Piers on the Suffolk Coast

Along with the iconic fish & chips and rock, piers have become a staple of British seaside life for more than two centuries now and are firm favourites on the Suffolk Coast too.

Celebrations for South Kiosk at Martello Park!

Celebrations for South Kiosk at Martello Park!

Situated in Felixstowe's Martello Park, South Kiosk is about to celebrate it's 2nd birthday in style!

Explore The Suffolk Coast  by Water!

Explore The Suffolk Coast by Water!

With miles of award-winning coastline, what better way to explore the stunning Suffolk coast than by the seas, rivers and estuaries of The Suffolk Coast.

Whether you remain wrapped up and warm or are happy to don the wetsuit come rain or shine, exploring The Suffolk Coast by water is an unforgettable experience.

Easter Fun on The Suffolk Coast

Easter Fun on The Suffolk Coast

Whether you're staying here on holiday, visiting for the day or travelling around our coastline, there's something to see and do to suit everyone on The Suffolk Coast this Easter.

We've put together our pick of the top 'things to do', from food and drink, history and heritage to art and literature, attractions and events...

Thorpeness launches Major Moments Series for amateur golfers

Thorpeness launches Major Moments Series for amateur golfers

New golf challenge allows amateur golfers to test game against Tour stars during season’s four Majors

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

The sun is out and the air is mild; it's the perfect time to pop on the walking shoes and head out into the great outdoors to spot the signs of spring. We've put together a selection of our favourite spring walks; taking in snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, birds chirping and blossom scents. 

The West End comes to The Suffolk Coast

The West End comes to The Suffolk Coast

Once upon a time, the only way you would get to see a lavish stage production was by heading off to London. These days we’re fortunate that award-winning West End shows travel to The Suffolk Coast!

Anthony Cullen, Photographer and Tutor

Anthony Cullen, Photographer and Tutor

Anthony Cullen has an impressive photographic history. He’s documented an epic trans-European journey from Birmingham to Bejing, been dubbed photographer of the year and worked for prestigious, household-name clients for twenty years. After such an eventful career, Cullen has now settled with his family on the Suffolk Coast, and runs his own photography courses from his studio in Pin Mill. We asked him to tell us a little about himself.
Join Adnams at The Boat Race!

Join Adnams at The Boat Race!

As the Official Beer Partner at The Boat Races, Adnams is inviting fans to enjoy the famous Oxford versus Cambridge Boat Races from its bar along the route. 

Mark Ward, Artist

Mark Ward, Artist

Mark Ward is an artist, living and painting in Halesworth on the Suffolk Coast. He moved to the area fifteen years ago, drawn there by the abundance of birds, the year-round music at Aldeburgh and Snape, and the beauty of the coast itself. However, even though Mark is attracted to the coastal landscapes surrounding his home, they do not feature in his work. In fact, he paints scenes of an altogether more dreamlike kind.
Songs of the Sea and The Suffolk Coast

Songs of the Sea and The Suffolk Coast

Lowestoft holds the rather curious title of being the most Easterly point in the British Isles, something many people may consider an underrated title given the modest surroundings of Ness Point.

Top Bakeries on The Suffolk Coast

Top Bakeries on The Suffolk Coast

Famous for award-winning local produce, The Suffolk Coast is fast becoming a hot-spot for the foodie.
Vernon Blackmore Cooks at Woodbridge Tide Mill

Vernon Blackmore Cooks at Woodbridge Tide Mill

Local restaurateur, Vernon Blackmore, and artisan coffee roaster, Paddy Bishopp, are launching a new street food concept 'Bubble & Squid' at a fundraising ‘pop up’ at Woodbridge Tide Mill on 2nd April. 

Lowestoft Beach is Restored and ready for the Season!

Lowestoft Beach is Restored and ready for the Season!

A £3.5 million coastal protection scheme at Lowestoft’s South Beach is approaching completion, with the promenade and majority of the beach reopening to the public.

Treat your Mum this Mothers Day

Treat your Mum this Mothers Day

It’s the time of year when we say thank you to all the mums, step-mums, grandmothers and aunties for all  they have done, and what better way to show her how much she means to you than with a day out on The Suffolk Coast

Pop The Question with a Suffolk Coast Proposal

Pop The Question with a Suffolk Coast Proposal

Home to some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes, The Suffolk Coast is the perfect location to get down on bended knee this Leap Year, or any time of year for that matter!

