Southwold Lighthouse Tours

The lighthouse at Southwold has been an important landmark for years, a coastal mark for passing shipping that guides vessels info Southwold Harbour. The tour lasts 20 minutes. Opening subject to weather conditions and Trinity House's operational requirements.

Contact: 01502 722576
Website: Click here for opening times and fees

Southwold Coastal Voyager

Fast exciting and powerful river cruises. The voyager has a massive 400 horse power, and offers a range of trips including short local fun rides, trips to the seal and wind farm at Scroby Sands, a one way ticket to Dunwich beach, and a three and a half hour blyth cruise taking you slowly through breathtaking scenery.

Contact: 07887 525 082

Southwold Pier

There is plenty to do on Southwold Pier, eat inside or out at the Promenade Cafe. Why not try our family dining "The Broadwalk", visit our amusements, fun for kids and adult, or try the wacky hand made machines in the "Under the Pier show".....plenty of shops onboard!

Contact: 01502 722105

Southwold Maize Maze

A giant puzzle of pathways within 8 acres of maize, which grows as tall as the tallest person you know. This is a great outdoor adventure for all the family on the outskirts of Southwold. Open from July to September with a new theme every year.

Contact: 01379 586746

Southwold Golf Club

Southwold Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole heathland layout, free draining and playable virtually all year round. It features greens that have received much praise. Visiting golfers can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome, a good test of golf and a comfortable clubhouse with excellent bar and catering facilities.

Contact: 01502 723234

Southwold Summer Theatre

From May to September, the Southwold Summer Theatre runs a series of shows, which change each year. Be sure to check out their website for the latest shows and booking information.

Contact: 01502 722638

The Amber Museum, Southwold

The Amber Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated entirely to amber. It tells the story of amber; its origin, its history, where it can be found around the world and also how insects became trapped in the amber millions of years ago. The Amber Museum is situated at the back of the Amber shop in the high street. Contact: 01502 723394

Electric Picture Palace

This old-fashioned style cinema, was opened by Michael Palin in 2002. Named after the first Southwold cinema it has been designed in the style of the early 1900's. With just 66 seats, its own box office and kiosk, you will be looked after with personal comfort in mind. A large variety of films are shown throughout the year, both in colour and old black and white films. A unique experience based on how "The Pictures" used to be like. Contact: 07815 769565

Things to do and see in the surrounding area

Nearby Places to visit Nearby places to visit

There are plenty of nearby towns and villages to visit. Nearby Blythburgh and across the river, Walberswick, the busy seaside towns of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth full of attractions, shops and things to do, or other similar places to Southwold such as Aldeburgh and Snape.
Local Walks Local walks

Southwold and the surrounding area is full of outstanding walks. We have put several recommended walks together with information on distance, and sights of interest along the route. These are just a small taster to the many walks.
Zoos and animal parks Zoos and animal parks

Looking for zoos and wildlife parks. The best local wildlife park is at nearby Kessingland "Africa Alive!", but there are plenty of smaller animal parks including Pettits farm animals for kids, Eastern Farm Park, and many more, for those interested in birds, try nearby Minsmere nature reserve.
Family attractions Family attractions

For family attractions, the two biggest are Pleasurewood Hills between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, and Pleasurebeach in Great Yarmouth. Both towns are packed with attractions and things to do such as mini-golf, bowling and sports attractions.

Arts and Craft Arts and Crafts

For all arts and crafts including art exhibitions, pottery and antiques. These include Lowestoft Arts Centre, Henstead Art and Craft Centre, Teapot Pottery in Debenham, and the Henry Watsons Potteries near Diss, There are plenty more in Suffolk and Norfolk.
House and Gardens House and Gardens

There are plenty of halls, and gardens to view in the area. The Walled Garden of Saxmundham, Exotic gardens of Aldeburgh, Wyken Hall, Melford Hall, Helmingham Hall and Gardens, Ickworth House, park and gardens, Otley Hall and Yoxford antique centre gardens
Museums and History Museums and History

Apart from the Museums of Southwold, there are many other places of interest including, Mid-Suffolk light Railway museum, Sutton Hoo, West Stow anglo saxon village, East Anglia transport museum, The National Horseracing Museum, The Long Shop Museum and Halesworth Airfield, memorial museum.
Other River trips

Southwold is not far from the Norfolk Broads, where you will find plenty of boat hire companies, offering single day hire, or short breaks. The Norfolk Broads offers outstanding scenery, spectacular wildlife and plenty of places to moor up and visit.