The Suffolk Coast
  • Lowestoft's Beautiful Beach-Credit Nick Catling

Flying the Flag for The Suffolk Coast Beaches!

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…Oh, we do like to be beside the sea… Especially if it has an award winning Blue Flag beach!

We are thrilled to announce that, once again, the Suffolk beaches of Lowestoft South Claremont Pier and Southwold Pier have won the coveted Blue Flag award!

They are among 68 beaches across England which will be flying the Blue Flag this summer after meeting the highest standards for cleanliness, good facilities and water quality.

And, if that’s not enough, Kessingland Beach near Lowestoft is also making The Suffolk Coast proud by earning ‘The Seaside Award’ by Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises beaches that are well managed and maintained. As an environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy is committed to improving the quality of the places where people live, work and holiday and the winners of this year’s awards have proved their commitment to providing the best possible beaches for locals and visitors alike.

Bucket and spade holidays in the UK are as popular as ever, especially for visitors with young children. There’s nothing more liberating than to run about bare footed on soft, golden sand, build a giant castle, paddle in the sea, or have a fun game of rounders near the shore. Now both visitors and residents of these towns can enjoy a day out at the seaside, having the peace of mind that the beaches are not only safe and clean, but also among the very best beaches in the world!


Things to see and do


Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre is situated in between Lowestoft's Award winning beaches in South Lowestoft. 

It's a hive of activity and entertainment, from traditional fruit machines and video games, to roller skating, fantastic live music, perfect party venue, great fish and chips and fabulous brasserie dining with the best sea views in town!

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Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

So much more than glorious cream teas and freshly baked cakes and pastries, tasty breakfasts, lunches and homemade snacks - Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is one of the gems of Southwold.

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Dog friendly


Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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events


Lowestoft Summer Festival - Street Velodrome

Lowestoft Summer Festival - Street Velodrome

Lowestoft | Sat 09th - Sun 10th Jul 2016

The cycle events continue on the Suffolk Coast as the Lowestoft Festival invites you ride the Street Velodrome. 

The unique street velodrome track is open to all ages and abilities, the street velodrome team will be on hand to provide coaching before you get to speed around the track.


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Wheelchair Accessible

WHERE TO EAT


Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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Free wifi Dog friendly


The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

The Adnams Crown Hotel is situated in The High Street, in the heart of Southwold. The atmosphere is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

where to stay


Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Kessingland

Heathland Beach is a family run holiday park with excellent facilities including 3 heated pools, tennis courts, fishing, bar, play areas for children and access to a beautiful sandy beach.

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