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?
They say the ‘early bird catches the worm’ and if you want to get the best of the pick then you’ll need to be up with the larks!
Car boot sales make a really fun morning out with the family, whether you’re just browsing, looking for something specific or perhaps hoping to stumble upon a gem of a find that turns out to be a bit of an antique… But be warned, kids will have a wonderful time spending their pennies so make sure there’s some room in the car for all the treasures they collect!
Perhaps you need to have a well overdue home de-clutter yourself and are looking to take your own pitch. The summer is a great time to set up shop as the car boots not only attract locals but day visitors and holiday makers too.
There’s an abundance of car boots along the coast of Suffolk, both large and small. Some are regular events, whilst others are smaller, ad hoc affairs that you’ll need to keep an eye out for.
We've put together a listing of a few notable ones – Happy bargain hunting!
Felixstowe Lions Car Boot
When: Every Saturday from 22 April to 30 September 2023. Dates published at https://www.facebook.com/lionsclubfelixstowe
Where: Old Cavendish Site, Sea Road, Felixstowe (opposite Beach Street) - Map
Opening times: 8am - 1pm
Info: £6 per pitch, proceeds go to Bungay Lions Club
Friday Street Car Boot Sale
When: Sundays - dates published at https://www.facebook.com/FridayStreetCarBootSales/
Where: Friday Street, IP17 1JX - Map
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07711 080490
Opening times: 7am.
Info: Refreshments and toilets available
Kessingland Car Boot Sale
When: Sundays from February to December plus bank holiday Mondays.
Where: Whites Lane, Kessingland, NR33 7TF. Opposite Africa Alive - Map
Opening times: 7am - 1pm
Info: Free Parking. Refreshments and toilets available. Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/Official.Kessingland.Carboot.market/
Melton Car Boot
When: Saturdays from 13 May to September. Dates published at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076441188572
Where: Melton Playing Field, Main Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk - Map
Contact: 07504061522 / email@example.com
Info: Free Car Parking. All monies to Sir Bobby Moore Trust
Opening times: 6am for sellers, 8am for buyers. Pitches £5 per car.
Trinity Park Car Boot Sale
When: Every Saturday and every other Sunday from April.
Where: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH - Map
Opening times: 7am - 11am on Saturdays, 10am - 12pm on Sundays
Info: Pitch fee £6, entry 50p.