Southwold from the pier


Parents with children of a certain age may feel they have stepped through their TV screens when they visit Southwold on the Suffolk coast.

There’s Miss Smiley’s café at the end of the pier, this is one of the roads that Campo the campervan drives along, and of course Mr Mentor the Inventor’s lighthouse can be seen from all over town. Southwold was chosen by CBeebies to represent Sunnysands, the fictional seaside town in Grandpa in My Pocket starring James Boland, its quintessential English seaside look perfect for the show.

However, if you’re looking for the Masons’ house, you need to be prepared for a long walk – it’s actually in Aldeburgh, ten miles further along the coast.

You can find out everything you need to know about the Suffolk coast here.


Photo: Spiterman (Flickr)