1. The River Waveney
There are plenty of opportunities to take to the river when you visit Beccles. Hire a canoe, kayak, or day boat and explore on your own or climb aboard a skippered boat and take a guided tour of these placid waterways.
Beccles Lido is one of those 'must see and do' experiences for the spring/summer, this traditional outdoor heated swimming pool sits right alongside the river, with plenty of paved and grassy places to sunbathe!
If riding on top of the waves is more your style than getting wet in the water, you can hire a canoe or day boat from the lido. Or let a skipper take control and take a beautiful boat trip with Waveney River Tours, you can wend your way up to Geldeston Locks taking in the beauty of the river banks on your way! The Big Dog Ferry also runs river trips from the pontoon right next to the Lido.
2. Riverside Walks
If you’d prefer to stay on dry ground, there are plenty of walks to take you through the lush Waveney Valley. Follow the river as it meanders through the pretty Suffolk countryside, or head northwards and explore the Beccles Marshes.
3. Shopping and eating in Beccles
A unique retail experience! Beccles town is home to some fabulous independent shops from designer fashions, and delicatessens to exclusive gifts and ‘nik naks’. You can break up that retail therapy by enjoying morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and delicious dinners at the many cafes and restaurants in the town. Don't miss out on the most authentic pizza from Oak Fired this side of the Mediterranean while you are in town!
4. Karting Experience
Beccles isn’t all calm and serene. If you’re someone who likes an adrenaline kick then head off to Ellough Park Raceway on the outskirts of the town. Here you’ll find East Anglia’s only championship karting circuit. As well as the karting they also run thrilling Ellough Park Combat Games.
5. Ultimate Flight Adventures!
For something even more exciting, Beccles Airsports offer a bird's eye view of the area through their amazing Microlight adventure flights. Or stop off in Ellough near Beccles, home to UK Parachuting. Not for the faint hearted, you’ll be flown up to a height of 13,000 feet for 50 seconds of freefall before you drift back down to earth.