Often referred to as the southern gateway to the Broads, today Oulton Broad is a suburb of the coastal town of Lowestoft whilst preserving the feel of a village. The suburb takes its name from the large Broad within its midst, the best place to moor if exploring Lowestoft is on your list of things to do. Here is some helpful information for those visiting Oulton Broad.
Visiting Oulton Broad
As it is the main access point for Lowestoft from the Broads, the suburb has a yacht station, complete with handy mooring facilities and beautiful views across the Broad. There is a charge for mooring here, but with this comes toilet facilities, showers, clothe-washing facilities, and wet rooms for those with disabilities. You can also moor outside the Wherry Hotel for a charge, which usually includes a voucher for meals bought at the pub.
Nicholas Everitt Park, in the centre of the suburb, is perfect for families holidaying on the Broads, featuring a children’s play area and lots of space to go for a stroll. Within the park is Lowestoft Museum. Volunteer run and free, the museum offers its visitors the feel of 1000 years of local history, and it open from April until end of October. Pleasurewood Hills, an exciting theme park, is a short taxi journey away in Lowestoft, as well as a variety of shops which you can read more about here. There is also powerboat racing on the Broad from the end of April through until the start of September – a great free event to spectate!
On the Broad’s banks is the Wherry Hotel, which features a large Castle Carvery restaurant. With a comfortable dining area and a view over the Broad, this is the perfect location for a relaxing evening meal, with a full menu served until 10:00pm. If it’s light bights you’re after then try the Lounge Bar, and a full English breakfast is available in the mornings. The Commodore also has stunning views across the Broad, with cooked-to-order fresh meals and a children’s menu, this is a good option for families. The Spring Tide, which is situated closer to the coast, serves home cooked meals, from roast dinners to pub classics such as fish and chips, all to wash down with a selection of ales, wines, and soft drinks. Not forgetting The Lady of the Lake, which Mr. Richardson’s Great Great Grandfather, Mr Robert Kemp, owned and ran!