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5 Things To Do on Holiday in Thorpeness

Written by Leah Smith on

The seaside village of Thorpeness in nestled along the stunning Suffolk coastline within close proximity to the upmarket and popular beachside town of Aldeburgh.

Thorpeness was created in the 1900s by Stuart Ogilvie who wanted to create a private holiday haven for his friends and family. Today Thorpeness is thriving with visitors all centred around the magical Meare at the very heart of the village.

Thorpeness is a fantastic place for active family holidays, wildlife seekers and those looking to explore the coastline in further detail. If you’re looking to visit the first time read on and find out more about things you can do in this stunning part of Suffolk.

1) A Spot of Golf

Yes, golf is extremely popular in Thorpeness with the Thorpeness Golf Club being regarded as the best in the county. Challenge yourself on this 18 hole golf course in a beautiful setting.

2) Explore the Countryside

Thorpeness is surrounded by beautiful countryside which can be explored by foot or by bicycle, making it a great place for all. The Suffolk Coastal Path also flows through Thorpeness which is a popular choice with walkers looking for a challenge. There are some great spots for birdwatching too!

3) Sailing on The Meare

If you’re planning on visiting Thorpeness in the summer season there won’t be shortage of sailing boats dotted along The Meare! This fantastic stretch of calming water was artificially created by Ogilvie who was inspired by the story of Peter Pan. The Meare is open for sailing from late Spring to late Summer and there’s a fantastic tearoom for a treat afterwards. Give it a go!

4) The Beach

The beach at Thorpeness is a great appeal for dog-walkers and families. Enjoy a fun day on the beach with a picnic and don’t forget to bring along a kite!

5) Look Ahead

Don’t forget to check out our events calendar before you travel to find out what’s on. Thorpeness hosts its annual Regatta in August with live music, summer BBQ and fireworks as well as its music, food and drink festival ‘Thorpfest’ in July.

Choosing the perfect Thorpeness holiday cottage couldn’t be easier – we have a great selection of holiday cottages available whether you’re visiting with a loved one or as part of a larger group. Our holiday cottages range from cosy apartments, architectural delights and large family properties. Do give us a call on 01502 722717 or email holidays@suffolk-secrets.co.uk with your Thorpeness holiday enquiry – we’d love to hear from you!

Leah Smith

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