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Beaches and Piers

Suffolk’s “Sunrise Coast”, Lowestoft South Beach has fine beautiful sand and a wealth of local facilities. At the heart of Lowestoft are the beaches and piers. Lowestoft South Beach is proudly part of Marine Conservation Society recommended beaches list in the British Isles (UK & Ireland) in 2021, meeting the stringent standards to qualify.

The Lowestoft seafront and promenade provides easy access to the beaches, with pay-and-display car parking available nearby and two piers, South Pier and Claremont Pier, both piers with amusements and stalls selling local necessities and treats. The beach is a popular location for fishing and crabbing, with particular areas of the beach and seafront favoured by locals. The beach is ideal for a host of watersports such as swimming, surfing and windsurfing, and jet skiing, with a seasonal lifeguard service.

Activities and amusements such as the South Pier Family Entertainment Centre (appropriate for all ages), a public play area adjacent to the Royal Green and promenade, and water fountains to help cool off in the summer line the seafront. There are public toilets and showers on the beach, with local independent cafes, restaurants and businesses nearby, having all the desired facilities at your fingertips. 

Dogs are not permitted on the South Beach between 1st May & 30th September, however the promenade is a favoured area for local dog walkers.

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