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.
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!
14th February, the most romantic day of the year and where better to spend it with your loved one than The Suffolk Coast. We've rounded up some of the most romantic stays and dining packages for you to treat your other half this Valentine's Day...
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 couples getaway...
Check out these top romantic spots for some serious wooing-spiration!
What better way to discover The Suffolk Coast than with a night under the stars on a camping holiday. From campsites, caravans and campervans to shepherds huts, bell tents and airstream trailers, our family camping guide has all you need to plan your holiday...
Whatever the weather a stroll along the seafronts of The Suffolk Coast is always a joy.
And now, with winter heading our way, it’s time to wrap up warm and take a stroll along the Prom.
A short break or holiday on The Suffolk Coast, is a unique experience, especially if you choose to stay at one of the many quirky places to stay!
The First Light Festival will take place on 22nd & 23rd June - the summer solstice weekend 2019.
Visitors are being invited to share their holiday snaps throughout 2019 as part of a competition run by Best of Suffolk, a provider of stylish holiday accommodation in Suffolk.
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.
As the days turn cooler and the nights draw in, it's time for walks in the countryside followed by a plate of tasty food as you sit by a roaring fire.
This winter, make time to visit these cosy country pubs 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.
A trip to Suffolk needn’t mean you have to sacrifice your diet; home to some of the UK's top food and drink producers, there’s a range of vegan establishments across the county, so wherever you’re staying, you’re not far from somewhere to tuck into a vegan feast.
These cafes and restaurants are not only embracing the plant-based diet, they’re exciting dairy-free tastebuds too!
You've rushed out of work, packed the car and driven to The Suffolk Coast; and as you step onto the sand and gaze out at the waves crashing on the shore, the stresses and strains of everyday life fade away...
There's no doubting that The Suffolk Coast is home to some of the UKs most Instagrammable spots; with everything from golden sands, windswept beaches and wildlife-packed woodland to awe-inspiring architecture, riverside towns and unique buildings. All you need to do is grab your phone and head to our top 10 Insta spots; no filter necessary!
Hazy days of summer are edging closer every day .... but we've a whole array of festivals on the coast throughout the year, so why not plan which ones float your boat with our great little 'save the date' reminder.....
'Tis the season to be jolly, joyous and overindulge! And where better to do it than on The Suffolk Coast. If you're looking for somewhere to tuck into delicious, locally sourced festive food, then these restaurants will certainly deliver!
There’s no denying that the countdown to December 25th has begun…
Christmas TV adverts are in full flow, all of them enticing us to buy the latest ‘must have’ gadgets and celebrity perfumes for our nearest and dearest.
Whether you are one who enjoys or endures Advent and the build-up to Christmas, one thing is for sure, if you’re looking for a Christmas pantomime or festive theatre show, professional or amateur - The Suffolk Coast has loads to choose from.
What better way to celebrate the festive season than waking up on The Suffolk Coast come Christmas morning.
Whether you want to spend time with family and friends, fancy a romantic few days away with a loved one, or desire nothing more than some peace and quiet alone to escape the Christmas chaos, these accommodation providers all have Christmas and New Year availability so you can book a last-minute Christmas getaway!
The festive season is in full swing; the lights have been lit, the mulled wine sipped and Father Christmas is making his way to The Suffolk Coast to meet excited boys and girls. We've picked our top 5 places to see Santa on The Suffolk Coast!
As we hurtle towards December, thoughts turn to the festivities; carol services, Christmas fairs and of course, the annual lights switch ons! Our guide has all you need to know to plan a Christmas season that's full of festive fun!
Celebrate the festive season this year with Christmas on The Suffolk Coast; from Christmas markets and fine foods, to coastal retreats and boutique hotel stays; there's something to suit all tastes at this special time of year..
A visit to The Suffolk Coast in winter is a truly unique experience; as the crowds seeking sunny days by the sea have headed home, it becomes a place to get away from it all, experience something new, and recharge the batteries.
Whether you travel from afar or are just a short drive away, make sure these things to do are on your bucket list!
A new heritage and creative arts project has been launched along Suffolk coastal, offering an opportunity to become involved in the Lowestoft, Dunwich and Ipswich areas.
Whether you're want to read the paper, while away an hour or two or get a caffeine kick to fuel a busy day, here on The Suffolk Coast, we roast our own, grind our own and serve some seriously good ristrettos!
James Lightfoot is the chairman of Choose Woodbridge, the business and tourism organisation at the heart of one of the gems of the Suffolk coast which was voted in the top 10 happiest places to live in the UK last year – and for good reason.
The Suffolk Coast is known to be steeped in ancient legends and myths, not least the chilling tale of a ghostly dog by the name of Black Shuck!
Exciting new à la carte and set price menus at Sea Spice bring the exotic flavours of fine Indian cuisine to Suffolk’s Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh.
Rich in history, The Suffolk Coast is the setting for a fair few spooky tales!
From forts and castles to pubs and houses; spend a day exploring The Suffolk Coast’s most haunted spots this Halloween!
