Lowestoft Coast Guide 

Lowestoft is Britain's most easterly town, which gives rise to its sobriquet 'The Sunrise Coast'. It is also a very popular holiday destination for thousands of visitors each year. It claims to have one of the driest climates in the UK with a very good sunshine record. 

                                                          Lowestoft beach

Lowestoft BeachFor details of Lowestoft Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Lowestoft Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

The town perfectly blends wide sandy beaches on the one side and wooded land on the other, giving the town an exclusive appeal for both new and returning visitors. It is a good holiday centre for people of all ages and interests. The seafront boasts a long promenade and two piers; South Pier which is to the - err, north and Claremont Pier which is in the south - both have a wide range of amusements, cafes and bars. 



Horsey Mere windmillLowestoft is also one of the sea entrances to the Norfolk Broads, which are wide waterways that cut deep into the surrounding countryside. The other access point from the sea is at Great Yarmouth, which is just up the coast. Boats can be hired for the day or week to explore these waterways, which makes for a relaxing holiday - except for the odd navigational slip up caused by novice sailors, as they try to remember which side to pass other boats on! We've been there!





There are several excellent beaches at Lowestoft and also at Southwold, which is around  ten miles to the south. There are a lot of outdoor activities available in the area including, windsurfing, sailing, power boating, fishing, walking and cycling. 


Places to visit in Lowestoft - Attractions

Africa Alive - African Animal Adventure with lions, rhinos and giraffes - Kessingland, Lowestoft Tel: 01502 740291

Lowestoft Maritime Museum - Sparrow's Nest Park, Whapload Road, Lowestoft Tel: 01502 561963

Mayhem Adventure Play - East Point Pavilion, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk Tel: 01502 533600

New Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park -  Over forty rides and attractions - Leisure Way, Corton, Lowestoft Tel: 01502 586000

Pets Corner - Smaller animals for kids including snakes and monkeys - Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft Tel: 01502 563533

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Includes details of many coastal activities such as; surfing, sailing, bird watching and walking.

Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 


Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

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