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Southwold is a very picturesque town on the coast of Suffolk and is well worth a visit with the camera at anytime.

The whole place is full of photo opportunities, and is well worth revisiting in different seasons as the atmosphere changes throughout the year.

The Pier is very photogenic and can usually be incorporated into a sunrise to good effect. As part of a coastal management scheme, the beech itself has been reworked recently to provide a sandy beach. The sand is retained by wooden groins to the right of the pier and riprap (rocks) to the left which add an interesting choice of foreground options.

Looking down on the beach are the gaily painted beach huts, which are extremely photogenic and behind the pier there is a boating lake which offers further opportunities.

The harbour is at the south of the town on the River Blyth. It extends from the river mouth to nearly a mile upstream and serves mainly fishing and small pleasure boats. There are many huts here that sell freshly caught fish, that are well worth a look at.

In summer, towards the mouth of the River Blyth, there is a rowing boat ferry across to Warberswick, this too makes for a very popular subject, when tied up for the night.

After full days worth of photography you can retire to one of the many pubs in the town which and enjoy a well earned Adnams beer which is produced at the Sole Bay brewery in the town.

Southwold Images

The Pier before Dawn
The Boating Lake
The Pier at sunrise
Under the Pier
The Pier (again)


22 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

I visit Southwold mostly around once a month all year round but have never seen it look like this!

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