Kessingland

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.40 to £14.10 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites next to or within walking distance of a beach

    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.

Worth Noting

This Site has especially hard ground but is well drained. TV signal is poor. Wind turbines adjacent to the site may generate some noise.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Locally-produced eggs, bacon and sausages are available from the Site shop.

Facilities

Kessingland has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Family shower room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Coastal

Reviews

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5

This is a lovely site and a credit to the wardens who are efficient, very friendly and...

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This is a lovely site and a credit to the wardens who are efficient, very friendly and extremely helpful. No 'jobs worths' here. If I have one criticism, it's because there were no soap dispensers in the toilet block, but it was spotlessly clean as were all of the facilities and the site. It's an easy walk down to the beach. via the road, or if you have a dog that likes a good run off the lead, then via the public footpath. It is also a dog friendly beach with loads of space. We will definitely be returning, and it will be soon! Ps. The roaring of the lions is awesome!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Lovely site, the access was no problem.

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Lovely site, the access was no problem. The wardens were really welcoming, helpful and friendly. Livingstones pub by the entrance is much better than it at first appears. The music was a bit loud but, when asked, the waitress turned it right down. Had spaghetti carbonara, the best I've ever tasted.

  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

As birders the site is an ideal base to visit the birding spots of this part of Suffolk ie...

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As birders the site is an ideal base to visit the birding spots of this part of Suffolk ie RSPB Minsmere,NT Dunwich and Westleton heaths plus birding spots in nearby Norfolk. The site it self wasn't busy therefore was nice and peaceful, the managers and assistants were first class.They were helpful,friendly etc and kept the site well maintained an excellent team you have there.We will visit again.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

The narrow drive is shared between the zoo and a very busy car boot sale held every Sunday...

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The narrow drive is shared between the zoo and a very busy car boot sale held every Sunday making access and walking difficult on that day. Kessingland is not a pretty village and the area beside the sea is shabby. There is no parking for motorhomes because of a barrier at the small car park. The site is a long way from the sea and the walk to it is through a very built up area. The shop nearest to the Site that also is the Post Office is not much use for general groceries and mainly sells cheap confectionery. The best shop is the Co-op further into the Village and next to a fish and chip shop. One of the 4 pubs is currently boarded up. There are three others but the nearest good pub is the 5 Bells on the road to Southwold. Unfortunately, you need to drive or take a bus to get to anywhere worth seeing, including Southwold, which is very attractive and not at all tacky like a lot of seaside places. However, the roads are extremely busy at all times. The shoreline at Kessingland is excellent for dogs because there is no where else to let them run free in the vicinity. The site is a couple of large, flat fields that make pitching easy. We didn't find the t.v. too bad and the wind turbines sound like a motorway in the far distance. However, there was a particularly loud bird in the zoo that never shut up and was hard to tune out. We left a week earlier than planned because we found we were too far away from most of the more attractive locations in Suffolk and were spending too much time on the road.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 300m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Lowestoft 4 miles

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