Contact us:


01502 713 370


1 Smallgate


Suffolk NR34 9AB

Opening Hours:


Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday closed

Beccles opticians - Woman in bright blue dress wearing bright bold glasses
4.93 out of 5 based on over 535 reviews

Beccles opticians - A selection of our 5-star reviews

Request an appointment at Beccles Observatory the Opticians

About Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Beccles opticians in Suffolk. Please note that we are continuing to operate by appointment only. Please book an appointment before visiting. We are flexible. If you have an emergency or would like to browse and we’re not too busy, just ask.


Even though restrictions have eased, we are maintaining our safety procedures. It’s just a nicer way of working and protects everyone from all illness, not just Covid (who wants even a cold?). We want our patients to have peace, comfort and increased personal safety. Not to mention the one-to-one attention without interruption! You no longer have to wear a mask if you prefer not to, although we are still wearing ours. 


In January 2020, we moved to 1 Smallgate, just across from our old practice in Exchange Square (in the old NatWest bank and beside Twyfords café) in Beccles. Our new premises are much larger and accessible, with automatic double doors. It is the same company and the same people, just a lot more space!


We offer audiology services including free hearing tests, ear wax removal and hearing aids.


We were thrilled to be named the UK’s best Independent Optician at the prestigious Optician Awards in 2014. Our sister practice in Southwold went on to win the same award in 2016, making us the only optician in the UK to win this award twice!


We were also a finalist for Best Fashion Practice in the UK in 2021.


Observatory the Opticians is a locally owned, independent opticians. Being independent means that we are not tied to any specific brands. We attend optical trade shows and choose the brands that we love the most, and that we hope you will also love. Our eye tests are relaxed, with lots of time to ask questions. We can offer you expert advice in a relaxed, safe environment. We stock a large variety of frames that range from affordable to designer. If you are looking for a safe opticians in Beccles that takes customer service seriously, we would be very happy to help you.

Services at Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Eye health conditions - lady having an eye test

Comprehensive Eye Exam

What to expect during your eye test.
You can also book an appointment here.

Optical Coherence Tomography

High-tech eye testing equipment, it's like an MRI for the eyes.

Free hearing test - woman having her ear examined

FREE Hearing Test

Latest hearing aid technology, ear syringing & tinnitus care.

Beautiful woman in the sun wearing sunglasses with palm trees behind


Sunglasses, contact lenses, solutions & more - COMING SOON!

Children's eyecare - group of happy children all wearing glasses

Children's Eyecare

We can test at any age and sell a wide range of children's glasses.

Contact Lenses

All major brands for all ages.
See what we sell.

Brands we stock at Beccles Observatory the Opticians






Charles Stone New York

Cocoa Mint




Face à Face








Maui Jim




Ocean Blue

Oliver Peoples

Paul Smith

Ray-Ban sun and optical

Rock Star Kids





Tom Ford


William Morris London






Video of Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Meet the Team at Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Gallery of Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Parking at Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Whilst there is no parking at the practice, there are four spaces in front and there are two car parks close by – one in Newgate (NR34 9QA) and one in Hungate Lane (NR34 9TL) – both are a two minute walk away. Beccles train station is a five minute walk.

Map of Beccles Observatory the Opticians

Subscribe for updates, newsletters, events
and important health information at Beccles opticians