Getting Away From It All in Suffolk (Pictures)

The beach huts at Southwold

 

If you’re looking for day trip ideas from London, the Suffolk coast provides a little bit of olde England, just an hour or so by car or train. The charming resorts of Southwold and Aldeburgh transport you back in time to bucket and spade holidays of the 1950s, with their easy-going atmosphere, locally-sourced food and superlative fish and chip cafes. The Suffolk coast makes an up-market and far more peaceful alternative to the likes of Brighton and allows you to really feel like you’ve got away from it all.

Here are some iphone snaps I took on a recent Redpig road trip. A long weekend was ample time to recharge the batteries, sample the local cuisine and seek out a few ‘secret’ beaches.

 

The fishermen return with their catch at Aldeburgh

The fishermen return with their catch at Aldeburgh

The Medieval church becomes a farmhouse at Leiston Abbey

The Medieval church becomes a farmhouse at Leiston Abbey

Leiston Abbey: Used to be a monastery, is now a music school

Leiston Abbey: Used to be a monastery, is now a music school

The 'secret' beach at Covehithe

The ‘secret’ beach at Covehithe

The woods at Covehithe

The woods at Covehithe

Even as a vegetarian, I have to say these pigs look pretty content with their lot

Even as a vegetarian, I have to say these free range pigs look pretty content with their lot!

Southwold pier and us!

Southwold pier and us!

After sunset, the best entertainment is to head to the beach for candle-lit drinks!

After sunset, the best entertainment is to head to the beach for candle-lit drinks!

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