Southwold Pier | Day Out With The Kids

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Southwold Pier

  • Southwold
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions, Beaches, Activity Centres

Attraction Information

With a sand and shingle shore with bright and sassily named beach huts, Southward Pier has previously won the prestigous Blue Flag award.

Enjoy the waves rolling in at this most picturesque coastline in Suffolk.  The sands are groyned but there's still good swimming if you're careful. There is lifeguard cover form June to September.

You can lose yourself for hours in the House of Games - an electric light-filled arcade room. Test your skills on the air hockey tables and fill your pockets as the money spills from the 2p pusher. There's bundles of energetic and interactive games to play and prizes to be won.

Wander along the Pier to the famous Under the Pier Show; crammed with a unique collection of hand-built, utterly silly, totally potty machinery.

Spend a penny at the Water Clock made out of recycled copper water cylinders. Watch the water show every 30 minutes with all donations going to charity.

You'll be spoilt for choice between the wonderfully creamy Suffolk Meadow ice cream, the delicious range of naughty sweets or buttery Southwold Pier shortbread. This is a safe, child friendly environment with an emphasis on fun family entertainment.

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Opening hours

Please see website for details


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18, England

Phone number

01502 722105



Click here to visit Southwold Pier's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Southwold Pier is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Southwold Pier have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Southwold Pier has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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