Due to bad weather 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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A lone sandcastle on an English sandy beach with a British Union Jack flag. Early light on Southwold Pier as the sea mist rolls back.
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A lone sandcastle on an English sandy beach with a British Union Jack flag. Early light on Southwold Pier as the sea mist rolls back.
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The Beach

The beach beside the Pier is one of Southwold’s main attractions. Regularly winning Blue Flag awards for cleanliness, the sands are a great place to be at any time of year.

During peak season it’s buckets and spades time, deckchairs, sunbathing and splashing in the surf. Lifeguards watch over sections of the beach and there’s a fantastic family atmosphere. It’s the ideal place to enjoy your fish and chip takeaway from the Beach Cafe, or a Suffolk Meadow ice-cream from the Treasure Chest.

Even during the colder months it’s a popular destination. People come to the coast for a brisk walk on the beach or Prom to blow the cobwebs away, followed by a warming hot chocolate in the Clockhouse, where you can sit looking out at the crashing waves as they’re whipped up by the easterly wind.