• Top 10 Days Out - Come Rain or Shine!

Top 10 Days Out - Come Rain or Shine!

Whatever the weather, The Suffolk Coast has plenty to offer – for families, for young and old – for everyone. Sail out to sea or along a river, hop on your bike, discover Suffolk's unique and rare wildlife, visit an award-winning attraction or take a step back in time at one of Suffolk's many museums. 

Here’s our Top 10 Days Out on The Suffolk Coast – Come rain or shine!

1. Suffolk Coast Beaches

Felixstowe Beach Suffolk Sands Holiday Park

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year. With miles of golden sand at Lowestoft, windswept dunes in Walberswick, wild stretches of shingle providing habitats for rare wildlife all along the coast, piers and amusements at Felixstowe and Southwold, promenades and sculpture at Aldeburgh there's a beach for everyone on the Suffolk Coast

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2. Outdoor Adventures

Pakefield Riding School

Explore the winding lanes and country roads on The Suffolk Coast with bike hire from Southwold Cycle Hire; there's a wide range of bicycles to choose from, all with cycle helmet, lock and pump as standard, plus there's also bikes with child seats and trailers. 

If the weather is warm, cool down with a dip at Beccles Lido – a traditional outdoor swimming pool in the pretty town of Beccles, or set off on foot to explore the historic town of Halesworth and the Blyth Valley; the Millennium Green, offering 50 acres of wildlife close to the town centre.

Riding along Lowestoft and Pakefield beaches has to be up there for an outdoor experience, you can trust Pakefield Riding School to find the horse for you along with their BHS qualified instructors - the perfect way to see the Suffolk Coast and countryside!

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3. Splash Landings

Iken Canoe

Fancy messing about on the water? There's a whole host of ways you can explore the coasts, rivers and water ways of The Suffolk Coast;

  • Waveney River Tours - offer trips along the River Waveney on board their 100 seater passenger boats
  • Deben Boat Trips - join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip along the River Deben from the pretty village of Waldringfield.
  • Orwell Lady River Cruises - cruising up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, from Orwell Quay in Ipswich; their Orwell Bridge cruise sail lasts approximately 1 hour so is ideal for families with children.
  • Oulton Dayboats - Be the captain of your own ship and take control of the wheel with a day boat hire along the River Waveney from Oulton Broad to Beccles.
  • Sailing Barge Victor - a trip on board offers a truly memorable and affordable opportunity to experience living history on board this 19th century traditionally rigged sailing vessel. 
  • Hippersons Boatyard - set sail from Beccles and travel along the River Waveney to Oulton Broad. Alternatively, hire SUPs and canoes for a leisurely able up the river.
  • Iken Canoe - enjoy an exhilarating day on the Alde Estuary and hire out Canadian canoes, sit-on-top kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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4. Take a Trip Back in Time

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Suffolk Coast has a wealth of history. There are museums throughout the area that will give you a real sense of our past…

The Long Shop Museum in Leiston provides a lasting memento of this region’s history of manufacturing.

It tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavour through the stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

It’s called ‘The Long Shop’ as it was the world’s first purpose built workshop for assembly line production and as its output grew, it was staffed by engineers who designed and made ploughs, steam engines, peat harvesters, trolley buses, washing machines and more, which were exported across the world.

Experience riding on working trams, trolley buses and a narrow gauge railway at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Lowestoft. With exhibition halls, period street scenes, 'Tar, Sweat and Steam building', a café serving hot and cold snacks and a souvenir shop. The museum accommodates examples of trams, trolleybuses and motor buses from various parts of the country, with a  number of examples of motor buses built at the Eastern Coach Works in Lowestoft.

Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of the Suffolk Coast’s most iconic buildings and one of just two working Tide Mills in the country. Why not visit this beautiful mill and live a miller’s life for the day and kids will love meeting the Millie the Tide Mill Mouse!

Southwold Railway Steamworks set in a one-acre site is dedicated to the 3-foot gauge Southwold Railway that connected Southwold to Halesworth from 1879 to 1929.The Southwold Railway Trust are dedicated to preserving the memory of this special little railway and re-opening as much of the old route as they can. 

The Trust is collecting and building 3-foot gauge locos and rolling stock, a station and engine shed, with cafe and shop. You can also enjoy a 7¼ inch miniature steam railway which rides around the landscaped site! Perfect for enthusiasts young and old!

The music of Benjamin Britten is the soundtrack of The Suffolk Coast. At The Red House in Aldeburgh you can explore the life and work of this world-famous composer in the place where he lived and worked. 

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5. Nature

RSPB Minsmere

If you love nature then a trip to The Suffolk Coast is a must. Big skies, big landscapes – the beautiful backdrop to a wonderful selection of flora and fauna.

Wander among the wetlands and woods at RSPB Minsmere. Potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the café.

