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Stroll along Southwold’s promenade towards the picturesque pier, with a warm sea breeze on your face and the sun on your shoulders, and it’s easy to understand why this lovely coastal destination has been dubbed ‘the quintessential English seaside town’.
In winter it’s a wilder, wind whipped place, washed by huge North Sea waves that surge up the sand and shingle beaches and swirl around the pier’s giant legs. But it’s no less attractive for it.
In fact, there’s no better way to start the new year than with a visit to Southwold to for a bracing walk over the common or along the beaches, followed by some warming refreshment in one its many tea rooms, pubs and hotels.
The town has plenty to fill your day and evening and is the perfect base for a short break or a longer family holiday.
Southwold Pier photographed by Ben Green