Fun outdoor activities for Kids on The Suffolk Coast

Fun outdoor activities for Kids on The Suffolk Coast

It seems like a long winter with the kids cooped up at home welded to the TV or computer games! But, don’t wait for the spring to arrive before blowing away those cobwebs!

Join in the fun with National Nestbox Week

Join in the fun with National Nestbox Week

Next week, young ornithologists across the country are being encouraged to make a nestbox for the local wildlife to enjoy as part of National Nestbox Week, and there are plenty of places on The Suffolk Coast that you can take the family to join in the fun!


Top 5 Unusual Valentines Activities

Top 5 Unusual Valentines Activities

Cupid’s bow is poised and ready to fill hearts with affection this Valentine’s Day, but candle lit dinners, a night at the cinema, and countryside walks can start to wear a little thin with even the hardened romantics among us!

Farmers Markets on The Suffolk Coast

Farmers Markets on The Suffolk Coast

Here on the Suffolk Coast, we are completely spoilt with a huge selection of local food and drink producers, selling jams, honey, Suffolk-cured ham, strawberries, asparagus, breads, cheeses and ales... you name it, we make it!
2016 women's tour starts in Southwold!

2016 women's tour starts in Southwold!

The Aviva Women’s Tour, taking place from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th June, has today presented a new-look route for 2016!

Smoked Stilton And Pecan Nut Pate

Smoked Stilton And Pecan Nut Pate

This recipe was part of The Artisan Smokehouse‘s top award winning dish at The Great British Foodies competition at Tate Britain this year. It’s ideal for an appetiser or as a cheese course for a festive meal. It only takes 10 minutes to make and can be made days in advance!
A Celebration of Schools Music

A Celebration of Schools Music

A Celebration of Schools’ Music is the result of a long-standing partnership between Aldeburgh Music and Suffolk County Council. 

Head to the Vault Festival for a slap up meal!

Head to the Vault Festival for a slap up meal!

On Wednesday 27th January the sixth VAULT Festival will open its doors - eight spaces within one venue, three bars and a very special pop-up restaurant fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath London’s Waterloo Station.

The 1st Aldeburgh and Suffolk Coastal Young People's Film Festival

The 1st Aldeburgh and Suffolk Coastal Young People's Film Festival

The Aldeburgh Cinema Trust has initiated and organised the first Aldeburgh & Suffolk Coastal Young People’s Film Festival as part of an ongoing project to develop the provision of high quality film and creative activity offers for children, young people and their families in the Suffolk Coastal area. 

The Aldeburgh Music Festival 2016 Programme has been Announced!

The Aldeburgh Music Festival 2016 Programme has been Announced!

The Aldeburgh Festival 2016 programme has been announced – a 17-day celebration of music and arts with circus, birds and pianos at its heart.

Great Photography Locations on The Suffolk Coast

Great Photography Locations on The Suffolk Coast

When you think of great photography spots around the globe, you probably think of mountainous horizons, clear blue seascapes or deep green jungles. None of which are available on our doorstep. But in England and particularly on The Suffolk Coast, we have a different sort of landscape at hand and equally as beautiful for those wanting to capture nature with a click of a camera. 

The Suffolk Coast is rich in natural beauty; nature reserves, marshland and The Broads. Whether your camera is glued to your hip or you like to take a few snaps as you enjoy walking the dogs, The Suffolk Coast has some excellent locations to help you embrace your inner photographer and see life through a lens. 

Wild Days Conservation Holidays are Coming to The Suffolk Coast

Wild Days Conservation Holidays are Coming to The Suffolk Coast

Want to get a true taste of The Suffolk Coast? Then book a holiday with Wild Days Conservation!
Maggi Hambling: Suffolk's Global Artist

Maggi Hambling: Suffolk's Global Artist

Local artist Maggi Hambling’s work is profoundly influenced by her Suffolk childhood and visits to the Suffolk Coast.
Suffolk's Remarkable Cultural Scene 

Suffolk's Remarkable Cultural Scene

Suffolk has a remarkable arts and heritage offering, from ancient historical sites to cutting-edge premieres by playwrights, choreographers, composers, poets, painters, sculptors, filmmakers and other artists. 

