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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.