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Southwold Pier

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Address: Pier Pavilion North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
Phone Number: +44 1502 722105
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside...

If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy! There's so much to do a whole day can drift by while you walk the planks and explore this historic icon. Please note: Our opening times are weather permitting and therefore can change.

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A great place to blow the cobwebs away!!!

Whether it's a cold, blustery winter morning or a balmy summer's day, Southwold pier is a great place to blow the cobwebs away, catch some great food, indulge in a spot of retail... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chris B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether it's a cold, blustery winter morning or a balmy summer's day, Southwold pier is a great place to blow the cobwebs away, catch some great food, indulge in a spot of retail therapy or have some fun 'playing the slots'.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were spoilt with the weather, for November it was glorious. The pier has been well renovated, love the memorial plaques all around the edge of the pier. Nice cafes, great hot chocolate on pier. The show under the pier has some fascinating slot machines. What a great seaside resort.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What could be better, after a long walk on the beach, than a stroll along the beautifully restored pier. All the buildings are in a lovely white-painted weather-boarding that I loved. There is a very interesting mural of George Orwell, who lived nearby for a while. My favourite part was the really unusual amusement arcade full of unique, quirky machines... More 

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Debenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Broadwalk Cafe, produced a warm smiling welcome, helpful , and good fish and chips. The lovely waitress cheerfully supplied extra lemon slices too. Well done Broadwalk team, really welcome on a cold and windy day, unexexpected too! You need better signposting perhaps, we nearly didn't find you!!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fresh, innovative, quirky, creative and up-to-date take on the traditional British pier. Free to 'enter' too. Highly recommend. must-visit for anyone visiting this are of Suffolk.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately visiting on a sunny day the one thing in particular to stand out (apart from the views), was the eccentric collection of amusement machines that I'd never seen before (I believe they are created by the man running the exhibit himself). A good amount of time was spent on relaxation beds and other unique creations!

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1 Thank devymaster
London
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247 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pier is great, clearly a lot of work, time and effort has gone into revamping and improving this place. I absolutely love the wacky room of random arcade machines that are pointless but just hilarious. The shops are quaint and well worth a look, they often leave me a few quid poorer than when i arrived, with their lovely... More 

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a stopover few hours to visit the pier and have lunch en route home from Kessingland to London. The pier had a on of a kind unique working attractions which my 6 year old grandson enjoyed. Being a Bank Holiday, the car park, pier and eating places were too busy to enjoy to the max, but no doubt I... More 

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london
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the length of the pier past the curious water clock to peer over the edge On the way back we went into the arcade which had some curious machines. You can walk a dog or navigate a Zimmer frame across a busy road. We sat in a photo booth that took four shots whilst shaking us, scaring us... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Southwold for the Weekend, so when we see a Pier, we have to have a walk out on it. There was plenty of spaces for eats and drinks, hot and cold. Shops on the Pier and a Museum of some Old and Odd Amusement Machines, but what I did find interesting was The Water Powered Clock,... More 

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