• Take a stroll along the Prom on The Suffolk Coast

Wrap up warm and stroll along the prom

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.

All the way along The Suffolk Coast you are spoilt for choice for great seaside walks. From the traditional seafronts at Lowestoft and Felixstowe to the historic splendour of Southwold and Aldeburgh and plenty in between.

Lowestoft 

Lowestoft Beach Huts - R Amer

The prom at Lowestoft starts in the south at Pakefield and continues along the beach to the South Pier; just a walk across the bridge from the town centre. 

Start at Pakefield and stroll past the wild beach, with marram grass and rowing boats used for fishing. As you continue along the beach, pretty pastel coloured beach huts run along the sea wall. In the summer, these beach huts are well loved, in winter, you can still find a hardy hut owner taking a winter dip or enjoying a steaming hot cup of tea!

As you pass underneath Kensington gardens, stop by the Sunrise Cafe for a hot chocolate and bacon roll before continuing along the wider promenade towards the South Pier and stop for lunch or a delicious carvery at the Hatfield Hotel; taking in the panoramic views of the sea. 

Felixstowe 

Felixstowe Seafront 2007

In Felixstowe take a stroll along the seafront taking in the fine Edwardian architecture and the newly regenerated Seafront Gardens – not forgetting the colourful beach huts and miles of beautiful sand and shingle beaches from Landguard Point to Felixstowe beach.

Starting at Felixstowe Beach, pay a visit to the beautiful Seafront Gardens before warming up at Mannings Amusements - traditional seaside amusements with crazy magical golf, a funfair and ten pin bowling. The Treats Cafe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks during the winter months - the perfect winter warmers! 

From Felixstowe Beach, walk south along the coastal path promenade until it bends round to the right up to Manor Terrace. From here, you can walk left to continue southbound. Here the promenade stops, but you can walk to the left and continue along the sea wall by the shingle beach to Landguard Nature Reserve, continuing forward to the end of the shingle spit at Landguard Point.

After working up an appetite, find a table at the View Point Cafe and tuck into fish & chips, sandwiches, soups and a range of delicious meals and hot drinks and watch the giant tankers come into the port of Felixstowe.


Southwold 

Southwold Promenade - (c) Gill Moon Photography

A trip to Southwold, whatever the time of year, is always a joy. You’ll find plenty of parking close to Southwold Pier, making this an ideal starting point for your seafront stroll.

Start at the Pier and walk along the town's promenade, lined with the iconic beach huts (some of which have sold for upwards of £70k!)/ Ahead you will see the Lighthouse, walk up the steps or slopes and head into the town, or continue forwards following the beach.

Continue forwards, keeping the sea to your left and walk along Ferry Road. Stop in at The Sail Loft for lunch and a pint of Adnams before continuing on towards Southwold Harbour, where you can warm up and tuck into steaming hot fish and chips at The Harbour Inn.

Walk back across the marshes and common, through the town and back towards the Pier, where you can finish the walk with a slice of cake and a cup of coffee at Southwold Boating Lake Tea Rooms, or head on to Southwold Pier and The Clockhouse or The Beach Café.

Aldeburgh 

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Aldeburgh really is the place for a traditional seaside escape. The pastel-coloured 19th Century holiday villas line the promenade and the pebble beach with fisherman’s huts is just yards away. Don’t miss the chance to buy fish that’s as fresh as it gets!

You can enjoy a bracing coastal walk along Aldeburgh's along seafront all the way to the quirky village of Thorpeness via a coastal path. Before setting off, fill your boots with meal of freshly caught local seafood at The Brudenell or The White Lion, or grab a packet of steaming hot fish & chips from Aldeburgh's famous fish & chip shop and head to the beach to enjoy your lunch. From the High Street, you will continue forwards past a stretch of shingle beach which is a local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest. 

Carry on north and you will pass one of The Suffolk Coast' most iconic images; Maggi Hambling's 'The Scallop' sculpture. You will then pass RSPB North Warren nature reserve on your right; made up of reedbeds, heathland and marshes and home to migrating ducks, swans and geese in the winter months.

Once at Thorpeness, find a table next to the roaring fire at The Dolphin Inn and reward yourself with a hearty meal and pint of ale. 

So wrap up warm and take a stroll along the prom and drink in that bracing sea air that makes a trip to The Suffolk Coast so special...



Things to see and do

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

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

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Lowestoft Tourism

Lowestoft Tourism

Come to Lowestoft for a great day out, short break or family holiday. 

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Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

So much more than glorious cream teas and freshly baked cakes and pastries, tasty breakfasts, lunches and homemade snacks - Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is one of the gems of Southwold.

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Dog friendly

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.

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Wheelchair Accessible

Visit Felixstowe

Visit Felixstowe

Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone.

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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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Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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Felixstowe  - Tourist Information Point

Felixstowe - Tourist Information Point

Tourist Information including a range of leaflets and guides to help during your visit are available within Felixstowe Library.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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WHERE TO EAT

The Sail Loft Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

The Sail Loft Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

The Sail Loft is all about simple, good food and the welcome of a great neighbourhood restaurant offering tasty food and drink worth travelling for. That means local, seasonal ingredients, an emphasis on taste and a relaxed, hearty menu!

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Brudenell Seafood & Grill

Brudenell Seafood & Grill

Aldeburgh

The Seafood & Grill restaurant has panoramic sea views from every table with a décor that is inspired by the vibrant colours that can be found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 40 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

The Harbour Inn

The Harbour Inn

Right on the water’s edge, The Harbour Inn in Southwold is a proper old Fisherman’s pub - warm, workmen-like and wonderfully buzzy, with nautical charm in abundance. 

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Dog friendly

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying stunning views down the river.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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Free wifi Dog friendly

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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The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn

At the heart of Thorpeness The Dolphin Inn enjoys a great reputation among the locals for food, drink and friendly service.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible