If you’re going to live in Suffolk, you’re going to want to know all the different places you can visit and explore during your time here. Whether you enjoy big towns, beaches, or the countryside, Suffolk will have something for you!



Suffolk has 50 miles of coastline and has a coast path the whole way (that’s one way to spend your weekend!). Sandy beaches come with traditional piers, harbours, and plenty of activities. There’s opportunities for surfing at Walberswick Beach, volleyball at Lowestoft, and fishing at Thorpness. Whatever your interest, one of the beaches on the Suffolk coastline will have it. All the seaside towns have interesting folk stories, ranging from ghostly happenings, to smuggler tales.



Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and has an urban atmosphere packed with shops, restaurants, bistros, pubs and clubs, all within walking distance of the Ipswich Campus. Bury St Edmunds is very close as well, mixing its unique history with modern developments. If you’re looking for something a little quieter and traditional, Suffolk has many little villages and towns, such as Woodbridge, Newmarket, and Framlingham where you can enjoy independent shops, little cafes, or the scenery of the area.



The Suffolk countryside is home to nature reserves, rivers, and forests. These are great in the spring, when many animals come out of hibernation and flowers begin to blossom. Cycle tracks, paths, and boat hire means that you can explore the Suffolk countryside in many different ways. Rendlesham Forest is one of the many places you can go to see the unique wildlife around Suffolk. There are also many nature reserves which have seasonal notes throughout the walks, informing you of what you may see around you.

You can choose to hire a boat, but if you don’t feel like rowing yourself, river tours will give you interesting information from a tour guide any time of the day. You’ll be able to explore and find out about the local nature, ancient marshlands, and other aspects of the surrounding area.