The Suffolk Coast
  • Articles - Wickham Market - Plan your Autumn Getaway - Photography by Emily Fae

Plan your Autumn Getaway!

You would be forgiven for thinking that The Suffolk Coast, best known for its award-winning beaches, shuts up shop when the last of the summer visitors packs away their bucket and spade. On the contrary! As summer slowly drifts away a new and exciting season dawns on The Suffolk Coast… 

Whether it's a romantic break for two, a week exploring the great outdoors or family getaway, there's something to suit all this autumn.

Walking Holidays

Dunwich Beach - Emily Fae

Autumn arrives with its golden tinged trees, mild days and chilly evenings, a perfect time to enjoy a stay in the far east of England. This is a great season to head over to one of The Suffolk Coast’s glorious beaches – the swathes of summer holiday makers have long gone, making way for a more relaxed stroll along the miles of golden sands and pebbles. And, if it turns a bit chilly, treat yourself to a frothy hot chocolate or a Latte from one of the many coastal cafes!  

From 1st October most beaches allow dogs to join you too – so it’s a perfect time to take your tail wagging friend away with you for a mid-season break. You’ll find a wide selection of superb cottages that welcome well behaved dogs.

Head slightly further inland for some great rambles through fields, heathland and woodlands. Blackberries are at their best and ripe for picking. You might get your fingers pricked gathering them but it’s worth it if you can persuade someone to make you a blackberry and apple crumble or blackberry jam!

Couples Breaks

Aldeburgh Fish and Chips all year round - Photography by Emily Fae

With more of us sneaking in an off season break, there’s no place more romantic than The Suffolk Coast. It’s perfect for a quiet getaway. Couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out; get dressed up and enjoy a few pre-dinner cocktails in one (or a few!) of the many bars, and if you don't fancy traveling far after a few, why not book a room in a boutique hotel. If you prefer a roaring fire, a stay at in one of our coastal or countryside pubs, inns and hotels, all serving a range of delicious locally produced meals is the ideal way to wine and dine with your loved one.

During the day, there's a vast choice of market towns to explore. Peruse the antiques and homewares shops of Beccles, the craft shops in Bungay and Woodbridge, the galleries and pubs in Halesworth, the cafes and castle at Framlingham and the boutiques and independent shops in Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Of course if you want to get away from it all and enjoy a bit of peace and tranquility, there's a wide selection of self-catering cottages, apartments, barns and lodges situated throughout The Suffolk Coast.

Gastronomic Weekends

Eaterie at Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Home to some of the UKs top food and drink producers, The Suffolk Coast is a food connoisseur's playground! Be sure to book a table at one of the many award-winning restaurants; and grab a bite to eat during the day ar a cafes or pubs in the historic market and seaside towns. 

Be sure to stock up for the journey home too! With ales and spirits from Adnams Shops, locally grown fruit and veg from Giddens & Thompson and Suffolk Food Hall and the Farm Cafe and Shop at Marlesford. Don't forget your morning kippers either! Available from Anchor Smokehouse, the Kippers have just won the title of 'Best British Smoked Fish' at the Great British Food Magazines Farm Produce Awards!

Whilst you're here, why not learn from some of the food industry's experts at the famous Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, taking place on 25th and 26th September, or at one of The Food Hub's many culinary courses.

Family Adventures

Family Time on the Suffolk Coast-credit-Photography by Emily Fae

For a fun half term holiday with the kids, Autumn is a great time to get away for a few days – The weather is still reasonably mild, you can avoid the summer season crowds (and traffic), plus the accommodation prices are reasonable too! 

There's plenty to keep little ones occupied too. The region's number 1 theme park Pleasurewood Hills opens for half term with special Halloween events and fireworks, as well as the nearby East Anglia Transport Museum, whose Spooky Day includes a witch hunt and late running of the trams, trolleybuses and train. 

Further down the coast in Felixstowe, you're in for a spine-tingling time at Felixstowe Museum; with magic show, crafts, trail and face painting or for teenagers and adults, the Little Fort of Horrors is sure to scare the bravest of folk!

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, the whole family can enjoy days out at some of the region's top museums including The Long Shop Museum, National Trust Sutton Hoo and Woodbridge Tide Mill. Or if you prefer something a little less strenuous, sit back, relax and enjoy a film or show at Aldeburgh Cinema or The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

And at the end of an action-packed day, choose from friendly B&Bscosy countryside cottages with a warming wood burner, converted barns, big enough to accommodate friends and family or luxurious log cabins.

where to stay


So Southwold 

So Southwold

Southwold

Southwold is the jewel of Suffolk coast and with something for everyone, it’s the perfect place to retreat from everyday life.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Solely Southwold

Solely Southwold

Southwold

Solely Southwold comprises 2 self contained flats and 2 cottages in the heart of Southwold.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


School Farm Cottages

School Farm Cottages

Halesworth

Plenty to see and do in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, within easy reach of the Suffolk Coast.

