Sun, sea and coin-operated sedition in Southwold – in pictures

Every time I come to Southwold on the Suffolk coast I’m struck by how different it is from any other English seaside resort I know, writes Linda Nylind. Admittedly the town is almost too perfect, affluent and full to the brim with holiday lets, but it’s Southwold pier and beachside that I find more interesting and appealing. The pier is not the usual brash and noisy seaside experience, crowded with party people and beeping slot machines. It’s somehow gentler, very English, somewhat eccentric and subtly subversive

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