Whether it's food and drink, homewares, designer bags and shoes or clothes you desire, Southwold offers it all. Home to luxury boutiques such as Collen & Clare, and top brands including Joules, Fat Face, Crew Clothing and Jack Wills, you can treat yourself to new wardrobe in Southwold this autumn.
Or for a special gift or souvenir, pop into The Amber Shop and Museum where you can also discover the origins of amber; it's history and uses through the years.
Food and Drink
Famous for being the home of the Adnams Brewery (for a fun afternoon why not book on to one of their brewery and distillery tours!)their flagship store is situated just off the main high street and also houses a cafe, serving delicious lunches, teas, coffees, cakes and pastries. In the shop, you can stock up on their famous ales and spirits plus kitchenware and deli items.
You won't go hungry in Southwold that's for sure, pop in to Two Magpies Bakery and buy a honey cottage loaf, fresh pizza slices, giant meringues and mouth-watering cakes and tarts, and after a walk along the beach, stop in the famous The Boardwalk Restaurant on the Pier and warm up with a locally caught fish and chips and a mug of hot chocolate.
Walking and Cycling
Southwold is ideally situated for exploring The Suffolk Coast both on foot and on two wheels. Hire bicycles from Southwold Cycle Hire and visit the nearby coastal village of Walberswick, where you can enjoy a hearty meal at The Anchor before travelling on to Dunwich for a pint in The Ship.
There are plenty of walks on offer in and around Southwold. Set off from the town centre, down the High Street and across the common to the Harbour, stopping for a hot chocolate or pint of Adnams Ghost Ship at The Harbour Inn. From there you can follow the river and head back along the beach, or take the ferry across to Walberswick.
If a bit of rain doesn't bother you, or you are treated to a crisp winter's day, pop on your walking boots and head off on foot for a walk around National Trust Dunwich Heath, or join one of the guided walks at RSPB Minsmere, both of which are just a short drive away from Southwold.
For downloadable walks and maps, check out The Suffolk Coast's Walking Guide.
Southwold is the perfect base from which to explore The Suffolk Coast; just a short drive away you will find the coastal of Kessingland; a quiet beach which if you walk southwards, leads on to Benacre National Nature Reserve; home to some of the UKs rarest birds.
A few miles north of Southwold you will find the seaside town of Lowestoft; with an award-winning sandy beach, it's perfect for letting the little ones run around, and, from October to April, the dog too!
Head inland and you will find the historic market towns of Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth. Situated in the Waveney Valley, the towns all host a range of independent shops, cafes, galleries, boutiques and restaurants; the perfect places to explore when the weather is less than desirable.
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