Historical information about this webcam
Southwold is a small town on the North Sea coast, in the Waveney district of the English county of Suffolk. The town is located on the North Sea coast at the mouth of the River Blyth, and this lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Southwold was a fishing port as far back as 1086 and brought lots of trade to Southwold in the 15th century. However during the centuries that followed, a shingle bar built up across the harbour mouth, preventing the town from becoming a major port.
To this day, Southwold Lighthouse stands as a prominent landmark in the centre of the town and is a Grade II listed building.