WHAT TO DO
The village boasts a Country Club with 7 tennis courts, an 18-hole Golf Club and an excellent village pub, The Dolphin Inn. In addition, a main feature, The Meare, is only one metre deep but covers 64 acres, allowing visitors to hire rowing boats and canoes to visit the many fantasy islands (based on the adventures of Peter Pan) and in August is home to the famous Thorpeness Regatta.
Two miles down the road lies Aldeburgh, home of Benjamin Britten and famous for its fish and chips. Close by is Snape where you’ll find the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in which the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival is held, along with a year round programme of arts events as well as surrounding shops and a farmers’ market.
Further up the coast, visit Southwold and its pier, or go crabbing in Walberswick with its sandy beaches, or Tunstall with its cycle tracks through forests and riding stables. With the added bonus of the many RSPB reserves nearby all of the above are within easy travelling distance of Thorpeness.