It’s a scene known far and wide – Southwold’s iconic lighthouse, brewery, water tower and pier punctuate a landscape that’s loved by all. Add a seafront full of brightly-coloured beach huts, the cannons of Gun Hill and the imposing tower of the parish church of St Edmund and you have photo opportunities aplenty – it’s no wonder so many artists find their inspiration here!
If you had to put together a checklist of holiday must-haves, Southwold would tick every box. Self-catering cottages come in every shape, size and from every period of times past, and there’s a rental price to suit every budget. There’s a wealth of history just waiting to be discovered – your lesson starts the moment you arrive at The Old Water Tower, our office, to collect your keys!
But there’s plenty for those with more modern tastes too: fashion-forward boutiques, tasteful gift shops and upmarket galleries sit side-by-side on Southwold’s bustling High Street.
A big, safe beach is an all-year holiday essential and Southwold’s boasts Blue Flag status for its high standards of cleanliness, good facilities and water quality. Whether you’re building a sand castle, searching for the amber that often washes up here (if you don’t strike it lucky, buy some instead at the Amber Shop!) or wandering from the pier to the Lifeboat Museum and neighbouring RNLI Station, you’re sure to spend part of every day down at the seafront.
It’s here, too, that you’ll find entertainment for all the family – aside from some extra-special eateries and shops, Southwold Pier is home to the Under The Pier Show where big grins are guaranteed, a wacky Water Clock and good old-fashioned slot machine fun in the House of Games – you could lose the kids (and yourself!) for hours!
With a warm welcome for visitors new and frequent, Southwold really does epitomise all that’s best about a holiday at the seaside. Come see us soon and discover what all the fuss is about!