With the sun still shining now’s the best time to give you our Top 10 places to slurp a Suffolk Coast ice cream…
1. Claremont Pier
Situated right next to the promenade and the wide sandy, award-winning beach at Lowestoft, the kiosk in front of Claremont Pier sells the normal range of branded lollies, plus delicious Mr Whippy cones, topped with a flake and hundreds and thousands. Stroll along the beach, paddle a while but make sure you do it with ice cream in hand!
2. Southwold Boating Lake and Tea Room
A quirky 1940s tea room in the pretty seaside town of Southwold; at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom you can sit amongst the reeds and have a few moments soaking up the sun as you enjoy your ice cream overlooking the boating lake, surrounded by wildlife and enjoying the views.
Afterwards, children will love a ride on the pedalos and a round of crazy golf!
3. Southwold Pier
A fine example of a Victorian pier including many period attractions, the Beach Cafe at Southwold Pier sells a range of ice creams, plus sandwiches, cakes, teas and coffees and fish & chips. Once you've picked your flavour, stroll past Southwold’s famous beach huts as you savour your 99.
4. The Riverside Theatre & Restaurant
Woodbridge has a fab ice cream kiosk, located at the Riverside Theatre & Restaurant. Grab one before enjoying a film or show and sit outside on one of the brightly coloured deck chairs whilst you soak up the September sun.
5. South Kiosk at Martello Park
Described as a 'Great little find' by customers reviews on TripAdvisor, at South Kiosk in Martello Park in Felixstowe you and your dog can have your favourite ice cream. Yes, that’s right, ice cream for your pooch topped by a bone shaped biscuit! If the weather takes a turn for the worse, you may prefer to tuck into the warm sausage rolls and hot chocolates instead!
6. View Point Café
Overlooking the busy Port of Felixstowe, the View Point Cafe is the ideal spot to slurp an ice cream while watching huge ships enter and leave the port. The cafe also serves a range of breakfasts, lunches and butties if you fancy filling your boots before a day of exploring.
7. Suffolk Food Hall
Located at Wherstead, near Ipswich, Suffolk Food Hall is renowned for its large array of locally produced food and produce. When you’ve stocked up on supplies relax with an Italian-style ice cream from The Beach Hut.
8. Ives Ice Cream Parlour
When you visit Aldeburgh make a beeline for Ives Ice Cream Parlour in the High Street. The ice cream comes from individual UK farmers and suppliers with over 30 flavours to choose from including raspberry cheesecake, stem ginger, pistachio, maple walnut, salted caramel, orange and chocolate and Devon toffee to name but a few!
Fancy ice cream to take home? Paravanni’s in Beccles has been making ice cream since 1898 and boasts flavours such as Jaffa Cake, Cherry Bakewell, Bubblegum, Cinnamon, Strawberries & Cream and around another 30 delicious flavours. Look out for their vans which serve towns and villages across The Suffolk Coast!
10. The Little Ice Cream Company
Located near Felixstowe's Seafront Gardens, The Little Ice Cream Company make their own ice cream using locally sourced ingredients including fresh milk from Felixstowe’s dairy herd at Adam’s Farm. Favourites include candy store, complete with hundreds and thousands and pick and mix, and honey monster with chunks of honeycomb swirled in!