Turn back the clock a few years and camping was a far cry from what it is today. Whilst sleeping under the stars has always made for a great family holiday, today’s campsites offer some modern comforts to make your stay in the great outdoors even better!
Now camping has stepped up a notch with the addition of Glamping for those seeking a touch of luxury or simply something a little bit quirky…
Let’s start with Heathland Beach, a family run holiday park with excellent facilities including 3 heated pools, tennis courts, fishing, bar, play areas for children and access to a beautiful sandy beach. Located in the unspoilt seaside village of Kessingland near Lowestoft, this five star David Bellamy gold award winning Holiday Park caters for hire caravans, camping and touring.
Travelling slightly south along the Suffolk Coast to Saxmundham is Mill Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park.
The peace and quiet of this campsite's surroundings makes this an ideal location for a 'get away from it all' relaxing break, with panoramic views over the farmland for those lazy breakfasts and stunning sunsets as a backdrop for your barbeques after a day’s fishing or sightseeing.
Staying in Saxmundham and with an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation is Alde Garden camp site which is set within a 1-acre wildlife garden with great facilities including bikes, a communal campfire, off-licence service plus clean loos and showers. Oh, and did we mention there’s a traditional real ale pub on site too!
Winner of one of the David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation is Haw Wood Farm. Located nearby the lovely village of Darsham, this peaceful site for touring caravans and tents is known for their spacious pitches, friendly service and Platinum award winning bathroom facilities. The site is particular popular with kids of all ages for its superb play area!
Located right on the beach at Dunwich, and close to RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath sits Cliff House Holiday Park. Cliff House is an award winning 30 acre 5 star EATB rated Holiday Park specialising in lodges, static caravans, camping and touring caravan pitches. Stay here and you’ll be perfectly placed for visiting the seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh.
If you fancy trying something a bit quirky, go for a slice of vintage Americana right here in Suffolk! Happy Days Retro Vacations is a small campsite where visitors can live out their dreams of old Hollywood glamour by renting a beautifully restored Airstream trailer. There are also four camping pitches available for either tents, campervans or retro caravans.
Glamping is all the rage right now, not least of all on the Suffolk Coast…
If you’ve always fancied camping but can’t quite bring yourself to leave all the comforts of home behind, Glamping could be the answer!
Secret Meadows, which is tucked away in the pretty town of Woodbridge takes glamping to new heights. All the accommodation units have a private loo, basin and hot shower, as well as traditional kitchen facilities with Belfast sink and hot and cold running water. Beds are ready-made and organic towels provided.
Luxurious Bell tents and a Shepherds Hut are just two of the eco-friendly options on offer at Wardley Hill Campsite near the Suffolk market town of Bungay.
Wild flowers and grass are left to grow to encourage butterflies and bees, although there is still plenty of space to throw a Frisbee or perhaps have a game of rounders!
Kenton Hall Estate welcomes happy Glampers to its tranquil woodland setting. The Yurt, Shepherds Hut and Bell Tents are set in their own secluded plot and are designed and furnished to an extremely high standard ensuring luxury and comfort.
And when they say luxury – they mean it! Think king size beds, 100% cotton sheets, log burning stoves and private shower rooms...
When you need a break from cooking over the camp fire or barbeque, find a local pub serving home cooked food or a family friendly restaurant - There’s loads to choose from and many within walking distance of these campsites.
For a full range of self-catering cottages, B&B’s and hotels on the Suffolk Coast check out our ‘Where to Stay’ guide…