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s reserves are as varied as the animals and plants that live in them. You are welcome to explore them anytime free of charge or come along to one of the many events that take place in the year which are organised by their education officers and wildlife groups.

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. There's something for everyone - tranquil and unspoilt landscape including wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

Bawdsey Hall offer wildlife watching, photography workshops and hide hire at their private nature reserve on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. With records dating back to the 17th Century, it now provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. The grounds have meadowland, large ponds and mature woods, offering a variety of different habitats for wildlife. Bawdsey Hall offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. 

A day trip to Dunwich will offer you the chance to walk, relax, explore and enjoy this beautiful surrounding. From July to September the heath comes alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.

Running along the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, the Waveney Valley is an unspoiled haven with idyllic villages and unique market towns. Escape the frantic pace of everyday life with tranquil surroundings and warm hospitality. 

For walkers there are miles of tracks through stunning countryside, you can enjoy the freedom of cycling through beautiful villages and quiet country lanes, or get out on the water and explore the picturesque river by boat or canoe.

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6. Foodie Treats

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier is famous for eating and drinking across the sea, under the sun and over the waves!

From The Boardwalk to the Beach Café and Clockhouse, Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafés to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

View Point Cafe in Felixstowe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees while you take in the stunning views across the river and the opportunity to watch the huge cargo ships being loaded and unloaded at the Port of Felixstowe. 

When you visit Snape Maltings drop into The Granary Tea Shop to rest a while and enjoy the extensive range of teas, coffees and hot chocolate with wonderful cakes and slices.

For an exciting selection of take away food pay a visit to Beach Street in Felixstowe, and follow it up with mouth-watering sweet treats including ice creams, waffles at The Little Ice Cream Company. 

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7. Family Fun

Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Coast is packed full with things to do for the whole family. The Suffolk Punch horse has been a part of the Suffolk landscape since the early sixteenth century. 

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. Their home, the Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses and to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia.

Relax while the children enjoy the Southwold Boating Lake. Bring back your own childhood memories watching your children paddle away on the lovely lake in the little paddleboats. Afterwards, travel bar car or across the River Blyth on the foot ferry to Walberswick; stop off in the cafe for a slice of cake before setting up your bucket and line for an afternoon of crabbing! 

At the southern end of The Suffolk Coast, the family-friendly town of Felixstowe is a great place to visit whatever the weather. If it's a bit soggy, you can stay dry at Mannings Amusements; here you can spend a few hours playing on the traditional seaside amusements, followed by a round of crazy golf, a ride of the funfair, a game of ten-pin bowling. 

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8. Theatrical Delights

Eastern Angles Theatre Company

If you fancy a spot of culture head to the theatre or maybe catch a film…

The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft plays host to major West End productions, top comedy, orchestral concerts, touring drama and musical productions, opera, ballet, music, dance and top notch amateur theatre as well as a successful cinema - boasting the largest screen and cinema auditoria in the town.

Aldeburgh Cinema showcases the very best of world cinema at the heart of this delightful seaside town. It provides a programme of film screenings, live shows and special events.

Enjoy a night of theatre under the stars at Thorington Theatre. With a packed programme of events to suit all tastes and ages; from Hansel & Gretel and Wind in the Willows to Romeo & Juliet, Jane Eyre and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

A Suffolk Coast spectacular, Snape Proms includes everything from folk and jazz, world music, classical, comedy and poetry in the glorious setting of Snape Maltings Concert Hall throughout the summer. For each concert, 100 tickets are available at just £6.50! Definitely a must-do experience for anyone visiting this summer!

Make a visit to Southwold Arts Centre part of your summer and enjoy one of the many shows by MTP presents Theatre on the Coast, there's also film screenings, live music and family theatre on offer.

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9. Get Stuck In

Africa Alive!

Are you the sort person who loves to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in? Love nature and animals? Then this will be right up your street!

Have you ever wondered what life at Africa Alive! is like? With their adult and junior keeper experiences, you can enjoy a taste of what life is like as a keeper!

Both the adult and junior experiences provide an opportunity to work with knowledgeable keepers and a variety of animals in the park. You will receive an experience T-shirt, colour photo and a certificate to remember your time at Africa Alive!.

Easton Farm Park, near Woodbridge, welcomes visitors, young and old, to enjoy the fun activities the park has to offer,  including pony rides, train rides, meeting all the animals and even cuddling a few of them, too.

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10. Stay Dry

Anglia Karting

Sometimes the weather seems to have it in for us! And when it’s raining you’re best to head indoors and try these attractions…

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers! The Karts are easy to drive, with no gears or clutch pedal – simply brake or accelerate! 

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Aldeburgh Museum, Felixstowe Museum, and Ipswich Museums are perfect for exploring on a rainy day, and the iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill is the perfect place to spend an hour or two.

