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Top 10 Places to Slurp an Ice Cream on The Suffolk Coast

With the sun still shining now’s the best time to give you our Top 10 places to slurp a Suffolk Coast ice cream…

1. Claremont Pier

Situated right next to the promenade and the wide sandy, award-winning beach at Lowestoft, the kiosk in front of Claremont Pier sells the normal range of branded lollies, plus delicious Mr Whippy cones, topped with a flake and hundreds and thousands. Stroll along the beach, paddle a while but make sure you do it with ice cream in hand!

2. Southwold Boating Lake and Tea Room

A quirky 1940s tea room in the pretty seaside town of Southwold; at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom you can sit amongst the reeds and have a few moments soaking up the sun as you enjoy your ice cream overlooking the boating lake, surrounded by wildlife and enjoying the views.

Afterwards, children will love a ride on the pedalos and a round of crazy golf!

3. Southwold Pier

A fine example of a Victorian pier including many period attractions, the Beach Cafe at Southwold Pier sells a range of ice creams, plus sandwiches, cakes, teas and coffees and fish & chips. Once you've picked your flavour, stroll past Southwold’s famous beach huts as you savour your 99.

Southwold Pier

4. The Riverside Theatre & Restaurant

Woodbridge has a fab ice cream kiosk, located at the Riverside Restaurant & Theatre. Grab one before enjoying a film or show and sit outside on one of the brightly coloured deck chairs whilst you soak up the September sun.

5. South Kiosk at Martello Park

Described as a 'Great little find' by customers reviews on TripAdvisor, at South Kiosk in Martello Park in Felixstowe you and your dog can have your favourite ice cream. Yes, that’s right, ice cream for your pooch topped by a bone shaped biscuit! If the weather takes a turn for the worse, you may prefer to tuck into the warm sausage rolls and hot chocolates instead!

6. View Point Café

Overlooking the busy Port of Felixstowe, the View Point Cafe is the ideal spot to slurp an ice cream while watching huge ships enter and leave the port. The cafe also serves a range of breakfasts, lunches and butties if you fancy filling your boots before a day of exploring.

Felixstowe-Ice-Cream

7. Suffolk Food Hall

Located at Wherstead, near Ipswich, Suffolk Food Hall is renowned for its large array of locally produced food and produce. When you’ve stocked up on supplies relax with an Italian-style ice cream from The Beach Hut.

8. Ives Ice Cream Parlour

When you visit Aldeburgh make a beeline for Ives Ice Cream Parlour in the High Street. The ice cream comes from individual UK farmers and suppliers with over 30 flavours to choose from including raspberry cheesecake, stem ginger, pistachio, maple walnut, salted caramel, orange and chocolate and Devon toffee to name but a few!

9. The Tea Hut

Sitting on the banks of the River Deben in Woodbridge, The Tea Hut is a relaxing spot to sit and watch the world go by, whilst tucking into a delicious ice lolly! Children will enjoy sailing their boats on the model boat pond and dogs are welcome too, it's for you to decide whether they're allowed a lick!

F&D - The Tea Hut - View of hut and lake

10. The Little Ice Cream Company

Located near Felixstowe's Seafront Gardens, The Little Ice Cream Company make their own ice cream using locally sourced ingredients including fresh milk from Felixstowe’s dairy herd at Adam’s Farm. Favourites include candy store, complete with hundreds and thousands and pick and mix, and honey monster with chunks of honeycomb swirled in!


Things to see and do


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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Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre is situated in between Lowestoft's Award winning beaches in South Lowestoft. 

It's a hive of activity and entertainment, from traditional fruit machines and video games, to roller skating, fantastic live music, perfect party venue, great fish and chips and fabulous brasserie dining with the best sea views in town!

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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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WHERE TO EAT


The Cake Shop Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery

Woodbridge

Award-winning family run bakery set in the historical town of Woodbridge baking fresh bread and creating beautiful cakes using the best ingredients available and designing cakes that are visually stunning and taste delicious.

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The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant in Woodbridge is a privately owned restaurant (since 1985) with an independent cinema. Renowned for the fashionable trendy style and daily written menus, as quoted by The Financial Times "The right side of casual". Whether you choose to dine or combine a cinema ticket, you will enjoy your experience!

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

Woodbridge

A small cafe and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee!

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying stunning views down the river.

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Free wifi Dog friendly


The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut cafe/restaurant sits on the banks of the beautiful River Deben in Woodbridge. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


farm cafe + shop

farm cafe + shop

The farm cafe + shop, Marlesford is an oasis on the A12 a few miles from Woodbridge.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe 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.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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Free wifi


Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous seaview venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.

At promenade level there is also The Terrace; a cosy beachside venue with plentiful outdoor seating and a Mediterranean ambience with the sea views framed by palm trees.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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