Southwold is a charming town on the East coast of England that, due to the river’s that meander around its edges is practically an island. Being bound by the North Sea and the River Blyth, there is only one road into this lovely Suffolk town. The beach and the ocean are Southwold’s main attractions with a working lighthouse, rows of quirky beach huts, a busy harbour and a splendid Victorian pier. For self-catering visitors, there is a choice of holiday cottages, either within the town or in the surrounding villages in this picturesque corner of Suffolk.

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Southwold lies within easy reach of many fine sandy beaches. Backed by sand dunes, it's not unusual to find you have a beach to yourself even during the height of the season.

Take the ferry trip from Southwold to Walberswick or head out to sea on the Coastal Voyager and view Southwold from the water. Enjoy a three-hour cruise to Scroby Sands to visit the seals and see the wind farm.

Try your hand at sailing, taking take lessons out at sea with a qualified instructor from the yacht club or, if you’d prefer, swing by the Model Yachts Regatta Club which takes place on The Southwold Model Yachts Pond which is opposite the pier.

Walkers will appreciate a holiday tracing the East Suffolk Line Walks which begin in Lowestoft and end in Ipswich, ranging from a couple of miles to the whole forty-five miles. Challenge yourself to see how far you can get in a week and enjoy the fantastic coastal views along the way.

Southwold is also the home of the famous Adnam’s Brewery which offers tours to visitors explaining the whole brewing process. The price includes tastings and a bottle of real ale to take back to your holiday cottage.