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 from Hippersons Boatyard 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!
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 at The Royal Oak 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. Catch a show or concert at Beccles Public Hall
Enjoy a night at the theatre at Beccles Public Hall! With everything from rock concerts and plays to musicals and pantomime, there's a great programme of live entertainment on offer. The Hall also hosts an annual beer festival, plus quiz nights and film screenings.
6. Beccles Antiques Street Market
Held twice a year in May and August, the Antiques Street Market is a must-visit for anyone looking for vintage, collectibles and antiques. Over 100 stalls set up around the town's Market along with a selection of the region's top food and drink producers.