Beccles is well known for its unique and interesting shops, many of which are independent retailers. The range of restaurants and dining facilities will impress those wishing to sample the tastes of the town. Places to eat and drink range from national chains to independent outlets so that all tastes are provided for. The Beccles Farmers Market provides a great opportunity to purchase local produce from around Suffolk and Norfolk including wines and meat. The Country Market, at Quaker Hall, Smallgate (Friday 9.30 to 11am) offers a range of local produce and crafts.

The more active visitor may wish to explore the town and surrounding area via the Beccles Marsh Trail (maps are available from Tourist Information at the quay or the Town Hall in the town centre). The Marsh, which was given to the town in 1584 by Queen Elizabeth I is divided into 3 walks. Each walk varies in distance and character.

With children in mind, Beccles has a skate board park, an outdoor swimming pool and various play areas. There are also a number of walks and cycle routes around the town. Lots to do for everyone.


Beccles Bell Tower – 01502 713196
Beccles Golf Club – 01502 712244
Beccles Lido – 01502 713297
Beccles Marsh Trail – 01502 713196
Beccles Marsh Trail Lakes – 07796 437381
Beccles Museum – 01502 715722
Beccles Public Hall – 01502 710060
Ellough Raceway – 01502 717718
Golf Clubhouse – 01502 712244
Tennis Courts – 01502 713577
UK Parachuting – 01502 476131
Waveney Stardust (disabled access) – 07817 920502