Lowestoft's beach North of Claremont is a fine, sandy beach enjoyed by both visitors and the local community. Lowestoft's seasonal and weekly-let beach chalets overlook this beach and there is always a waiting list! The Beach Office and southern Lifeguard Station are also situated overlooking North Beach. Other facilities include access to good parking and toilets, bowls, tennis, restaurant and cafés, seafront hotels and guest houses. Victoria Beach is adjacent to Lowestoft's Award-winning South Beach which has a wide variety of fine facilities for everyone.
Lowestoft's fine, sandy South Beach is the main resort beach in North Suffolk and won the English Tourist Board Beach of the Year Award for Excellence in 1991. Improvements in recent years include the East Point Pavilion Visitor Centre, refurbished seafront and promenade and the re-opened South Pier. A successful events arena has been established at Royal Green adjacent to the promenade. Beach activities include Children's Corner. Organised events on the beach and children's play equipment adjacent to the promenade, together with a new Golf Garden on Royal Green. The progressive attitude to lifeguarding has made Lowestoft one of the RLSS's much quoted examples of good practice.
All three beaches at Lowestoft have been awarded ENCAMS Seaside Awards. In addition, the South Beach has been awarded a Blue Flag.
Both awards set minimum standards for water quality, cleanliness and facilities. If you'd like more information, refer to the requirements for Blue Flag or Seaside award criteria.
Facilities at Lowestoft beach include (in addition to minimum requirements for awards):
The tide forecast is also available from WAP mobile phones at http://wap.lowestoft.angle.uk.com/attractions/beach.cgi.
Tide forecast information is for guidance only and it is not intended to be used for navigation or any critical purpose, you are reminded that weather may have an effect on the severity of tides and it is always advisible to seek advice if you are unsure.