Our Local Stories across the Suffolk coast
Stay safe and take time to daydream - we'll see you again soon!
We can't wait to welcome you back to the Suffolk Coast - why not do some daydreaming now and use our website to plan your perfect trip for later on this year!
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.
The towns, villages, coast and countryside of The Suffolk Coast have been the setting for many historical events - from visiting royalty to scientific discoveries.
Were you due to visit The Suffolk Coast for a holiday this spring and summer? Are you dreaming of the day you can visit our stunning shores once more? Then download our #VirtuallySuffolkCoast Zoom backgrounds - it's as if you're right there!
You might think that Suffolk, with its calm and pleasant countryside, quaint towns and villages and crisp seaside walks is an unassuming place with very little to unnerve or surprise. Well, you’d be quite wrong!
Suffolk is home to countless intriguing museums and sites of interest for avid history seekers. The curious visitor can while away many a pleasant hour perusing interesting artifacts and ephemera of yesteryear.
The Suffolk Coast is home to some of the UKs top food and drink producers - see how well you know the gastronomic delights of this beautiful coast and countryside...
Consider yourself a history buff? Test your knowledge of The Suffolk Coast's fascinating past with our quiz!
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The shores of The Suffolk Coast have been the setting for many a' bounty over the years. From Anglo-Saxon helmets and coins to spoons, ingots and torcs - discover the treasure hauls that have been found here and the fascinating stories that go along with them...
From the crashing percussion of rolling waves to the shrill tones of gulls overhead the Suffolk shore is a cacophony of sounds. It is no wonder then that so many composers and musicians hail from this most inspiring part of the country...
Award-winning director Sir Ridley Scott once said that "choosing location is integral to the film: in essence, another character", so it's no surprise that The Suffolk Coast with all its beauty and distinctive qualities, has been a place to call home for plenty of big screen adventures...
Dating back to 1957, take a look at the films that have graced cinema screens around the world with The Suffolk Coast playing a starring role...
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!
Whilst you may not be able to visit The Suffolk Coast right now, many attractions, restaurants and accommodation providers are heading online, taking you with them on their daily activities from the comfort of your own home - so you can dream now, visit later!
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!
Whilst you may not be able to visit Suffolk's shores in person right now, why not enjoy a taste of The Suffolk Coast from the comfort of your own home! With everything from smoked salmon and cheese to chutney, ale and wine all available for delivery across the UK!
Named by Rick Stein as bona fide Food Heroes, Emmett’s of Peasenhall are well-known for making succulent and delicious traditionally-smoked ham.
Think of the Suffolk Coast and you’ll picture big skies, fantastic countryside, family holidays and so much more.
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, estates and halls to boast of. We've put together our top picks for you to explore...
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.
Epic stretches of coastline, unassuming villages, wild, unpredictable weather and picturesque agricultural landscapes; with all its beauty and character, it’s no wonder that Suffolk has provided the fuel for many a writer’s creative furnace.
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!
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...
The glorious Suffolk coast is in prime position for sunny beachside stays and coastal hideaways. Pay a visit to one of the many homely and boutique B&Bs available for adventurous explorers and sun-seeking holidaymakers!
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!
Whether you got engaged at Christmas, on Valentines Day or made the most of the leap year and got down on bended knee, The Suffolk Coast is the perfect location to say 'I Do'. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to venues and suppliers too, take a look at our wedding fairs guide and start planning your big day!
Avid adventurers will find themselves challenged and inspired by exploring all the activities on offer on the Suffolk Coast this spring. Pack your bags and get stuck in to new experiences; getting you up on your feet, out of your comfort zone and creating memories to last a lifetime.
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.
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 part of the 25th anniversary of the National Trust opening it to visitors, Orford Ness National Nature Reserve in Suffolk has announced an expanded programme of events for 2020 to encourage visitors to discover more about this unique and intriguing landscape.
Sometimes a short break is all that’s needed to rejuvenate, refresh and unwind. In only 48 hours you can experience a break for all the family, jam-packed with activities, nature, sights, sounds and tastes- and all on a budget. So, pack light, hop in the car and give the everyday a little sprinkle of adventure with this handy itinerary.