Read more >
Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Yoxford

Oak Tree farm is set in six acres just outside Yoxford, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a few miles of many of the attractions and lovely places in the area including Southwold, Aldeburgh and Framlingham.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve

Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve

Saxmundham

Set within a 4,500 acre private country estate two hours from London, Wilderness Reserve is a unique luxury collection of manors, farmhouses, country cottages and follies in the heart of rural Suffolk.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


Snape Maltings Holiday Cottages

Snape Maltings Holiday Cottages

Snape

Snape Maltings is a unique set of Victorian malthouses set alongside the River Alde. There is an eclectic range of shops, galleries and eateries all on the doorstep as well as the world famous Concert Hall.

Read more >
Free wifi


Ocean View Holiday Homes

Ocean View Holiday Homes

Kessingland

Ocean View consists of fourteen quality bungalows set in three quarters of an acre which is bordered by the sea, it also has direct access to the beach.

Read more >


Orwell View Barns

Orwell View Barns

Ipswich

Enjoy wonderful wildlife and glorious views across the River Orwell whilst relaxing in your idyllic barn conversion in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our conservation award winning farm.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


Saltgate House B&B

Saltgate House B&B

Beccles

Saltgate House B&B is an elegant Georgian Townhouse built onto a former Tudor Merchants House situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Beccles, just paces away from the centre of town and moments from the meandering River Waveney.

Read more >
Free wifi


Salthouse Harbour Hotel 

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich is one of Suffolk's most iconic hotels. It offers a 4-star luxury experience and award-winning cuisine in one of the counties most beautiful settings.


Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Secret Meadows

Secret Meadows

Tucked away at a 115-acre wildlife site, Secret Meadows takes glamping to new heights. 

Read more >
Free wifi


Treacle Pot Cottage

Treacle Pot Cottage

It is one of a pair of cottages and is situated approximately two miles from the centre of Felixstowe in Trimley St. Martin. The cottage sleeps four and welcomes well trained dogs.


Read more >
Dog friendly


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

Situated on the sunny Suffolk Heritage Coast within walking distance to the sea, Thorpeness 3 star Hotel offers modern accommodation with picturesque views of the golf course. 

Read more >
Dog friendly


The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Grade 2 listed Georgian home offering five star, gold accommodation on the Suffolk Coast.

Read more >
Free wifi


The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge offers all that is great about escaping to the country, with all that is good about staying in a wonderful market town. 

Read more >
Free wifi


Waveney House Hotel 

Waveney House Hotel

Situated in the picturesque Waveney Valley, the Waveney House Hotel boasts a superb river location with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Read more >
Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages

With its sleepy waterways, wide sandy beaches, quiet coastal towns and lively cathedral cities, thousands of holidaymakers have discovered the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Suffolk through Sykes Cottages. 

Read more >
Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel is a large Victorian building, dating back to 1876.

Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard, it is located opposite the Claremont Pier and Blue Flag beach in the Kirkley area of Lowestoft, with stunning views out to sea.

Read more >
Free wifi


Woodhall Manor 

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Manor is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable stay. The charming Elizabethan Manor House, dating back to 1566, sits within nine acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, near the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office

Beccles

Set in the charming Suffolk village of Geldeston on the Norfolk/Suffolk boarder

Read more >
Free wifi


Wissett Farm Holidays

Wissett Farm Holidays

Halesworth

Offering self catering holiday accommodation in four converted stables. The 300 acre farm, in the village of Wissett, is an ideal place to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Suffolk countryside.

Read more >
Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Alde Garden

Alde Garden

A tiny site with an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation, set in the garden of an award winning pub

Read more >
Free wifi


Holidaycottages.co.uk

Holidaycottages.co.uk

A leading holiday cottage lettings company with over a selection of handpicked cottages in Suffolk.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


All Seasons Cottage Breaks

All Seasons Cottage Breaks

Saxmundham

3 charming 4* Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the historic market town of Saxmundham, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and within easy reach of all popular places of interest.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Southwold

Self-catering cottages with a personal touch, owned and managed by Trish Gower , offering delightful self-catering cottages in attractive unspoilt villages at or close to the Suffolk Coast. Choose from my range of special properties that sleep 2 to 8, and the dog can come too.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


The Malthouse

The Malthouse

Woodbridge

The Malthouse, originally an old malting house dating from the 18th century, is located in the heart of Woodbridge and overlooks Ferry Quay and the river Deben. To make the most of the river views, the Malthouse is an ‘upside down’ house sleeping up to 5 people.

