Lowestoft is located on the coast of Suffolk to the south of Great Yarmouth (itself in Norfolk). It is the most eastern town in England.
A long-standing fishing town, Lowestoft itself falls into two regions, separated by Lake Lothing. You can learn more about the heritage of the town in one of the museums in Lowestoft. There is a good range of shops and cafes etc in the town centre, with a mix of 'big-name' high street retailers and more local galleries and specialist shops, especially along the High Street in the older part of Lowestoft.
Beaches: It is the two beaches (both very well maintained), and associated promenades and coastal walks that are the main draw for visitors to Lowestoft, and there is a wide range of associated attractions and activities to keep the family entertained. These include plenty of traditional seaside activities like donkey rides, crazy golf and a putting green.
Gardens: Don't miss the chance to stroll through the seafront gardens - or enjoy the new contemporary water feature at the Princess Royal Fountains, then stroll out onto the South Pier to enjoy the views and the boats alongside on Heritage Quay (more good views can be seen from the Naval Memorial in Belle Vue Park. another nice garden can be seen a little way south of the town centre, near the beach at Kensington Gardens.
Museums: Lowesoft also has several museums to keep you entertained if the weather isn't good enough for the beach...these include the Lowestoft War Museum, the East Suffolk Maritime Museum and the East Anglia Transport Museum, with a fascinating collection of historical public transport such as operational trams.
Places to visit at Lowestoft
Unmissable of course is to visit England's most easterly point - Ness Point - and see an orientation platform showing distances to many important places in Europe.
Many families visiting Lowestoft like to visit the Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park (Corton, a little way north of Lowestoft), a popular local theme park, or for a quieter excursion perhaps follow the coastal path a little way towards the south.
Numerous other attractions are to be found around lowestoft, from wildlife parks to the Norfolk Broads - be sure to call in to the Lowestoft Tourist Information Centre for details when you visit.