So Playful

Holidays in Southwold are all about setting your own pace. Want time to recharge your batteries and relax? Then you need do no more than head to the sandy beach or centuries-old Common – pack a picnic and a book and you can while away a few hours in perfect repose. Or perhaps you’re looking for a break that’s more busy than laid-back? In that case, you’ve come to the right place… Southwold has ample opportunities for fun with family and friends, all of them guaranteed to create holiday memories that will last long after your return home. 

For those with a competitive edge, the Common is home to Southwold Golf Club, one of the oldest in Suffolk and always welcoming to visitors. Tradition abounds, too, at the beach – you’re never too old to build a sandcastle or paddle in the sea, and Southwold is the perfect choice for a buckets-and-spades break. Lifeguards keep watch over parts of the beach in summer – look out for their flags which indicate the safest place for swimming – and the southern-most stretch of sand is dog-friendly all year round. For the ultimate in seaside fun and convenience, book a beach hut along with your holiday cottage – we have a number available for hire. 

If you fancy getting out on the water while you’re here, book a surf or Stand Up Paddle Board session with Surfwold. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities – you’ll never forget the moment you catch your first wave and ride it back to shore! Bike hire is also available from the Surfwold HQ, which is next to the camp site at the Harbour end of the beach, and cycle routes all around the town offer a perfect way to get off-road and explore the area further.

More adrenaline-filled thrills are guaranteed aboard the RIB Coastal Voyager. Enjoy a high-speed ‘sea blast’, a more tranquil wildlife-spotting cruise up the River Blyth or an offshore trip to Lowestoft via the seal colony and wind farm at Scroby Sands.

Playful, friendly and perfect for holidays at any time of year – that’s the Southwold we all love!