Lowestoft is in fact the most easterly town in England. This traditional seaside resort has wide, family friendly sandy beaches and a host of attractions to suit all ages.
Formerly a busy fishing resort, today, Lowestoft is the ideal choice for family holidays, boasting beautiful sandy beaches, two traditional piers and a lovely harbour area. The North and South beaches are both proud recipients of the prestigious Blue Flag award and are not only considered two of the finest beaches in the UK, but also two of the best in Europe.
The family tradition of donkey rides on the beach is also alive and well again in Lowestoft after their recent re-introduction. If beaches are not your thing, you could always take a leisurely stroll amongst the many shops in the town or take in the beauty of the Victorian Gardens by the seafront. In addition, the redeveloped seafront is now home to the Royal Plain Fountains, which become a true spectacle when the sun goes down.
Families visiting Lowestoft are truly spoilt for great days out. Just three miles outside the town, you will find Africa Alive, home to over 80 species of African animals, including rhino, giraffe, lemurs (okay, they are from Madagascar) and meerkats. More fun and adventure is assured at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, which offers thrills and spills for all ages and is a must visit for families holidaying in Lowestoft.
For a change of pace, the Lowestoft Maritime Museum tells the story of the town’s rich seafaring heritage and is, yes, the most easterly museum in the country. For more days out ideas the resort of Great Yarmouth is in close proximity, as is the wonderful city of Norwich. The waterways of the Broads are also easily accessible.
For holidays that really do have it all, consider staying in cottages in Lowestoft for your next break.