The Suffolk Coast
  • Oulton Broad (c) Nick Catling
  • Oulton Broad Sunrise - (c) Richard Surman

Oulton Broad guide

The gateway to the Broads National Park

Located just a mile south of Lowestoft, Oulton Broad offers year-round water sports, cute cafes, riverside eateries, fishing spots and an edwardian park - the ideal place to spend a day on The Suffolk Coast.

Things to do in Oulton Broad

Lowestoft Water Taxi

1. Lowestoft Water Taxi

Running hourly along Lake Lothing, a trip on Lowestoft Water Taxi enables passengers to see Lowestoft and Oulton Broad; At each end of the journey you are just a short walk from the amenities of each locations; the beach, seafront attractions and town centre shopping of Lowestoft and the bars, restaurants, shops, park and museum in Oulton Broad.

2. Nicholas Everitt Park

The Edwardian Park situated on the edge of the broads is home to a play area, petting zoo, tennis courts, bowling green and Victorian bandstand; where on Sundays during the summer you can enjoy afternoons of brass band concerts. 

Children will love the boating lake, trampolines and crazy golf as well, whilst adults can enjoy a cappuccino and slice of cake in the park cafe.

3.The  Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Sail along the River Waveney from Oulton Broad to Lowestoft on board Waveney River Tours 100 seater passenger boat or be the captain of your own ship with a boat hire from Oulton Dayboats, where you can begin your journey along the river to the Norfolk Broads.

Josh Simpson - Oulton Broad

4. International Boatbuilding Training College

IBTC in Oulton Broad offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for those looking for a career in the maritime industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing or new interests and skills.

With courses from 1 day to almost a year there is something to offer everyone; from owners and enthusiasts to prospective tradespersons.

Useful Information

Visit Discover Lowestoft for lots more useful information about Oulton Broad.

A Visitor Information Point is located at Oulton Broad Library, 92 Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3LR

Public conveniences and baby changing facilities:

Nicholas Everitt Park, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 3LN - Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities

How to Get to Oulton Broad - By Public Transport

By Bus: Local bus timetables and further information can be found at

Address: Gordon Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1LR.

By Train: Oulton Broad has two rail stations; Oulton Broad North, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3LJ, providing services to Lowestoft and Norwich, and Oulton Broad South,Beccles Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 8QX providing services to Beccles with on-going connections to Ipswich and London.

Abellio Greater Anglia operates frequent train services. There are many great value fares available such as Advance tickets which start from Just £9 one way (available on certain routes), and Groupsave where 3 to 9 adults save 1/3 off the Off-Peak Return train fare.  Anglia Plus day rover tickets are also available where you can have unlimited travel within certain zones.  Perfect for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.

All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website or the app.

How to get to Oulton Broad - By Car

From Norwich, follow the A146

From Ipswich, follow the A12

From Cambridge, take the A14 followed by the A143 or A11

From London, take the A12 or M11 followed by the A11, A14 and A143

Things to do in Oulton Broad