Book a holiday in Southwold - look at the photos and see what you're missing

Southwold in Suffolk

Many of you will be familiar with Southwold in Suffolk. A coastal oasis on the north Suffolk coast, Southwold has a lovely beach to play on; or to stroll along. A working harbour area where you can buy the freshly caught fish, or stop for a cup of tea and bacon sandwich - or for a more sea-foodie lunch stop at the Southwold Smokehouse for half a lobster and chips. Separating the harbour from the town is the common. For those planning a visit to Southwold, I've included a set of photos to whet your appetite. If you like what you see, feel free to share the photos on Pinterest (just click at the top left of the photo); or like & share of Facebook; or Tweet away to your hearts content.

The beach and pier in Southwold

First up then is the beach and pier area of Southwold. The sandy beach makes a good place to spend a summers' day. Although the photos below were taken on the 31st October - a nice bright day, but the autumnal nip to the air didn't stop people building sandcastles. I even saw someone having a swim, although that was a step to far for me!

The pier is worth a visit too. You can stop for a cup of tea and a little lunch. Or spend a couple of quid in the Under the Pier Show - it's an amusement arcade, but not as you might imagine. Bet you've never had a go on the crossing the road with a Zimmer-frame game (unless you've been to Southwold before).

Southwold beach Southwold beach and the famous beach huts. That's Southwold pier in the background

The water clock on Southwold Pier The water clock on Southwold Pier

Having a play on Southwold beach Having a play on Southwold beach

Southern side of Southwold A walk along the coast at Southwold
 
 

Southwold's Harbour Area

The harbour area of Southwold has a different feel to it than the beach. A working harbour, there are an abundance of boats docked, and huts selling locally caught fish. You can stop at the Harbour Cafe for a cup of tea and breakfast, or try lobster & chips at the Smokehouse. For the adventurous out there, a blast on the Voyager will give you something to remember! Walberswick is on the other side of the River Blyth, with a foot bridge at leading across at the far end of the harbour. Or take the Southwold-Walberswick ferry; not a roll-on, roll-off affair, this ferry is a rowing boat.

Southwold harbour - with Walberswick in the background Southwold harbour - with Walberwick in the background

Locally caught fish for sale in Southwold Purchase some locally caught fish in Southwold

The harbour at Southwold The harbour on the River Blyth at Southwold - looks like the tide is out
 
 

Across the common

Southwold's main town can be reached by walking along the road which runs across the common. There's not too much to report on the common, although the flat landscape gives some nice views across the Suffolk landscape, and the town.

Walking across Southwold common The walk along the road through Southwold common

The view of Southwold from the common Taking a look at Southwold from the common

 
 

Book a holiday cottage in Southwold

If you've looked at those photos and though to yourself, "I fancy a few days in Southwold", have a look at some of the cottages available. The best place to look is our holiday cottages in Southwold page. Or for a wider search, have a look at the holiday cottages in Suffolk.

Have a good holiday!


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