Where to visit on Aldeburgh Seafront?
Little did I know before we arrived, but Aldeburgh is world-renowned due to its connection with Benjamin Britten, the founder of the Aldeburgh Festival - a music festival which takes place here every June.
A typical British seaside town by nature with pebble beach, pastel-coloured houses lining it's promenade and a fish hut selling fresh, local produce on the pebbled beach-front. As you walk the seafront you will pass a variety of seafront hotels, restaurants and smaller seaside cafes.
1. Aldeburgh high-street
Running parallel to the promenade is Aldeburgh's bustling high-street, full to brim of clothing boutiques, antique and art shops, a cinema, ice-cream shops, a large variety of restaurants and of course it's famous Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop (aldeburghfishandchips.co.uk).
I definitely recommend you stop here for a leisurely bite to eat, I suggest you head on over to the pub next door; Ye Old Cross Keys where you can stroll into the outdoor seating area out the back with your fish and chips and order a drink from the pub too, or if you'd prefer, theres a little hut out the back of the pub making homemade pizzas too!
2. Visit the famous scallop statue
Take a wander along the beach and you'll soon reach the Scallop statue which was designed by Maggi Hambling - Suffolk born and bred. Inscribed into the sculpture are the words "I hear those voices that will not be drowned". A great picture spot for anyone wanting to capture memories from their trip to Suffolk's famous pebble coastline.
3. Walk along the beach down to Thorpeness
If you enjoy strolling and taking in the fresh, sea air, then its definitely worth taking the beach walk down to Thorpeness. This quaint little coastal village is whimsical by nature!
There is even a boating lake with Peter Pan theme, complete with tiny islands with locations found in the Peter Pan novel. You can hire a boat to explore the lake during the Spring - Summer months.
Where to stay?
If your looking to visit and make a mini-break of your visit, make sure you consider The Brudenell Hotel which boasts an enviable spot on Aldeburgh's seafront: http://www.right-up-my-street.co.uk/2016/10/the-brudenell-hotel-aldeburgh-seafront.html