The Suffolk Coast
The Suffolk Coast is an inspiration to artists, writers and musicians, boasting market and seaside towns with independent character, windswept walks and vast sand and shingle beaches. Much of the region is designated an AONB with miles of heathland, reedbeds and wetlands - a haven for birds and wildlife. For food-lovers, we’ve seafood and oysters, artisan bakers, family-run smokehouses, and farmers markets.
For cultural tourists, in 2013 Suffolk celebrates Benjamin Britten’s centenary. Britten lived in the coastal town of Aldeburgh, drawing inspiration from its open skyline. His legacy thrives through his famous festival, based at the iconic Snape Maltings, home to a year-round musical programme, award-winning shops, and the nationally recognised Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. The Suffolk Coast is a place for families to discover, whether you cycle a UFO trail, joust with knights at an ancient castle, enjoy fish and chips on a traditional seaside pier, or stay in a mysterious Martello Tower.