To the south of Lowestoft is Kessingland, a large village in an area that has been occupied since Paleolithic times.
Check out our handy ‘know before you go’ guide to make your visit a huge success!
Vikings, Romans, Saxons and Normans have all walked this land at some point, and now people from across the country spend their holidays here, exploring the local area and the rest of the Suffolk Coast.
Things to do in Kessingland
1. Escape the crowds at Kessingland Beach.
Kessingland Beach is less commercial than neighbouring Lowestoft or Southwold, making it the ideal place to enjoy the quiet and explore nature. It’s a beach that is actually growing, protected from erosion by a combination of shingle and maram grass that was planted by author H. Rider Haggard, who spent his summers there.
2. Discover some of the UKs rarest birds.
Walk on the beach keeping the sea on your left and after a few miles you’ll arrive at Benacre National Nature Reserve, a great place to spot migrating birds in the spring and autumn.
3. Take a trip to the African savannah.
On the opposite side of Kessingland is Africa Alive - one hundred acres of parkland that is home to giraffes, rhinos, flamingos, lions, meerkats, and a hundred other exotic species that you’d never see without going on an expensive safari. One of East Anglia’s most popular tourist destinations it’s open all year round.
Public Conveniences and Baby Changing Facilities in Kessingland
Public conveniences with disabled access are located on Church Road
How to get to Kessingland - Public Transport
Local services run from Lowestoft and Beccles. Onward connections are available at Lowestoft.
Timetables and tickets can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com
Nearest railway station is at Lowestoft
with connections to Norwich, Ipswich and London.
Abellio Greater Anglia operates frequent train services . There are many great value fares available such as Advance tickets which start from Just £9 one way (available on certain routes), and Groupsave where 3 to 9 adults save 1/3 off the Off-Peak Return train fare. Anglia Plus day rover tickets are also available where you can have unlimited travel within certain zones. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.
All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website
or the app.
How to get to Kessingland - By Car
From Norwich, take the A146 to Lowestoft and head south on the A12 to Kessingland.
From Ipswich, take the A12 north. Kessingland is just a few miles south of Lowestoft.
From Lowestoft, take the A12 south
From London, take the A12 north. Kessingland is just a few miles south of Lowestoft.
WHERE TO STAY IN AND AROUND Kessingland
WHERE TO EAT IN AND AROUND Kessingland
Things to do in Kessingland