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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 2017 Operating Times and Fares

1st April – 23rd April
Daily Service
10am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 5pm
(weekends 10am - 5pm)
29th April – 27th May
Weekends only
10am – 5pm
27th May – 30th September
Daily Service
10am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 5pm
(weekends 10am - 5pm)
30th September – 28th October
Weekends only
10am – 5pm
28th October – 4th November
Daily Service
10am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 5pm
(weekends 10am - 5pm)

Fares: £1 per person (adults or children over 5),
£1 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 Waveney District Council.