Won­der­ful WAL­BER­SWICK

Wan­der past pretty choco­late box cot­tages, go crab­bing at the har­bour, take a ferry along the river and stop for a pint of lo­cal ale, all at this pic­turesque vil­lage



Artist and ar­chi­tect Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh made Wal­ber­swick his home for a year and it’s easy to see why. This coastal hot spot is pop­u­lar with hol­i­day­mak­ers, who en­joy its sand dunes, sandy beach and grass­lands – the per­fect place to get away from it all. Bring your buck­ets and bait so you can have a go at crab­bing by the har­bour. Head up to the top of the vil­lage to see the ru­ins of St An­drew’s Church, Wal­ber­swick’s third church built at the end of the 15th cen­tury. One of the best ways to take in the tran­quil views of the area is to catch the ferry over the River Blyth to the ad­ja­cent South­wold Har­bour. The South­wold to Wal­ber­swick ferry runs from Easter to Oc­to­ber.

With flora and fauna in abun­dance, Wal­ber­swick is also a pop­u­lar a place to ex­plore on foot. If you are look­ing for a route, the Wal­ber­swick Wan­der takes around one hour 30 min­utes (de­pend­ing on ferry cross­ing) and is a good way to ex­plore nu­mer­ous bri­dle­ways, see the river, cross a Bai­ley bridge and view an old wind­mill across the reed beds. For the full route, visit www.suf­folk­coa­s­tand­heaths.org

Eat­ing and drink­ing Shop­ping Park­ing and toi­lets

De­spite its size, Wal­ber­swick has a good se­lec­tion of lo­cal shops and a su­per­mar­ket where you can buy gro­ceries and news­pa­pers, as well as pick up ev­ery­day essentials. Sou­venirs, gifts, art and crafts are avail­able at The Parish Lantern gift shop and gallery on the vil­lage green and you can buy fresh fish at the har­bour. There is pay and dis­play park­ing at the har­bour and in Ferry Road, and Hoist Covert Car Park in Lodge Road.

There are toi­lets next to Wal­ber­swick Vil­lage Hall. The An­chor has coastal views and a fab­u­lous gar­den,mak­ing it a great pub for lunch or din­ner. The menu changes reg­u­larly and fea­tures lo­cally sourced sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. Or there’s The Bell Inn, with a great se­lec­tion of beers and wines, as well as pub food. To view a sam­ple menu, go to www.bellinnwal­ber­swick.co.uk

You can buy fresh fish and chips at the mo­bile fish hut, and at The Black Dog Deli you’ll find de­li­cious sand­wiches, sal­ads, bread, pas­tries and freshly brewed cof­fee, among other tasty of­fer­ings. Find the deli on Face­book.

The Parish Lantern serves cream teas, and if the sun is shin­ing the walled gar­den makes a won­der­ful place to sit and re­lax.

A stroll along the rugged the beach at Wal­ber­swick

The har­bour at Wal­ber­swick.

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