A Southwold Stay in September

Published: Tuesday 25th Aug 2015

Written by: Leah Smith

So you’ve beaten the summer crowds and taken the plunge to visit Southwold in September. Who’s to say the ice cream has melted, the chips have gone soggy and the sea has turned cold? Never! Southwold is just as enjoyable in September as it is in the height of the summer – and here’s why!

Parking: It’s safe to say parking is a lot easier after the summer season! Although many of the roadside parking areas are still restricted, the free parking areas along The Common are noticeably quieter. So if you want to explore the surrounding area you can use the car without the worry of getting it parked again on your return!

Shops: All the High Street shops continue to be open for business after a busy summer season. Why not check out some of the newest arrivals such as Havaianas which sell quality flip flops and Southwold now has a dedicated ‘Little Joule’ – Joules’ shop just for the kiddies!

The Weather: Yes, believe it or not some of the best summer rays can be caught during September. To make the most out of the weather why not enjoy a lazy day on the beach?

Dining: All your favourite pubs and restaurants are open for a spot of lunch, a quick afternoon pint of Adnams or a candlelit dinner so you can take full advantage of dining out. The Sail Loft, located along Ferry Road is one of Southwold’s newest restaurants and is open all day Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 8pm.

Events: There are still lots of exciting events taking place in Southwold and the surrounding area. We’ve listed a few of our favourite upcoming events below - 

Southwold’s iconic Lighthouse opens its doors to those looking to discover its history and of course the fantastic views across the town. So if you’re interested in the history of Southwold or simply wish to take in the spectacular scenery, pop along and we’re sure it’ll be a tour to remember.

For a fun activity with the whole family, Southwold Pier are hosting a sandcastle building competition on Saturday 20th September. So if you’ve brushed up on your bucket and spade skills over the summer why not pop along and enter? The Pier are providing entrants with buckets and spades and judging will be based on originality, design and artistic flair. Maybe you can even re-create the now famous 3D Lion Head sculpture as seen in The Great British Bake Off but using sand..! The possibilities are endless. Why not enjoy a fish and chip lunch after the event – kids go free when two adult fish and chips are purchased from the Beach Café.

Did you hear all about the novelty scarecrows scattered across the village of Reydon last year? Well we can assure you we haven’t had an abnormal influx of crows… because the Reydon Village Scarecrow Trail returns over the weekend of 12th and 13th September! This fun-filled event can be enjoyed by all ages. Follow the trail and discover some fantastic characters across the whole village which have been created by the local families. Vote for your favourite and visit Reydon Village Hall for some light refreshments.

So why not start your September holiday cottage search here and enjoy the best of Southwold.


Leah Smith



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