Spring Breaks in Southwold

Bluebell spread in woodland

Springtime in Suffolk is a fantastic season to visit, especially when thinking of coming to Southwold.

Beautiful blooms appear on Reydon Corner providing the warmest welcome and the increasing temperatures give plenty of opportunity to get out and about and explore the very best that Southwold offers.

Come rain or shine (as let’s face it, the great British weather is hard to predict) there is plenty to see and do in Southwold this Spring. Bring your walking boots, bicycles and get ready to amble Southwold and the surrounding marshland at your own pace.

We’ve compiled a list of must-see and must-do’s for your Spring break in Southwold, so read on to find out more…


With milder temperatures on their way it’s time to swap the jumpers for t’s – and in Southwold there’s plenty of choice to switch up your wardrobe. Add a splash of colour with the new season range at Tilley and Grace and for menswear a trip to Thomas Traddles is a must for those much-needed lightweight linens.

Dine Out

Treat yourself to fine dining right in the centre of Southwold – you really are spoilt for choice! Our favourite restaurants include Sutherland House with a great selection of fresh fish dishes, Coasters which is a smaller restaurant offering a fabulous menu of dishes utilising local produce and The Sail Loft along Ferry Road with its laid-back approach to dining – whether you choose to dine indoors or outside taking in the incredible marsh views.

Southwold Sights

With summer fast approaching why not take advantage of the quieter atmosphere and enjoy a spot of sightseeing? Southwold’s stunning Lighthouse in Stradbroke Road is once again offering tours and can be booked via Adnams online. Visit Southwold’s picturesque Harbour and stop by the Alfred Corry Museum to learn all about the history of Southwold’s number one lifeboat between 1893 to 1918. Immerse yourself in Southwold’s maritime history and visit the Sailors Reading Room on East Cliff, which is free of charge to enter (donations are welcome) and offers a laid-back, friendly environment and plenty of interesting memorabilia.

A Southwold trip wouldn’t be the same without walking along Southwold’s glorious Pier. This 623-foot Pier has something for everyone including eccentric family fun, gift shops, restaurant, café and of course, fish ‘n’ chips! Capture views of the whole Suffolk coastline across to Sizewell in the South and Benacre towards Kessingland in the North.

Coastal Walks

Enjoy a slower pace of life and spend time exploring the amazing coastline. Take a stroll along the promenade alongside Southwold’s colourful rows of beach huts towards Gun Hill – not forgetting to stop for a bacon roll and a cuppa on the way at one of the lovely beach kiosks! If you’ve got four-legged company, then your dog can roam freely on the Denes stretch of the beach towards Southwold’s Harbour.

Spring Blooms

Spring wouldn’t be the same without swathes of bluebells and in the village of Reydon, just on the outskirts of Southwold, Reydon Wood Nature Reserve is the place to see them. A twenty-year cycle of coppicing has resulted in the most gorgeous spread of Springtime blooms within the wood. Expect to see beautiful bluebells in May as well as yellow archangel and greater stitchwort.

A Good Night’s Sleep

With so much to see and do here in Southwold why not extend your break in Southwold and the surrounding area? At Durrants Holiday Cottages we have a fantastic choice of holiday cottages which are available for three to seven night breaks this Spring. Whether you’re looking for a romantic bolthole for two or a memorable family get-together, we’re sure to have something to suit your requirements. Give our friendly team a call on 01502 723292 to book your Spring break on the Suffolk coast or browse our whole collection here.

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