Escaping to the Suffolk seaside is a great idea at any time of the year. In the Summer the unspoilt beaches in Suffolk are popular with families and holidaymakers but off season you can enjoy a brisk walk and the sea air & feel as though you have the place to yourself. We've put together a selection of fantastic seaside holiday hotels in Suffolk for you to chose from, and below are links to holiday resorts in Suffolk, coastal B&Bs and self catering accommodation on the Suffolk Coast.
The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh is a lovely, sea-facing coastal hotel complete with views across the sea, of the River Alde and the surrounding marshlands. The hotel's decor consists of cool sea-blues and sunshine-yellows, and the restaurant serves fresh, local produce - sampling the seafood is a must!
The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh is a family run Hotel that's been within the Pritt family since 1920 so you can be sure they know how to run a Hotel! This is a traditional hotel overlooking the seafront (binoculars supplied) and for your amusement each room has a copy of Catherine Hale's “A Seaside Holiday” a story about Orlando the cat and his holiday in “Owlbarrow” (Aldeburgh)
A great value-for-money option comes from The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh. Overlooking Aldeburgh's famous shingle beach, there are 38 cosy bedrooms to choose from, a well-stocked bar and the choice of dining in the informal beach-facing bar or the recently refurbished restaurant. The White Lion is cost-effective, ideally located and oozing with seaside charm, making it the perfect choice for group or family bookings.
In nearby Thorpeness you have 2 Hotel options to choose from - the Art Deco Thorpeness Hotel and Golf which overlooks the Meare, and also the Dolphin Inn which is in the heart of this unusual and attractive village. Both are close to the seaside and all the facilities that Thorpeness has to offer - boating lake, tennis courts, village shop etc. If you prefer self catering then check out Aldeburgh Bay Holidays as they are based in Thorpeness too.
The Anchor Inn, Walberswick is a substantial food led Inn with bedrooms in the main house as well as independent, recently renovated chalets in the garden. The Anchor is close to the beach but also in the heart of the picturesque village of Walberswick and offers great food and a lively atmosphere in the pub & restaurant areas. During the summer there's a large outside terrace for eating and whiling away the hours watching the sunset.
For more excellent sea-views, The Ship, Dunwich is a great base for a coastal holiday. Once frequented by smugglers, this Inn is just moments from the beach and has a large garden, comfortable and traditional furnishing complete with log fire, cosy bedrooms, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and - of course, a great selection home-made food and real ales.
Orford Hotels & Inns
Although not technically on the coast, Orford is an enchanting village on the River Alde just south of Aldeburgh and has a strong nautical feel to it give its famous Oyster Houses and link to
Orford Ness. You can find The Crown & Castle near the English Heritage Orford Castle, which is run by Ruth Watson (the original Hotel Inspector) and her team so you can expect a very high standard of hospitality and friendly service. Off the main square is the
Kings Head Inn where they often have live music and always have good food, and toward the Quay is the
Jolly Sailor which lives up to its name very well. Both Inns offer accommodation.
Seaside Breaks in Suffolk
For adults who perhaps want to reminisce about the family seaside holidays they took as children, or are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern, city-living into peace and relaxation, Warner Corton Coastal Resort, Lowestoft offers half-board, chalet accommodation for adults only and provide a full programme of entertainment and leisure facilities.
Seaside Breaks in Suffolk
Felixstowe is well known - and much loved - for its sand and shingle beach, long Promenade, immaculately-kept seafront gardens and traditional seaside attractions. When visiting Felixstowe, The Norfolk Guest House, Felixstowe is a warm and friendly place to stay, and is just 25m from the seafront. The accommodation is rated 4 Stars and was awarded the prestigious Visit Britain Silver Award in recognition of exceptional quality in cleanliness, service and hospitality. All rooms are comfortable, fully equipped and come complete with breakfast. Please click on the link above for more information.
Seaside self catering accommodation in Suffolk
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For more information on Seaside Breaks & accommodation, please see our full list of Coastal Accommodation in Suffolk and our article on Hotels on the Suffolk Coast.