Top site for beaches
This campsite is just over a mile from the beach and next to Africa Alive wildlife park.
The glorious beaches of the Suffolk coast are just one of the draws for our lovely Kessingland Club campsite which is tucked away behind the former fishing village with which is shares its name.
The campsite is spacious and well presented with level pitches, a family shower room, laundry and disabled facilities as well as a small site shop selling essentials.
The sand/shingle Kessingland Beach, is just a mile and a half from the campsite. This huge expanse of sand and sand hills (seals can be spotted from here) is popular with families. The beach also runs into Benacre nature reserve - famous for bird sightings every spring as migrating birds hit British land fall.
The area around our Kessingland campsite is great for animal lovers – in addition to Benacre you can see 300 species of birds at the RSBP reserve at Minsmere and right next door to the campsite is Africa Alive wildlife park, home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa. Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens near Great Yarmouth has a tiger compound and tree-top walk to view the animals.
Lowestoft has everything you need for a traditional British seaside holiday from Victorian Seafront Gardens, fountains and two piers, plus Blue Flag award winning beaches. The sandy Lowestoft Beach, North Claremont has two piers and a number of cafes and seafront shops. The vast expanse of sand of the Blue Flag Lowestoft Beach, South Claremont makes it the ideal beach for sunbathing and sandcastles. Beach huts can be hired and there is an area with shops.
Head south to the beautiful seaside resort of Southwold. The town’s Museum and Sailor’s Reading Room provide an insight into the towns maritime past. There’s also a boating lake, Adnam’s Brewery is based in the town and head to the seafront to enjoy the award-winning beach, also famous for its colourful beach huts.
Please note: There are no grass-only pitches at this campsite so an additional pitch fee applies. There are also wind turbines near the campsite so you may hear some noise from them.
This Site has especially hard ground but is well drained. TV signal is poor. Wind turbines adjacent to the site may generate some noise.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
Locally-produced eggs, bacon and sausages are available from the Site shop.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Electric shaver sockets
Family shower room
Drinking water taps
Childrens play area
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Television reception a lot better than advised in the sites handbook. The noise from the wind turbines not as noticeable as advised.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Peaceful break
We chose this site because it was close to Africa live zoo the facilities are clean and tidy.
This was our second visit and were made very welcome on both occasions.the main site is well laid out and having the choice of pitches is great .
They have a car boot sale on Sunday's.
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We saw this site years ago when taking our children who were small and the zoo next door was Suffolk wild life park there were no trees or hedges round the site.
Boy has it changed all grown up the zoo has a new name Africa Alive with a great deal you show your camp site receipt on your first visit pay a extra �3-00p each
you can enter the zoo as many times you like during your visit it is only a couple of hundred yards past the site entrance as they share the same drive which makes
finding the site easy to find when driving as you just follow the Africa Alive signs
There is a large car boot sale on Sunday mornings with one of the car parks just behind the site although it starts at 7am we did not hear a thing
Some mornings we could hear the parrots at feeding time but they were the closest and some times the owls at night well you are in the countryside
There is only one toilet block which could be a good walk from the bottom end but I have been on sites when you have longer walks
There are two large wind turbines one each side of the site most of the time you can not hear them but we had one day when it was very misty and the swishing noise
did make our ears hurt so we did go out to get away from them but that was only one day and they are nothing to do with the club
On the whole I would give the site ten out of ten there is plenty to do in the area for families couples or older couples like us.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We have visited the site several times before. The staff are always helpful and very friendly. The toilet block is now in need of some tlc as the tiles are beginning to detach from the walls in the showers. Mold is visible in the showers and has begun to show as a shadow on the walls. Rust on the fittings to the cubicles is visible at ground level. Generally the block is wearing out. The other club site nearby has had a face lift in its block, I am sure this block is going to become a poor relation if not worked on. The staff work hard to keep it going but they need some help. The site itself is very pleasant with easy access to Africa Alive next door. The weekly car boot sale on Sunday is right on the door step. Transport links from the entrance to the site are very good with a regular bus service to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth with their various attractions. Southwold, Aldburgh and Ipswich are within easy distance. With a pub at the end of the drive, a fish and chip shop close by as well as the coast being a 20 minute walk, what more could you ask for.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples
Nearest bus stop: 300m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Lowestoft 4 miles
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