Or find out about amazing archaeological finds at National Trust Sutton Hoo and the fascinating story of the development of Radar at Bawdsey - there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy on The Suffolk Coast!




Things to see and do

Waveney River Tours

Waveney River Tours

Lowestoft

Conducted river tours and boat hire through the Waveney Valley and the New Broads National Park.

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Deben Cruises

Deben Cruises

Enjoy a two-hour river cruise along the River Deben.

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Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold

Unlike a larger town, there aren’t any major roads in Southwold, meaning it’s a far safer environment for anyone on two wheels. Plus it only takes a few minutes pedalling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.

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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant 

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering breakfast, lunch, supper and dinner cruises from Orford Quay.

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Visit Deben Peninsula

Visit Deben Peninsula

The Deben Peninsula is located in Suffolk between the Deben River to the South and the Alde & Ore Estuary the North.

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The Red House, Aldeburgh 

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families.

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous British Seaside and Mediterranean-style fish, meat, pizza, pasta & grill menu. 


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Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. The company are based at the Eastern Angles Centre in Ipswich (home to the Sir John Mills Theatre) but tour across the county to villages, towns and quirky outdoor locations.

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Bawdsey Hall Wildlife and Photography Experiences

Bawdsey Hall Wildlife and Photography Experiences

Join Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire at their private nature reserve at Bawdsey Hall on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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National Trust Dunwich Heath

National Trust Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath and Beach is a precious landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature. 

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Visit Waveney Valley

Visit Waveney Valley

Running through the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, it's hard not to fall in love with the Waveney Valley. Discover a timeless rural landscape, where the pace of life is slow and the folk are friendly.

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Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard is one of England's most exciting new wineries. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines. 

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. 

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Ipswich Museums

Ipswich Museums

Ipswich Museums incorporates three historical venues in Ipswich; Ipswich Museum - a fascinating Victorian museum; Christchurch Mansion - a magnificent Tudor building; and Ipswich Art Gallery - a unique contemporary gallery.

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Cycle Breaks

Cycle Breaks

Ipswich

Supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast as well as in Constable Country, the Wool Towns and Norfolk plus quality bike hire too!

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Pakefield Riding School 

Pakefield Riding School

One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

The restored Felixstowe Seafront Gardens sit on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

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Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. If you want to know more about the past and how it has affected the present, just come and take a closer look.

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

"Because Aldeburgh Beach LOOKOUT is isolated, yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way" Caroline Wiseman, founder.

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Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From an artisan butchery to the bouncy pillow outside for the children, it's a mix of Suffolk's best. 

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FolkEast 

FolkEast

Woodbridge

"In the venerable parkland of Glemham Hall estate,  this weekend has become one of the folk scene’s most highly rated destinations" - i newspaper

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HighTide Festival 

HighTide Festival

HighTide Festival takes place in Suffolk, featuring theatre and live performances.  This year is different, the Lighthouse Programme has been developed in light of Covid-19.
 

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High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

If you are looking for a place to try out a diverse range of activities then look no further than High Lodge which is home to an array of first-class sporting activities. Suitable for individuals, groups or businesses for corporate activities.

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Bugs Play Cafe

Bugs Play Cafe

Bugs Play Cafe boasts an indoor and outdoor play area and café. With indoor play frame, ball pit, new outdoor play area & sandpit.

The cafe serves a range of coffee, teas, cakes, lunches and snacks all freshly prepared. 

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Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies an seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe

The home of books by the sea…The Felixstowe Book Festival 2021 will take place over the weekend of the 25th to the 27th of June 2021.

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Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley runs 17 miles inland from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield via Halesworth and Huntingfield and is a superb destination for walking, cycling & wildlife-watching as well as being known for its welcoming pubs and local produce!

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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant 

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering breakfast and a la carte lunch, sunset supper or candlelit dinner cruises. 

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Aldeburgh Cinema Trust

Aldeburgh Cinema Trust

Aldeburgh

Come and enjoy the big screen experience at Aldeburgh Cinema, in its 101st Year. The unique, art deco cinema looks forward to welcoming you.

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The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. 

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Electric Picture Palace

Electric Picture Palace

The Electric Picture Palace is a small but perfectly formed, 70 seat cinema in Southwold on The Suffolk coast.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just five miles from Aldeburgh.

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

Check the website for times of Milling Demonstrations and Wheel-Turnings. The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years.

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Easton Farm Park 

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Fun family day out on the farm. Home to plenty of farm animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

The Marina Theatre is proud to be Lowestoft’s not-for-profit professional theatre. Their charity number is 1149133. 

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Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Take a tour of the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery in the heart of Southwold where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.

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Felixstowe Museum

Felixstowe Museum

Explore the fascinating artefacts and collections of Felixstowe Museum, which brings alive the military and social history of this seaside town.

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Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. 

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Oulton Broad Dayboats

Oulton Broad Dayboats

Self drive boat hire by the hour or day, spend time afloat in the newly created Broads National park here in Suffolk. 

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Excelsior

Excelsior

Come and sail onboard one of Suffolk's historic sailing vessels! Excelsior LT472 is one of the few remaining Lowestoft sailing trawlers, built in 1921 and restored to her original specification on deck. And you can take a hand at sailing her!

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Sailing Barge Victor 

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.

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Orwell Lady River Cruises

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Ipswich

From April to October each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of local and historical interest.

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Gill Moon Photography

Gill Moon Photography

Gill is a professional freelance photographer specialising in local landscapes, waterscapes and sailing photography.

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Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!

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Ufford Park Golf Club

Ufford Park Golf Club

The complete golfing experience; an award-winning 18 hole, par 71 golf course - perfect for all playing abilities.

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Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room is situated in the unique location of  original war time Nissen Huts on the edge of an American style Trailer Park.

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Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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Iken Canoe 

Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe hires out Canadian canoes, sit-on-top kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) on the stunning upper reaches of the River Alde between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast. A Cornish Shrimper sailing boat is also available for charter.

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Beach Street Felixstowe 

Beach Street Felixstowe

EAT. DRINK. SHOP!   A unique and vibrant destination on the seafront of upcycled shipping containers. Discover independent boutiques, artisan producers and street-food eateries.

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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

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Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements have been providing traditional family fun on Felixstowe Seafront since 1946!

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare

The beautiful multi-brand store in Southwold offers Womenswear, Menswear, Beauty, Lingerie and Accessories.

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Southwold Railway Steamworks

Southwold Railway Steamworks

This one-acre site is dedicated to the 3-foot gauge Southwold Railway that connected Southwold to Halesworth from 1879 to 1929.The Southwold Railway Trust are dedicated to preserving the memory of this special little railway and re-opening as much of the old route as they can. 

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Hippersons Boatyard 

Hippersons Boatyard

Some of the best ways to see and experience the river! Day boats, canoes, kayaks, Stand up Paddleboards (SUPs) and a pedal boat unique to the Norfolk Broads, are all available to hire on the southern reach of the Norfolk Broads in Beccles, with day hire from 9.15am till 4.45pm, costing £110 for the day on an electric boat or £55 a day on the canoe or double kayak. We also offer guided canoe and kayak tours with our guides, and SUP lessons with our qualified instructor. 

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Beccles Public Hall

Beccles Public Hall

Situated in the heart of the town centre, Beccles Public Hall and Theatre is the perfect venue for all types of entertainment from live music to drama, films to exhibitions, bingo, quizzes, and much more. 

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mtp Presents Theatre on the Coast 2021

mtp Presents Theatre on the Coast 2021

Theatre on the Coast is back for 2021 from Wednesday 26th July - Saturday 4th September at Southwold Arts Centre

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Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park

Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park

Kingfishers is the perfect place to relax and unwind as well as getting you into peak shape!  

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Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques is set at the top of the historic Market Place in Halesworth. Built around 1570 the Grade II* listed property is the perfect setting for the eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and mid-century modern pieces that it houses.  It is also the registered office for A Blackdog Event Ltd

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East Suffolk Markets

East Suffolk Markets

The Suffolk Coast is blessed with a huge selection of local food and drink producers, selling jams, honey, Suffolk-cured ham, strawberries, asparagus, breads, cheeses and ales... you name it, we make it!

So wherever you are, whatever the day, you know where to go for a taste of The Suffolk Coast.

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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Aldeburgh Museum

Aldeburgh Museum

Aldeburgh Museum is housed in the iconic Moot Hall, a superb 16th Century, Grade 1 listed timber-framed building that is also home to the Town Council.

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Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Beccles Lido is OPEN for swimming by advance booking only!

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Anglia Indoor Karting 

Anglia Indoor Karting

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers!

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National Trust Orford Ness

National Trust Orford Ness

Wild, remote and exposed, Orford Ness contains the ruined remnants of a disturbing past. Ranked among the most important shingle features in the world, rare and fragile wildlife thrives where weapons, including atomic bombs, were once tested and perfected.

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Thorington Theatre

Thorington Theatre

A new sustainably built outdoor theatre in beautiful Suffolk woodland near to Halesworth and Southwold.

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The Long Shop Museum

The Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Based in the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and innovation. Explore the buildings and the collections and reveal remarkable stories of the Garrett family and the local Suffolk folk that made the factory and its products world famous! 

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East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Bawdsey Radar

Bawdsey Radar

Bawdsey Radar tells the story of the first operational radar station in the world where radar was developed that helped win the Battle of Britain.

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Wheelchair Accessible