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If you love Aldeburgh, you'll love...

Many people are attracted to the whimsical charm of Aldeburgh, with its pebbled beach, vibrant art scene, bustling shops and award winning fish and chip shop. If you’ve been won over by Aldeburgh’s nautical appeal then there are many other, similar places for you to discover along The Suffolk Coast.

If you love Aldeburgh's famous fish & chips, check out Pakefield

Towns & Villages - Pakefield - Boat on beach (Jon Gibbs)

The charming coastal village of Pakefield is home to many a' chippy. Pakefield Plaice is the locals’ go to fish and chip shop on the stunning cliff tops just a stone's throw from the sea. Serving up fresh hot bags of chips and crispy battered fish, in pleasingly large portions and with all the extras should you want them. Why not takeaway and eat them down on the beach?  

Fish Dish in Felixstowe is also worth a visit, for its fresh fish and local potatoes, crispy batter and double cooked chips. The Cumberland fish bar in nearby Woodbridge is also well-known for its traditional fish fry-days serving delicious fish, chips and mushy peas. 

For more inspiration check out our list of the best fish & chips on The Suffolk Coast!

If you love Aldeburgh beach, check out Felixstowe

Towns & Villages - Felixstowe - couple on beach (c) Emily Fae Photography

This sand and pebble stretch of beach is lined with pastel coloured beach huts with plenty of space to relax, play and explore. Take a stroll along the Edwardian seafront, enjoying the well-kept seafront gardens and if you walk as far as the port you can watch the ships going in and out whilst enjoying a well earned lunch at the View Point Cafe.  

For the traditional seaside experience, be sure to pay a visit to Mannings Amusements and finish off the day with ice creams and sweet treats from The Little Ice Cream Company.

If you love Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Arthouse, pay a visit Lowestoft's Banksys!

Towns & Villages - Lowestoft - Banksy (c) Adam Barnes Photography

If you love Aldeburgh's iconic Beach Lookout and Arthouse, hop in the car and travel down the coast to Lowestoft and Oulton Broad where you can see no less than 4 original Banksy artworks. The world-famous mysterious artists recently enjoyed a staycation on The Suffolk Coast, creating incredible pieces in Nicholas Everitt's Park in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft town centre and Lowestoft beach and across the border into Norfolk in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Cromer. Find out more and visit them with our Banksy artwork guide.

If that's whet your cultural appetite, pay a visit to Rowe & Williams Gallery in Yoxford, specialising in modern and contemporary art inspired by Suffolk and East Anglia. In the current summer collection you can see work by Lionel Bulmer featuring scenes of Walberswick in oils and Roland Suddaby’s striking coastal scenes in watercolour and ink. 

On the coast in Pakefield, you will find the Ferini Art Gallery; an unassuming building in the heart of the village, with 4 galleries showcasing the work of established and emerging local artists across a range of mediums. Look out for special evenings held there, such as special exhibitions, wine tasting and much more. 

Vela Art Gallery in Saxmundham High Street hosts regular events and exhibitions with a focus on printmaking by artist Silke, created in the on-site printmaking studio. Take your time, browse the work on display and even relax in the cosy coffee shop while you are there. 

If you're attracted to contemporary styles, pay a visit to Studio byAbi in Framlingham, a stylish gallery and shop showcasing abstract art prints and artworks by local artist Abi - perfect as a gift or reminder of your holiday on The Suffolk Coast. 

If you love Aldeburgh’s shopping, check out Bungay

Towns & Villages - Bungay - market

Home to a busy high street which boasts a range of independent shops and delightful cafes, Bungay is a great alternative for those who love independent shops. Earsham Street Deli is a foodie’s paradise, stocking a whole range of fresh produce including cheese and butter, local meats and eggs and delicious bread. Stock up on local honey and preserves, refreshing cordials, and a range of quiches, pies and antipasti. Crocks of Bungay is a family owned and run boutique stocking an array of gifts for all. Alongside the cards, gifts and toys, homeware, ceramics and sculptures, Crocks is renowned for an extensive jewellery collection, stocking the work of local silversmiths as well as international brands in all styles and materials. 

Visit Wightman’s; one of Bungay’s oldest established businesses, founded 150 years ago and still thriving today. It sells a range of homeware from furniture and beds to carpets, rugs, curtains and fabrics. 

If you love Aldeburgh’s seafront restaurants, check out Lowestoft's seafront eateries

WTS - Hatfield Hotel - Terrace

Enjoy a meal with a view! Located on the promenade and overlooking the sandy Blue flag beaches The Hatfield Hotel boasts a breath-taking view of the rolling waves, best enjoyed from the decking area, well shielded from the bracing breeze. Enjoy coffee and cake,  tea and scones or go all out with a Sunday Carvery.

Just a short walk away in the coastal village of Pakefield, sits The Hog Hotel. A spacious restaurant, bar and conservatory with a super garden just a short walk from the sea.

Delicious food is served throughout the restaurant, bar and conservatory. The monthly changing A la Carte menu has six starters, six mains and six puddings, as well as daily specials and signature sharing dishes including rib of beef for two or a huge fish to share. Sundays see a classic British Sunday lunch served, with the Dingley Dell roast pork an overwhelming favourite, as well as vegan, fish and vegetarian options. 




Things to see and do

Vela Art Gallery & Cafe Bar

Vela Art Gallery & Cafe Bar

Vela is an art gallery and cafe bar on Saxmundham High Street, providing a gemütliche (cosy) atmosphere to enjoy art, German food and artisan coffee. The Gallery hosts regular events and exhibitions or you can browse the art and Nordic inspired gifts throughout the gallery.

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Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies and seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Felixstowe Museum

Felixstowe Museum

Explore the fascinating artefacts and collections of Felixstowe Museum, which brings alive the military and social history of this seaside town.

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Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.

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Beach Street Felixstowe 

Beach Street Felixstowe

EAT. DRINK. SHOP!   A unique and vibrant destination on the seafront of upcycled shipping containers. Discover independent boutiques, artisan producers and street-food eateries.

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Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements have been providing traditional family fun on Felixstowe Seafront since 1946!

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Rowe and Williams Gallery

Rowe and Williams Gallery

Founded in 2017, Rowe & Williams is a commercial art gallery in Yoxford, specialising in the art of Suffolk and East Anglia, which presents changing displays of museum quality art from the early 20th century to the present day at a range of prices.

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous British Seaside and Mediterranean-style fish, meat, pizza, pasta & grill menu. 


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Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard is one of England's most exciting new wineries. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines. 

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

The restored Felixstowe Seafront Gardens sit on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

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WHERE TO EAT

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a modern and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Situated on the Landguard Peninsular, adjacent to the Port of Felixstowe on the Orwell estuary, the View Point Cafe absolutely lives up to its name.


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The Little Ice Cream Company

The Little Ice Cream Company

Handmade luxury artisan ice cream made with milk from a local dairy herd.

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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop 

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous sea view venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.


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The Hog Hotel

The Hog Hotel

Award winning 2 AA rosette restaurant, bar and conservatory with a super garden at The Hog Hotel.

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where to stay

Best Western The Hatfield Hotel

Best Western The Hatfield Hotel

Positioned just a stone's throw away from the golden sands of Lowestoft Beach, the Hatfield Hotel retains a truly magical feeling for anyone who loves the sound of the sea.

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