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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4.7

We were received very warmly by campsite staff and were offered a number of pitches and help...

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We were received very warmly by campsite staff and were offered a number of pitches and help getting onto the pitch. Staff were also helpful and friendly with local information. The site itself is very spacious although I think one caravan was pitched far too close to us. My children enjoyed riding their bikes around the site which is fairly level. The wind turbines did not bother us although they were going gently most of the time. The animal noises were amusing but not loud or intrusive. Facilities are very clean although we found the ladies' showers to be a little on the cool side. Africa Alive is super and if we had not had our Tesco vouchers we would have taken advantage of the campers' offer and gone back. We spent a whole day there, the children (10 and 7) loved it. You really see the animals and the talks are good too. We also enjoyed a boat trip on Oulton Broad as well as other local visits. The beach is only an easy ten-minute bike ride as are other shops and facilities. The Sunday boot fair was immense and the children spent a bit of their pocket money on a few small items. We would not hesitate to use this site again if we decided to return to this part of the country.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

As with previous club sites, Kessingland is clean, staff friendly and a pleasant ambience.

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As with previous club sites, Kessingland is clean, staff friendly and a pleasant ambience. This is my second visit and even the noise of the wind turbines didn't put me off from returning. The site is conveniently placed near Gt Yarmouth, Gorleston, Caister on Sea and Lowestoft. Lots of things to do - including discount to the neighbouring Africa Alive, should you wish to visit. A nice flat site with hedges / trees surrounding it, making it a sheltered site.

  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Brilliant campsite to visit if you have a young family.

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Brilliant campsite to visit if you have a young family. The zoo is right on your camping doorstep and you receive a money off voucher on arrival. A beautiful beach less than 2 miles away with lots to see, shops and arcades just a short walk down the beach. There is a park, shop and a fish and chip van that comes on site what more do you want for your camping needs :o)

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

We stayed at this site in a tent in August.

This review is for Kessingland

We stayed at this site in a tent in August. On arrival the staff were very friendly and we were offered a choice of pitches. The facilities are clean and we didn't have to queue for the showers even at busier times. We enjoyed walking to the beach at Kessingland and also into the village. The staff at the site are very friendly and helpful, recommending various local attractions, pubs and takeaways. There are two large wind turbines close to the site and when it is windy they do create noise, we didn't find this too intrusive. We would camp at the site again!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 300m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Lowestoft 4 miles

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