The most easterly spot on the Suffolk Broads is Oulton Broad. It is a beautiful little village just outside of Lowestoft, and well worth a visit. Wandering through the streets, visitors will come across various listed buildings from Oulton Broad’s history. Broad House is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1685, and today is the home of Lowestoft Museum. Inside the museum is the world’s largest collection of Lowestoft porcelain from the 18th century, as well as details on famous faces from the local area.
There is plenty to see and do in Oulton Broad, with an abundance of waterside pubs, independent shops and a petting zoo for the kids. Nicholas Everitt Park is located on the waterside and is perfect for a walk along the water’s edge, enjoying an ice cream or feeding the ducks. On Sundays, local bands take to the bandstand in the park for an afternoon of music.
Every Thursday evening in the summer months, powerboat racing takes place at Oulton Broad and is a great spectator sport. Oulton Broad is also home to Waveney and Oulton Yacht Club, who hold races every week. At the end of August, the Oulton Week regatta takes place on the broad and attracts many visiting yachts every year.
● Oulton Broad Yacht Station: Fees between £5 and £17. Laundry, showers and toilets on site.
● The Commodore Pub and Restaurant: £10 per night fee for mooring, which is redeemable against food.
Eating & Drinking
● The Commodore Pub and Restaurant
● The Copper Smokehouse
● Fancy Cake Patisserie
● Quayside Bar and Restaurant
● Wherry Hotel
● Tesco Express
● Bridge Road Premier Store
● Asda Lowestoft Superstore