Things to do in Southwold

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Places to stay Southwold

The Creek House is a beautifully renovated contemporary large detached house sleeping up to 12 people. It offers spacious and stylish five bedroomed accommodation with superb panoramic views across fields and Buss Creek towards the beautiful seaside town of Southwold.

Southwold is a very unspoilt special town by the sea, comprising of Georgian and Victorian houses in the town centre with many open green areas.  There is a sandy beach and a newly extended pier and lots of pretty painted beach huts which line the promenade.

There is a good choice of shops in the town ranging from clothes boutiques and specialist shops, a high class quality butchers and greengrocers. There is also a good choice of places to eat to suit all pockets ranging from traditional tea rooms to top class hotels.

Southwold is a great place to explore by foot as there are lots of pretty streets and open common areas.  At the harbour, on the River Blyth, you can take a hand rowed ferry to cross over to Walberswick. If you don't want to walk, there is a vintage bus which operates a circular route from the town centre to the harbour, from the harbour to the pier and from the pier back to the town centre.  A day ticket costs about £3 and you hop on and off the bus at any of the three stops - a great way to get around!

If it is thrills and spills you are after, then take a trip on the Coastal Voyager which is found at Southwold harbour.  Speed along the coast on this twelve seater high speed rig for an unforgettable experience! Coastal Voyager also offer a variety of trips including a three hour, thirty five mile round trip to Scroby sands to see the seal colony and then the wind farm stopping on the way back at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club for a hot chocolate.

If it is a more sedate trip you are after, then a cruise along the Orford estuary with Lady Florence Cruises may be of more interest to you. They are based at Orford Quay, Orford.