At the very mouth of the Blyth Valley only 8 miles from Halesworth is the popular and fashionable coastal town of Southwold

There’s no doubting its charm, tiny pastel-painted cottages cheek by jowl with the lighthouse and some great public houses not to mention the shops, the rejuvenated Pier, fish & chips on the harbour side, quaint cafe’s and the chance to rent a beach hut.

The sandy beach makes it perfect for families and swimming but it’s also a great place for sea fishing and every type of watersport – not forgetting ever popular golf – see Activities

Traditionally visitors have stayed at Southwold, only occasionally venturing into the hinterland of the Blyth Valley. Our aim is to mix it up a bit  – to highlight the attractions of staying inland whilst making forays to the coast! It makes sense because the coast can only be accessed by spurs from the main highway, so that heading elsewhere from the coast involves an initial 4 mile trip to the A12. And back.  However, foot travellers can be rowed across to Walberswick in a few minutes!

Further tourism information here