Places to see
The Amber Shop and Museum in the market place.

Southwold Museum, Victoria Street. Housed in a typical Dutch-gabled cottage with many local items of interest.

Southwold Pier. All the fun of the seaside. Until recently Southwold didn’t have a pier, just the remaining stump of one that had been destroyed in a gale many years ago. Then with local funding the pier was re-built (a unique feat in this modern day).

Alfred Cory Museum. The Old Cromer Lifeboat shed was shipped down from North Norfolk to Southwold a few years ago and put on the harbour entrance to house the local Lifeboat Museum.

The Sailor’s Reading Room. On East Cliff and containing items of maritime interest.

Electric Picture Palace. Situated in Blackmill Road this is run by Southwold Film Society.

Where To Eat
The Dutch Barn, Ferry Road. Tel: 01502 723172. Email

The Crown, High Street. Tel: 01502 722275.

The Harbour Inn, Blackshore. Tel: 722381.

King’s Head, 25 High Street. Tel: 01502 724517. Day time snacks, plus full a la carte. Sunday carvery.

The Red Lion, South Green. Tel: 722385. Home-cooked meals, outside seating overlooking the green and sea.

The Swan, Market Place. Tel: 01502 722186. Email

Mark’s Fish and Chips, 32 High Street. Tel: 723585. Eat in or take-away, frying locally caught fish. Simply THE BEST fish and chips in the area.