New Year - New Experience on The Suffolk Coast

New Year - New Experience on The Suffolk Coast

A brand New Year - the time when we typically look at making some radical changes in our lives; learning new skills and embracing new experiences.
Top Ways to Celebrate the New Year on The Suffolk Coast

Top Ways to Celebrate the New Year on The Suffolk Coast

As the UK's most easterly coast and the first place to see the sunrise you are well placed to see in the new year on The Suffolk Coast
Work off the Mince Pies with a Christmas stroll on The Suffolk Coast

Work off the Mince Pies with a Christmas stroll on The Suffolk Coast

Now, we all love spending time together with family, friends and loved ones over the Christmas holidays - but after an overdose of festive food, drink and ‘The Sound of Music’, it’s quite nice to escape for an hour or so…
Top Spots for a Romantic Weekend on The Suffolk Coast

Top Spots for a Romantic Weekend on The Suffolk Coast

With windswept beaches, cosy cafes, country pubs with roaring fires and boutique hotels it's easy to see why The Suffolk Coast is the ideal place for a romantic getaway...
Listen to this year's Big Sing with Aldeburgh Music

Listen to this year's Big Sing with Aldeburgh Music

The Friday Afternoons singing project by Aldeburgh Music is inspiring thousands of young people across UK, with young people from Suffolk taking part in the ‘Big Sing’ on Friday 20 November.
Children's Viewing Sculpture Winner Announced!

Children's Viewing Sculpture Winner Announced!

Having received more than 170 entries from artists, designers and architects, Aldeburgh Music has now announced the winning entry in the competition to design a family-friendly viewing sculpture for Snape Maltings.
Veteran Oaks of The Suffolk Coast

Veteran Oaks of The Suffolk Coast

Veteran oak trees are a characteristic feature of Suffolk’s landscape, some of which are thought to be over 500 years old.
The Legend of the Bungay Black Dog

The Legend of the Bungay Black Dog

The Suffolk Coast is known to be steeped in ancient legends and myths, not least the chilling legend of a ghostly dog by the name of Black Shuck!
Dunwich Bells: A Modern Folk Song

Dunwich Bells: A Modern Folk Song

The Suffolk Coast has a thriving folk music scene, which reaches its zenith every summer with the FolkEast Festival at Glemham Hall. And not only is the Suffolk Coast the perfect environment in which to write and perform folk music: with its mythic history, ruinous abbeys and mysterious legends, the Suffolk Coast also makes excellent folk song subject matter.
Cycling and exploring on the coast

Cycling and exploring on the coast

Did you know that The Suffolk Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Thanks to the AONB and Adnams, you can now explore the areas; from coast and country to marsh and heath.
Toad in the Hole with Suffolk Sausages

Toad in the Hole with Suffolk Sausages

Sausages are part and parcel of our national diet – a comfort food, a fast food and extremely versatile to boot.
Don't Get Stuck in a Rut!

Don't Get Stuck in a Rut!

The tension is palpable. We wait with baited breath. A fight is brewing. Will one protagonist back down, or will violent conflict follow?
Dance Delights on The Suffolk Coast

Dance Delights on The Suffolk Coast

The legendary ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev once said ‘You live as long as you dance’.
Tide Mill Bake Off!

Tide Mill Bake Off!

Woodbridge Tide Mill gets youngsters baking at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Take a walk on the Flipside

Take a walk on the Flipside

FlipSide Festival returns to Snape Maltings from October 2-4. This is the festival’s third year, but if you’ve never been, here’s what it’s all about.
Breweries on The Suffolk Coast

Breweries on The Suffolk Coast

Think of the Suffolk Coast and you’ll picture big skies, fantastic countryside, family holidays and so much more.
Beachcombing on The Suffolk Coast

Beachcombing on The Suffolk Coast

As we head into Autumn and the weather starts to change, now’s the time to dig out the warm clothing, the walking shoes and head to the fabulous beaches along The Suffolk Coast.
The Rich Arts Culture of The Suffolk Coast

The Rich Arts Culture of The Suffolk Coast

Whilst our beautiful coastline is famed for it's food and drink and for being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Suffolk Coast is fast becoming a hive of activity for music, literature and the arts...
The Best Things in Life are Free!

