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Britain’s Most Easterly town

Lowestoft is Britain’s most easterly town in the British Isles and located in Suffolk. The town has long been famous for its beaches and has much to offer to visitors and the community.

Enjoy a friendly and welcoming town centre, discover local heritage, indulge with the wide choice of food and drink on offer and simply enjoy watching the day wake up on the Suffolk Coast.

About Lowestoft

Once a small fishing port, Lowestoft is now a visitor destination to, Love, Shop, Stay, Eat and Play.

The town is set on a backdrop of an award winning beach and The Broads National Park. The Gulliver wind turbine stands proud over the town, whilst those wanting a glimpse at times gone by can visit the heritage vessels on the South pier.

A friendly welcome awaits shoppers with over 40 National retailers along with small independent shops and services. Indulgent food will tempt the taste buds from afternoon tea, restaurants serving the best local produce, including traditional seaside fish and chips.

No visit to Lowestoft is complete without visiting the seafront to enjoy the golden sandy beach and interactive fountains. With Lowestoft being Britain’s most Easterly point it’s the perfect opportunity to watch the day wake up.

The town was the birth place of the composer Benjamin Britten who was inspired by the Suffolk coastline. The cultural offer continues today with the Marina Theatre who provide an extensive programme of live entertainment.

On the edge of town there are a wide range of attractions to enjoy and experience which include Pleasurewood Hills and Africa-Alive.

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Tourist Information

The team at Lowestoft Library located in the town centre will be pleased to help with an enquiry travel information or simply advise on
what to do.

Getting here

By Car

Access into Lowestoft is via the A12 from the North and South or A146 from the west.

Distances
  • London 131 miles
  • Norwich 30 miles
  • Ipswich 45 miles
  • Cambridge 91 miles
  • Birmingham 180 miles
  • Manchester 223 miles
  • Dover 177 miles
  • Cardiff 301 miles
  • Edinburgh 407 miles
Parking

Parking in Lowestoft is available in a number of Pay and Display car parks throughout the town centre, Historic High Street, Seafront and in Oulton Broad. A number of these car parks also offer the RingGo scheme which enables parking to be paid for by phone.

There are a number of free disabled parking pays around the town centre, nine located close to the Marina Theatre and a further four located outside Tesco. In addition Blue Badge holders receive double parking time in the town pay and display car parks e.g pay for 1 hour and receive 2 hours.

Visitors to Lowestoft town centre in the evening who may be visiting the theatre, bingo hall or one of the town’s restaurants can take advantage of free parking from 6pm.

Public Transport

Train
Let the train take the strain and enjoy picturesque views of the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside along with the Broads. Lowestoft is serviced by two train lines one from Ipswich (The East Suffolk Line) and the other from Norwich (The Wherry Line). Both lines provide a regular service to the town.

Bike and Go is a new bike hire scheme available from Lowestoft train station. Bikes can be hired from £3.80 per day.

Helpful advice
  • If travelling to the Broads use Oulton Broad North or Oulton Broad South
  • Purchase tickets in advance for cheaper travel (please read times and conditions of the tickets)
  • If travelling in a group of 4 or more at the same time purchase a group saver ticket

Bus & Coach travel
Lowestoft has a number of bus routes into and around the town and can create a suitable and enjoyable way to explore the town.

Visitors with disabilities can take advantage of services from Coastal Area Transport Service and (C.A.T.S), Dial a ride

Additional information for visitors with disabilities

Disabled toilet facilities throughout the town and all operate using the RADAR key service. Radar keys can be purchased the D.I.A.L. office (161, Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EZ), the Shopmobility office (15, Station Square, Lowestoft NR32 1BA) or online via the RADAR Key Company.

There is a full changing place in Lowestoft located at Water Lane Leisure Centre.

Scooter and wheelchair hire is available from Lowestoft shop mobility, Lowestoft Library,Be-Active Mobility and East Coast mobility.

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