Has a very nice relaxed feel to the place.
Not very prosperous
Watch the Brits watching the surf
The fictional Walmington-on-Sea, a supposedly typical English seaside resort, where all the characters live & work, who comprise the Homeguard that is Dad's Army, takes many of its scene settings from Thetford, Norfolk. However, Thetford isn't a seaside resort, so when an episode was filmed featuring a seaside setting, the cast & crew had to travel...more
On a wall near the entrance to Martellos Cafe in Sparrows Nest Park, was this plaque, which I took a quick snap of, before dashing into the cafe. The rain was getting heavier by the minute. So, I didn't really take much notice of the information, and forgot about it.Leaving the park and crossing to Belle Vue Park, I spotted a plaque and sign 'Cart...more
From the sea wall, we could see Gulliver (The largest onshore wind turbine - I should imagine that it is credited with being the UK's 'Most Easterly onshore wind turbine' too)!Well we had read about 'Gulliver' standing at 126 metres tall - so when we actually saw it, we were quite underwhelmed!As onshore wind turbines have been springing up all...more
Leaving Sparrows Nest Gardens at the exit near the Maritime Museum, we headed for the beach - It was still drizzling with rain, but it's 'one of those unspoken rules' that you have to go and look at the sea!Cutting across an open space (Which I now know is the Denes) I spotted these info boards (pics 2-4), which marked part of the Maritime Heritage...more
Looking for some place to escape the persistant rain, we decided to visit this museum with free admission. Unfortunately it's only open Mon/Wed/Friday 09.00 -12.00 (subject to availability of volunteer staff), so we were a few hours too late. There was a bit of interest outside though - especially the information about Sparrows Nest. There was an...more
Adjacent to Belle Vue Park, are the Sparrows Nest Gardens. These are named after Robert Sparrow (one of the founders of the Lowestoft Lifeboat Society) who built a house here between 1820-30 (Where the tea rooms are sited now) - it was once known as Cliff Cottage, but was renamed 'Sparrows Nest' in 1897 during the celebrations for Queen Victorias...more
Our B&B was a few minutes walk from Belle Vue Park, so we headed here -In the pouring rain!The Lowestoft Naval Memorial is situated in a pleasant park (and on a clear day you have panoramic views of the coastline from here!)The memorial commemorates the Officers and men of Lowestofts Royal Naval Patrol Service who 'Died in the defence of their...more
The object of the game is self explanatory and has many levels, read on for a description of how to play - the bigger your vehicle, the more taxing it gets.LEVEL 1 - PLANNING STAGE1. Locate Lowestoft town centre on a map. Don't be too specific about which road you take, they're all the same.2. Pack essentials for your day out - whatever food, cd's,...more
249 Yarmouth Road, (formerly known as "Travel Inn"), Lowestoft, NR32 4AA, United Kingdom
Good for: Solo
Ivy Lane, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR33 8HY, United Kingdom
Good for: Couples
Gunton Avenue, Lowestoft, NR32 5DF, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
This place was recommended by the landlady of our B&B, and the builder/handyman who checked us in to the B&B. We were advised that there weren't too many good places to eat - Sgt Peppers and a couple of Indian restaurants appeared to be our only options. We were hoping to eat some local food, so had a walk into the town centre, in search of an...more
Don't expect anything posh. But the breakfast's here are lovely. You can have a large or small breakfast with bacon, sausage, beans, tomatos, toast/fried bread, bread and butter and egg. The milky coffee is also nice there. They also do other meals such as roast dinner, shepherds pie and lots of things with chips. Traditional home cooked English...more
This is a cafe/restaurant at the top of the main shopping street in Lowestoft called London Road North. Their roast dinners and all their other meals are really lovely. The service is friendly and the food is cooked well. It's £4.15 for a roast dinner but if you arn't too hungry you can ask for a half portion for half the price. I did this once and...more
Not so much a custom but a trend,there a fair few tri bikes in the area, and as you can see by the pics they look after them well
There are major traffic works in progress in Lowestoft so you may experience delays at certain times, this is due to last 12moths while major roads plans are worked on.
Like most British seaside resorts / towns Lowestoft has a Pier where you can eat fish and chips, gamble your money away and buy useless stuff you don't need.
Unique Suggestions: Just get some fish and chips and get out quickly.
Fun Alternatives: Eat somewhere else (not at the McDonalds though).
Luggage and bags:
Normal baggage and bags,dont forget your bucket and spade.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A rain Jacket and fleece would be sensible,although the weather on the east coast can be very good in summer
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Suncream is a must, if you get the onshore breeze be careful, although like air conditioning the sun will still burn.
Photo Equipment: At least a 3.2mpixel digital camera.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A wind break
Head south down the A12 to kessingland Wildlife park,there is a Car Boot sale there every Sunday and is very very popular.
This Car Boot is not normally advertised,but all the locals know about it.
Allow at least 2hrs to look around and expect to be delayed getting out, as there is so many people there and only one way out.
Visit Ness point the most easterly point in Britain and see the giant wind turbine 'Gulliver' standing some 126m (413 ft) high, so it can be seen towering over the town.
Renowned for the quality & cleanliness of its beaches Lowestoft holds two Blue Flag Awards for the beaches of North & South of Claremont Pier. Considered some of the very best beaches in Northern Europe. Lowestoft Seafront has two piers and the newly developed 'Royal Plain Fountains' is a hit with the kids. It consists of 74 individual interactive water jets with variable lighting, forming a striking centrepiece to the recently enhanced Royal Plain area. The fountains provide interactive play for children of all age’s .
Fondest memory: Lowestoft is the most easterly point of the British coast. Lowestoft once played a major part in the UK's fishing industry. Today Lowestoft is know for the annual airshow held on the beach which often features the Red Arrows.
My Fondest Memory is The Fresh North Sea Air and laid back lifestyle