A firm favourite from our holiday cottages
As I’ve said many times, I love spending time around Suffolk; walking, eating, drinking and generally mooching around and putting myself in the shoes of a holidaymaker. Walberswick is one of the favourite destinations that so many of our holiday cottage guests head for and here’s why
A lovely meander along the A1120 through some very picturesque villages along the way, Walberswick is about 40 minutes away from our holiday cottages and along with Southwold, makes a lovely day out when you’re holidaying with us. It’s always been one of my favourites and certainly is with our guests.
Beautiful homes and gardens line the road into Walberswick, not to mention tea rooms, pubs and gift shops. Once you near the end of the road (you’ll get wet if you go too far!) there’s an idyllic village green before you reach a large car park at the sea front
You will not find amusement arcades, chip shops and fairground rides in Walberswick. What you will find is a sleepy, architypal English village right by a sand and shingle beach, with wonderful dunes and a fabulous view across to Southwold
There’s a little ferry across, which as you can see isn’t far away! At the time of writing in Spring 2015 it’s £1 for adults and doesn’t take long at all! If you want to walk then simply head along opposite the harbour down as far as the bridge and double back. Southwold is also a personal favourite, as well as being a big hit with our holiday cottage guests. Our accessiblity to the beautiful heritage coast is such a great bonus for us, as we are also within easy reach of the gorgeous medieval towns to the West of Suffolk too. The best of both worlds
Walberswick has everything to offer holidaymakers and day-trippers alike. A couple of lovely little tea rooms and pubs, as well as some great gift and clothes and antique shops
My favourite pub/restaurant here is without a doubt The Anchor. They do a great range of local beers and a wide variety of wines, as well as superb food. It’s very welcoming with an open fire in the bar and for our dog owning cottage guests, they are very dog friendly. Their menu centres around local fish and seafood as one might expect and they do it very well! They also make and sell their own bread. It isn’t cheap but it is good!
This weekend we took a very nice stroll from the main car park, left along the river Blyth, heading to nearby Blythburgh. The river cuts through between Walberswick and Southwold, with a river path along marshland to your left and the river to your right. Boats are moored on private moorings along the path, stretching all the way to the footbridge across to Southwold
Heading back to the beach and sea front itself, you climb over the dunes first and it really is a breath-taking view
You can walk for miles along a mainly sandy beach, with shingle nearer the land-side. It is also dog-friendly most of the year
Heading back to the Anchor for dinner once an appetite has been built up makes for a great shoulder-dropping afternoon