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Southwold Pier

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Address: Pier Pavilion North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
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+44 1502 722105
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside...

If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy! There's so much to do a whole day can drift by while you walk the planks and explore this historic icon. Please note: Our opening times are weather permitting and therefore can change.

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Excellent day out at Southwold village and harbour. Really worth a visit to eat the fish. A number of cafes, fish & chip shops to excellent up market food at Sole Bay.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent day out at Southwold village and harbour. Really worth a visit to eat the fish. A number of cafes, fish & chip shops to excellent up market food at Sole Bay.

Thank IanSaunders
Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you visit Southwold, you must go on the pier as it's an amazing place and there are some beautiful shops along the pier, that sell all different types of items , clothes , ornaments, and trinkets for those special memories. We also ate at the boardwalk , which is located on the pier, the meals are delicious and we'll... More 

Thank helenpP3970HV
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Southwold Pier takes you back to the Victorian era when everybody flocked to the pier for the amusements. This one has places to eat, drink, amuse yourself with weird and wonderful arcade games and shops selling all manner of wonderful trinkets. It also boasts an amusing clock featuring weeing men in baths! This is a place to sit and while... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a walk up the pier if you're in town; some old world shops, stalls and things to look at including the old water clock. Lovely views back to the town along the beach too

Thank RLBAllen
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little pier with a few quirky points of interest. The home made arcade machines are very funny and the outdoor hall of mirrors are fun and the water powered clock is cool. There's a couple of nice little shops filled with some nice unusual gifts. We didn't eat in any of the cafes or restaurants on the pier but... More 

Thank DebbieThomas253
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous little tea room with traditional tea pots, we missed out on the cream teas as they had sold out but the lemon drizzle was a fabulous substitute. its a must an amazing oldy woldy town with a brewery visit too

Thank Sally W
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked the car and then walked along the promenade to the pier. This pier didn't seem to have what we thought it did. There was some sea related shops some amusement arcades which you would expect and not much else. Went in all the shops but t never found anything I wanted to buy. So a bit of a... More 

Thank Fiona D
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove down from corton. Was pleasantly surprised with the old pier, was a nice day, its a lovely quaint old pier, with some seaside shops and cafes.

Thank MIKE F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be a must on any visit to Southwold ,but if you are on holiday in Suffolk make a point of going to the pier.

Thank Tony H
Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very expensive and poor flat white coffee with not even a small biscuit or chocolate on the side to soften the blow to my wallet Can't recommend.

Thank 641amk

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