One of East Anglia's leading family-themed seaside resorts, Lowestoft overlooks a superb sandy beach, and has been an inhabited area since prehistoric times. From luxury seafront hotels to value-for-money bed and breakfasts, there's plenty of great accommodation to suit different budgets.
The Lowestoft Pleasure Pier
Have fun at this pier's amusement arcade, visit the Palace Casino and enjoy delicious seafood and other dishes at the restaurant. Dating back to 1903, this pier is 218 metres long, although it was actually 12 metres longer before part of it was destroyed during a storm in the 1960s. Close by you can find elegant seafront hotels and many other bars and restaurants serving local and international cuisine.
Visit Ness Point, the Most Easterly Point in Britain
Known locally as Lowestoft Ness, this site is overlooked by the enormous 126-metre-high Gulliver wind turbine, and has a Euroscope where you can find out its distance from various European cities. This area is approximately 352 miles from Britain's most southerly point, The Lizard, and 465 miles from the most northerly point, Dunnet Head.
Famed for its towering roller coasters and other thrill rides, Pleasurewood Hills celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. Hop aboard the Balloon Rays hot air balloon ride, ride on the Chairlift and enjoy terrific views of the park, or get wet and wild on one of the water rides and prepare to be soaked! Guaranteed entertainment for adults and children alike, it's only a short journey from most hotels and bed-and-breakfasts in Lowestoft.
Take the Family to See the Animals at Africa Alive!
From fruit bats to giraffes and hunting dogs, this zoo has a fascinating collection of African animal species, and is just two miles from hotels in Lowestoft town centre.
Visit Great Yarmouth for the Day
Overlooking miles of brilliant sandy beaches, Great Yarmouth, just to the north of Lowestoft hotels, has been a seaside resort since Georgian times. Take the family to the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre and observe its fantastic ocean exhibits, then spend the afternoon at the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach theme park, which celebrated its centenary in 2009.