Inspiration Along The Suffolk Coast

Delphines Diner aldeburgh

I often write about interiors and my own home and love it. It’s my passion. But where I get my fresh air and local inspiration from is quite often along the Suffolk Coast.

While we bask in and make the most of this ‘ Indian Summer ‘ here in the UK, a trip to the seaside was on the cards today. We are really lucky to live fairly close to one of the most beautiful ( yep, I’m biased ) coast lines. As I mentioned in a recent post – we try and go as much as we can. Because it’s chilled and always uplifting.

Delphines Diner aldeburgh suffolk coast

Aldeburgh and Southwold are fairly close to each other so today we did both. Starting off with an absolutely delicious milkshake at Delphine’s Diner in Aldeburgh. The mint green and red decor immediately transports you to another place along with the authentic rock n roll background music. Even the staff are dressed in uniforms from the 50s era. It’s a gem of a place.

Sweet Shop Aldeburgh

If you already know the high street, you’ll already have checked out the great interiors stores, art galleries .. oh, and the sweet shop Shingle and Sherbert. They also sell very pretty and colourful ceramics. Well worth checking out.

Boat coast aldeburgh suffolk coast

PostcardsThe stoney beach of Aldeburgh is a good workout. It feels like I’ve walked ten miles after wading through the pebbles. I love walking past the painted old boats and looking back at the tall bright houses that face the sea. There’s something comforting about them because they never change.


Have you ever climbed up the steps and looked at the rooftops and the ocean ? It’s beautiful, especially with the row of homes with blue doors and window sills. Today the fuschia plant half way up was flowering and bright pink.

Colourful Homes

I think these houses are possibly some of the cutest in Aldeburgh. So quaint and I love the palettes. They’re all very individual but work well together.

Beach Huts in Southwold

After a little drive, we were in Southwold, which is just such a happy place to be. Rows of dreamy beach huts with their cryptic names.

Yellow Beach Hut in Southwold

Beach Huts Striped southwoldThe bright yellow ‘ Billy Bumpkin ‘ is possibly my favourite and this striped hut wins me over every time I pass it. Like the pastel shades ?

Bicycle sweet shop southwold

I think this photo sums up Southwold. Old fashioned, fun and evocative. Even now, every time we visit, the place steals my heart. Pretty sure my girls will feel the same when they grow up too.

Lighthouse southwold

After admiring the crisp white lighthouse for a bit and a long walk along the promenade, we stopped to eat our sand covered sweets. Somehow they taste pretty good at the seaside.

Sandy Sweets southwold

Where do you like to go when you need a little time out and inspiration ?

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Lucy x

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Oh how I loved this post! The English seaside towns enchant me too, I’m on a mission to do the Kent coast (I’ve done Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, Whitstable is next) and on my list now is the suffolk coast. Darling dreamy photographs and a lot of colour inspiration x

Sarah Buck

Is that diner in Aldeburgh new? Ive not come across that. Ive been in the sweet shop more than once! I see you haven’t come across the shabby chic door in Aldeburgh yet, see if you can find it. Sarah xx


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