The Best Things in Life are Free!

Great days out on The Suffolk Coast don’t have to cost a small fortune, in fact some of them are completely FREE!
Run, swim and cycle - triathlon training on The Suffolk Coast

Run, swim and cycle - triathlon training on The Suffolk Coast

With the Dig Deep festival of races coming up this weekend, you may spot a runner or cyclist packing in some last minute training.
Beach Hut Heaven

Beach Hut Heaven

Pictures of brightly coloured beach huts are synonymous with The Suffolk Coast; from the simple wooden shed, to the extravagantly painted hut with veranda, beach hut living is not just for the summer months, for some, it’s a way of life.
Felixstowe to Woodbridge - Cycle Route

Felixstowe to Woodbridge - Cycle Route

With miles of winding quiet country roads, coastal paths and riverside tracks, The Suffolk Coast is the ideal place for all levels of cyclist; from families with children to those wanting to set off at a slightly more demanding pace.
A foodie's delight at FolkEast

A foodie's delight at FolkEast

This weekend, festival-goers from across the land will be making their way to Glemham for a celebration of folk and traditional music as FolkEast gets underway!
Fun Rainy Day Activities on The Suffolk Coast

Fun Rainy Day Activities on The Suffolk Coast

The British summer can be a bit hit and miss. But whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring down, there's a day out on The Suffolk Coast to entertain the whole family.
Go Kitesurfing Crazy on The Suffolk Coast

Go Kitesurfing Crazy on The Suffolk Coast

With miles of beautiful coastline, The Suffolk Coast is fast becoming a top spot for Kitesurfing in the UK. We spoke to Andre Smith from Airborne Kitesurf to discover how you can have your own kitesurfing experience this summer...
How to take the perfect wildlife photograph

How to take the perfect wildlife photograph

The Suffolk Coast is a haven for wildlife photographers. As an area of outstanding natural beauty, home to RSPB Minsmere and RSPB Havergate Island, there are plenty of opportunities to capture on camera some of our rare wildlife.
Fun and Free Family Days Out!

Fun and Free Family Days Out!

The summer holidays can be expensive and the six week break hard to fill, but here on The Suffolk Coast you don't have to spend a penny to have a fun, memory-making day out...
Top 5 Places to Watch the Sunrise on The Suffolk Coast

Top 5 Places to Watch the Sunrise on The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast is famous for it's sunrises, and boy are they spectacular! We've picked our top 5 places to see the sunrise, so pack a flask of tea, set your alarm and head to The Suffolk Coast...
FolkEast is Coming!

FolkEast is Coming!

If you've driven along the A12 near Glemham recently, you may have spotted a rather unusual addition to the landscape...
It's BBQ Time!

It's BBQ Time!

When it comes to local food producers, we are spoilt for choice here on The Suffolk Coast. So, as summer gets into full swing, don your apron, fire up the coals and make your barbecue one your friends and family will talk about for weeks to come.
Summer walks for you and your 4 legged friend

Summer walks for you and your 4 legged friend

The beautiful Suffolk Coast has always been a favourite destination for dog lovers with its lush green countryside, coastal paths and miles of glorious beaches.
Grab yourself a bargain at a car boot on The Suffolk Coast

Grab yourself a bargain at a car boot on The Suffolk Coast

We all love to bag ourselves a bargain and where better to do so than at one of the plentiful car boot sales across the Suffolk Coast?
Pick Your Own on The Suffolk Coast

Pick Your Own on The Suffolk Coast

With summer in full swing, it’s that time of year when local food producers open their doors for you to pick your own fruit and veg...
The Ultimate Guide to Latitude

The Ultimate Guide to Latitude

It’s summer on The Suffolk Coast which can only mean one thing – time for The Latitude Festival! Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, this ever popular annual event which takes place at Henham Park near Southwold, will this Thursday 16th July be welcoming thousands of excited visitors - whether they are coming along for the day or soaking up the atmosphere all weekend camping out under the stars.

We've put together the ultimate guide, so whether you are a weekender or day-tripper, you will have all the information you will need to make your experience a memorable one!
Great Family Days Out on the Suffolk Coast

Great Family Days Out on the Suffolk Coast

With the school holidays fast approaching, we've put together a few ideas for great family days out on The Suffolk Coast this summer...
Suffolk Coast Festivals Guide

Suffolk Coast Festivals Guide

Headline acts, Americana, jazz and folk, summer on The Suffolk Coast is a music-lover’s dream, with a huge range of festivals that kick off this weekend.
Don't you just love a fete!

Don't you just love a fete!

Quintessentially British, the village fete is a summer tradition that we love here on The Suffolk Coast... be it a traditional country fair, a school fete or a summer fun day there's sure to be something happening for you to enjoy!
Top 5 Suffolk Coast Books

Top 5 Suffolk Coast Books

As the Felixstowe Book Festival and Southwold Arts Festival commence, we thought we would explore the books that have been written by local authors and are set on our beautiful Suffolk Coast...
Explore The Suffolk Coast on Two Wheels

Explore The Suffolk Coast on Two Wheels

The county of Suffolk and in particular our beautiful Suffolk Coast has become a mecca for cyclists. With rolling countryside, coastal roads and winding country lanes, a day out on two wheels is the perfect way to explore our coastline.
Explore Southwold's History

Explore Southwold's History

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about Southwold, or simply have an hour or two to spare of an afternoon, then we can thoroughly recommend a trip to Southwold Museum.
Walberswick Artists

Walberswick Artists

For over a century the picturesque seaside town of Walberswick has inspired generations of artists. Looking back with fondness on summer vacations and days on the beach, the stunning scenery has encouraged artists to capture the beauty of the Suffolk coast in their work.
Love Asparagus? Head for The Suffolk Coast

Love Asparagus? Head for The Suffolk Coast

Asparagus – One of the most sought after vegetables with its delicately tender succulent spears and unique, delicious taste. Cook it simply by steaming and serving with salted butter, this delicacy delivers a real treat to the taste buds in the short time it’s in season.
Make Fathers Day special on The Suffolk Coast

Make Fathers Day special on The Suffolk Coast

With Fathers day fast approaching you may well have plans to treat Dad to a restful day and let him relax with his feet up for an hour or two...
Cool Children's Parties on The Suffolk Coast

Cool Children's Parties on The Suffolk Coast

Long gone are the days when children were content with ‘jelly and ice cream’ parties at home - In fact some youngsters and their parents spend months planning for their birthday celebrations and the more original the idea the better!
Thorpeness Named as One of Britain's Best Villages!

Thorpeness Named as One of Britain's Best Villages!

With it's long beach, unique architecture and the magical Meare, it's not hard to see why Thorpeness has been named as one of Britain's Best Villages by Conde Nast Traveller
It's Ice Cream Time!

It's Ice Cream Time!

In the summer time when the weather is hot... Whether it’s Tutti-Frutti, Rum and Raisin or simply good old Vanilla flavour, a summer’s Day on the Suffolk Coast is not really complete without an ice cream!
Children's Viewing Sculpture Competition

Children's Viewing Sculpture Competition

Aldeburgh Music and Suffolk Coastal District Council have announced a competition for an outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings.
'Push the Boat Out' Success for the East Anglian Sailing Trust

'Push the Boat Out' Success for the East Anglian Sailing Trust

Last month, the East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST), a charity that offers sailing for the blind and disables, ran a very successful taster week on the River Orwell at Suffolk Yacht Habour, Ipswich as part of he Royal Yachting Association's national 'Push the Boat Out' initiative.
The Suffolk Coast chats to the Springwatch 2015 Presenters

The Suffolk Coast chats to the Springwatch 2015 Presenters

BBC Springwatch is back on our screens, coming live every evening from RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve right here on The Suffolk Coast and we were invited to Minsmere to interview presenters Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games
Top Picnic Spots on The Suffolk Coast

Top Picnic Spots on The Suffolk Coast

What better way to entertain the kids this half term than packing up the picnic hamper and heading out across The Suffolk Coast for a spot of al fresco dining
Dog-friendly hotels and cottages on The Suffolk Coast

Dog-friendly hotels and cottages on The Suffolk Coast

Holidays are for spending quality time with those near and dear to you; you wouldn’t dream of leaving a family member at home, and luckily for you, with a holiday on The Suffolk Coast, your four-legged friend can come along too!
BBC Springwatch Returns to RSPB Minsmere

