• WTS - The Brudenell - Restaurant
  • WTS - Wentworth Hotel - Bedroom
  • WTS - The White Lion - view from beach

Suffolk's Seaside Hotels

There's nothing quite like waking up to a sea view, and these hotels on The Suffolk Coast are located by the sea, either offering spectacular views or nestled in bustling seaside towns and villages, within a stone's throw.

1. The Brudenell, Aldeburgh

WTS - The Brudenell - View from Beach

The Brudenell is a beachfront hotel situated in the popular town of Aldeburgh which exudes beach chic; with an informal, relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy a stay in one of the many rooms which offer a sea view or a view of the surrounding countryside and River Alde. 

The seafood restaurant offers al fresco dining, so you can listen to the waves crash whilst enjoying the catch of the day. There's an impressive gin menu on offer in the bar too; the perfect way to end a day of exploring and paddling in the sea!

2. The Ship at Dunwich

WTS - The Ship at Dunwich - Exterior

A beer garden with sea views, complete with a 300-year-old fig tree and cosy rooms are on offer at The Ship at Dunwich. Situated in the mediaevel village of Dunwich, just a stone's throw from the beach and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this hotel provides the perfect location for a real retreat, with the National Trust's Dunwich Heath right on the doorstep.

The restaurant serves delicious meals made with locally sourced produce and a range of local ales are available in the bar. Dogs are welcome in the hotel too and will love an early morning walk along the beach to start the day. 

3. The Clyffe Hotel, Lowestoft

WTS - The Clyffe Hotel - Exterior

Located opposite the award-winning beach in Lowestoft, The Clyffe Hotel Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a grand Victorian building with panoramic views of the golden sands and sea. Each of the 16 rooms have been individually designed, creating soothing and comfortable spaces, furnished with crisp white linens, fluffy towels and eclectic furniture.

The hotel is ideally situated for a beach holiday, close to the pier and just a short walk from the coastal villages of Pakefield and Kirkley. 

4. The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh

WTS - The Wentworth Hotel - exterior

Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, you can sit and watch the boats sail by at The Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh. Sleep soundly within a stone's throw of the sea, relax in spacious lounges or terrace gardens and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food in the restaurant or bar.

Each of the bedrooms is individually designed using distinctive fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. Many of the rooms have views of the sea and some have their own lounge areas.

5. The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft

The Hotel Victoria Lowestoft on the Suffolk Coast


The Hotel Victoria is an individually owned business with a picturesque cliff top location overlooking Lowestoft's award winning beaches. 

The unique combination of a prominent Victorian building is complemented by a chic, modern interior with stunning sea views and landscaped gardens, offering the perfect surroundings for any occasion.

Standing proud on top of Kirkley cliff and overlooking Lowestoft's award-winning Blue Flag beaches, The Hotel Victoria is located less than a mile south of the town's central business district, making it ideally situated for tourists and business.

6. The White Lion, Aldeburgh

The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh

A cosy hotel overlooking the beach at Aldeburgh, The White Lion offers a number of rooms with views of the sea, beach huts and shingle beach. The contemporary-style rooms have been inspired by the hotel's seafront location and include comfy beds with crisp cotton sheets and bathrobes for you to relax in. 

Your stay includes breakfast in the hotel's restaurant Brasserie Bleue; choose from a cooked breakfast of 'The Lion's Share' traditional English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, smoked kippers, milk-poached smoked haddock, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or crepes. Or opt for a Continental Breakfast of croissants, fruit salad, porridge oats and prunes. 

7. The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

WTS - The Orwell Hotel - Exterior

First opened in 1898, The Orwell Hotel is a well-known landmark centrally located in Felixstowe and within easy walking distance of the railway station, town centre and seafront. 

There are 60 bedrooms and 2 restaurants; The hotel's flagship restaurant The Westerfield and The Buttery. There's a pleasant garden to relax in during the warmer months, plus plenty of places inside to read the paper with a pot of tea or catch up with a friend over tea and cake.

8. The Hog Hotel, Pakefield

The Hog Hotel in Pakefield on the Suffolk Coast

The Hog Hotel is the finest new luxury boutique hotel addition to the Suffolk Coast, this fully refurbished former farmhouse is now home to a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar, rated number one place to stay in the area on Trip Advisor. A family run hotel, The Hog Hotel offers you the warmest of welcomes to this beautiful and still unspoilt part of the UK.

The sixteen en-suite bedrooms and suites, including disabled access, are beautifully designed, luxurious and with a stunning restaurant and bar, the hotel provides guests with a home from home.  The front facing external rooms are dog friendly but please make sure that you let the hotel know you are bringing your furry friend.

Situated in glorious Pakefield, a short stroll from the colourful beach huts on Pakefield beach, or the Victorian gardens of Lowestoft and within easy reach of Norwich, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth.

9. The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

The Dolphin Inn Thorpeness on the Suffolk Coast

The Dolphin Inn is perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Thorpeness, a stone's throw away from the beach, Meare and bustling town of Aldeburgh.

There are three double en-suite rooms, each with flat screen televisions, digital radio alarm clocks and free access to wireless broadband. Two of the upgraded bathrooms include a rain style shower over the bath!

In the morning, after a restful sleep, get your day off to a great start with their delicious breakfasts; made using the best local, homemade produce before heading out for a walk around the Meare and along the beach. 

10. The Swan, Southwold

The Swan Southwold on the Suffolk Coast

The Swan is one of Adnams flagship hotels in the bustling seaside town of Southwold, overlooking the marketplace and a stone's throw from the beach.

Although the hotel has plenty of history, having welcomed guests for over 350 years, inside you’ll find the very latest modern conveniences, with bright, contemporary and colourful furnishings and thoughtful touches throughout.

