Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Southwold


Southwold in Suffolk is a pretty seaside town on the East Coast of England. It's just the place to go to get rid of those winter cobwebs.




I love the colourful beach huts all along the seafront and the large lighthouse in the middle of the town plus the Adnams brewery give it a lots of character.




By the way, did I mention the beach huts?

The bright and cheerful pier stretches out and offers the visitor a snack plus the chance to try some curious novelty coin-operated machines.  There are lovely views of the town from there.




You can walk along the beach to the mouth of the River Blyth where the harbour is located and even ferry across to the small village of Walberswick on the other side.



A short drive away is Dunwich Heath, owned by the National Trust. There is plenty of space to walk and the heather and gorse look beautiful at the right time of the year. There is also a cafe.

Much of Dunwich village was lost to the North Sea due to a series of storms over the 13th/14th centuries.  It used to be one of the largest ports in England with over 4000 inhabitants, now though there are only about 120 people.  Here's the Dunwich - The Search for Britains's Atlantis with lots of information.











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