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Southwold Pier, Southwold

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Southwold Pier offers a nostalgic way to experience the seaside. Pleasure piers, which feature attractions for visitors, had their heyday in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but this one in Southwold still bustles and offers plenty of fun. It extends 190 m (623 ft) out into the sea and holds restaurants, shops, and games. Dine on fresh seafood such as local mussels, browse ceramics and textiles, and head into the amusement arcade for air hockey, bowling, and stomping spiders. Check out the hand-built machines in the under-the-pier show; they offer offbeat entertainment such as "whacking a banker." A shop on the pier sells everything you need for an afternoon of relaxing on the beach. Make Southwold Pier a part of your Southwold vacation plans using our Southwold travel planner .
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  • The old fashioned machines in the arcade on the pier are well worth a look. Lots of fun to be had. The gift shop has lots of lovely gifts to taker home. The ice cream is delicious and well worth queui...  more »
  • Went for a walk round Southwold Pier on a windy Sunday. It was quite busy as very popular with tourists. There is lots to look at and the children loved the old fashioned arcade games, especially the ...  more »
  • Went for a stroll on the Pier it was very cold and windy just the job to blow the cobwebs away nice cup of hot coffee after wards.  more »
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  • Don't expect too much. Pleasant, reasonable parking. Odd layout with the (unnecessary) games arcade right at the front. You can bypass it to the right but aren't those arcades getting just a bit outdated? Outdoor play areas sre more appropriate for the sea side - Something to do with water might be a good idea. You can see boats out on the sea but how about a sign posted boat charter/tour... Wouldn't you expect to see a sign that says "chartered boat tour this way" when you visit a popular seaside destination? ... Its just nice to go out and come back in again - something simple would do. The 🐠 & 🍟 from the cafe is excellent. Not greasy and you get a nice thick wadge of fish and not over battered. The large portion.... is ACTUALLY Large, I nearly fainted with confused elation.
  • Beautiful town and all its old world buildings and shops. Even has it's own brewery and visitor centre. Pier is very good with great shops and eateries.
  • Love this pier, great combination of classic seaside favourites and unique places such as "Under the Pier show", gift shops and cafes. Bring your spare change and enjoy a few hours here even if the weather isn't great. The large parking lot nearby is pay and display if you don't want to trawl the streets looking for a spot.
  • Beautiful place to while away some time. Nicely kept with 2 shops, 2 cafes, amusements & curiosity room. Great mechanical clock too
  • Really nice to take a walk and see the ocean. Also some nice shops and a mini games rooms which is worth a visit. Enjoy
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