As we were not too far from Southwold, and I had never been, I thought we ought to spend a day there. It certainly did not disappoint. It is a really old fashioned British Seaside town, complete with lovely pier and beach huts.
My only critisism was that it was a bit too picture postcard perfect and didnt have much "soul" - as if Walt Disney had invented the town. We noticed that Beach Huts were for sale - offers starting at £50,000!!! and whilst they were nice, they were not the best beach huts I have ever seen (Wells next the Sea has the best in my opinion).
The beach and sand dunes to the south of the town were less crowded and a perfect place to pitch to enjoy the beatiful blue sky.
I bought some Samphire from the organic shop - I had never tried it before, and we all found it exceptionally salty, but it went well in the "camp stew" the next day.
I loved the balcony on this hotel. I would love to be serenaded on this balcony!! Can you see all the heart shapes in the wrought iton work?