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Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

Suffolk has a fabulous stretch of coast from Corton & Lowestoft in the North down to Bawdsey and Felixstowe in the South, with Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold in between. Staying at one of our fabulous Coastal Hotels in Suffolk means you can soak up some sun, take a relaxing stroll along the beach, watch the fishermen haul their catech in, or just star gaze at anytime. Suffolk has a reputation for enormous skies and the lack of light pollution near the coast provides a large canvas for star gazers.

Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

The Edwardian resorts of Felixstowe and Lowestoft 'top and tail' Suffolk, with Felixstowe in the South and Lowestoft just short of the Norfolk border & Great Yarmouth. For an attractive hotel by the sea have a look at The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe's premier hotel, well located in the centre of town, close to the railway station as well as the beach. The Orwell is an attractive Victorian Hotel offering 60 bedrooms, afternon tea in the oak pannelled library, and fine dining in their restaurant. Check it out now here - The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

The Anchor, Walberswick

Walberswick is a friendly village Inn lying in an enviable position at the mouth of the Blyth estuary and at the heart of Sole Bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can reach Southwold from here in one direction, and Dunwich in the other so there's plenty to choose from. The Anchor at Walberswick is a large food led Inn with a top class restaurant and bar food that makes a journey to Walberswick well worth it. Addiction to fresh, top quality, locally sourced produce, combined with a thirst for excellence have evolved into what has been described as a “must go to place on the Suffolk coast”. Additionally, the Cedar Clad Chalets have recently been renovated which has enhanced even further the reasons for booking a break at this seasode Hotel - sea views, stunning scenery, fantastic food and walks in one direction to Southwold and the other to Dunwich make this a fantastic place to stay. For more information and booking, see: The Anchor at Walberswick

Wentworth Hotel

The Wentworth Hotel is a family owned and run establishment in the picturesque Suffolk Coastal town of Aldeburgh. Situated on the sea front, with 35 bedrooms, spacious lounges, a 2AA rosette restaurant and open fires in the colder months, it is the ideal retreat for those wanting to relax by the sea. See For more information please click on Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh

Dolphin Inn

Located in the lovely coastal village of Thorpeness is the Dolphin Inn. The Inn has three well appointed 4 star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar that dispenses a large variety of whiskeys, ales & local beers, & has a superb wine list. The Dolphin Inn boasts a large beer garden so you can sit outside and admire the unique architecture of Thorpeness.
See: Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

The Orwell Hotel is located near the town centre of the Edwardian resort of Felixstowe. The Hotel is a Victorian house dating back to 1898, with traditionally decorated and spacious public areas which have a wealth of charm and elegance. There are 60 bedrooms all of which are decorated to a high standard, in keeping with the welcoming and restful ambience in the hotel.
Whether you are staying for business a short break or even the holidays, The Orwell Hotel is the place to stay.

The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh

Coastal hotels do not come much better than the wonderful The Brudenell in Aldeburgh. Overlooking the beach, the Bru's 42 rooms - all decorated in cool sea-blues and sunshine-yellows - have stunning views of the sea and of the River Alde with its surrounding marshland. The Bru is in the perfect spot for exploring the Suffolk coast and country, whether on foot or by bicycle, and there are a number of attractions close by, such as sailing on the river, various nature reserves and Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. Guests need not travel far for their evening meal as the Bru has a two AA rosette-awarded restaurant overlooking the beach offering seasonal delights.

Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh

Another delight to be found in Aldeburgh is the The White Lion Hotel. Situated opposite Aldeburgh's shingle beach, where fresh fish is sold from wooden huts which line the shore, some of its 38 bedrooms come with beautiful sea views as far as the eye can see. The restaurant has a menu packed full of delicious, fresh Suffolk produce, and guests may dine inside the newly refurbished restaurant, or outside on the less formal beach-facing bar. With its friendly atmosphere, cosy log fires and fantastic food, The White Lion Hotel is a wonderful seaside hideaway.