Read more >
Dog friendly


The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

Orford

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

Read more >
Dog friendly


Windmill Lodges

Windmill Lodges

Woodbridge

Available throughout the year for a short break or longer, Windmill Lodges offers beautiful log cabins that are superbly appointed and offer a high level of luxury, warmth and comfort.

Read more >


Wheatacre Hall Barns

Wheatacre Hall Barns

Beccles

Amidst the beautiful countryside under wide arching skies, amongst farmland and hidden waterways, eight luxury holiday cottages can be found. All eight barns have been sympathetically converted into modern luxury accommodation.

Read more >
Dog friendly


The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Westleton

The Westleton Crown combines the character and charm of its coaching inn heritage with the comforts of contemporary living: smouldering log fires, 34 stylish bedrooms, award winning AA 2 rosette restaurant, sophisticated wine list and delightful terraced gardens.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Woodbridge

Spreading out from Ufford Park's 90 bedroom hotel are 120 acres of historic parkland, including their 18-hole championship golf course.

Read more >


The Ship At Dunwich

The Ship At Dunwich

Dunwich

Whether you want to use The Ship at Dunwich as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk Coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, you’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Suffolk Secrets

Suffolk Secrets

Southwold

Suffolk Secrets is proud to offer the best choice of self-catering holiday cottages on The Suffolk Coast.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Woodbridge

Suffolk Cottage Holidays aims to bring you the best choice of quality cottages and homes across the finest locations of East Anglia.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Squirrel Cottage

Squirrel Cottage

Snape

Squirrel Cottage is an excellent base for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat as well as those who enjoy activity based holidays such as walking or cycling.

Read more >
Free wifi


The Anchor

The Anchor

Walberswick

Plenty of alfresco seating on the 3 beautiful terraces in the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter!

Read more >


The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, bar, pub and restaurant, The Crown is always buzzing with a lively informality.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Southwold

This heritage hotel is situated on the beautiful Southwold marketplace, and has been welcoming guests for over 350 years. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Amber House

Amber House

Southwold

A warm welcome awaits you at Amber House; an elegant Victorian seafront home over-looking the beach and pier and within walking distance of the charming town centre with its delightful shops, pubs, local attractions restaurants and tea rooms.

Read more >
Free wifi


Best Of Suffolk

Best Of Suffolk

Aldeburgh

Best of Suffolk offers a hand-picked selection of over 300 stylish, self catering holiday cottages in Suffolk, offering guests well-appointed properties in prime locations.  They won’t charge any additional costs or booking fees, and pets go free.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Croft Farm

Croft Farm

Snape

Croft Farm's two holiday cottages have been converted from traditional farm buildings to provide the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of the Suffolk Coast.

Read more >


Hare Lodge Holidays

Hare Lodge Holidays

Peasenhall

Peasenhall is a pretty Suffolk village with several good local pubs and restaurants nearby and many local attractions within easy reach.

Read more >


Heath View Holidays

Heath View Holidays

Ipswich

Ideally situated in a peaceful conservation area, Heath View is an accessible, family friendly property on a private road with enclosed private gardens.

Read more >
Wheelchair Accessible


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.

Read more >


Belle Grove 

Belle Grove

Halesworth

Located in Halesworth, Belle Grove is an extra special place for a well-deserved break, birthday celebration, anniversary, romantic week-end or family get–together. “This place really is magical”

Read more >
Free wifi


The House in the Clouds

The House in the Clouds

Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds, one of the country's most famous follies is set in 1 acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorpeness Meare and the sea on the very beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Close to Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and home of the festival, to Minsmere and other bird and nature reserves.

Read more >


Wardley Hill Campsite

Wardley Hill Campsite

Bungay

Wardley Hill Campsite is a new eco campsite offering unregimented and relaxed car free camping. Luxurious Bell Tents and a Shepherds Hut are on offer for those of you who don't want to pack your own tent pegs. Close to the Suffolk Coast and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads the site is perfectly situated for your East Anglian getaway.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage

Lowestoft

Located on the cliff top at Pakefield on the Suffolk coast, Beach Cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the sea and coastline.