BBC Springwatch Returns to RSPB Minsmere

From next Monday 25th May, our tranquil corner of the coast will be appearing on televisions across the world as BBC Springwatch returns to RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve.
Plan your Bank Holiday Weekend on The Suffolk Coast

Plan your Bank Holiday Weekend on The Suffolk Coast

Whether it's a relaxation, adventure, culture or cuisine you are hankering after this bank holiday weekend, The Suffolk Coast website has all you need to plan a memorable stay.
History and Mystery Await you in Orford

History and Mystery Await you in Orford

Today The Suffolk Coast village of Orford is famous for it's nature conservation, hosting RSPB Sanctuary Halvergate Island; home to waders, seasbirds and avocets. But it didn't always have such a tranquil atmosphere.
Stay in a Suffolk Coast Hotel this Bank Holiday

Stay in a Suffolk Coast Hotel this Bank Holiday

Traditional charm, modern opulence or boutique style, whatever your preference the hotels on The Suffolk Coast are sure to make a memorable bank holiday stay.
Quintessentially British; Afternoon Tea

Quintessentially British; Afternoon Tea

Visitors to the Suffolk Coast are spoilt for choice when it comes to a little indulgence and that very English pastime of taking afternoon tea.
Camping on The Suffolk Coast

Camping on The Suffolk Coast

With its open spaces and stunning countryside, the Suffolk coast is an ideal destination for anyone wanting to spend a night under the stars.
Britten-Pears Legacy Lives On In Aldeburgh

Britten-Pears Legacy Lives On In Aldeburgh

The Suffolk coastal town of Aldeburgh is renowned for its musical heritage and this is largely due to the Britten-Pears legacy.
Breakfast on The Suffolk Coast

Breakfast on The Suffolk Coast

If you listen to the experts they’ll say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a proper breakfast will ensure you’re set up for whatever the day ahead brings. But a good breakfast is much more than that.
Benjamin Britten: One Of Britains Best Loved Musicians

Benjamin Britten: One Of Britains Best Loved Musicians

Benjamin Britten was inspired by the Suffolk coast throughout his lifetime. From his birth in Lowestoft in 1913 to his death in 1976 Britten’s life was dominated by his affection for Suffolk and the Suffolk Coast. From the age of seven the young composer had started work here. His final opera Death in Venice was written in the county while Britten staved off his inevitable heart surgery, making use of the opera’s necessary completion as an excuse.
James Fletcher On His Suffolk Coast

James Fletcher On His Suffolk Coast

James Fletcher is a photographer and artist based on the Suffolk coast. Having worked in fashion and journalism he now owns his own business, working within East Anglia and the UK as well as regularly producing fine art commissions, exhibitions and conducting humanitarian assignments abroad for a variety of clients. In his own words he ‘lives, breaths and sleeps photography’.
The Crown And Castle, Orford

The Crown And Castle, Orford

There are few places better on The Suffolk Coast to enjoy the blue skies and sunshine than Orford, a small fishing village known for its bounty of excellent local food and peaceful atmosphere.
The Two Magpies Bakery

The Two Magpies Bakery

The Suffolk Coast is undoubtedly the spiritual home of artisan baking, and there’s one bakery that never fails to be full of customers coming in for their morning coffee and pastry, for a loaf of the day’s freshly baked bread or for the delicious treats displayed temptingly in the window: The Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold.
The Anchor At Walberswick In Top 50 Gastro Pub Awards

The Anchor At Walberswick In Top 50 Gastro Pub Awards

The Anchor in Walberswick has been awarded 36th position in the Top 50 Gastro Pub Awards 2014. The “Budweiser Budvar” Top 50 Gastropub Awards are prestigious, voted for by the sponsor’s panel of judges.
Southwold Boating Lake And Tea Room

Southwold Boating Lake And Tea Room

At this quirky 1940s-style tearoom in Southwold on The Suffolk Coast, you’re always guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome. The Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is open every day during the summer and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the winter, and serves a range of tasty hot breakfasts and lunches, and fresh homemade snacks.
Enjoying Southwold Pier

