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The Walberswick to Southwold Ferry

Walberswick to Southwold Ferry

The ferry departing from Walberswick jetty
The ferry departing from Walberswick jetty

For a small charge a traditional rowing boat - based on the Suffolk punt design - can ferry adults, children, dogs, bicycles, buggies and pushchairs across the river Blyth to and from the Walberswick and Southwold banks. The ferry operates on various dates within the popular high summer holiday weeks, as well as during the school holidays of Easter and half-terms, carrying up to 12 passengers at a time. This way of crossing the river is an alternative to walking inland to the Bailey Bridge footbridge - see The Walberswick Map.

Walberswick Ferry

Walberswick Ferry 2023 Operating Times and Fares

1st April – 29th October
Daily Service
10am – 5pm

Operated on demand so will just take you across when you turn up, no need to book.

Fares: £2 per adult,
£1 children aged 5 to 18,
£2 per bicycle. Dogs and children under 5 welcome free of charge.
Buggies and pushchairs welcome too.


The above times can change occasionally due to extreme weather and tide conditions.

The Southwold to Walberswick Ferry is licenced by East Suffolk Council.