We encourage you where possible to use public transport, walk or cycle to the festival site. Not only is it a scenic journey, better for your health, and helps the environment – parking is very limited in the immediate area of the festival site.
The Way To Go Suffolk website has a useful journey planning tool with cycle network and walking route maps.
The nearest post code for the festival site is Lowestoft NR33 0HY
Walk to the Beach
Live locally? Escape the hassle of the bridge and one-way systems by leaving your car at home and get those steps in!
Here is handy map with walking routes from anywhere in Lowestoft: Lowestoft Walking Map
Cycle to the Beach
There are excellent cycle routes to the festival site, including along the picturesque upper esplanade from the town centre. More information on cycle routes can be found on the Sustrans website.
Bicycle parking will be available on the Upper Esplanade, near Claremont Pier.
By Train with Greater Anglia
First Light is one of the rare festivals you can get to easily by train, enjoying the full day on the beach before catching the last train home!
There are direct train services running to Norwich and Ipswich, and on-going connections to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia have put on a special late-night train to Ipswich, departing Lowestoft at 23:05. The last train from Lowestoft to Norwich on Saturday is at 23.47. Trains to Ipswich call at Oulton Broad South, Beccles, Brampton, Halesworth, Darsham, Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Melton, Woodbridge and Westerfield and Ipswich. Trains to Norwich call at Oulton Broad North, Somerleyton, Haddiscoe, Reedham, Cantley, Brundall and Norwich.
Lowestoft train station is conveniently situated in central Lowestoft which is a pleasant 25-minute walk along the seafront to the festival site.
Address: Lowestoft Rail Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EG
The nearest bus stop for the beach is Claremont Pier, a 5-10 minute walk from the festival site along the upper promenade. The nearest bus stop for Kensington Gardens is Rectory Road, a short 2 minute walk. Both are served by 1, 103, X1, 1A, 105, X2, 99, 106, X21, 102, 122 and X22 routes.
If you do choose to drive to First Light, the best way to find a parking space is via the Ringo App which will give you up to date information about availability on the day.