Lowestoft is a seaside town with the distinction of being the UK's most easterly location. There are glorious beaches with the blue flag award for cleanliness and the town is the entrance to the Broads national park.
Great Yarmouth, just over the county border in Norfolk, is one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, with impressive sandy beaches and two piers hosting family shows. The famous Golden Mile is packed with shops, attractions and entertainment, and the Pleasure Beach has thrilling rides.
In the south of Suffolk, Felixstowe has everything you want from a traditional seaside town. The sand and shingle beach stretches for miles and there's a promenade along most of its length. The seafront has old-fashioned beach huts, amusements and there's a busy town centre with a wide choice of food places. Other highlights include the nearby nature reserve - great for bird watching - and a magnificent fort and museum.
For incredible landscapes head to the the Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and accredited Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Lowestoft and Felixstowe. The varied coastline includes shingle beaches, marshes, heathland and forests for a distinctive and rich environment.
Enjoy a day trip in nearby historic Colchester, where streets are lined with medieval timber-framed buildings that are interspersed with 21st century design, including the Firstsite multi-million pound art gallery. Colchester Castle was the largest keep ever built by the Normans, and Colchester Zoo is rated as one of the best in Europe.