Winter Breaks on the Suffolk Coast

Winter breaks in Southwold on the Suffolk Coast, let by Durrants Holiday Cottages

As the nights draw in and summer is a distant memory, a winter break on the Suffolk Coast is calling. Think cosy coastal cottages with roaring fires, winter walks on peaceful beaches and a warming tipple (or two!) in a traditional Adnams pub.  

In Southwold itself, winter is a great season for embracing the great outdoors where the beach and harbour are much quieter than spring and summer. Be sure to pack a sturdy pair of walking boots, rainwear, and knitwear in your suitcase, for winter can be a mixture of all types of weather in this stunning part of the Suffolk Coast.

If you’re bringing along your dog on your winter break, you’ll be pleased to know that the restrictions of dogs on beaches are lifted in the winter season, meaning your furry companion can explore the sand and sea and make their own little doggy adventure! Our favourite part of Southwold’s seafront is the Gun Hill end of the beach, one of the most photographed parts of Southwold. Not only is the beach beautifully scenic here, but you can also enjoy a wide selection of drinks and snacks at the Gun Hill Beach Kiosk.

After plenty of fresh seaside air you may be feeling the chill – but Southwold is brimming with places to enjoy a drink after your outdoor amble. Popular traditional Adnams Inns such as The Lord Nelson in East Street and the Harbour Inn offer a great selection of Adnams Ales, not forgetting the fireplaces for warming up frosty fingers!

If the winter chill is too much to face as evening comes, hunkering down in a cosy holiday cottage playing a game, enjoying a glass of wine, or reading a good book are some of the simple pleasures that can be enjoyed in a winter holiday cottage. Discover your perfect winter hideaway in Southwold and the surrounding area from our selection of holiday cottages – from cottages enjoying incredible sea views like the ones seen from The Stablings, a must-have woodburning stove like the one at Palmer’s Cottage, and space for all the family or some close friends over the pond in Walberswick at the charming Lushan.

Our Southwold winter holiday cottages are the perfect choice for spending a short break, whether you’re looking for some time-out or embracing some quiet time in a stunning part of the country. You can see our full selection of holiday cottages here, and if a woodburning stove is a must, take a look at our selection of cottages here.

We’re always happy to speak to our customers, therefore if you have any questions on booking a holiday cottage or need some tips for things to do during the winter season, we’d be delighted to help. Our local, friendly team can be contacted on 01502 723292.

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