The Town of Oulton Broad in Suffolk
A visitors guide to Oulton Broad in
Suffolk, known as the southern gateway to the Norfolk Broads, with one of
the finest yachting lakes in Britain, Oulton Broad is the place where
people who love all kinds of water sports go.
There are a wide variety of activities including windsurfing, rowing,
sailing with amusement guaranteed for the whole family. Summer evenings
see power boat racing on these waters.
Oulton Broad is a lively place with lots of shops, restaurants and
pubs. From here you can hire a boat for an hour, a day or for an
entire holiday, or take one of the organised pleasure boat trips around
Oulton Broad runs into Lake Lothing which divides the town in to two
halves linked by a bascule bridge (type of bridge with a section which can
be raised and lowered using counterweights) which is used to admit boats
to the main port.
Nicholas Everitt Park is an impressive green space sitting comfortably
alongside the broad. A traditional park in many respects with a number of
visitor attractions, such as bowling; tennis; crazy golf; children's play
area. It is used throughout the year for many events and at its centre
there is a traditional bandstand.
There is a museum situated in Broad House which has over one thousand
years of local and domestic history with fossils, medieval artefacts and
There is a regular train service from Oulton Broad station to the Medieval
City of Norwich
Norfolk and Ipswich in Suffolk.
Oulton Broad has more than 100 acres of grazing marsh, with Carlton
Marshes Nature Reserve managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, a
haven for many different species of wildlife, plants and insects. The year
1956 saw Sir Christopher Cockerell try out the world's first working
hovercraft model on Oulton Broad. Oulton Broad is located under two miles
(3km) from the lively seaside resort of Lowestoft
with its award winning sandy beaches and family entertainment.
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