Enjoying Southwold Pier

Walk the planks of this curious seaside attraction that stretches out over the waves on Suffolk’s picturesque coastline. Dangle your legs towards the sea, and bathe in the sunshine.
A Weekend In Woodbridge

A Weekend In Woodbridge

Where to stay, what to do and where to eat in Woodbridge.
Channel Crossings - The Suffolk Coast Ferries

Channel Crossings - The Suffolk Coast Ferries

The Suffolk Coast is well known for being a place for walkers and cyclists. Gorgeous heather, dramatic coastal views, pretty villages, and golden fields await the explorer, along with rivers, streams and tributaries.
What Makes Latitude Festival So Special

What Makes Latitude Festival So Special

Walking through Henham Park near Southwold on a summer’s day, when the sunlight shimmers on the lake and a breeze rustles through the trees, it’s easy to see why this place was chosen as the home of Latitude Festival.
The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout is a small tower overlooking one of the most famous beaches on The Suffolk Coast.
Stay In George Orwells' Old Home

Stay In George Orwells' Old Home

George Orwell is one of The Suffolk Coast’s most famous historical figures. Not only was the River Orwell inspiration for his own name (he was actually born Eric Arthur Blair), he also lived here for five years, from 1929 to 1935, in the famously beautiful seaside town of Southwold.
In Da Cottage

In Da Cottage

The Suffolk Coast has a myriad of quirky independent businesses, from award-winning village shops to ancient hotels that rank among the best in the world. Included in this category is In Da Cottage, an antique and furniture shop that provides its visitors with a very unique experience.
Blue Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Blue Pumpkin Soup Recipe

The good people at Friday Street Farm have come up with this delicious recipe for pumpkin soup, made using their own Crown Prince blue pumpkins, which you can buy from the Friday Street Farm Shop.
B Chocolate: Creating A Buzz On The Suffolk Coast

B Chocolate: Creating A Buzz On The Suffolk Coast

There aren’t many businesses that demonstrate the field-to-fork philosophy that gave The Suffolk Coast its foodie reputation quite as well as B Chocolates – except in their case, it’s more like the hive-to-hand philosophy.
The Crown Wins Best Dining Pub In Suffolk

The Crown Wins Best Dining Pub In Suffolk

Situated on Southwold’s busy High Street amongst bakeries, cafés and independent shops is The Crown Hotel, a warm and lively hotel, wine bar, pub and restaurant that, according to the Good Pub Guide, is the best dining pub in Suffolk!
The Orford Fishermen

The Orford Fishermen

The Suffolk Coast and the fishing industry have been intertwined since man first walked on these unique shores and for thousand of years Suffolk fishermen have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the sea, relying on their catches for both their food and their livelihood.
The Adnams Copper House Distillery

The Adnams Copper House Distillery

Adnams is well known across the country for its delicious beers, and for its selection of wines sourced from around the world. But Adams’ beers and wines are just a part of their drinks repertoire. Its lesser known that Adnams also make a range of fine spirits, which are distilled and bottled right here on the Suffolk Coast at the Copper House Distillery, Southwold.
The Fresh Food Pantry At Snape Maltings

The Fresh Food Pantry At Snape Maltings

The Suffolk Coast is renowned for its abundance of fresh food, and the thriving farmers’ markets up and down the Suffolk Coast are a testament to the growing demand for good, local produce. But what to do when the next farmers’ market is two weeks away, and your fridge is bare? Snape Maltings has the answer: the Fresh Food Pantry!
Pump Street Bakery At Snape Maltings

Pump Street Bakery At Snape Maltings

The award-winning Pump Street Bakery, based in Orford, has joined forces with Snape Maltings.
Perfect Ham Recipe From Emmett's Of Peasenhall

Perfect Ham Recipe From Emmett's Of Peasenhall

Named by Rick Stein as bona fide Food Heroes, Emmett’s of Peasenhall are well-known for making succulent and delicious traditionally-smoked ham. Mark from Emmett’s has given us his acclaimed ham recipe, which has had its praises sung since it was featured on Rick Stein’s show. This is Mark’s perfect ham recipe; it’s simple to do and produces excellent results:
Souffle Recipe From The Penny Bun Bakehouse

