Be it a romantic getaway, a trip for the whole family or an outdoor adventure, a holiday on The Suffolk Coast will be packed full of memory making experiences.
With an array of seaside and market towns
packed with homeware and antique shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries and delis, a weekend enjoying the food, art and culture of The Suffolk Coast
should be on all couples 'must do' lists.
Top Places for a Couples Holiday:
Framlingham: Choose to stay in luxury bell tents, yurts or cosy cottages complete with inglenook fire places and wooden beams. No stay in the town would be complete without a trip to Framlingham Castle, where you can spend an afternoon exploring the stone towers, ramparts and the surrounding Mere.
Beccles: With a stay in Beccles, you can enjoy views of the Waveney Valley whilst still being in the heart of the market town. There's an array of independent shops selling homewares, antiques, clothes and natural perfumes and soaps. You are spoilt for choice when eating out too, bistros with daily specials, cafes offering delicious cakes and pastries and pubs serving local ales and hearty grub!
Aldeburgh: The seaside town is a family favourite during the summer months, but during the winter, it offers up a more remote experience. Be sure to take a stroll along the beach before heading into the town for shopping and eating. In the evening, book a table at one of the award-winning restaurants or hotels where you can also choose to rest your head for the night.
With award-winning beaches,
some of the region's most popular attractions
and a wealth of self-catering accommodation
, a family holiday on The Suffolk Coast is sure to be fun-filled!
Top Spots for a Family Holiday:
Lowestoft: With an award-winning beach, the seaside town is a family favourite all year round. Between October and April, dogs are allowed on the beaches so your 4-legged friend can come along too! There's a wide selection of accommodation on offer; bed and breakfasts with sea views, holiday lodges and caravans, and fisherman's cottages just a stone's throw from the beach. The neighbouring village of Oulton Broad sits at the southernmost point of the broads, so a day spent messing about on the river is a definite for the to-do list!
Southwold: The Victorian seaside town has something for everyone; fun activities for kids including the Under the Pier Show, crazy golf and pedalo boats, and the picturesque common; perfect for an afternoon stroll. A trip to the town wouldn't be complete without an ice cream on the pier and a tipple or two of Adnams (for the older members of the family!)
There are plenty of places to stay too! Boutique hotels, cute cottages, sweeping Edwardian houses and B&Bs are located in the pretty lanes leading off from the high street and overlooking the sea.
Felixstowe: With the beautifully restored Edwardian seafront gardens, amusements and miles of golden and shingle sand, young families will love the town of Felixstowe. During your stay, take a trip to the Landguard Peninsula, visit and watch the huge ferries come in to the working port, which will spark young imaginations, from there you can walk through the nature reserve before heading to the seafront for hot doughnuts and ice creams. Great family friendly places to eat cater for everyone! The next morning, walk along the promenade to Felixstowe Ferry and catch the foot ferry when it's running across to Bawdsey, the famous home of radar!
There's plenty of self-catering accommodation for you to enjoy and to suit all family sizes, from seaside apartments to cottages in quaint surrounding villages.
Cycling, wind-surfing, sailing and walking; if you love the great outdoors then an adventure holiday on The Suffolk Coast is for you!
Top Activities for an Adventure Holiday:
Cycling: There are plenty of cycle routes to thrill even the most experienced of cyclists, check out our cycling guide with downloadable maps or if you prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, choose a route that includes stops for lunch, pubs and ice creams along the way!
Walking: As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Suffolk Coast is also a haven for walkers, with miles of remote coastline, forests, heath and marshland. Remember to pack your walking boots and book a stay in one of the many self-catering cottages B&B's, hotels or campsites available; the perfect base for a holiday spent exploring.
Watersports: There's sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking and water sports happening all along the coast, see our list below; join in with volleyball on the beach in Lowestoft or set sail along the River Orwell.