The Suffolk Coast
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Ultimate Guide to Camping on The Suffolk Coast

What better way to discover The Suffolk Coast than with a night under the stars on a camping holiday. From campsites, caravans and campervans to shepherds huts, bell tents and airstream trailers, our family camping guide has all you need to plan your holiday...

Camping and Caravanning

1. Heathland Beach Holiday Park - Kessingland

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. 

www.heathlandbeach.co.uk

WTS - Heathland Beach - Child on Slide

2. Cliff House Holiday Park - Dunwich

You've all you need at Cliff House Holiday Park; the site, which accommodates camping and touring caravans, also has lodges and self-catering holiday cottages, so there's something to suit everyone! The 5-star EATB has its own restaurant and is just a short drive from RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich beach and the towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh.

www.cliffhouseholidays.co.uk

WTS - Cliff House Holiday Park - Lodges

3. Haw Wood Farm - Darsham

With spacious pitches, family friendly facilities including family bathrooms, a laundry room, a well-stocked shop, on-site cafe, and children's play area, Haw Wood Farm in Darsham has also been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation 2017; making it one of the greenest places to stay in the UK!

www.hawwoodfarm.co.uk

WTS - Haw Wood Farm - Yurt

4. Run Cottage Touring Park - Woodbridge

Located close to the town of Woodbridge, Run Cottage Touring Park is a small, family run park welcoming caravans and campers. With 14 hard standing pitches and 10 amp hook-ups, an abundance of wildlife and a family-friendly pub and well-stocked shop in the local village.

Or if you don't fancy pitching your tent, book a stay in one of the new luxury glamping pods! Each fully heated and insulated pod comes complete with 4’6 oak frame double bed complete with cotton sheets, duvet & Pillows. No putting up tents in the wet and windy weather, just come in make a cup of tea and enjoy the peace and quiet overlooking the pond.

www.runcottage.co.uk

WTS - Run Cottage - Glamping Pod

5. Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park - Darsham 

Wake up to panoramic views across the Suffolk countryside, and book one of the 70 spacious grass pitches all with electric hook up on offer. There are 2 modern shower blocks with disabled access toilets and shower room. 

Anglers will enjoy fishing on the 2 acre fishing lake, plus there are designated off road dog walking trails around the farm, so your 4-legged friend can come along as well. 

www.suffolkcamping.webs.com

WTS - Mill Hill Farm Camping - Campsite

Glamping

1. Alde Garden - Saxmundham 

Situated in the Suffolk countryside near to Saxmundham, Alde Garden offers an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation within a 1-acre wildlife garden. With facilities including bikes, a communal campfire, off-licence service plus clean loos and showers, there’s a traditional real ale pub onsite too!

www.aldegarden.co.uk

WTS - Alde Garden - Wooden Hut

2. Aldeburgh Basecamp - Aldeburgh 

Wake up to the sound of waves lapping at the shore at Aldeburgh Basecamp located just 50 metres from the award-winning beach at Aldeburgh. The luxury, high-spec glamping units include sofa, bunk beds, bedding, fully equipped kitchens, shower, TV, radio/MP3 player and spacious canvas family rooms adjoining the main accommodation. 

www.aldeburghbasecamp.co.uk

WTS - Aldeburgh Basecamp - Interior

3. Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan - Westhall

Take a trip back in time and stay in the 1970s vintage Castleton Caravan at Blackberry Way near Westhall, Suffolk. The only accommodation on site, you can also bring along a tent to pitch up alongside. The caravan comes with its own hot tub too, and a fireplate so you can sit around the campfire a night.

www.blackberrywayvintagecaravan.co.uk

WTS - Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan

4. Boundary Farm Glamping - Saxmundham

The luxury safari tents on offer at Boundary Farm Glamping in Kelsale near Saxmundham can accommodate the whole family and come equipped with their own shower and toilet facilities, woodburner for those chilly nights, kitchen, fire pit, BBQ and cosy bedding. 

www.boundaryfarm.co.uk

WTS - Boundary Farm Glamping

5. Gypsy Hollow - Westhall

Stay in a unique bow top gypsy caravan set within its own private site on Valley Farm in Kelsale near Saxmundham. The gypsy wagon has a fully equipped kitchen, woodburning stove, spa bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower. For families, there is additional accommodation available in the summer house and bikes for exploring the surrounding countryside are provided too!

www.gypsyhollow.co.uk

WTS - Gypsy Hollow

6. Happy Days Retro Vacations - Saxmundham 

If you fancy trying something a bit quirky, go for a slice of vintage Americana right here in Suffolk! Happy Days Retro Vacations near Saxmundham 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 two camping pitches available for either tents, campervans or retro caravans.

