Welcome to Lowestoft - officially the most Easterly Town in Britain.
At the centre of Lowestoft, visitors can discover the once flourishing fishing port, two yacht marinas, fish market, docks and traditional smokehouses together with a Heritage Vessel Mooring, which has a changing programme of visiting craft throughout the year.
Lowestoft is renowned for the quality and cleanliness of its beaches and it currently holds two ENCAMS Blue Flag Awards for the beaches North and South of Claremont Pier. These beaches are considered to be some of the very best in Northern Europe.
An exciting development to the seafront at Lowestoft is the ‘Royal Plain Fountains’. The fountains consist of 74 individual interactive water jets with variable lighting, which forms a striking centrepiece to the recently enhanced Royal Plain area. The fountains provide interactive play for children of all ages and forms an illuminated spectacle during the evening hours.
Heading north of the town you will find the idyllic Historic High Street and Triangle Market Place, which offer a wide range of traditional, independent and unusual retail outlets. The Triangle Market Place with its unique architectural market canopies ‘The Eastern Sails’ holds regular specialist/weekly markets and various events throughout the year.
To the south of town you will find the area of Kirkley, which offers a wide range of family and independently run shops and a wealth of specialist stores.
Lowestoft was originally built on top of the cliffs overlooking the North Sea. The ancient pathways running down the to the sea are know as the ‘Scores’. These were used as ways of access from the high ground to the beach area and they were also used as carriageways by fish merchants during the height of the booming fishing industry.
The Southern Broads at Oulton Broad offers the visitor a unique experience whether you are looking for wildlife, history or relaxation.
For the sport lovers amongst you then Oulton Broad offers a variety of activities including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, rowing and tennis.
With more than 100 acres of grazing marsh, fen and peat pools, Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve creates a haven for many different species of wildlife, plants and insects. This well established purpose-built visitor centre can be found at the southern tip of the Broad.