Britain’s Most Easterly Seaside Resort



Lowestoft and the other nearby resorts are very popular places to visit or stay for a holiday.  That applies not just for able bodied people but many disabled as well.  At Lowestoft Shopmobility, a registered charity, they hire out many mobility scooters and wheelchairs to both day trippers and those coming to stay for a holiday at the various holiday camps and hotels in the area.  Here are just a few of the comments received from customers:

‘Helps my dad whilst we are on holiday to join in with the family’.

‘I can get out and about in the fresh air and having the independence makes me feel better in myself.  It is an excellent scheme which is vital for Lowestoft, both for a holiday town for the visitors, and for local people who would otherwise not be able to get out and about’.

‘Thank you.  Much appreciated.  Lovely chair and lovely service’.

Popular places to stay include: The Hotel Victoria, Gunton Hall Coastal Village Hotel, Pontins Holiday Park at Pakefield, The Kessingland Beach Holiday Park, Warner’s Corton Coastal Holiday Village and Potter’s Leisure Resort at Hopton.

For an additional fee it can be arrange to deliver the scooter or wheelchair to your holiday camp or hotel and collect it when you leave.  Other features include a Rollator and tri-walker that can be hired.  If you prefer, small travel scooters and wheelchairs can be collected from shop premises for your holiday or hired by the day.  Most people cannot bring their own wheelchair or scooter as they won’t fit in the car with all their luggage, so without the service provided many people just would not be able to come to the area on holiday.

Scooters are available for hire by the day at Lowestoft Library and the Lowestoft Tourist Information Centre at the Pavilion on the seafront.  In Southwold from April until the end of October scooters and wheelchairs can be hired from the Boating Lake and Cafe, which is located near the pier.

As a tiny charity always struggling to raise funds, Lowestoft Shopmobility are always extremely grateful for any donations received; not just of money but of mobility items that can be sold to raise funds such as unwanted mobility scooters, wheelchairs, tri-walkers, Rollators, crutches, walking frames and walking sticks.

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.00pm April to October (3pm November to March). For more information visit the shop, telephone 01502 588857, email or visit

Further information about visiting the area can be had from Lowestoft Tourist Information Centre.  Telephone 01502 533600 or see the website

Lowestoft …  where the sun rises first!