"The English seaside resort of your dreams" Southwold by suvanki
Southwold Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 55 photos
Close your eyes and conjure up your ideal English seaside town of a 1950's/60's childhood - The sun was always shining, the sky was blue, the sea was warm, and you spent hours making sandcastles in the soft sand, between paddling or swimming in the sea. You didn't throw tantrums or get bored, because you were happy and secure with your family and new found friends. There was yummy ice cream and delicious fish and chips -(Maybe washed down with lashings of ginger beer) you might catch a fish or crab in the harbour. Mum would have cold drinks for you, while she and Dad enjoyed a pot of tea in their rented beach hut. Cycle rides along the sea front or a trip on an old single decker bus that trunddled along the roads at a lazy pace, while you enjoyed the view from your old leather seat. A boat ride or a rowing boat ferry.....
Fast forward to middle age ....... are your eyes still shut? add an award winning brewery, Comfy pubs that serve real ales and good food (You can't smoke in them now though!) tea rooms, independent shops - even an interesting church or two ( yes, being dragged round them as a child WAS b-o-r-i-n-g, but blimey, we've turned into our parents now)!
......... Well this is Southwold!
It has all this and more besides - OK - we happened to be there for a rare sunny August day - (we'd experienced torrential rain in Lowestoft the day before) but even the North Sea was warm enough to paddle in!
To be continued..... Looking forward to sharing my pics and tips of Southwold with you!
- Pros:A positive step back in time
- Cons:Expensive accommodation and many booked up year to year
- In a nutshell:The Quintessential English Seaside Town
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