The food is deliciously exciting and creative, and you can be sure of the very best ingredients and service. There are plenty of new taste experiences to discover, alongside a fabulous drinks range and cocktail bar.

Just a short stroll from the hotel is the beach with its rows of colourful beach huts and the town has a wide selection of individual boutique shops to browse. The Adnams Brewery and Distillery are only yards away and tours can be arranged for guests.  There are also plenty of Adnams pubs within walking distance to explore.

A staycation close to London: Southwold offers a rural, coastal break away from the capital, but is only around two hours away from London, making it the perfect choice for a staycation.

11. The Cross Keys

WTS - The Cross Keys - Bedroom

A coastal in with room, The Cross Keys is situated on Aldeburgh's historic High Street, just a stone's throw from the beautiful beach. With welcoming roaring fires in the colder months and a great terrace looking out to sea for when the sun is shining, it's the perfect beachy bolthole for a stay by the sea. The food is good too, with a range of local Adnams beers, spirits and wines and delicious pub food to enjoy during your stay.

There are 3 characterful bedrooms featuring a double bed, complimentary WiFi, a TV, and tea and coffee making facilities along with fresh milk daily. The en-suite bathrooms have been stylishly decorated with showers over baths and luxury Tyneham toiletries are provide to use during your stay. 

12. The Mill Inn

WTS - The Mill Inn - Sea view

With traditional beams, log fires and character features a' plenty, a traditional Suffolk seaside stay can be enjoyed at The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh.

A 14th century seaside pub, the bedrooms here boast views of the beach and sea - so you can fall asleep to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore. The pub serves a range of good pub dishes, with the 14-hour smoked beef brisket and smoked king rib racks a popular choice.

13. The Bell Inn

WTS - The Bell Inn - Exterior in summer

Situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes and harbour, stands The Bell Inn.  This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air!

There are 6 simple and cosy bedrooms to choose from, some of which are dog-friendly too. The whole building is packed with character and there's a large garden for you to enjoy the sounds of the coast whilst sipping on a pint of Adnams famous Ghost Ship. Good pub grub is on offer and you can enjoy regular live entertainment in the bar

14. The Sail Loft

WTS - The Sail Loft - Bedroom with balcony

Tucked away down a quiet coastal lane in picturesque Southwold, The Sail Loft boasts views of the dunes, sand and sea. A short walk from the bustling town centre, with restaurants, cafes and boutique shops, this laid back cafe bar and restaurant has 5 stylish rooms, 4 of which boast beach views.

Wake early and walk over the dunes for a morning swim, walk into the town for a wander around the shops and a visit to the famous Pier or head towards the harbour and hop on the ferry, crossing over the River Blyth to the village of Walberswick. 

15. The Anchor

WTS - The Anchor - View of sea

A charming coastal inn, The Anchor in Walberswick is a popular village pub with restaurant with 10 cosy rooms. 

Choose from a room within the character filled pub or opt for one of the pretty garden chalets. The rooms have a new England, coastal feel and can accommodate families and dogs also.

During your stay, make the most of the 3 beautiful terraces, perfect for alfresco dining in the summer and the cosy bar with a roaring log fire in the colder months. The restaurant uses seasonal and local produce, with daily specials featuring vegetables from the pub's own allotment wherever possible. 



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The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell is centrally located in Felixstowe, within easy walking distance of the railway station, town centre and seafront. 

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The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn

Situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes, stands The Bell Inn.  This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air!

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The Sail Loft

The Sail Loft

The Sail Loft is back and looking forward to welcoming old friends and new faces once again, so you can enjoy the delights of the relaxed café-bar restaurant. 

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The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn is perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Thorpeness, a stone's throw away from the beach, meare and bustling town of Aldeburgh.

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Dog friendly

The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys

The heart of Aldeburgh, The Cross Keys is wonderfully situated to serve locals and visitors alike. With welcoming roaring fires in the colder months and a great terrace looking out to sea for when the sun is shining, it's a must visit! It boasts a broad range of local Adnams beers, spirits and wines and delicious pub food.

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The Hotel Victoria 

The Hotel Victoria

The Hotel Victoria is an individually owned business with a picturesque cliff top location overlooking Lowestoft's award winning beaches. 

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The Hog Hotel

The Hog Hotel

Pakefield's new luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and bar on the North Suffolk Coast.

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The Mill Inn

The Mill Inn

The Mill Inn is a 14th century seafront pub and restaurant with accommodation in the coastal town of Aldeburgh.

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The White Lion

The White Lion

Aldeburgh

The White Lion Hotel is a contemporary coastal town hotel, boasting great views and character, situated just a few steps away from Suffolk's stunning Aldeburgh beach. It's also home to the fantastic Indian restaurant, Sea Spice.

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The Ship At Dunwich

The Ship At Dunwich

Dunwich

Imagine the perfect coastal pub. A stroll from the beach, open log fires in winter, light and airy in summer with sheltered sun traps outside in Autumn and Spring to enjoy off season sunshine. 

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The Anchor

The Anchor

Walberswick

Plenty of alfresco seating on the 3 beautiful terraces in the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter!

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh is the Suffolk coasts hidden gem. Enjoy breathtaking sea views and exquisite dining experiences right by the beach, the perfect destination for your getaway.

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The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Southwold

This heritage hotel is situated on the beautiful Southwold marketplace, and has been welcoming guests for over 350 years. 

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The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel is a large Victorian building, dating back to 1876.

Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard, it is located opposite the Claremont Pier and Blue Flag beach in the Kirkley area of Lowestoft, with stunning views out to sea.

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The Wentworth Hotel

The Wentworth Hotel

Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh effortlessly combines traditional hospitality with contemporary comfort and style. 

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