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See & Do

Southwold is an unspoilt seaside town situated on the heritage coast.  It has a beautiful long sandy beach which is adorned by colourful beach huts, a working lighthouse, harbour and stylish pier.  The unique town consists mainly of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties and has lovely open green areas.  Shops, you have everything you need for a great escape, an amazing butchers, greengrocers, delicatessen, bakery as well as chic boutiques and art galleries. Serena Hall is a favourite, you will see her pictures and influence scattered around the house.

There is a great choice of hotels, restaurants and local pubs which sell the locally brewed Adnams Ales.  The area is great for family days out on the beach or walking or cycling with miles of footpaths, quiet roads and tracks to cycle along.  You can rent bikes in Southwold, they cater for all ages.    If golf is your thing, Southwold has it's own Golf Course, part of which can be seen from The Creek House>  If Wimbledon is more your thing, public tennis courts can also be hired via Southwold Golf Course.

The area is known for it's literacy festivals both in Southwold and nearby Aldeburgh as well as the annual Latitude festival.  There is sailing as well as abundant wildlife, including RSPB Minsmere, ensuring there is plenty to appeal whatever your interests.  why not take some time to enjoy the hand rowed ferry across the river from Southwold to Walberswick to practice your crabbing skills or maybe just lunch, have a look at our Instagram to see our efforts. .  

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Adnams Southwold 

Fancy doing something a little different?! How about exploring the Adnams Brewery to  see behind the scenes and discover how they create their award winning beers and spirits.  If you are feeling creative and fancy playing with the botanicals you could make your very own gin!


Minimum age of 18

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Southwold Lighthouse 

Standing proud in the middle of Southwold, still working, the lighthouse has been surveying the coastline, providing safe passage for vessels since 1887.   Why not stretch your legs and clamber to the top, you'll be rewarded with some wonderful views. 


The Lighthouse is open on selected days through the summer.


Africa Alive 

Africa Alive is an African themed park set in over a 100 acres of countryside, offering the chance to see an array of animals as well as British wildlife.


Board the safari train to explore the park or how about being keeper for the day? However brave you are the park has an activity to suit.


Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier is home to crafty shops and Tim Hunkin’s eccentric Under the Pier Show: an array of funny and baffling, coin-operated, interactive machines. Afterwards, read the plaques that line the pier’s edge, remembering anniversaries, childhood holidays or late loved ones. That’s just the bracing sea breeze making your eyes water.

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Southwold Beach Huts 

How could we forget the beach huts, which one is your favourite, tag our Instagram with you posing in front of it. Set up camp on the sand in front of one of Southwold’s pastel-painted beach huts. You can even rent one for the day, if you’re feeling flush. A paddling in the chilly North Sea is compulsory......

Coastal Voyager 

If you fancy an adrenaline spike and blowing the cobwebs away, why not try the RIB Coastal Voyager.  Whether you want to test your talents as skipper or go on a hunt to find the seals, this is the activity for you. 


You can find the RIB launching from Southwold Harbour

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