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.
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.