Yoxford is a pretty village in the east of Suffolk, conveniently close to the larger towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Beccles, making Yoxford well placed to be a base for exploration of the Suffolk Heritage Coast.  The junction of the A12 trunk road and the A1120 is in the village, and the railway station of Darsham is approximately 1 mile away.  Yoxford is only 25 north of Suffolk's county town of Ipswich, and 94 miles from London.  However, Yoxford is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The village takes it name from a ford on what is locally known as the River Yox, which runs neaby.  The name of the village means a ford where oxen can cross.  Yoxford is surround on all sides by beautiful parklands - towards Peasenhall you can find Sibton Park, with its large fishing lake.  In the village is there is Grove Park, and Rookery Park on the Leiston Road.  Also surrounding Yoxford are extensively farmed areas (particularly fruit farms), this coupled with the parklands earns Yoxford the much-deserved title of 'The Garden of Suffolk'.

Beyond the High Street lies Mulberrry Park, a pretty family area with picnic facilities and childrens playground.  A favourite destination for the tourists, almost in the centre of the village, is the Church of St Peter, kept and cared for with love over the centuries by its parishioners.  The church is a grand sight, with its unusual spire featuring a cock to mark its highest point, and its 18th and 19th century headstones.  Visitors will discover a Victorian-styled interior, along with one of the largest collections of brasses and hatchments in Suffolk.

Around the village, there are two pubs, which both serve food.  Two very good restaurants, several antique shops and a convenience store.