For our staycation – we took a little trip to visit ex-Kensal Riser @thestyledwritingco in Walberswick Suffolk.
Walberswick Beach is set on the unspoilt Suffolk coastline near Southwold. Just over a couple of hours from London, it’s home to a sand and shingle beach backed by low dunes, stretching along the North Sea coast, with iconic black beach huts.
A popular beach for swimming, it is also great for crabbing, in fact, every year Walberswick hosts the annual British Open crabbing championships! When at the beach, if you are lucky you can spot common and grey seals. And we can thoroughly recommend setting up a day on the beach with a trip The Black Dog Deli for delicious takeaway coffees and croissants.
After exploring the beach, we crossed over the River Blyth courtesy of Walberswick Ferry Co – a family-run rowing boat service operating from Southwold to Walberswick (and back!)
Once over the crossing, we headed for lunch at Sole Bay Fish Company, a picture postcard-perfect clapboard-style shack harbour-side fish and chip restaurant, fishmonger and takeaway. We all went for traditional fish and chips, grabbed an outside table and tucked in. The fish was super fresh, the batter crunchy, the chips hot and salty and the mushy peas yummy. Sat right next to the boats that brought in the fish, it was a really special experience, made just that bit better courtesy of a crisp Picpoul for QPF and some lemonade for the kiddos.
With our tummies full, we hopped back on the ferry, had one final stroll on the beach, and then headed home windswept and smiling.