The market town of Beccles was once a Saxon river port, and is located in the Waveney Valley. With gorgeous scenery and rich history, this is a favourite amongst boating holidaymakers. This article will list helpful information on where to go, what you can see, and where to eat when visiting Beccles.
Mooring when Visiting Beccles
Beccles Quay is one of the best moorings within the Broads, with a large park complete with children’s play area. You can sit back and relax whilst the kids play, set against the stunning setting of the riverside. This is stern-on mooring with a charge to moor here, and there are facilities such as showers, disabled toilet, laundry facilities, and a tourist information centre.
Leisure when Visiting Beccles
In Beccles is Beccles Lido, voted as one of the best things to do in the Suffolk region. Featuring an open-air swimming pool, this volunteer-run attraction is open from the end of May until the start of September. You might also like to make your way to the top of the Beccles Bell Tower, which is a free-standing feature of St Michael’s Church at 97 feet high. For a small charge, you can see stunning views of Beccles and the surrounding area. There is also Beccles Museum, which was once a boys’ school but today looks at the area’s past with a few exhibits to take in and is a free day out in the summer months.
Eating Out when Visiting Beccles
If you don’t want to go far, then try the café on Beccles Quay which benefits from excellent customer reviews. If going into town, try Twyford’s café, or perhaps Baileys for a deli and restaurant experience. You may also want to try Waveney House Hotel, but there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area for you to choose from.