Souffle Recipe From The Penny Bun Bakehouse

Johnny Spillings, culinary maestro at The Penny Bun Bakehouse, has offered up this delectable little recipe for you to enjoy at home. Having learnt his craft while working with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir, Johnny went on to start his own business in 2010, The Penny Bun Bakehouse, and has since been providing hand-crafted bread and baked goods to the restaurant and catering industry in Suffolk and Norfolk. “Soufflés may sound daunting,” says Johnny, “but this is a quick, light and easy recipe using banana as a replacement for the crème pâtissière base. They are lovely served with vanilla ice cream.”
The Pump Street Bakery Is An Award Winner

The Pump Street Bakery Is An Award Winner

The Pump Street Bakery has been chosen as a joint winner in the 2012 BBC Food and Farming Awards. The artisan bakery in Orford now shares the title of “Best Food Producer” with the Westcombe Dairy in Somerset.
Adnams Pub Walks With Ifootpath

Adnams Pub Walks With Ifootpath

There are few pleasures in life simpler than a good walk, especially one that takes you past interesting landmarks and beautiful views before ending at a cosy pub. That’s why Adnams have teamed up with the online walking guide iFootpath to create a series of pub walks through The Suffolk Coast countryside.
Cycling On The Suffolk Coast

Cycling On The Suffolk Coast

The fresh air and relatively flat landscape make The Suffolk Coast ideal for cycling, whatever your ability. One of our favourite routes is The Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route, a circular signed route that takes you from Felixstowe to Dunwich on quiet roads along the coast, before looping inland via the market towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge.
Feature Walk: Wherstead And Freston Wood

Feature Walk: Wherstead And Freston Wood

The Orwell Valley on the Suffolk Coast is recognized around the world for its rich wetland habitat and impotent wildlife, not to mention its numerous woodlands, which at this time of year are likely to be blanked in a rippling carpet of bluebells. This feature walk explores a section of the Orwell Valley, taking in the historic villages of Wherstead and Freston, and the gloriously springy Freston Wood.

Distance: 4 miles / 7 kilometres

Terrain: Easy
Feature Walk: Dunwich And Walberswick Beach

Feature Walk: Dunwich And Walberswick Beach

This 11km/6.8 mile walk in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB takes you through the historic village of Dunwich, and along a stretch of Walberswick’s rugged beach.
Feature Walk: Thorpeness

Feature Walk: Thorpeness

For many years, Thorpeness was merely a tiny fishing hamlet, just north of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast. However, in 1910 a Scottish barrister and dandy bought the hamlet and the surrounding area, from the north of Aldeburgh to the village of Sizewell, and inland to Leiston. Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie had big plans for Thorpeness, and gradually he began to transform it into a private fantasy holiday village.
Feature Walk: Sailor's Path

Feature Walk: Sailor's Path

December 2012 saw the long awaited reopening of the Sailor’s Path, which had been restored and upgraded in a joint effort by Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, Suffolk Secrets, Suffolk County Council and the AONB’s EU Balance project.
Access The Suffolk Coast

Access The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast is packed with fantastic trails and footpaths just waiting to be explored, and the ‘Easy Going Trails’ pack means it’s now even easier to experience the area’s beauty and wildlife first hand.
Pub Walks On The Suffolk Coast

Pub Walks On The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths team have teamed up with Adnams to produce a collection of wonderful pub walks, taking you across the length and breadth of the Suffolk Coast.
Emma Hibbert, Head Of Corporate Affairs, Adnams, Southwold

Emma Hibbert, Head Of Corporate Affairs, Adnams, Southwold

We spoke to Emma Hibbert at Adnams about the pub walk packs Adnams created with Suffolk Coast and Heaths.
Marc Brown And The Sea Chronicle

Marc Brown And The Sea Chronicle

Marc Brown is an artist living and working on the Suffolk Coast. Like many artists that make their home here, Marc is drawn to the many-faceted coastline as the subject matter of his art. What makes him different is that, more than any other artist we’ve spoken to, Marc knows and understands the mercurial, playful and sometimes dangerous nature of the sea. His latest photographic work, a visceral collection called The Sea Chronicle, documents a year of daily swims in the North Sea. We asked him to tell us a bit more about it, and about the calm, spacious oil paintings of coastal scenes that provide its perfect contrast…