Read more >
Free wifi


Happy Days Retro Vacations 

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Saxmundham

A slice of vintage Americana has arrived in Suffolk. Happy Days Retro Vacations is a small campsite where visitors can live out their dreams of old Hollywood glamour by renting a beautifully restored Airstream trailer.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Kenton Hall Estate

Kenton Hall Estate

Framlingham

Kenton Hall Estate offers unique glamping accommodation set in heart of the Suffolk countryside.

Read more >


Easton Grange

Easton Grange

Woodbridge

Easton Grange is a former working farm, which we have transformed with love, care and attention into a unique and truly magical venue to celebrate weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

Read more >
Free wifi


The Grove Cottages

The Grove Cottages

For nearly 20 years, the aim of The Grove Cottages has been to create the perfect setting for a romantic break; with five star authentic charm inside and idyllic rural setting outside.


Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Easton Farm Park Cottages

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Wake up to the sounds of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens on the farm. The Farm Park is open from 10:30am (check opening dates) with two indoor playbarns and lots more fun on the farm, all of which help to entertain the whole family.

Read more >
Free wifi


Cliff House Holiday Park

Cliff House Holiday Park

Cliff House is an award winning 30 acre 5 star EATB rated holiday park in Dunwich, specialising in lodges, static caravans, self catering; including investment purchase self catering, camping and touring caravan pitches. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Bruisyard Hall

Bruisyard Hall

A stunning country house set deep in the wonderful Suffolk countryside, Bruisyard Hall offers outstanding self-catering accommodation for 20 adults (children are welcome in addition).

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly


Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House is a stylish bed & breakfast in a Victorian terraced property just a two minute walk from the blue flag awarded Lowestoft beach and independent shops and restaurants. Ideally located to explore the Suffolk coast, countryside and historic market towns.

Read more >
Free wifi


Haw Wood Farm

Haw Wood Farm

Haw Wood Farm is a peaceful site near Darsham for touring caravans and tents, known for their spacious pitches and friendly service. With Four AA pennants, Platinum award winning bathroom facilities and a David Bellamy Gold award for conservation there is something here for everyone to love.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Dunan House

Dunan House

A secluded seaside Bed and Breakfast set in peaceful gardens just a short walk to Aldeburgh town for those little breaks that refresh the soul.

Read more >
Free wifi


Heritage Hideaways

Heritage Hideaways

Heritage Hideaways aim to offer a more personal approach to cottage holidays, ensuring that you enjoy your holiday in the coast and countryside that we love. 

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

Saxmundham

Our luxury self catering lodges boast an excellent location close to the renowned coastal hotspots of Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.

Read more >
Free wifi


Home@21 B&B

Home@21 B&B

Southwold

Home@21 B&B is a sea facing 1895 Victorian Villa in Southwold, offering comfortable and stylish ensuite rooms.

Read more >
Free wifi


Horseshoe Cottage

Horseshoe Cottage

Southwold

A centrally located spacious family house within a short walking distance of Southwold town centre with full range of family shops, restaurants and also two minutes walk to beach and pier.

Read more >


Mollett’s Farm

Mollett’s Farm

Saxmundham

Mollett’s Farm is a family-run haven of peace and tranquility near Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. With new custom-designed holiday studios and cottages, it’s a home away from home.

Read more >
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in rooms and huge walk in showers).

Read more >
Free wifi


Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Saxmundham

The peace and quiet of this camp site's surroundings makes this an ideal location for a 'get away from it all' relaxing break, with panoramic views over the farmland for those lazy breakfasts and stunning sunsets as a backdrop for your barbeques after a day’s fishing or sightseeing.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Lodge Farm Cottages

Lodge Farm Cottages

Lowestoft

The Granary and the Dairy are two beautifully converted self catering barns offering luxurious, spacious and well equipped accommodation on a family arable farm close to the Suffolk coast between Southwold and Lowestoft.

Read more >
Free wifi


Rose Farm Barn

Rose Farm Barn

Saxmundham

Rose and Stable Cottages (4 star Visit Britain Rating) are delightfully situated set in 6.5 acres of meadowland and only 3.5 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Read more >


Run Cottage Touring Park

Run Cottage Touring Park

Woodbridge

Run Cottage offers peace and tranquility, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyle and is the perfect base to see the sights of Suffolk.

Read more >
Dog friendly


Robin's Nest

Robin's Nest

Woodbridge

Robin's Nest is situated at Dallinghoo, a rural location overlooking open field and offers 3 luxury holiday homes.

Read more >
Free wifi


Highsteppers at Blythview

Highsteppers at Blythview

Saxmundham

Highsteppers is an ideal luxury base for a romantic week for two or a fun weekend for friends.

Read more >