The most easterly town in England, Lowestoft is the quintessential seaside resort, having marketed itself as the Sunrise Coast for decades. There are plenty of wide, sandy beaches popular during summer and the Claremont Pier includes a range of cafés, bars, a roller skating rink and an arcade. And Lowestoft acts as the gateway to The Broads, an expanse of man-made rivers and marshes perfect for exploring by boat, yacht, bike or on foot. Our Lowestoft hotel is well-placed to take in all the action, and a short walk or drive to most of the attractions. As you’d expect from a seaside town, the fish is that-day fresh, and there are a wide range of cafés and restaurants serving food from across the globe. Factor in several theatres, a vintage cinema and some excellent bars and pubs, and you’ll quickly realise that you won’t be short of things to do in Lowestoft.
Things to do in Lowestoft
The town’s first dedicated shopping space, The Britten Centre is home to over 15 stores including a range of fashion outlets, a large department store and several cafés. Open daily, the centre is located in the centre of Lowestoft and just a short walk from the train station. Further inland along the harbour is the North Quay Retail Park, a large out-of-town shopping centre with hundreds of free car-parking spaces. There are a wide range of stores including TK Maxx, Argos, Next and Halfords as well as several cafés.
The nearest international airport to Lowestoft is Norwich Airport. The 35-mile journey will take around 50 minutes by car or around 90 minutes by bus, with a change at Norwich Bus Station. A small international airport, Norwich is serviced by KLM, Flybe, Thomas Cook and TUI Airways, with regular flights across the UK as well as Spain and Holland. Make the journey even easier by staying the night before at our hotel near Norwich Airport.
Located in the heart of the town centre, Lowestoft Train Station has three platforms with regular departures to Norwich and Ipswich. The train station has a car park and cycle racks, a ticket office and toilets, with plenty of nearby shops and cafés for pre-train supplies.