Suffolk has a fabulous stretch of coast from Corton & Lowestoft in the North down to Bawdsey & Felixstowe in the South, with Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold in between. Staying at one of our fabulous Hotels on the Suffolk Coast means you can soak up some sun, take a relaxing stroll along the beach, watch the fishermen haul their catch in, or just star gaze at anytime. Here’s our pick of the best –
Walberswick is a village lying in an enviable position at the mouth of the Blyth estuary and at the heart of Sole Bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Anchor at Walberswick is a large, food led Inn with a top class restaurant and bar food that makes a journey to Walberswick well worth it. Addiction to fresh, top quality, locally sourced produce, combined with a thirst for excellence have evolved into what has been described as a ‘must go to place on the Suffolk coast’. Additionally, the Cedar Clad Chalets further the reasons for booking a break at this seaside Hotel – sea views, stunning scenery, fantastic food and walks to Southwold and the other to Dunwich make this a fantastic place to stay. For more information and booking, see: The Anchor at Walberswick
Moving along the coast to the picturesque Suffolk Coastal town of Aldeburgh is the Wentworth Hotel, a traditional, family owned and run establishment. Situated on the sea front, with 35 bedrooms, spacious lounges, a 2AA rosette restaurant and open fires in the colder months, it is the ideal retreat for those wanting to relax by the sea. For more information please see Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh.
Hotels on the Suffolk Coast don’t come much better than the 4 star Brudenell in Aldeburgh. Overlooking the beach the Bru’s 42 rooms – all decorated in cool sea-blues and sunshine-yellows – have stunning views of the sea and of the River Alde with its surrounding marshland. The Bru is in the perfect spot for exploring the Suffolk coast and country, whether on foot or by bicycle, and there are a number of attractions close by, such as sailing on the river, various nature reserves and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. Guests need not travel far for their evening meal as the Bru has a two AA rosette-awarded restaurant overlooking the beach offering seasonal delights.
The White Lion
Another delight to be found in Aldeburgh is The White Lion Hotel. Situated opposite Aldeburgh’s shingle beach, where fresh fish is sold from wooden huts which line the shore, some of its 38 bedrooms have beautiful sea views as far as the eye can see. The restaurant has a menu packed full of delicious, fresh Suffolk produce, and guests can dine in the newly refurbished restaurant or outside on the beach-facing bar. With its friendly atmosphere, cosy log fires and fantastic food, The White Lion Hotel is a wonderful seaside hideaway.
Whilst not strictly on the coast, the relaxed foodie town of Orford is on the River Alde just south of Aldeburgh, and is a great spot to stop for refreshment and lunch or dinner, or to base your stay while you are exploring the wonderful Suffolk coast.
Crown & Castle
The Crown & Castle, Orford is a 16th Century hotel & restaurant with spectacular views of Norman keep, all that remains of Orford Castle. Owners Ruth & David Watson invite you to sample some of their award-winning food before retiring to one of their modern and stylish bedrooms – and all at very reasonable prices! Find out more by clicking on the link above.
The Dolphin Inn
Located in the centre of the unique coastal village of Thorpeness is the Dolphin Inn with 3 well appointed 4 star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar serving a wide variety of whiskeys, ales & local beers, & a superb wine list. Very close to the beach at Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn boasts a large beer garden so you can sit outside and admire the unique architecture of Thorpeness. In the winter cosy fires and delicious food will mean you don’t stray too far from this Inn!
The Bell at Sax
Situated between & within a few miles of Aldeburgh & Southwold, The Bell at Sax is a great base to explore both towns and the Coast nearby. Offering better value than the more expensive coastal towns, the Bell at Sax is a restaurant with rooms managed by a leading restaurateur, Jonny Nicholson, so you can expect good food at good prices. Find out more here – The Bell at Sax
The Ship at Dunwich
For a more informal break on the Suffolk coast, The Ship, Dunwich is a treat not to be missed. Here you’ll find a cosy Suffolk Inn offering delicious home-made food, Real Ales and – of course – a very warm welcome. The Ship is located five minutes from the beach, and the ruins of Dunwich Monastery are close by. There are 10 en suite rooms to choose from – including 4 rooms in converted barns – and some have wonderful marsh and sea views. There is an enormous garden featuring an ancient fig tree, and The Ship makes an ideal base from which to explore RSPB Minmere and the Suffolk coast.
Gunton Hall Holiday Resort Hotel combines the best of coast and countryside, with a huge amount of activities and attractions to choose from. Activities include bowling, swimming, sauna, steam room, fitness studio, cycle hire, snooker and pool, croquet and pitch ‘n putt. Or, for the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy the beaches of nearby Lowestoft and Southwold, or try your hand at freshwater fishing at the Hall. Another fantastic Beach Hotel for you to try in Suffolk.
The Orwell Hotel is an independent 60 bedroom hotel located a few minutes walk form the popular seafront at Felixstowe. They offer free parking, and have 3 restaurants to choose from serving a variety of food all day including a afternoon tea. They also host many events throughout the year, click the link above to find out what’s on.
Norfolk Guest House – Coastal Hotels in Suffolk
Just 25 metres from Felixstowe’s seafront, Promenade and a short walk to the town centre, you will find the warm and welcoming Norfolk Guest House. This award-winning, family-run Guest Housen offers comfortable en suite rooms complete with all mod cons and a variety of delicious, home-cooked breakfasts – including the Full English, a lighter breakfast choice of salmon and scrambled eggs plus vegetarian options. The Norfolk is perfect for a wonderfully British holiday at the seaside.
So why not pack up and head for one of Suffolk’s many coastal hotels? Whether it’s for sand and sun in Southwold, or a pampering retreat at the Holiday Resorts, Suffolk has great options for coastal escapes.