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...
Heathland Beach Holiday Park - Kessingland
A family run holiday park with excellent facilities, Heathland Beach Holiday Park boasts 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.
It's great for families; with a golden sandy beach at Kessingland and Africa Alive! safari park less than a mile away!
Run Cottage Touring Park - Woodbridge
Run Cottage is a secluded, caravan touring park, just a few miles outside of the riverside town of Woodbridge. A peaceful site, it is adult only (although dogs are welcome) so you can completely get away from it all.
There are 14 hard-standing pitches and 10 amp hook up pitches. Facilities include a modern shower block, washing up station and dog exercise area. You're also just a short walk away from the village shop and pub, and a glorious shingle beach.
Cliff House Holiday Park - Dunwich
Cliff House Holiday Park is a 5-star holiday just a short drive from RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich beach and the towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. The 30-acre site accommodates camping and touring caravans and also has lodges and self-catering holiday cottages. You needn't leave the site if you don't fancy it as there is a restaurant, The 12 Lost Churches, on-site with cafe and full-menu during the evening.
Facilities also include a shop, children's playground, family game room with TV and pool table, shower blocks with hot showers and underfloor heating, washing up facilities and a launderette.
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!
It's great for families, with large bathrooms, baby change units and toddler steps provided, there is also a bathroom with disabled access and fittings making it accessible to all. In addition to the tent pitches, there is a new Motorhome service point, laundry room, a well-stocked shop and a cafe serving breakfasts, hot drinks, lunches and occasional evening meals.
Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park - Darsham
Wake up to panoramic views of the Suffolk countryside, at Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park in Darsham. There are 40 spacious grass and hardstanding touring pitches, all with electric hook up available and fresh water taps close by. Facilities include 2 heated toilet/shower blocks, each with its own disabled access toilet/shower room. There is also a utility room attached to each block and a freezer available to refreeze your ice blocks and a small but well-stocked licensed shop.
For the anglers there is a well stocked 2-acre fishing lake with ramped access and an easy access fishing platform. It is free to fish for all campers. For 4 legged campers, there are designated off road dog walking trails around the farm.
Alde Garden - Saxmundham
Situated in the Suffolk countryside near to Saxmundham, Alde Garden offers an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation within the 1-acre wildlife garden of an award-winning traditional real ale pub; the Sweffling White Horse.
The accommodation on offer includes yurts, bell tent, gypsy caravan, hideout, badger cottage and tent pitches. There's a range of facilities including bikes, a communal campfire, covered field kitchen, compost-loo, off-licence service and jungle showers; a very basic wooden shower cubicle with a hook for you to hoist up your camp shower bag (provided) for a nice hot afternoon shower in the open with a wonderful view of next door’s pigs - an experience not to be missed!
Boundary Farm Glamping - Saxmundham
Taking glamping to new levels, 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.
If you really want to put your feet up, then buy the BBQ hamper and breakfast hamper to enjoy during your stay, or if you would rather head out for a meal nearby, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are just 6 miles away and the historic town of Framlingham is 10 miles away.
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; The six silver ladies named Betsy, Dee Dee, Annie, Gloria, Nettie and Peggy are all either four or five berth so ideal for familes. Sharing the site with these old style American beauties is Elsie, a small British two berth caravan, perfect for couples. There are also two camping pitches for vintage caravans, campervans or tents.
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!
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.
Taking glamping to new levels, you can enjoy king size beds, 100% cotton sheets, log burning stoves and private shower rooms. The glamping site also features a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use, a 20ft cedar table with benches, BBQ, covered seating area and fire pit. The pathways are illuminated too, creating a magical atmosphere once the sun goes down.
Secret Meadows - Woodbridge
Secret Meadows, which is tucked away in the pretty town of Woodbridge, is set within a 115-acre wildlife site.
There are 3 types of accommodation on offer; Luxury Lodge Tents which feature private toilet and shower, ready made beds, organic towels and flannels, fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning range and even a wood-fired hot tub!
Gypsys Rest comprising of a gypsy caravan or shepherds hut featuring private toilet and shower, kitchen, wood-burning range, oil lanterns, candle lanterns and candle chandelier plus a hammock and deck chairs. And last but not least the quirky 'Hobbit Box', complete with toilet and shower, 2 ready-made beds, fully equipped kitchen, wood-burner, organic towels and flannels and picnic table, Kadai BBQ and fire bowl.
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. You can really 'get back to nature' here; the wild flowers and grass are left to grow to encourage butterflies and bees and the six-acre site has some woodland, three ponds, a stream and a spring.
Hippersons Boatyard, Beccles
A unique glamping experience, spend the night in your own luxury glamping pod, floating over the water t Hippersons Boatyard in Beccles! The pod sleeps 4 and has underfloor heating and an outside floating deck where you can sit and watch the sunrise and sunset over Beccles Quay. It has a two ring hob and a microwave with a double room and bunk beds in a separate room - ideal for a couple or a family looking for an adventure! If you prefer to stay on dry land, there's also a selection of pods on the riverside.
During your stay, you have access to a dingy for rowing and/or sailing. Day boats are also available for rental plus canoes and kayaks in the summer. The centre of the town is an 8-minute gentle stroll away where there are many restaurants, cafes and pubs sitting alongside independent retailers and of course, you are only a 20-minute drive from the beautiful Suffolk coast and all it has to offer!