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
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
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.