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...
Enjoying a family holiday needn't break the bank, in fact, here on The Suffolk Coast there are plenty of places to stay where your money will go further; with extras included free of charge, discounts and packages that guarantee to keep the whole family entertained!
Looking for a cost-effective holiday? Then head to The Suffolk Coast; once you're here, you needn't spend a penny to have a memory-making freedom stay!
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.
Looking for somewhere to eat that offers an exciting Vegan menu? Then take a look at our guide to vegan dining on The Suffolk Coast!
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…
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!
The Suffolk Coast is renowned for its ghoulish ghost stories, ancient legends and tales of witchcraft so we really don’t have to try very hard when it comes to getting all spooked up for Halloween!
You can't beat the excitement of a good fireworks display; wrapping up warm, steaming hot cups of hot chocolate, a roaring bonfire and a banger or two to light up the sky! Take your pick of these family friendly events and make your bonfire night go off with a bang!
'Tis the season for chunky knits, wellies and walks in the countryside and along the beaches of The Suffolk Coast - finished up with a steaming cup of delicious hot chocolate of course!
Ufford Park Hotel, Spa & Golf's wildlife protection programme has attracted two declining species.
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.
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!
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...
Home to the first land battle of the Royal Marines, fishing villages from days gone by, a fascinating agricultural past and a colourful history with royalty, The Suffolk Coast is rich in history and heritage. If you're a history buff, then you may find that 48 hours isn't enough - but this jam-packed itinerary will help you to scratch the surface!
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!
Make the most of the chilly weather with a walk in the countryside followed by a plate of tasty food as you sit by a roaring fire at one of these cosy country pubs on The Suffolk Coast.
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.
Mark Waldock, Head Chef at the White Lion on Aldeburgh’s seafront, has redesigned the hotel’s food offer with exciting fresh ideas and new dishes combined with timeless classics all focusing on the flavours of Suffolk’s finest seasonal produce.
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!
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
The warm and sunny weather may not be reliable, but when it comes to days out enjoying the great outdoors, The Suffolk Coast is guaranteed not to disappoint!
The scenes are shot, the cameras packed away, and as Richard Curtis' and Danny Boyle's latest film Yesterday hits the big screen, it's The Suffolk Coast's time to shine, as many of the locations in the film are right here!
Valentines Day - the most romantic day of the year! If you're looking to woo your loved one, the whisk them away to The Suffolk Coast and treat them to dinner, a gift or a romantic stay.
The summer holidays are almost here, and there’s plenty on offer across The Suffolk Coast to keep the whole family entertained; a day out at one of the region’s top attractions, an outdoor adventure, a festival or carnival or something fun and free!
Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday is a story set in Suffolk about a Suffolk lad. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling musician who realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
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...
Where better to treat your Dad to a day out than The Suffolk Coast! These gift experiences are guaranteed to show Dad how much you care...
Say hello to the new Suffolk Punch colt foal at Easton Farm Park!
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.
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.
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!
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...
There's nothing quite like waking up to a sea view, and these hotels on The Suffolk Coast offer you just that!
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...
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!
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!
There's 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.....
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.
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!
From forts and castles to pubs and houses; The Suffolk Coast with its rich history has been the setting for a fair few spooky tales!
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..
Make the most of the last few days of August and plan a visit to The Suffolk Coast for the bank holiday weekend; jam-packed with unmissable cultural experiences!
'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!
Aldeburgh Cinema is very proud to announce that it is 100 years old – one of the oldest independent cinemas in Britain to have been screening films continuously for a century.
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.
The Suffolk coastline is perfect for old fashioned family fun, from dabbling in rock pools to trying your hand at a spot of crabbing!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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...
Whether you're a traditionalist whose drink is a classic Margarita 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.
There's plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained on The Suffolk Coast this half term...
Our guide has all you need to know to plan your holiday this May!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
The three-day weekend is almost here, and with temperatures set to reach the high-teens 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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...
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?
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.
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.