For more information please see our guide to the lovely seaside town of Aldeburgh.

Thorpeness Hotel, Aldeburgh

Just outside Aldeburgh is the unique Thorpeness Hotel, Apartments and Golf CourseThis 3 star hotel is situated in a peaceful location overlooking the Meare, and 5 minutes' walk from the beach. Many of the 36 bedrooms have views of the Meare or the golf course, or have French windows opening onto a patio area.

Thorpeness Beach, Aldeburgh

Close to Thorpeness beach there are twelve self-catering apartments and houses, all furnished and decorated to a very high standard. As well as the glorious beaches and picturesque Suffolk countryside, guests may wish to visit Thorpeness Country Club with its 7 tennis courts and landscaped gardens, or the famous 18 hole golf course that is playable all year round.

For a relaxing break ofn the Suffolk coast, The Ship, Dunwich, is a treat not to be missed. Here you will find a cosy Suffolk Inn offering delicious home-made food, Real Ales and - of course - a very warm welcome. The Ship is located five minutes from the beach, and the ruins of Dunwich Monastery are close by. There are 10 en suite rooms to choose from - including 4 rooms in converted barns - and some have wonderful marsh and sea views. There is an enormous garden featuring an ancient fig tree, and The Ship makes an ideal base from which to explore the Suffolk coast.

The Ship, Dunwich - Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

Nothing could be more perfect after a long day out walking along the coast-line than returning to The Ship for some of their famous Fish 'n' Chips and a pint of Adnams while warming yourself by their log fire, and then retiring to one of their comfortable rooms where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves. So click on the link above to make a reservation!

Norfolk Guest House - Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

Just 25 metres from Felixstowe's seafront, Promenade and a short walk to the town centre, you will find the warm and welcoming Norfolk Guest House. This award-winning, family-run Guest Housen offers comfortable en suite rooms complete with all mod cons and a variety of delicious, home-cooked breakfasts - including the Full English, a lighter breakfast choice of salmon and scrambled eggs plus vegetarian options. The Norfolk is perfect for a wonderfully British holiday at the seaside!

Gunton Hall Holiday Resort Hotel combines the best of coast and countryside, with a huge amount of activities and attractions to choose from. Activities include bowling, swimming, sauna, steam room, fitness studio, cycle hire, snooker and pool, croquet and pitch 'n putt. Or, for the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy the beaches of nearby Lowestoft and Southwold, or try your hand at freshwater fishing at the Hall. Another fantastic Beach Hotel for you to try in Suffolk!

Whilst not strictly on the coast, the following inns and hotels are in the relaxed town of Orford on the River Alde just south of Aldeburgh, and are wonderful spots to stop at for refreshment and lunch or dinner, or to base your stay while you are exploring the wonderful Suffolk coast.

The King

The King's Head Inn, Orford offers guests "unpretentious food, unpretentious drinks, unpretentious rooms" - and all at "unpretentious prices"! If you are seeking traditional fare and value-for-money bed & breakfast accommodation while on your coastal break, The King's Head is the place for you.

The Crown & Castle, Orford is a 16th Century hotel & restaurant with spectacular views of Norman keep, all that remains of Orford Castle. Owners Ruth & David Watson invite you to sample some of their award-winning food before retiring to one of their modern and stylish bedrooms - and all at very reasonable prices!

The Crown & Castle, Orford - Coastal Hotels in Suffolk

We have a wide range of Suffolk beaches - from pebbles at Aldeburgh, fine sand in Kessingland and Cliffs & dunes in Dunwich - & you can find fantastic Hotels along the Coast to stay among them.

Hotels by the sea in Suffolk

So why not pack up and head for one of Suffolk's many coastal hotels? Whether it's for sand and sun in Southwold, or a pampering retreat at the Holiday Resorts, Suffolk has great options for coastal escapes.

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