Wild and wonderful coastline


The quintessentially English seaside town of Southwold, with its historic pier, is a 'must' to visit. It has beaches, rivers, a busy harbour, excellent shopping in interesting and individual shops, and a charm that draws its visitors to return year after year.

You won't find amusement arcades and candy floss but Southwold is still a seaside treasure with its famous beach huts, iconic lighthouse, family-friendly beach and quirky cinema, the Electric Picture Palace.

Southwold is the home of Adnams brewery and its famous beers; a horse drawn dray is still used through the streets and there's always a faint sniff of malt in the air. Over 18s can take part in a guided tour of the Adnams' brewery and distillery, including tutored tasting (so you know what you'll want to drink when you arrive back at The Ship!)

You can also enjoy a variety of boat trips from the harbour.

The driving distance between Dunwich and Southold is approximately 8.08 miles and takes about 17 minutes to drive.

groins going into the sea on the Southwold beach at sunset