COVID-19

Due to the current and ever changing COVID-19 situation, in order for us the maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers, we have made the decision to close our doors.

The situation has been one we have never experienced and it has been an extremely difficult time for all concerned.  We will continue to update you thorough our social media channels and email alerts in the coming weeks but in the meantime we thank you for your continued support and custom.

Take care of one another in these unprecedented times, we look forward to seeing you again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen.

All the team at Southwold Pier.

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People watching the Water Clock The Water Clock in action
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The Water Clock under blue skies Water Clock in motion
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The Water Clock

Brussels is famous for the Manneken Pis, but Southwold has raised the stakes! The Pier houses two of his peeing peers – a pair of piddlers who perform punctually* every half hour.

The cheeky sculpture was made in 1998 by eccentric talents Tim Hunkin and Will Jackson, in three weeks and to an impossibly tight budget. Designed as a feature about water recycling, water is pumped up to the top of the clock from the well below and goes on to power the half hourly pee-show.

Continuing the recycling theme, all the copper on the Water Clock was salvaged from old hot water cylinders. It’s one of our most popular sights and never fails to raise a smile!

* That’s it, we’ve run out of ‘p’s. Luckily they never will…