It’s easy to see why Oulton Broad is one of the most popular broads in the region, as it offers some great activities, many beautiful sites and is well facilitated. The best way to enjoy the broad is to enter Nicholas Everitt Park on the east side of the broad, as this offers a spacious green area on the waters edge, where you can spend some quality time with the family.
Sit back and relax on the edge of the broad and watch sailors weave their sailboats through the water. It’s very relaxing and thanks to the ample seating across the north side of the park, you won’t be short of places to sit and watch. You are also allowed to fish at the broad (so long as you have a license) and there are plenty of prime fishing spots also.
The broad has its very own water sports centre where you can rent a number of water going vessels including sailboats, motor boats and canoes/kayaks. If you’ve never sailed before, it may be best to take a few lessons first but when it comes to motor boating and canoeing/kayaking, they’re pretty straightforward. If you would like to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the broad brings, we would definitely recommend going for a canoe or kayak, as this is not only relaxing and a great way to stay active but also quiet, as you won’t have the drone of a motor in the background.
If you’re coming in by boat, you will have plenty of places to moor on the southeast side of the broad. Some are free but some charge a small mooring free, which is well worth paying, so you can enjoy Nicholas Everitt Park and the facilities that it has to offer. Once you’re ready to head home, simply jump back onto your boat and motor your way home.
On the southwest side of the broad is the Carlton Marshes nature reserve, which is a great place to visit if you love beautiful natural sites and finding out about the local and diverse wildlife that dwells within and around the reserve. The reserve boasts beautiful meadows, wet marshland and dense woodland, all of which are teeming with wildlife, ranging from birds and cows, to otters and fish. It’s the perfect place to spend a sunny summers afternoon.
Location of Oulton Broad?
Oulton Broad can be found just to the west of Lowestoft and is 24 miles to the southeast of Norwich (approx.).
Oulton Broad boasts a very large car park behind the water sports centre on the southeast side of the broad. There is plenty of space here but it is pay and display.
Where can I stay near Oulton Broad?
Fortunately, Oulton Broad is very close to Waveney River Centre, the multi-award winning holiday park, which is the perfect choice for relaxing Norfolk Broads holidays. Here you will have a great choice of accommodation including luxury holiday lodges, cottages, penthouses, caravans and touring and camping pitches. There is also day boat rental available from here, allowing you to visit Oulton Broad by water. Contact us to find out more.
What else is nearby?
Oulton Broad is located conveniently close to the popular seaside resort of Lowestoft. This famous coastal town boasts a beautiful stretch of golden sand, which is known as the Sunrise Coast due to it being the most easterly point of the UK. This means that it sees the first part of the sunrise each and every day. The town if full of shops and entertaining attractions and the two piers are also a prime spot for entertainment in the day or evening. There are a few museums dotted around the town, which are well worth visiting if you want to discover more about the towns fascinating past.
To the north of Oulton Broad is Somerleyton Hall & Gardens. Somerleyton Village is also quite pleasant and offers a friendly pub, which serves meals throughout the day. But the star of the show has to be Somerleyton Hall, which is an incredibly impressive sight. The surrounding gardens are well worth exploring and are kept in tiptop condition.