Lowestoft is a traditional seaside resort on the North Sea Coast in beautiful Suffolk. From Norwich you pass by the historic town of Loddon before arriving at Lowestoft. The town has wide sandy beaches. The south beach near the Claremount Pier is much loved by holiday makers and beach sport enthusiasts.
A promenade with hotels and cafes, pictured below, lines much of the south beach. Lowestoft also has a shopping centre, lighthouse, two piers and is the most easterly point in Great Britain. Furthermore the fountain of water jets just to the side of the beach promenade are a must for children.
Lowestoft Photograher Gallery
The traffic free promenade is a great place to stroll alongside the beach. It also has hotels and shops along the way where you can purchase ice creams and refreshments. It is also a great area to use for a family photo shoot.
Alongside the promenade are some lovely gardens where you can sit and watch the world go by.
The Scores are paths that link the town of Lowestoft to the old beach village.
Plans are in place to help the tourist industry and improve the most easterly point in Great Britain.
Lowestoft carnival was one of the best in the Eastern region. I visited it many times and was highly impressed by the effort put into dressing up and preparing the floats. Sadly in recent years the carnival has not taken place. It appears that with the closure of the hospital that the carnival supported, the event has been cancelled indefinitely. Below are some images showing people having lots of fun at the carnival.
If you are visiting Lowestoft also consider a visit to the nearby Broadland town of Beccles that has a vibrant town centre with a Friday market and many shops, restaurants, hotels and pubs.