Great for families, there is a family style shower block plus children's play area on site with swings, slide, trampoline and a 1950s army truck to explore!

www.happydaysrv.co.uk

WTS - Happy Days Retro Vacations - Dee Dee

7. Kenton Hall Estate - Kenton 

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.

www.kentonhallestate.co.uk/glamping

WTS - Kenton Hall Estate - Shepherd Hut


8. Secret Meadows - Woodbridge 

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, there is even wood fired hot tubs, so you can sit under the stars amongst the bubbles!

www.secretmeadows.co.uk

WTS - Secret Meadows -Hot Tub

9. Wardley Hill Campsite - Bungay

Luxurious Bell tents, Shepherds Huts, Tentsile connect free tents and Hammock Huts are the too posh to pitch eco-friendly options on offer at Wardley Hill Campsite near the Suffolk market town of Bungay. You can also pitch your own tent and take advantage of the clean-composting toilets and hot showers. 

The site has a car-free policy, (there is a car park situated at the edge of the site) so you can leave the hustle and bustle behind you and enjoy a relaxed stay with the whole family. 

www.wardleyhillcampsite.com

WTS - Wardley Hill - Lotus Bell

Things to see and do


Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido. 

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Located at the heart of the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavor through its stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

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Wheelchair Accessible


East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Dog friendly


RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Sizewell B Visitors Centre

Sizewell B Visitors Centre

Sizewell B is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) and also the most modern nuclear power station in the UK. The visitor centre offers a unique insight into this technology in an interactive exhibition, there is also a classroom facility and the opportunity to pre book a tour of the power station.

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Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager is the perfect activity for all ages ranging from families with children to work groups.


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Dog friendly


Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

So much more than glorious cream teas and freshly baked cakes and pastries, tasty breakfasts, lunches and homemade snacks - Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is one of the gems of Southwold.

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Dog friendly


The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses, to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties.

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Dog friendly


Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Dog friendly


Moth Crafts

Moth Crafts

Bungay

Moth is a charming shop full to the brim of handmade articles from makers across Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

At Africa Alive!, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

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where to stay


Run Cottage Touring Park

Run Cottage Touring Park

Woodbridge

Run Cottage offers peace and tranquility, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyle and is the perfect base to see the sights of Suffolk.

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Dog friendly


Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Kessingland

Heathland Beach is 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.

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Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Saxmundham

The peace and quiet of this camp site's surroundings make 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 barbecues after a day’s fishing or sightseeing. 

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Dog friendly


Kenton Hall Estate

Kenton Hall Estate

Framlingham

Kenton Hall Estate offers unique glamping accommodation set in heart of the Suffolk countryside.

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Wardley Hill Campsite

Wardley Hill Campsite

Bungay

Wardley Hill Campsite is a new eco campsite offering unregimented and relaxed car free camping. Luxurious Bell Tents and a Shepherds Hut are on offer for those of you who don't want to pack your own tent pegs. Close to the Suffolk Coast and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads the site is perfectly situated for your East Anglian getaway.

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Dog friendly


Happy Days Retro Vacations 

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Saxmundham

A slice of vintage Americana has arrived 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.

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Dog friendly


Alde Garden

Alde Garden

A tiny site with an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation, set in the garden of an award winning pub

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Free wifi


Haw Wood Farm

Haw Wood Farm

Winners of the AA’s Most Improved Campsite 2017! Haw Wood Farm is a peaceful site near Darsham for touring caravans and tents known for their spacious pitches and friendly service. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Aldeburgh Basecamp

Aldeburgh Basecamp

Positioned in the heart of the countryside, right beside the sea, Aldeburgh BASECAMP is a collection of designed, self-contained glamping accommodation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Secret Meadows

Secret Meadows

Tucked away at a 115-acre wildlife site, Secret Meadows takes glamping to new heights. 

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Free wifi


Cliff House Holiday Park

Cliff House Holiday Park

Cliff House is an award winning 30 acre 5 star EATB rated holiday park in Dunwich, specialising in lodges, static caravans, self catering; including investment purchase self catering, camping and touring caravan pitches. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Boundary Farm Glamping

Boundary Farm Glamping

Luxury Safari Tents set in a two acre meadow, on a family run arable farm near The Suffolk Coast.

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Gypsy Hollow

Gypsy Hollow

Unique bow top gypsy caravan, set in Westhall in rural Suffolk close to the heritage coast, Southwold, Walberswick and Minsmere. 

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Free wifi


Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan

Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan

A unique setting within farmhouse grounds, Blackberry Way Vintage Caravan is a 1970's Castleton caravan in shabby chic style.

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Free wifi