Lowestoft is a family seaside resort with sandy beaches and seafront gardens, the nearest beach is south of the station (over the bridge). Lowestoft also has a rich maritime heritage and Lowestoft Ness has the distinction of being the most easterly point of the British Isles. For Lowestoft Museum see Oulton Broad North/South.
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TI East Point Pavilion, Royal Plain. Tel. 01502 533600.
If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.
Displays and exhibits tell the story of Lowestoft's long and varied maritime
history. Tel. 01502 587500.
Open Easter & May-Oct, Daily 1000-1700.
View and ride on vintage trams, trolleybuses and a 2ft gauge light railway.
Authentic street furniture adds to the atmosphere. Events programme. Tearoom.
Tel. 01502 518459.
Open Apr-Sep, Th (also TWS mid Jul-Aug) 1300-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
Bus X22/103 from Bus Station and opposite Rail Station to Museum, about 20 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun 2-hourly. Operated by First.
You can walk from Oulton Broad North/South.
A wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and domestic livestock.
Indoor play centre. Restaurant and café.
Open Daily 0930-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus 99 from Bus Station and opposite Rail Station to entrance, about 20 minutes journey, M-S every 20-30 minutes, Sun & BH every 2 hours (hourly Jun-Aug). All buses returning to Lowestoft leave from the stop opposite the entrance. Operated by First.
A family theme park with many rides, shows and other attractions.
Restaurant, cafés and picnic areas. Tel. 01502 586000.
Open Apr-Oct, SSu (Daily in school holidays) from 1000, closing times vary.
Bus 1/1A/X1 from Bus Station to Gunton Tesco then ½ mile walk. About 10 minutes journey, M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH every 30 minutes. Buses from and to Lowestoft use the same stop outside Tesco's car park. Operated by First.
Southwold is an unspoilt and peaceful traditional seaside town with a pier and lighthouse.
Bus 99 from Bus Station and opposite Rail Station to Southwold, Kings Head.
40 minutes journey, M-S hourly, Sun & BH every 2 hours (hourly Jun-Aug).
Operated by First.
Buses also operate from Halesworth.
A small cottage museum with items relating to local industries, the light railway,
lighthouse, artistic life and the development of Southwold. Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1400-1600.
Bus see Southwold above.
An early Southwold lifeboat being restored in the ex-Cromer lifeboat shed.
Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1030-1630 (closed 1300-1400 M-F).
Bus see Southwold above, then 1 mile walk.