Kessingland

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.10 to £13.65* 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.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

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.

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

  • Coastal

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • 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

  • Electric hook-up

  • Club Site Wi-fi

Reviews

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5

We stayed in August and could not fault the site.

This review is for Kessingland

We stayed in August and could not fault the site. The owners were absolutely brilliant and made us feel welcome. The pitches were big and the facilities were very clean, showers were lovely. Like to say a thank you to the owners for our lovely stay and definitely be back if we are passing.

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

Having used the C+C for the previous three years - we have never been disappointed...

This review is for Kessingland

Having used the C+C for the previous three years - we have never been disappointed irrespective of site visited. Using this site as a 'training' experience for friends and their young children - the site is a perfect location and situation. Very safe and self contained within easy reach of everything a beach loving child would desire - we are already thinking that this may be a place to return to.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

This is our second time staying at Kessingland - once stayed in Readycamp and now second time...

This review is for Kessingland

This is our second time staying at Kessingland - once stayed in Readycamp and now second time in our own tent. We are a family of 5 (1 year old, 3 year old and 5 year old). The site is very well laid out, nicely spaced pitches, nice play area and excellent facilities. Handy little shop that we visited every day for ice lollies! We opted to buy a week pass to Africa alive and went there every day - walking distance from the site. Nearby car boot sale was good too. Great hearing the animals from our tent from the zoo! The nearby wind turbines were fascinating for the kids and were no bother at all. Very short drive to nearby Morrisons for supplies, and short drive to Lowestoft beach and Great Yarmouth. Highly recommended site. Will be back again

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

On Africa Alive site so sometimes can hear long raw and animals which is great.

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On Africa Alive site so sometimes can hear long raw and animals which is great. Dog friendly and good long drive up to site. Wind turbines did not bother us. Few things hope the club will improve on the shower block needs upgrading as they are very old and green could you with revamp. The gate to the entrance could be wider as half gate is padlocked if this is widened it would make entering and leaving site a lot easier. That said will be back again next year as it is lovely place and area to visit if you want to visit Africa live itself tfat is a bit expensive but if you are walking down or up the drive betwen 3.30 and 4pm you may see the actors going to do their show in their costumes ????

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • 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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