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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 (cash only please) 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 (see below). 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 2024 Operating Times and Fares

23rd March – 27th October 2024
Daily Service
10am – 5pm
28th October – 21st December 2024
Weekends only
11am – 3pm
22nd – 31st December 2024
Not including Christmas day and Boxing day.
11am – 3pm

The ferry is subject to wind and tide conditions being safe.

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

Fares (Cash Only): £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.