Total visitors in 2015: 3690
Total visitors in 2016: 8383
Unique visitors in 2017
:
19th July 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Leisure and Environment Committee meeting on 19th July 2017 is now available to view.
17th July 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Finance Committee meeting on 17th July 2017 is now available to view.
30th June 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Planning & Development Committee meeting on 30th June 2017 is now available to view.
22nd June 2017
The Approved Minutes for the Planning & Development Committee meeting on 22nd June 2017 is now available to view.
Welcome to Southwold

Southwold is a small rural seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage coast; one of the furthest points to the east on mainland Britain. It has fine, sandy beaches, open greens, an expansive common and a working harbour. The architecture is somewhat traditional at its core, but is strengthened by some unique modern builds that are quite individual and distinctive in design. There is a resident population of a little under one thousand.

Often considered as a quintessential English seaside town, Southwold changed little in the second half of the twentieth century, but while its attractiveness to visitors is undiminished, in numbers at least, there is change and this is being managed in an attempt to retain the essential qualities of a picturesque and much loved location. It is a far from easy task, with the speed and demands of the twenty-first century bringing new pressures in addition to challenges, particularly with regard to traffic management and a changing retail climate.

Two Conservation Areas feature strongly, one based on the Town, itself, and the other on the Harbour. The lighthouse, built in 1890 and standing almost 31 metres, dominates the town and is open for tours, as are the Sailors' Reading Room, three other museums and the brewery.
Southwold is a winner for dogs!
Added on Tuesday 25th July

Southwold has been voted one of the best beaches to take your dog in the UK despite them being banned from April 1 and September 30.  The UK’s leading pet emergency service, Vet Now, has named Southwold Pier as one of the safest dog ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

Southwold Charter Fair
Added on Saturday 3rd June 2017

We have a video of this years Southwold Charter Fair which is available on YouTube. Simply CLICK HERE to view the video ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

Southwold Town Mayor
Added on 8th May 2017

The new Mayor of Southwold for 2017/18 is: 

....CLICK HERE to read the full story
BELLMAN'S LAST HURRAH
Added on Saturday 4 March 2017

Described, publicly, in the Market Place by the Town's deputy mayor, Ann Betts, as "A legend in his own lifetime", John Barber today, bid a fond farewell to his job of forty years in Southwold, where he has served ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

AUG
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A meeting of the Southwold Town Council Planning Committee will be held at The Town Hall, Southwold ...CLICK HERE for full details

AUG
22

A meeting of the Southwold Town Council Planning Committee will be held at The Town Hall, Southwold ...CLICK HERE for full details

AUG
25

A meeting of the Southwold Town Council will be held at The Town Hall, Southwold. Meetings take place ...CLICK HERE for full details

SEP
5

A meeting of the Southwold Town Council Planning Committee will be held at The Town Hall, Southwold ...CLICK HERE for full details