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Southwold Lighthouse

Stradbroke Rd, Southwold IP18 6LU, UK


About Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold Lighthouse stands in the middle of the historic resort of Southwold, in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The lighthouse, which is a prominent local landmark, was commissioned in 1890, and was automated and electrified in 1938. It survived a fire in its original oil-fired lamp just six days after commissioning and today operates a 180-watt main navigation lamp.

Attractions near Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold Pier0.47km from Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold Pier is a pier in the coastal town of Southwold in the English county of Suffolk. It is on the northern edge of the town and extends 190 metres into the North Sea.  Whilst many English seaside piers are in decline, Southwold Pier is enjoying renewed popularity. It includes a collection of modern coin-operated novelty machines designed and constructed by the inventor Tim Hunkin.

The Denes Beach0.89km from Southwold Lighthouse

The Denes beach at Southwold is a quiet shingle beach backed by sand dunes and marshes less busy than the main Southwold beach. The beach is between the mouth of the river Blyth and the historical seaside town of Southwold.  One  of the good location for a sunbath and also you can walk along the area and there are toilets, parking and summer lifeguards with more facilities just a short walk away at Southwold.

Walberswick Beach1.67km from Southwold Lighthouse

A beautiful sanduy beach located in the heart of the Walberswick. This lovely little sand dune backed beach is just across the River Blythe from Southwold, which is within easy walking distance. One of the iconic location which attracts a lot of tourists.

Dunwich Beach6.29km from Southwold Lighthouse

Dunwich is a Shingle beach located near Southwold in Suffolk. The spectacular Dunwich stretch of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty contains some of the most beautiful heathland and coastal scenes on the heritage coast. A beautiful beACH FOR  aunbath and also its calm water allows you to have a swim and more.

Dunwich Museum6.53km from Southwold Lighthouse

Dunwich Museum tells the town’s story and the dramatic tale of the 13th Century storm that blocked the harbour entrance and the inexorable erosion that reduced Dunwich to the to tiny village of today. On the first floor there are displays about more recent social history, the wildlife of the area, and a feature about smuggling.

National Trust - Dunwich Heath and Beach9.12km from Southwold Lighthouse

Dunwich Heath is an area of coastal lowland heath just south of the village of Dunwich, in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, England. It is adjacent to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. It lies within the area of the Minsmere-Walberswick Heaths and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area.

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Suffolk is an East Anglian county of ancient origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west, and Essex to the south. One of the iconic county which was flourished with natural beauty and also there are so many things to see and enjoy.