Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold Postcard

Southwold resort beach has won a European quality award and clearly deserves it. The beach is lined with colourful beach huts, some over 100 years old and are highly sought after though available to rent.

The lighthouse and new award winning pier provide a real seaside feel and the sight of the horse-drawn dray making deliveries for the local brewery is bound to help work up a thirst.

Southwold also has a traditional seaside pier.

Southwold's Local Attractions

For over 100 years the workers of this shop and museum have been cutting, polishing and shaping the local amber, which is found uniquely in England on this particular coastline. The Amber Shop is Great Britain's oldest and largest specialist, dealing not only in modern amber but also antique and second-hand, including all forms of jewellery, carvings and objects d'art.

Southwold's unique cottage museum is dedicated to the local and natural history of this corner of Suffolk. The whole span of history is here, from fossil remains through sea battles, the development of the town's architecture, its industries and artistic life, the rise and fall of its railway, its famous land-locked lighthouse, its ever-changing coastline... to the 20th century transformation of this busy fishing community into a prosperous seaside resort, local wildlife and natural history.

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