Lowestoft, the Heart of the Sunrise Coast and officially the most easterly town in Great Britain provides a mix of wide expansive award-winning beaches, rich maritime heritage and broadland links, giving Lowestoft an eclectic mix for all ages. The sloping beaches provide an ideal place to relax and for children to play in the sand. On Lowestoft's Royal Plan are the Royal Plain Fountains that consist of 74 individual interactive water jets with variable lighting.
The South Pier and Claremont Pier both offer traditional seaside amusements and cafés, whilst London Road North provides shoppers with a chance of some retail therapy. The historic High Street and Triangle Market Place are renowned for being haunted; join a guided tour if you dare.
East Anglia Transport Museum
The East Anglia Transport Museum is a living museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action, where half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and where visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the Museum's streets. Many old vehicles seem ill at ease in a rural environment, so their aim is to develop a street scene of houses and shops, complete with authentic street furniture of bygone days, rescued from many parts of the country.
Services: 111, X2 (stops at Carlton Crown PH – 3 mins walk)
Nicolas Everitt Park
The Nicolas Everitt Park is situated in the heart of Oulton Broad and offers a place where people can relax, take in the views of the broads, listen to bands, go fishing, watch power boat racing, have a cup of tea, have a go at some watersports or visit a museum.
Sparrows Nest Gardens
Once a private summer residence, Sparrows Nest Park now offers a wonderful mixture of history, leisure activities and wildlife habitat. A popular location for summer events, this fascinating park with its steep slopes is just a short distance from the sea and offers real variety to the visitor.
Services: X1, 1/1A, 101
Lowestoft Maritime Museum
The Lowestoft Maritime Museum is housed in a pretty flint cottage that sits between the North Sea and Lowestoft's Sparrow's Nest Park. The Museum offers visitors an extensive series of displays, with many hands-on activities including lots for children and a small cinema where you can see wonderful archive film footage.
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park
Don't let the year slip by without a visit to the regions biggest theme park. From adrenelin-fuelled white knuckle thrill rides to white water family favourites and not forgetting "Wipeout", the tallest rollercoaster in the east of England. There are also first class shows including the awesome antics of the sea lions and the hilarious parrots.
Services: X1, 1/1A