Due to technical difficulties we have unfortunately had to close the pier today!

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Do please still explore our website to plan your next trip to us, and check back here for further updates. We’ll be open again as soon as we can!

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Welcome to Southwold Pier

A Pier-fect Day Out!

Are you looking for a great day out, all year round? At Southwold Pier, you'll find delicious food, excellent shopping, breathtaking sea views and eccentric British seaside fun reaching 623 feet into the North Sea from the Suffolk coast.

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The boards of the Pier host events all year round, from special foodie days to traditional Punch and Judy shows. Choose your favourites below to find out more, and don’t forget to check back regularly for the very latest happenings on Southwold Pier.

Thursday 16th May - Monday 30th September

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sea Life Trail- Free

Free Sea Life Trail available.

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Saturday 17th August - Sunday 18th August

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joshua Pickering Magic Show – Free

Joshua Pickering will be bringing his Magic Show to the Pier.

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Monday 19th August - Monday 19th August

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Face Painting

Award Winning Face Painting with Sarah from Rooblidoo.

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Monday 19th August - Monday 19th August

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slime Making

Slime Making at the Pier!

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Monday 19th August - Monday 19th August

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Glitter Tattoos

Sparkles by the sea!

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Tuesday 20th August - Wednesday 21st August

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pirate Bird Show – Free

Come and see our brand new Pirate Bird Show.

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The Latest News From The Pier


Jack and the Beanstalk

Southwold Arts Centre presents Jack and the Beanstalk proudly sponsored by Southwold Pier


Summer Time @ The Pier

So much to do at the Pier this summer


Theatre on the Coast: THE END OF THE LINE

Tuesday 9th July until Saturday 20th July Set on a promenade at the end of a line of beach huts, - a hilarious examination of the modern relationship, warts and all.

Southwold Beach

Southwold Arts Festival

Saturday 22nd June - Saturday 29th June 2019 The Southwold Arts Festival returns to showcase talent in and around the iconic seaside town.


Fathers Day @ The Pier

Celebrate Fathers Day at the Pier and to help, we'll give every dad a free drink to kick start the celebrations


Suffolk Wildlife Trust Walk – Orchids and Wild Flowers

Hosted by botanist Stephen Massey, enjoy this walk to discover many of the wild flower spreads in Suffolk.


There's never a dull moment: thanks to the wide range of things you'll find to do at Southwold Pier, our Instagram Gallery gives visitors a taste of the Pier before you arrive, and then a joyous reminder of your day!
Thinking what to do with the kids? We are getting all set for Joshua Pickering and his magic show this Saturday and Sunday, followed by Rooblidoo on Monday for face painting, slime making and glitter tattoos. Out of Nowhere will be at the pier today!⠀
2 to 4pm at the pier⠀
6 to 8pm at the pier view bar⠀
Don’t miss it! Hey there matey! Pirates & birds show is back on today and tomorrow. Come and meet Zeus and Inca. Fee-fi-fo-fun… The dame and some of the cast for Jack & Beanstalk Panto will be visiting the pier and Southwold from 10am today! @southwoldpanto @southwold_arts_centre 🎭 Reposting @southwoldpanto: ⠀
“We’re in Southwold tomorrow for our launch at the @southwold_arts_centre  then around town with posters and leaflets with a final visit to our sponsors @southwold_pier ⠀
See you then!” If you are visiting the pier, you can’t miss the opportunity to explore Seaweed & Salt’s array of beautiful gifts. #southwold #southwoldpier #seaweedandsalt Welcome to August! We have so much planned… Follow the link in the bio to find out 👉⠀
#suffolk #southwoldpier #southwold Have you completed the sea life trail…⠀
Find all sea life favourites around the pier for a free treat for the kids! 😁⠀
#suffolk #southwoldpier #southwold #sealifetrail Don’t miss our General Manager Tom Piggot on BBC Radio Suffolk tomorrow at 7.20am discussing what to do with the kids at the pier during the summer holidays. Join us on Saturday 10th August at 11am for the Southwold RNLI Lifeboat Day and see lifeguard rescues, lifeboat pick ups and more! @rnli @rnli_southwold Top 10 things to do at the pier with your kids this summer. 😉⠀
For more info on individual events follow the link in our bio We are kicking off the summer holidays with face painting, slime making and glitter tattoos on Mondays and pirates and birds on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come and see for yourself! ⠀
#glittertattoos #facepainting #slime #piratesandbirds #suffolk #southwoldpier #southwold