Think of the Suffolk Coast and you’ll picture big skies, fantastic countryside, family holidays and so much more.
An all-seasons destination, there’s no doubt that The Suffolk Coast is a popular choice for a summer holiday, but head here during the colder months and you get a completely different experience, we’ve picked just a few reasons you should visit during the winter…
Are you are fungi at a stag do? Then a visit to RSPB Minsmere nature reserve could be just up your street. Visitor Experience Officer Ian Barthorpe tells us what you can expect to see this autumn...
Sold in Selfridges and served to HRH Prince Harry on the morning of his wedding, Baron Bigod Cheese may be being sampled far and wide, but it's made right here on The Suffolk Coast at Fen Farm Dairy.
Aldeburgh’s historic roofs offer the perfect nesting sites for Swifts. These endangered birds usually return to their place of birth with adults occupying the same nest every year. Juvenile birds reserve nest sites for the following year when they return from their 7,500 mile journey from Africa, undertaken without landing. With its surrounding marshland, the town also offers the prospect of an abundant supply of insects which is vital to the birds’ survival.
If you like nothing better than getting out on the water then the Suffolk Coast has so much to offer. From slow moving, peaceful rivers to fast-paced action on the sea there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy
There's nothing like ripping open a package of newspaper and tucking into steaming hot fish and chips. Whether yours is a haddock and chips, scampi, cod or sausage, we've picked the best fish & chip shops on The Suffolk Coast for you to visit!
The Suffolk coastline is perfect for old fashioned family fun, from dabbling in rock pools to trying your hand at a spot of crabbing!
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.
Whether the weather's hot and you need to cool down or it's raining outside and you're looking for a way to keep the kid entertained, a dip in a swimming pool is the way to go!
Check out our top 5 swimming pools all situated on The Suffolk Coast...
If you're planning a holiday on The Suffolk Coast this summer, then treat yourself to an authentic slice of seaside life and hire a beach hut on one of our beautiful beaches.
Along the coast from Lowestoft in the north to Felixstowe in the south, there are a range of beach huts available for hire - from small huts on the promenade to imposing wooden houses raised high over the sands.
It’s summer on The Suffolk Coast which can only mean one thing – time for The Latitude Festival!
Celebrating its 12th birthday this year, this ever popular annual event which takes place at Henham Park near Southwold, will this weekend 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!
Summer is here and there's nothing better on a warm evening than relaxing with a glass of your favourite tipple. Whether you're a traditionalist whose drink is a classic Margherita or Martini or you have fancier tastes and enjoy a Daquiri, Mimosa or Manhattan, these Cocktail serving establishments are sure to wet your whistle!
Suffolk Day is this Thursday 21st June; a day to celebrate all the fabulous things that Suffolk is known for; the beautiful beaches, glorious landscapes, fabulous food and drink, a thriving arts scene, fascinating history and heritage and unique places to stay.
As summer stretches before us and the weather gets warmer, it’s a rare pleasure to be able to dine alfresco. All along the Suffolk Coast there are pubs and restaurants that serve great food – in market towns, in sleepy villages and in bustling seaside resorts.
As the winter weather is beginning to break and the days are drawing out, we’ve listed 6 things to do that should be on your itinerary during a Spring trip to The Suffolk Coast...
The Easter holidays are a great time to visit The Suffolk Coast. The days are getting longer, the weather slightly warmer, and many of the family favourite attractions are opening for the season. Our guide has all you need to know to plan your family Easter break...
Mothers Day is this Sunday 11th March, a time to show the special ladies in your life how much you care and how appreciated they are. Make the day a memorable one and treat your mum to lunch at one of these restaurants on The Suffolk Coast.
Over 100 award-winning food and drink producers from Suffolk will be descending upon Snape Maltings from 28th - 30th September for the 2018 Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival.
The Beast from the East has arrived and The Suffolk Coast is blanketed in snow, the schools are closed and kids are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the rare dump!
Don’t save your romantic efforts until 14th February! The Suffolk Coast offers the perfect place to keep romance alive!
Whether you're here on holiday, visiting for the weekend or want to whisk your loved one to The Suffolk Coast for a night away, The Suffolk Coast is brimming with fantastic experiences and restaurants which can be enjoyed by two on any budget – whether you want a romantic and intimate experience or a fun-filled night out away from Netflix, check out this list of Date Night Ideas we have put together.
Whether you're taking part in Veganuary, you've resolved to eat clean, or you simply want to add a bit more greenery to your diet, it doesn't mean you can't eat out on The Suffolk Coast. In fact, many establishments are embracing vegan and vegetarianism with newly invigorated, creative menus.
We've picked a few places for your healthy eating hitlist!
Whether it’s an independent showroom that showcases some of East Anglia’s up and coming artists, an exhibition profiling one of Suffolk’s famous sculptures, or a gallery that’s home to pieces of historical importance, these galleries in Suffolk are the perfect place too while away an hour or two...
During December, the nights draw increasingly (and depressingly!) early. Today, this will feel even more so. For Friday 21st December is the 2018 Winter Solstice.
