Better weather and a trip to the seaside?

While the UK’s overseas traffic light travel list does mean that it is now possible to travel from the UK to 12 other countries on its green list without quarantine restrictions it does not necessarily follow that those countries are open yet to overseas visitors.

In any case, the costs are likely to be higher given the rules on being able to show that you have had a negative Covid test within a specified time before flying.

If you feel it is still too risky to book a holiday overseas, and you are craving sun, sea and sand, it’s worth remembering that Suffolk has an extensive coastline where you can pick a spot that suits your taste.

It doesn’t have to be a seaside resort if you prefer a quiet beach.  We have some suggestions.

Felixstowe Ferry, is t the north of Felixstowe at the mouth of the River Deben. It has a collection of residences, shacks and houseboats, alongside a pub, church, fresh fish for sale, a boatyard and sailing club. There are many interesting walks along this stretch of the coast and it’s an ideal spot for birdwatching.

Aldeburgh is perhaps one of Suffolk’s best-known seaside towns with a shingle beach stretching along its length.

It has plenty of historic buildings to explore, including the 400 year old Moot Hall, a Martello tower, a converted windmill and a Norman church and of course there’s its famous fish and chip shop among the places to eat.

Note: Aldeburgh has a ban on dogs ban from 1st May through the 30th September on the main town beach.

It is an easy walk along the seaside from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness, home to the House in the Clouds and a large boating lake (the Meare).

Dunwich: Further up the coast is the National Trust-owned beach by the village of Dunwich. This, too, is a shingle beach with a National Trust tearoom in an area replete with wildlife.

The Denes sand and shingle beach, backed by low dunes and marshland, stretches from the north side of the mouth of the River Blyth up to Southwold.

The southern end of the beach has a lifeboat station and a lifeboat museum, behind which is a small caravan park. At the northern end of the beach are a number of beach huts and it is backed by a promenade.

Southwold is another of Suffolk’s best known resorts and has a long tradition as such. This is one seaside town where you will find an 800 foot (250m) long pier and a promenade alongside the beach which is a mixture of sand and shingle.

Walberswick is also close by, again with a sand and shingle beach. It is most famous for the annual British Open Crab Fishing championship held each summer with the title going to the person catching the largest crab within 90 minutes.

Lowestoft: The South beach boasts fine sand and a refurbished seafront and promenade providing easy access to the sand. The beach is ideal for a host of water sports such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing and jet-skiing and there are activities for children including Crazy Golf in the Children’s Corner.

Kessingland: If a wild beach is more your thing is a relatively unspoilt, wild beach, and thanks to its size and rural location south of Lowestoft it rarely feels crowded, even during the sunniest summer days.

Why not enjoy a relaxed day out by the waterside and let us transport you there and back? Give us a call for a quote.