Southwold Beach

Since the days when modesty-protecting bathing machines were wheeled to the water’s edge, the beach has been an essential part of any holiday in Southwold. Gently-sloping sands and the sound of waves breaking provide the setting and soundtrack for endless entertainment – and with Southwold’s Blue Flag status you’re guaranteed high standards of cleanliness, good facilities and water quality too. 

Whether you’re walking the dog, searching for the amber that 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. 

If you fancy getting out on the water instead of simply admiring the view, book a surf or Stand Up Paddle Board session with Surfwold, or hold on tight for a high speed ‘blast’ aboard the RIB Coastal Voyager. 

Tradition abounds, too, at the beach – you’re never too old to build a sandcastle or paddle in the sea. Lifeguards keep watch over parts of the beach in summer – look out for the flags which indicate the safest place for swimming. And for the ultimate in seaside fun and convenience, why not book a beach hut along with your holiday cottage? We have a number available for hire…