Oulton Broad

Yacht Station and Mutford Lock

Mutford Lock and Oulton Broad Yacht Station

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. A new Nisa Local convenience store has opened on Bridge Road just around the corner from the yacht station. It is open from 7am until late.

There are boat trips from Mutford Lock and day boats for hire near the yacht station.

Oulton Broad

Fishing opposite Swonnells Maltings on 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

Nicholas Everitt Park Gardens at Oulton Broad

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.

Banksy at Oulton Broad

We're All In The Same Boat by Banksy
The world famous artist Banksy visited Oulton Broad recently and created the mural above.

Eating Out at Oulton Broad

The Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad

Refreshments are available at the quay, 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. Would you like to enjoy a view over Oulton Broad whilst you are dining out, yes? The Wherry Hotel, the Commodore and Broadview Wine Bar all offer views over the broad from your table. The Wherry Hotel has mooring too and the Commodore an attractive lawned seating area. Both are a short walk from the yacht station over Mutford Lift Bridge.

Lowestoft Museum

Lowestoft Museum, Oulton Broad

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.

North Bay

North Bay, Oulton Broad

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-weight out of the way of boats heading from Oulton Dyke to the yacht station.

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

Attractive Private Gardens at North Bay on Oulton Broad

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.