Southwold cottages

Southwold is a great choice if you are after a traditional bucket and spade holiday. With its Blue Flag beach, this unspoilt coastline remains untouched by modern development and you can see why artists flocked here to capture its beauty. As the sun goes down, tuck into some fish and chips while enjoying the fresh sea air. A rich history of beer brewing is seen throughout the town, as Adnams beer is found on restaurant tables and pubs across Southwold. Adnams beer has been brewed since 1872 and has become part of the town’s identity, meaning no trip is complete without sampling a taste. Whether you are after a cosy retreat for two or a larger cottage to share with family or friends, our Southwold cottages tick all the right boxes. Looking for more inspiration? Scroll down for things to see and do as well as our popular Southwold cottages.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Southwold

This delightful seaside town on the Suffolk coast is known for its charming beach huts, traditional pier, and unique attractions. Here are five top things to see and do in Southwold:

  1. Southwold Pier: Take a stroll along Southwold Pier, which is home to various attractions and amusements. Enjoy panoramic views of the coast from the pier, visit the quirky Under the Pier Show featuring eccentric arcade games, and indulge in some traditional fish and chips.

  2. Adnams Brewery: Discover the brewing heritage of Southwold with a visit to Adnams Brewery. Take a guided tour to learn about the beer-making process, the history of the brewery, and, of course, sample some of their finest beers.

  3. Southwold Beach: Relax and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach of Southwold. It's a great spot for sunbathing, beachcombing, and building sandcastles. The beach huts add a colourful and iconic touch to the shoreline.

  4. Southwold Lighthouse: Climb to the top of Southwold Lighthouse for breathtaking views of the town and the coast. The lighthouse is still operational and stands proudly at the northern end of the town.

  5. Southwold Sailors' Reading Room: Experience a unique piece of history by visiting the Sailors' Reading Room. This maritime museum provides insight into the lives of sailors in the past, with artefacts, photographs, and stories from Southwold's maritime heritage.

Bonus: Southwold offers several charming shops, art galleries, and cafes, making it a lovely place to stroll around and soak in the relaxed coastal atmosphere. The town is also famous for its beach huts, and a walk along the seafront is the perfect way to admire their vibrant colours and unique designs.