There are many wonderful places to explore near to the town with it being located on the Heritage Coast, there are also several points of interest in Southwold itself that are popular places to visit and explore.
Southwold is famous for its Cannons that sit on Gun Hill which is a prime area for large homeownership in Southwold.
Gun Hill as it suggests sits on a hill and has perfect uninterrupted sea views facing east and can witness the incredible sun rises.
Below Gun Hill is the beach and Southwold has a promenade which runs the full length of the town through to the pier.
The beach is mainly sandy and is popular during the summer and winter alike – the summer being the sandcastles and the winter being the beach walks.
Southwold Pier is a remarkable structure and extends 190 metres (620 ft) into the North Sea. Lots of fun can be had here whether it be the modern amusements or the retro amusements.
The pier is home to a variety of shops and food offerings.
There’s also the opportunity to see Southwold Lighthouse close up or from the end of the pier the view back to the town which has a main focal point in the lighthouse – which is famous in many images of the town.
The lighthouse shines automatically daily and sits nestled in between houses.
Southwold has its own harbour which is an active harbour for fishing boats.
Southwold Harbour is found at the southern end of the beach and can be accessed by road or also by a beach walk through the sand dunes.
Places to eat and drink in Southwold
There are many opportunities to enjoy fish and chips in the town, whether that be from Marks Fish and Chips found at the end of the high street or bought from the Sole Bay or the piers own offerings.
Southwold is also very famous for a large town employer in the Adnams brewery – famous for its bitter, broadside and gin.
Adnams owns many a popular pub, restaurant, and hotel in the form of the recently refurbished The Swan, together with The Crown and The Harbour Inn.
The town is also home to a number of other pubs – The Nelson, The Sole Bay Inn or The Red Lion.
Is Southwold a nice place to live?
As you can see there is so much to Southwold that makes it a gem of East Anglia, a very special place.
This in turn makes it a town and a place that is very much in demand for people wanting to buy a home and either live here permanently or buy to own a holiday home.
Demand for the latter is strong and 2020 has seen this demand grow further.
One lovely feature about the town is that if you are spending a few days or a week in the town, turning up in the town by car, you are able to unload the car, lock the car and then not get back in the car until the end of the break.
Everywhere in Southwold is accessible by foot or bike.
Using a Southwold Property Finder to secure your dream home
Over the years, Garrington have helped many clients find and acquire some of the finest homes in Southwold.
This is even true in 2020 when demand was so strong for homes in the most prime parts of the town that all viewings could not be accommodated given the demand.
The key to success is being thorough and prepared, having intrinsic knowledge local market, and having contacts ‘in the know’.
Many homes in Southwold are family held and therefore it is unlikely they will actually come to the open market as will be handed down through generations.