The Suffolk port of Lowestoft includes at the most easterly point of the British Isles, Lowestoft Ness. Lowestoft is situated just to the south of Great Yarmouth.
Lowestoft is a fishing port and seaside town on the eastern coast of Suffolk. Home to more than 65,000 people, it has a history dating back to Viking times and is one of the region’s oldest fishing ports.
In addition to fishing, Lowestoft’s industries have included porcelain, bus-building and shipbuilding – although all are now sadly defunct. Today, Lowestoft has a steady tourist trade and continues to have an active port – not least serving the nascent offshore wind power industry. Lowestoft has the distinction of being home to the UK’s largest wind turbine and will become the operations base for the new Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, when it is completed.
Attractions for visitors to Lowestoft include the nearby Broads National Park – home to some of the UK’s finest inland waterways and marshlands – and some fine sandy beaches, several of which hold prestigious Blue Flag awards. Van hire is readily available in Lowestoft, with local rental branches providing a wide selection of hire vehicles: