Suffolk Holiday Hacks

A boat on the beach

Last Updated on March 9, 2023

As a blog writer who hasn’t moved out of Suffolk at all in their lifetime, and who has stayed in the same corner of Suffolk for the past thirty years – but has been all over the county – I’m certainly somewhat qualified to help you make the most of your holiday in Suffolk.

Experience Suffolk’s beautiful beaches

With around 50 miles of stunning shoreline overlooking the North Sea, and many villages and towns littered across the coastline, there is plenty of variety for whatever your ideal beach day out or holiday is. For example, you can visit the tranquil beaches at Thorpeness or Covehithe, or you can visit the picturesque, yet vibrant Southwold, Aldeburgh and the bigger towns of Felixstowe or Lowestoft. Furthermore, if your four-legged friend is having a holiday with you, why not check out our other blog about our top dog-friendly beaches in Suffolk.

Visit our towns and villages

Suffolk has vibrant, bustling towns and quaint little villages dotted around the county. These villages and towns are all unique in their own way – each offering different bits of heritage and history, or different architecture and building styles. So, whilst you’re on holiday, make sure you experience the taste of Suffolk villages and towns. Not sure which one you want to go to? Why don’t you read our blog post on five of the best towns and villages to visit in Suffolk. Similarly, we’ve gathered a list of 10 of the best things to do in Ipswich here.

Find some great places to eat

Food is important. So, whilst you’re on holiday, why not try something different? Luckily for you keen Suffolk soon-to-be holidaymakers, we have already compiled blog posts on the best afternoon teas, our favourite cafes, the best places to wine and dine, and you will always be within a short distance of a great, local pub for you to have a drink and a meal in – with some accepting your four-legged friend, too.

Have adrenaline-filled days out

Across Suffolk, we have the best days out for you for whatever type of activities you want to do. For example, if you fancy a day out riding, straddling the Norfolk and Suffolk border is the tranquil Thetford Forest, which hosts a wide range of different activities. Situated within High Lodge, you’ll find GoApe and multiple cycling and walking routes to have a meander through the forest. Or, if you fancy jumps, Phoenix Cycleworks is also your kind of place; just east of Newmarket, it hosts different lines for different abilities of riders to test their skills. Or, why not brave the games of paintball and airsoft with different venues scattered across the county. Or have a go at archery, go-karting, motorcross or more at WildTracks near Red Lodge. Furthermore, head over to Suffolk’s Theme Park – Pleasurewood Hills, just north of Lowestoft – to experience thrilling rides. And there is so much more for you to explore.

Or a more chilled day out…

Suffolk has plenty of heritage to go and see, such as the stunning Framlingham Castle, or St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds and history to discover at Sutton Hoo. As well as that, you can experience the stunning views of Suffolk. As well as that, there are plenty of beautiful walks which you can do around your area and explore the stunning scenery Suffolk sells to you, as well as walking down the coastline. To read more about some of the great places to visit in Suffolk, read our guide all about the best places to visit in Suffolk.

Explore your local area where you are staying

You may find that whenever you go on holiday, you might not spend a lot of time in the area you are staying in – I have definitely found that before. So, whilst you’re on holiday, make sure you look up what to do in your local town/village/area you’re staying in to make sure you enjoy the benefits of where you’re staying. Or, just take a stroll through the area because you may be lucky enough to stumble across something by mistake. 

Plan your time effectively!
Suffolk has so much to offer that when you are on holiday, it would be a good idea to think about what you would like to do each day and what plans you want to do so then everyone who you are with can get the taste of Suffolk that they want to.

Lastly, Suffolk is an amazing county, and with so much to do in the county when renting one of our Barns and Barges for a holiday, make sure you have an enjoyable and chilling time whilst enjoying the wonders of our county.