From the usual socks, slippers and perfume to more unusual gifts such as sailing days, theatre tickets and food hampers - the ideal Christmas present is available on The Suffolk Coast!
As a county steeped in history and heritage, it’s little wonder that The Suffolk Coast has more than its fair share of stunning historic houses and halls to boast of. We've put together our top picks for you to explore...
You’ve set out for a bracing walk, rambled through the woods and strolled along the beach. Now it’s time for some sustenance and there’s nothing more delicious than tucking into a roast dinner for Sunday Lunch!
And you are spoilt for choice for places that serve crispy roast potatoes, succulent joints of beef and fluffy Yorkshire puddings; not forgetting apple pie and custard for dessert! We’ve chosen a few across The Suffolk Coast for you to try this autumn and winter but there are plenty more, click here to see our full list of eateries!
October marks the start of the dramatic mating season for red deer males. It’s winner takes all, with the dominant male taking control of the females and earning the right to mate with them. The best place to watch the drama unfold? RSPB Minsmere on The Suffolk Coast!
Discover the intriguing past of Lowestoft's historic beach village; once home to a thriving fishing community.
With wide, sandy beaches, award-winning attractions, heathland, woodland and waterways to explore, The Suffolk Coast is a great place to stay with kids.
Exploring the coast of England has now been made even easier, with the launch of England's Coast. The interactive booking tool allows visitors to design their own itineraries, explore and book their holidays to coast of England at the click of a button.
What better way to entertain the kids during the summer than packing up the picnic hamper and heading out across The Suffolk Coast for a spot of al fresco dining!
Wednesday 21st June marks the 1st annual Suffolk Day! To mark the occasion, check out our 'Insider's Guide to Suffolk!'.
With miles of beautiful coastline, it's no wonder The Suffolk Coast is home to some of the UKs best fish and seafood producers.
So whether it's mussels, mackerel, lobsters or skate that whet your appetite, visit these seafood restaurants and shops for a taste of The Suffolk Coast.
There's nothing quite like waking up to a sea view, and these hotels on The Suffolk Coast offer you just that!
The three-day weekend is almost here, and with temperatures meant to reach the mid-twenties across The Suffolk Coast, where better to spend the day than at the beach! Pack your picnic, pop on your flip flops and head to one of these 5 beaches...
Situated in Pakefield, near Lowestoft, Pakefield Riding School is the oldest riding centre and stables in East Anglia. Located close to the beach, the school offers a range of activities to suit all levels of rider.
The annual Suffolk Walking Festival kicks off on 13th May and runs until 4th June. Whether you're a seasoned rambler or a family looking to explore, there's a walk or event for you!
The 26th March is fast approaching, these Mothers Day present ideas are the perfect way to treat Mum...
Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship at Dunwich, nestled in between Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk, isn't just a beautiful place to eat, drink, relax and get away from it all - it's also part of a great story.
If you didn't know already, multi-award winning songwriter and singer Ed Sheeran is a fellow Suffolk Coaster!
The playwright George Bernard Shaw reckons ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’…
If this is the case, then we’re certainly all loved up on The Suffolk Coast! Check out this handy guide to planning a 'foodie break!'.
The swallows and nightingales may have migrated south for the winter, but there’s still some amazing wildlife encounters to be experienced at RSPB Minsmere during the colder winter months.
The Suffolk Coast has fast become the destination of choice when searching out great food & drink – a foodies paradise. But get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and you're also greeted with towns, villages and landscapes that are rich in cultural experiences too...
The Suffolk Coast has well and truly established itself as foodie destination.
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.
The Suffolk Coast has an enviable reputation for hosting great arts and culture events.
And if a night at the theatre is right up your street, there’s bound to be something you’ll love to see happening this autumn...
The Suffolk Coast is steeped in history. From the Anglo-Saxons to modern history of the 20th Century, there are places to visit and things to do that will immerse you in the fascinating past of the Suffolk Coast.
The seaside town of Felixstowe has long been a popular resort with visitors since Victorian times, especially for Londoners escaping The Big Smoke for a breath of exhilarating sea air!
Tucked away at the north of the Suffolk Coast is the Waveney Valley – a hidden gem.
The River Waveney rises on the Norfolk / Suffolk border near the village of Redgrave, winds its way towards Bungay, on to Beccles and Oulton Broad before reaching the sea at Lowestoft.
When there are so many fabulous beaches here on the Suffolk Coast, it seems such a shame not to spend a day exploring them all!
Whether you’re having a day out on the Suffolk Coast or you’re coming here for your family holiday you’ll be looking for somewhere pleasant to have a break and a bite to eat.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 Festival 2016 programme has been announced – a 17-day celebration of music and arts with circus, birds and pianos at its heart.
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.
Want to get a true taste of The Suffolk Coast? Then book a holiday with Wild Days Conservation!
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
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…
Veteran oak trees are a characteristic feature of Suffolk’s landscape, some of which are thought to be over 500 years old.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.