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Our favourite Suffolk beach destination – Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a charming Georgian town in this most lovely Suffolk Heritage coastine, very much for those who love the sea, shingle, sand and delicious fish and chips.

Aldeburgh, originally a fishing village

Aldeburgh, originally a fishing village

Aldeburgh is renowned for its  sprat and sole fisheries and wonderful large Victorian and Edwardian mansions, where people used to escape London to take the air in Victorian times and nowadays it is just as appealing as it has ever been.

Lovely beach and hardly anyone there in winter!

Lovely beach and hardly anyone there in winter!

Buy your fresh fish on the beach too

Buy your fresh fish on the beach too

 

Fish is still caught off the coast here

Fish is still caught off the coast here

Fun to have be at the beach in winter

Fun to have be at the beach in winter

You will love the miles of sand and shingle beach which stretches as far as the eye can see, perfect for running of a bit of steam and having a healthy walk before a pub lunch.   Here you can admire Maggi Hambling’s sculpture which was unveiled in 2003.

Aldeburgh scallop by Maggi Hambling stands metres tall

Aldeburgh scallop by Maggi Hambling stands metres tall

‘Scallop’ positioned at the northern end of Aldeburgh beach as a tribute to composer Benjamin Britten who was born in Lowestoft, founded the Aldeburgh Festival and wrote one of his most famous operas, Peter Grimes, about the life of a fictional local fisherman.

Snape Maltings - home to the Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings – home to the Aldeburgh Festival

The area has traditionally been visited by walkers, artists, poets and writers and just down the road at Snape Maltings you can find out more about Benjamin Britten and his life in this part of the world.  The Maltings at Snape is home to the world famous Concert Hall which is operated by Aldeburgh Music and holds the Aldeburgh Festival every summer inviting musicians from all over the world to play.   Set amongst the grasses and marshland of the area, Snape Maltings holds a certain magic for those who get the change to visit.  With it’s award winning restaurant and cafe, it’s a wonderful place to explore.

Fun on Thorpeness Mere

Fun on Thorpeness Mere

You can explore the coastline and walk to Thorpeness, a pretty Suffolk village with the most wonderful boating lake, giving children some fantastic adventures exploring the islands on the lake.  There’s also an excellent golf club here, where you can pay and play.

Apart from the usual beach activities, Aldeburgh is a great place for bird watching.  Outside the town the river broadens at high water in the Mere, which is visited annually by hosts of wildfowl.

If you like an activity holiday, there’s sailing and watersports in summer months, golf and tennis all year round and of course an abundance of footpaths criss crossing the countryside where you can really get a feel for the area.  Have a look at our cottages in Aldeburgh… and if you have a celebration in mind and need large luxury accommodation, we have a comprehensive list in our inspire you pages.

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Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Sleeps 14   |   Bedrooms: 5    |   From £1,120

Glorious sunshine pours through the windows

Gloriously light and airy

We have a great collection of holiday cottages in Suffolk to choose from, some country cottages and some seaside cottages, so whatever your preference, have a look at our website for all the ideas and inspiration.  And if you would like a few ideas on Things to Do in Suffolk, we have a comprehensive section waiting for you!

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If you’d like to find out more, the Mulberry Cottage booking team  are on hand 7 days a week on 01227 464 958 or email on info@mulberrycottages.com

 

 

 

 

 

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