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Southwold Pier

Pier Pavilion North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
+44 1502 722105
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A great place for all the family

This pier is great. Loved the "Under The Pier Show" - a wacky arcade full of home-made coin... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bubbles73uk
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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
cool place to chill

With concrete piles it’s not so old as most piers but it’s free and relaxed with a number of cool... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
E8887TZmartinp
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Brighton
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If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something for everyone to enjoy! There's so much to do a whole day can drift by while you walk the planks and explore this historic icon. Please note: Our opening times are weather permitting and therefore can change.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water clock” (223 reviews)
“fish and chips” (111 reviews)
“amusement arcade” (118 reviews)
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Pier Pavilion North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
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+44 1502 722105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pier is great. Loved the "Under The Pier Show" - a wacky arcade full of home-made coin operated machines built by enthusiasts, like Mobility Masterclass where you have to cross a motorway with a zimmer frame, and Pirate Practice. Admission is free & the...More

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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bubbles73uk, Thank you for your recent review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Pier. The Water Clock is a great feature and attracts lots of comments and photos from our visitors. Come back and see us again soon....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With concrete piles it’s not so old as most piers but it’s free and relaxed with a number of cool features- a water clock and the home made amusement arcade. Good views of the town from the endMore

Thank E8887TZmartinp
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear E8887TZmartinp, Thank you for your comments. Southwold Pier was one of the last of the Victorian era piers to be built, so we younger than some of the other piers throughout the country. I was pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very clean and very accessible for wheelchair users (my wife and I are both wheelchair users) a nice relaxing day.

Thank Peter2014654
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter2014654, Thank you for your review - come back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to spend an hour or so (especially on a warm day) interesting shops and several cafes - nice views back along the coast and plenty of places to sit

Thank fabatfiftyCambs
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear fabatfiftyCambs, Thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The lighthouse is great, but to me, this was the best part of Southwold. My mother's family is from a coastal town, so I liked the windy atmosphpere of the pier and all the photographic opportunities it provided. While the walk is short, it provides...More

Thank Amanda A
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amanda A, Thank you for your recent review following your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Hardly worth the walk and very crowded. Disappointing beach and pier and there are far nicer places along the coast. Would not bother with this.More

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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear A_and_T_from_London, Thank you for your comments. I was surprised to read your comments especially as Southwold Beach has just retained its Blue Flag for Cleanliness and Southwold lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Pier can get very...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Loved under the pier show. Had refreshments at tea room. Shopped . Looked and read brass plaques along the edge rails. Toilets clean.

Thank merrillgransden
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear merrillgransden, Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed our visit. Come back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting the pier, so much to do and places to eat and drink. From the quirky games, to the "peeing" water feature, not forgetting the mirror walk there really is somthing for everyone. The sun wasn't shining for us but still enjoyed the stroll...More

Thank NicolaBess1985
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NicolaBess1985, Thank you for your review. The Pier is great fun, whatever the weather and the Water Clock is very entertaining! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Lots of things to do and look at on the pier, with a superb cafe at the start with fantastic fish and chips! A nice walk on a lovely day. Very clean and attractive.

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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peckoverman, Thank you for your lovely comments following your recent visit to the Pier. Come back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

lovely shops and cafes on this quaint pier. We were able to sit in the sunshine with a drink or two.

Thank sylvie28031956
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Manager_GoughGrp, Manager at Southwold Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sylvie28031956, Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Southwold Pier

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Nicky E
20 March 2018|
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Response from Manager_GoughGroup | Property representative |
Hi Nicky, Yes, we allow dogs on the Pier, they do have to be on a lead however at all times. Thanks
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kevinhale33
16 February 2017|
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Response from Southwold_Pier | Property representative |
Hi Kevin Apologies for the late response. All plaques that are placed on the pier stay up indefinitely so it will certainly still be there. We look forward to seeing you on your trip this Summer. Kind regards Peter
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Carol T
5 December 2015|
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Response from vicki j |
Gluten free fish and chips are served on the first Saturday of every month.
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