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...
The historic market town of Beccles is packed with delightful cafes serving delicious cakes, homemade soups, sandwiches and breakfasts, along with freshly ground coffee. Stock up on a few items from Baileys Delicatessen for a bit of sustenance whilst you peruse chic homewares, antique shops and boutiques, before walking down to the quay for a stroll along the river, or climb the church tower for views across the Waveney Valley.
Spend a tranquil night overlooking the river with a stay at the Waveney House Hotel or book a room at Saltgate House B&B; located close to independent shops, cafes and restaurants and pubs.
Ideal for couples, Woodbridge is home to bakeries and cafes, (check out The Cake Shop Bakery and next door Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters) perfect for brunch, before you head down to the marina, where you can explore the historic Tide Mill before setting off on a walk along the river Deben, with a stop off at The Tea Hut.
In the evening, get dressed up and head to The Crown for pre-dinner cocktails and a slap up meal from their award-winning menu. Not forgetting the cosy double couch seats at The Riverside Theatre where you can watch the latest films, live screenings and productions in comfort!
Before you set off home, head to The Anchor or The Table for lunch and a pint of Adnams finest!
Aldeburgh - If you want to treat your other half to a shopping spree, the town's pretty high street is famed for its selection of independent shops alongside famous brands including Fat Face, Joules and Crew Clothing. Be sure to stop by O&C Butcher for stylish outdoor wear (needed when taking a brisk walk along the beach!) and Collen & Clare for designer handbags, perfume and clothing.
Orford - Offering peace and tranquility, Orford and Orford Ness are the ideal spots for enjoying a crisp winter's morning with your loved one. Take a walk along the River Ore before heading into the village for lunch at the famous Pump Street Cafe or to indulge in some oysters from Pinneys of Orford, along with their prize winning smoked salmon and freshly caught fish and seafood. After you've warmed up spend the afternoon exploring the 12th century Castle before enjoying an evening meal and overnight stay at the historic Crown and Castle Hotel.
Walberswick - Leave the phones and laptop at home and spend some quality time with your loved one in remote Walberswick. Choose to stay at a cute seaside cottage or in one of the cosy rooms at The Anchor pub, but remember to pack the wellies and winter woollies, as no stay would be complete without a walk along the windswept beach and a hop over the river to nearby Southwold for afternoon tea.