Yacht Station and Mutford Lock
Oulton Broad has access to the sea via Mutford Lock and Lake Lothing. The lock marks the limit of navigation for hire craft. Oulton Broad Yacht Station is here adjacent to the Lock. The Harbour Master will help you moor, next to his office are the toilets, shower, laundry facilities and a Coffee shop.
There are boat trips from Mutford Lock and day boats for hire near the yacht station. Adjacent to the lock is the recently refurbished Wherry Hotel their moorings have an uninterrupted view over Oulton Broad.
A path leads from the yacht station to Nicholas Everitt Park, the park offers extensive views over Oulton Broad. It is a popular spot on Thursday evenings during the summer as people gather to watch the powerboat racing.
Opposite the park are the old maltings now converted to luxury apartments. The southwest corner is quiet and unspoiled, public footpaths lead from Nicholas Everitt Park to White Cast Marshes and onto the visitor centre at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve.
Nicholas Everitt Park
The flowerbeds in the gardens here are particularly attractive, the grounds cover an area of about 15 1/2 acres. There is also plenty in the park for children, including a paddling pool, crazy golf and trampolines.
Refreshments are available at the Everitt Park cafe and at the Boulevard Leisure Centre next to the yacht station. The centre includes a fully licensed free house, family restaurant and amusement arcade.
From here it is just a short walk to the local shops.
Lowestoft Museum is situated at the back of the yacht station in Broad House a grade ll listed building dating from 1685. Exhibits include a Victorian room setting with domestic items of the period and a cobbler’s shop, a Doctor’s surgery and an office before the age of computers. The museum is open daily from 1pm until 4pm.
After the bustle of the yacht station you may want to find somewhere a little quieter to relax or do a bit of fishing. North Bay is a lovely quiet spot to drop your mud-
The fishing on the broad is known to be good and North Bay is no exception. The area has a reputation for rather large Bream!
Private Gardens at North Bay
The north side of the broad is one of the most expensive places to live in the area. Large houses with attractive gardens sweep down to the edge of the broad.