Lowestoft South Beach (Lowestoft)

Just south of Great Yarmouth, on Suffolk’s “Sunrise Coast” is Lowestoft South Beach with its fine sand and wealth of local facilities. Also known as Victoria Beach, it is the main resort beach in the area with a Blue Flag award for its clean waters. South Beach also boasts many past awards from the Tourist Board.

Something of a classic seaside town, Lowestoft has a refurbished seafront and promenade providing easy access to the sand. There is also pay-and-display car parking nearby.
A Visitor Centre provides local info in the East Point Pavilion and a pier with amusements and entertainment centre. It’s a popular beach for fishing.

The beach is ideal for a host of watersports such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing and jet-skiing and there is a seasonal lifeguard service.

Fun activities such as Crazy Golf can be found in the Children’s Corner and on the Royal Green adjacent to the beach and promenade. There are public toilets and showers on the beach with local cafés and restaurants nearby.

Dogs are not permitted on South Beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Pier

Nearest town



NR33 0DE

OS grid ref.

TM 5446 9171


There is parking for 500 cars including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Lowestoft South Beach (Lowestoft) Reviews

Best beach in Suffolk

Dec 26th 2021

Forget Southwold (OK - it’s a lot posher!) South Beach gives you acres of sand and your own beach hut!

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