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Old 26 Oct 20, 10:15 PM  
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Hi all

Iím looking for a house / flat near the sea in Essex, Suffolk or maybe Kent.

We like walking and pubs and historical or interesting places.

We will have a car but I know we will be preferring to mostly walk in the evenings so we can have a drink.

Iím honestly clueless about this part of the country but have been looking at Frinton, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe?

Anyone have any suggestions to help me narrow it down a bit?

Many thanks

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Old 29 Oct 20, 09:38 PM  
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We are in Suffolk for a few days at the minute. Would definitely recommend Aldeburgh. Lovely walk to Thorpeness and the smoked fish we bought in Aldeburgh was delicious.

Off to Southwold tomorrow - heard great things about there too.
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Old 29 Oct 20, 09:42 PM  
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We live in Deal, Kent.. lovely seafront with lots of bars and restaurants and a lovely pier. We have Deal, walmer and Dover castle on our doorstep. X
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Depends how South you want to go? We had a couple of weeks in Norfolk and Kent in Sept.
Really enjoyed Canterbury so much we went twice! Cathedral is so interesting and we took a punting boat trip too.
Also enjoyed Hastings as a nice seaside town
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I live in Burnham-on-Crouch - a little piece of heaven built from oyster fishing. There are lots of pubs and some with accommodation and good food and some lovely walks along the salt marsh trails. Nearby there is Maldon which is an ancient town built on the banks of the Blackwater and famous for salt. Itís home to some glorious sailing barges and they do trips out to the estuary. The oldest (supposedly) church in England is in the area - St Peter on the Wall at Bradwell.

We looked at houses around the Essex coastline before settling for Burnham. We didnít take to Frinton at all - just our opinion mind. We could only see one pub and it was modern. We really liked Wivenhoe (there is a lovely old part) and Brightlingsea. The latter is a very interesting place. We really like it here. Essex and Suffolk have some beautiful places but not all are by the coast. Saffron Walden and Lavenham are two of my favourite places to visit but not near the sea.

If you are going south what about Brighton? DD was at uni here and we spent several weekends here. Itís vibrant, edgy, historical and has an abundance of decent restaurants. Weíve walked miles here and just kept exploring and finding new things. The laines are so quaint and there are some lovely shops there.
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Rye is a great place to visit.
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I live in Suffolk, and we have a lot of Airbnb properties sat empty at the moment especially in Aldeburgh. Thorpeness is lovely, also the Dedham Vale area is beautiful- Constable country. We have forest, river, sea, and beaches all in a short distance of each other.
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P.s. I wouldnít recommend Felixstowe other than a day visit perhaps. Southwold is nicer.
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P.s. I wouldnít recommend Felixstowe other than a day visit perhaps. Southwold is nicer.
Absolutely agree re Felixstowe. We live in Ipswich and go to Felixstowe for a walk around Landguard Common near the docks. Lovely walk overlooking the sea and you can park close to where some rather large container ships are being unloaded.

Otherwise Felixstowe doesnt have anything to offer for anymore than a couple of hours!
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I live in Burnham-on-Crouch - a little piece of heaven built from oyster fishing. There are lots of pubs and some with accommodation and good food and some lovely walks along the salt marsh trails. Nearby there is Maldon which is an ancient town built on the banks of the Blackwater and famous for salt. Itís home to some glorious sailing barges and they do trips out to the estuary. The oldest (supposedly) church in England is in the area - St Peter on the Wall at Bradwell.

We looked at houses around the Essex coastline before settling for Burnham. We didnít take to Frinton at all - just our opinion mind. We could only see one pub and it was modern. We really liked Wivenhoe (there is a lovely old part) and Brightlingsea. The latter is a very interesting place. We really like it here. Essex and Suffolk have some beautiful places but not all are by the coast. Saffron Walden and Lavenham are two of my favourite places to visit but not near the sea.

If you are going south what about Brighton? DD was at uni here and we spent several weekends here. Itís vibrant, edgy, historical and has an abundance of decent restaurants. Weíve walked miles here and just kept exploring and finding new things. The laines are so quaint and there are some lovely shops there.
Someone I worked with used to live in Burnham-on-Crouch (but work was Scottish based). This is the only time I have ever heard it mentioned out with the office!

I wonder if you knew him.
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