Holidays on the Suffolk Coast

Living on the Norfolk Suffolk Coast means I get the best of both worlds. With various cute villages in both counties, stately homes to visit, parks, castles and so on we are quite lucky.
The best thing though has to be the beaches we have right on our doorstep. We are spoilt for choice with the many beaches we can go to.

Comparing the two I always have this image in my mind of Norfolk being a big more rugged and of Suffolk being a bit more composed I suppose.

We tend to explore Norfolk a little more than we do Suffolk, however when it comes to Suffolk we have our own special places and towns we like to visit.


Where to visit: The Red House where composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, Peter Pears, lived and worked.
Today The Red House is the home of the Britten-Pears Foundation, inviting you to discover Britten’s music in the place where much of it was written.
The Studio where Britten composed is open to visitors year-round, as is the Gallery, the historic Library and the Gardens. The House itself is open during the summer months.

Where to eat: Although located in Saxmundham, The Cafe Restaurant at Friday Street Farm is amazing! The atmosphere is wonderful, and the food is amazing!

Where to stay: This beautiful cottage on the Aldeburgh coast has a sea view, roadside parking, located on the beach it is only a short walk from the town centre with shops and pubs nearby.


Where to visit: Thorpeness Meare, a boating lake with islands and covers sixty acres with forty acres of water. The Meare is perfectly safe for children with the water being no deeper than three feet. 
There are a variety of boats to hire, dinghies, kayaks, large family rowing boats, canoes, punts and sailing boats, most of which being original 1913 boats.
Where to eat: The Kitchen is located just opposite the meare and serves a range of beautiful cakes, ice creams and coffee. It's also very dog friendly and has free wifi for those who can't tear themselves away from technology.
Where to stay: A short walk from the beach and Meare, is this cute cottage set in the heart of Thorpeness. 


Where to visit: The beach is beautiful at Walberswick and if you visit in the Summer months I urge you to bring a net, some bait, and a bucket and to go crabbing. This is extremely popular so either get there early or expect to have to squeeze between other eager locals and tourists.
Where to eat: One of my favourite pubs in Suffolk is The Bell Inn. With a lovely cosy atmosphere in the winter and the chance to enjoy the sun in the beer garden in the Summer they serve a variety of local beers and the most amazing food.
Where to stay: This Walberswick cottage has the perfect location being just a short walk to the pub, beach and the village green. Pets are welcome, and there is private parking for up to two cars.

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