Southwold in Suffolk, is seen by many as the town that time forgot. Stroll down the ancient high street and watch the world go by. Take your bucket and spade on the famous beaches of golden sand, or walk along Southwold pier, marveling at the spectacular views of the town, beach huts, and lighthouse.

There is plenty to see and do, and of course, it is an ideal base to visit other towns in the area. For those who enjoy walking, there are plenty of wonderful areas to explore, walk across the River Blyth, or take the small rowing boat ferry. For the brave and adventurous, try the Voyager, a high speed race across the water (not for the faint hearted!). Southwold even has its own cinema, "The Electric Picture Palace" where you will be instantly reminded of how the old fashioned "pictures" used to be run!

Take your children on the boating lake, or buy an ice cream and walk along the promenade. Southwold really does have everything you need for a traditional British holiday, its spectacular views are a magnet to artists.

Launch Gallery
Southwold Gallery
Looking for accommodation in Southwold? Use our comprehensive database of local hotels, guest houses and self catering cottages, and apartments around the town. Southwold is a popular place in the summer, so book early!

About Southwold About Southwold

All about this magnificent town, including the history of Southwold, the local pier, and things you should not miss. Read about the famous 'Battle of Solebay', and information on the local museums of Southwold. Follow our local guide to all the landmarks that rise from the Southwold skyline.
Southwold harbour Southwold harbour

The harbour at Southwold is unique as it has never been modernised. You can buy fresh fish, or if you fancy, why not try the local fish and chips whilst watching fishermen at work fixing their boats. The Southwold harbour has some superb walks, an excellent pub and harbour shop.
Local Places to visit around Southwold Things to do and see

Our comprehensive guide to local places to visit and things to do during your stay, both in Southwold itself and the surrounding area. There is something suitable for all the family. We also feature a number of Southwold walks taking you through some iconic scenery around the town.
Local Information for Southwold Local and tourist info

We have all the essential local information covered, including car parking and toilets in Southwold, local contacts, market days, half day closing. We also feature the local churches and education of Southwold, along with sporting clubs and local societies.