Southwold Lighthouse visitor centre

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are offered by Adnams.

Southwold Lighthouse stands in the middle of the historic resort of Southwold, in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating the east coast and guides vessels making for Southwold Harbour.

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are offered by Adnams and can be booked via their website: Lighthouse Tour – Adnams PLC

Please note, Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice.

Southwold is situated at the end of the A1095, 4 miles from the A12 at Blythburgh or 4.5 miles from Wrentham via the B1127.


Parking is available on public roads close to the lighthouse. Car parks are also located at the pier and harbour.

Health & Safety

There are a few rules to ensure you have a safe visit. These include:

  • Children are very welcome, but they must be at least 1.1 metres in height and physically capable of ascending and descending the staircases by themselves unaided
  • wear sensible footwear (eg not flip flops)
  • all visitors (including children) must be able to ascend and descend the stairs unaided

Please read the Health and Safety guidelines before you set off.