Southwold, the most quintessentially British seaside town
A true gem on the stunning Suffolk coastline, Southwold captivates visitors with its famous Pier, candy-coloured beach huts dotted along the promenade and the iconic Lighthouse.
Southwold High Street is bustling with a range of independent boutiques and High Street chains, abundance of coffee shops, artisan bakeries, butchers and restaurants to choose from.
Award-winning local produce is waiting to be discovered – mainly thanks to our good friends at Adnams Brewery and their local pubs and restaurants. The Summer Theatre and Electric Picture Palace are ready to entertain you, and discovering Southwold’s history at the museum or taking a tour of the Lighthouse is a must. You may even wish to visit when Southwold plays host to popular annual events such as the Charter Fair in May and Arts Festival in June.
A visit to Southwold wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Adnams Brewery or Distillery Tour, where you can sample some of Adnams’ most popular ales and spirits including Ghost Ship and Copper House Gin. For adrenaline seekers hop on the Coastal Voyager where a range of sea experiences are readily waiting or head over to the Common and have a round of golf at Southwold’s 18-hole course.
A day at the Blue Flag beach is sure to be high on anyone’s agenda when visiting the town. Southwold Pier offers a true nostalgic dose of traditional seaside fun with its family entertainment centre, Under the Pier Show packed with eccentric creations of Tim Hunkin, traditional fish ‘n’ chips from the Beach Bistro or a meal in the Boardwalk Restaurant. The perfect accessory to any seaside adventure is hiring your own beach hut – take a look at our fantastic selection of colourful beach huts in various sought-after spots.
Whenever you decide to visit Southwold and whoever you choose to bring, you’re sure to make special memories.