The ever so pretty town of Beccles sits at the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads, quite close to the border with Norfolk. It’s a popular destination for both boating enthusiasts and those who love to explore the tranquil waterways by foot or bicycle. The town hosts an annual regatta that brings in boats from all over the country.
Its wonderful position has made it a popular gateway to the Broads National Park which combines a picturesque town centre with direct access to the waterways. The town is full of riverside pubs and restaurants, quaint shops and tea rooms and a number of well-preserved listed historical buildings. One such example is the stunning Gothic bell tower of St Michael''s Church, which is nearly 100 feet tall and offers unparalleled views across the Broads. Beccles Museum, another listed building, tells the history of the area.
The surrounding countryside is some of the most beautiful in the UK and whether you plan to explore on foot or hire a boat for days out, you are sure to find yourselves falling in love with the stunning scenery and hospitable people here.
For a family day out with a difference visit Africa World at Kessingland, a short distance from Beccles on the Suffolk coast or the adults may like a brewery trip to St. Peter’s Brewery, which is located in a moated medieval hall near Bungay.
For accommodation in this beautiful area see our cottages in Beccles; and don’t forget to pack your boat shoes and picnic hamper!