The Town of Lowestoft in Suffolk
A visitors guide to Lowestoft in Suffolk,
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
The town is full of famous tourist attractions, which will appeal to all
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
center being fully pedestrianised and home to a wide variety of well known
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.
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