Lowestoft on the east coast of Suffolk is a classic British seaside town that is still thriving today with its clean sandy beaches, colourful beach huts and plenty to entertain the whole family. If you want to know when to visit, what to do and how to find the best deals on Lowestoft hotels, then you have come to the right place.
Lowestoft Hotels and Accommodation
There are a number of good hotels in Lowestoft and the surrounding area, providing you with the perfect base from which to explore the local attractions. If you’re looking for a good value then check the popular Hotel Hatfield Lowestoft, a classic English seafront hotel with rooms from just £66 per night and sea views available for a small premium.
If you’re looking for something a bit more modern and stylish then Hotel Victoria Lowestoft is perfect. Right in the town on the seafront, this Lowestoft Hotel offers double rooms from £98 per night
Things to do in Lowestoft
It goes without saying that the main attraction of Lowestoft is its glorious blue flag the award-winning sandy beach where you can relive your childhood and have a great time with the family building up sandcastles, flying a kite, swimming, body boarding, or just lie down and soak up the sun.
Of course, being the British coast, sun cannot be guaranteed but you won’t get bored as there are lots of other attractions in the area.
Pleasurewood Hills theme park is a fantastic family day out for those who love their throats, with roller coasters, pendulums and many more other adrenaline filled rides. They also have a Sea Lion Show, Parrot’s Show and a circus to keep you entertained.
If on the other hand if you want to keep your feet firmly on the ground then why not visit Lowestoft Museum or try out the many amusements near the seafront.
One of the year’s biggest event is the Lowestoft Air Display Festival with a great lineup of planes jetting along the sea front including the world-famous red arrows display team. What’s more, the festival will also feature loads of other entertainment like a funfair, simulator rides, food and music.
If you decide to go the Lowestoft Air Display Festival, book your hotel well in advance as most of the Lowestoft hotels tend to be fully booked during the air show.
Another great reason to visit Lowestoft is that it makes the perfect base for visiting the beautiful waterways of the Norfolk oats, just a few miles away. Take your camera and enjoyable trip there along with the stunning scenery you can enjoy sites of rare animals and birdlife.
Where to eat
Lowestoft is absolutely jam-packed with places to eat including cafes, pubs, restaurants and fast. Many the most places to eat slightly outside of the town such as the popular Waterfront Restaurant in Kessingland where you can enjoy great sea views with paying the premium of the town centre, or while you are at the seaside one enjoys sea full of the excellent Go Fish restaurant at Oulton Broad.
When to go
As a British seaside town it is definitely best to visit during summer months (May – September) and if possible try to visit on a sunny day. When the sun is shining, trip to Lowestoft being like a paradise, but the sea breeze can tell to an icy chill if the weather turns sour. The airshow is in the middle of August most years and so is a good time to visit if you don’t mind the crowds.
Did you like our Lowestoft hotels guide? If you want to get away to the seaside in the UK this summer, why not also think about booking one of the great selection of Blackpool Hotels or Newquay Hotels that are available.
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