Oulton Broad: A Top 10 Suffolk Broads Attraction

Suffolk and Norfolk Broads holidays are ideal for people of any age or ability, and Oulton Broad is a top 10 Suffolk Broads destination. If you’re looking for a relaxing family, couples, or single holiday exploring the Norfolk Broads, Oulton Broad is your gateway to the area.

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Oulton Broad!

Where is Oulton Broad?

Oulton Broad is located close by Lowestoft, with its safe, sandy beaches and popular attractions. There is a regular ferry service between Oulton Broad and Lowestoft, so if you’re planning a boating holiday it’s very easy to visit Lowestoft and leave your boat moored on the Broad. Oulton Broad is also located within easy walking distance of the Carlton Marshes Wildlife Trust reserve, so you get to explore the very heart of the Broads with all its teeming wildlife and beautiful natural features.

What is there to do at Oulton Broad?

Oulton Broad is a popular tourist attraction in its own right, located next to the scenic Nicholas Everitt Park with its petting zoo, play areas, bandstand, kids’ trampolines, and boating lake. So, youngsters will particularly enjoy a visit to the park and opportunities to let off steam! You’ll also discover lots of pretty cafes, pubs, and restaurants dotted around the Broad area, along with plenty of quiet fishing spots. 

You can also try your hand at sailing if you book a boat or training course with the Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club, located at Oulton Broad. 

Places of interest to visit in the area include visiting Lowestoft Museum, which is located in Nicholas Everitt Park, the house and grounds of Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, or you can enjoy all the thrills of nearby Pleasurewood Hills theme park.

Great Yarmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea, Hopton on Sea, and Norwich are all within an easy drive or bus ride of Oulton Broad and offer lots more visitor attractions and ways to enjoy an exciting day out.

Get in touch with Waveney River Centre to discuss all our available accommodation options for holidaying on the water, or in our luxurious lodges, escape pods or yurts. We also have facilities for camping and touring caravans. Find out more on our website.