Visit Lowestoft on The Suffolk Broads Today
As Britain’s most easterly town, Lowestoft is a real must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience all that East Anglia has to offer. Though they were once two separate towns, Lowestoft has expanded to incorporate its neighbour, Oulton Broad, widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Broads,’ which makes it an excellent place to begin your broads holiday.
Lowestoft itself has much to offer the Broads explorer, from the traditional amusements of the South and Claremont piers to the award-winning ales on offer in the town’s many pubs. For ale aficionados, a visit to the Triangle Tavern is an unmissable treat, and if you’re looking for accommodation in Lowestoft, the town is filled with guest houses, hotels and even boasts a trendy ‘glamping’ premium camping site.
Boat hire in Lowestoft is centred around Oulton Broad and its well-appointed marina. Oulton Broad has long been considered the best choice of embarkation point for a broads holiday, as starting here lets you wend your way inland before heading back to the coast. If you want to experience the thrill of sea sailing before or after you set off on your Broads expedition, Lowestoft is a great place to rent or charter a coastal cruiser to let you take in the views of neighbouring Kessingland beach, and on down to Covehithe, Southwold and Aldeburgh.
Whether you’re starting or ending your Broads adventure in Lowestoft, the town has a host of activities for families, couples and lone explorers alike.
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