Lowestoft Suffolk
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OS Grid: TM 540920 Approx 0.5m 0.8km From the Coast
Market Day is Tuesday Early Closing is Thursday
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East: 654000
North: 292000
Latitude: 52 27' 59"
Longitude:1 44' 24"
Latitude: 52.466 Select another Suffolk Location: 
Longitude: 1.74

Lowestoft
                    Suffolk Holidays

Lowestoft in Suffolk is the most easterly town in Britain and very much a destination for those looking for sand a traditional English Seaside holiday. It is justifiably famous for its amazing award winning sandy beaches, which are cleaned daily and considered to be some of the very best in North Europe. Parts of the beach are reserved for water sports, such as jet skiing and snorkelling.

The town is full of famous tourist attractions, which will appeal to all the family.

The town was originally a small fishing village perched on the top of a cliff and it was Sir Samuel Morton Peto who developed parts of the town including its harbour, which first opened in 1831 with its main industry being herring (known locally as the silver darling).

Just to the north of the town today, is the area known as Plesurewood Hills Leisure Park, a 50-acre park set in beautiful coastal parkland. Where for the cost of an entrance fee you have access to all the rides and family attractions in the park. Lowestoft benefits from a number of different leisure facilities both indoor and outdoor such as Mayhem Adventure Park an indoor play area located in the East Point Pavilion.

The towns history can be discovered via a number of museums scattered throughout the town. There is also a fish market, smokehouse, two yacht marinas and two excellent piers: The Claremont Pier and The South Pier.

The town has a three different areas for shopping with the main town centre being fully pedestrianised and home to a wide variety of well known outlets.

Market Days are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. There is a strong maritime link in the town and one can enjoy guided tours of the harbour area, which is home to the maritime museum which depicts the towns fishing heritage.

There is also an East Anglia Transport Museum - where the past passes by and visitors can not only view but also ride on all three principal forms of public transport from the earlier part of the 20th century.