Kessingland

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.35 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.

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

Site has especially hard ground but is well drained. Please be aware that wind turbines are adjacent to site and you may hear some noise. TV signal is poor. When approaching site from the A12 follow the signs to Africa Alive and turn right into the wildlife park entrance road – the site is located 150m down the shared driveway on the left. Please note that Kessingland Beach is shingle and dogs are not allowed when walking towards Southwold.

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Eat Local

Site shop sells locally produced eggs, bacon as well as BBQ packs with meat and poultry sourced from the local farmers.

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

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • 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

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Public house within one mile

Reviews

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4.7

We stayed in a Ready Camp at Kessingland and it was absolutely brill.

This review is for Kessingland

We stayed in a Ready Camp at Kessingland and it was absolutely brill. The site is small, but beautifully quiet and is extremely well kept. We had a very warm welcome from the site managers and had a choice of tent. As a young family of 5, we fit perfectly into the tent and as the playground is not far away, we felt we could let the children roam without having to follow them which was nice. The toilet block is cleaned regularly and the showers are a good size. Being a small site, I didn�t have to wait to use them at all which was great. The Ready Camp tents back onto the Africa Alive Park which means we heard all the animal noises- the birds are directly behind so we heard those the most and then every now and again the lions would start up- only very brief but amazing to hear! The Africa Alive Park is just a short walk from the campsite and highly recommended, it�s rare we go to these sorts of places for a full day, but we did here. If you show the ticket seller your campsite booking, you�ll get unlimited access for the duration of your stay to the park for a small amount extra which is really good value. We booked our tickets online and so were disappointed we didn�t know this in advance. The local beaches are lovely (although not Kessingland- it�s stoney and not particularly pretty either so I wouldn�t bother) but we spent a great day at Lowestoft which was surprisingly quiet for the time of year. The beach was clean and the water was warm which was a pleasant surprise. A few reviews have mentioned noise from the wind turbines, which you can hear (sounds like a plane taking off) but you get used to it and it just becomes background noise. It�s a very small negative in a massive amount of positives for this site and I really wouldn�t let it put you off. We very much enjoyed our stay at Kessingland and hope to return one day.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Great site, lovely staff, great facilities and will be visiting again. The kids loved it.

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Great site, lovely staff, great facilities and will be visiting again. The kids loved it. Close to local shops, town and beaches.

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

This is by far one of the best cc club sites I have used over the years, think of the best and...

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This is by far one of the best cc club sites I have used over the years, think of the best and this is it we toured Norfolk for a month and this was the best site by far well done to all the staff on this site

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

Absolutely beautiful resort. The staff are helpful and courteous. Nothing is too much trouble.

This review is for Kessingland

Absolutely beautiful resort. The staff are helpful and courteous. Nothing is too much trouble. The site is immaculate with a beautiful beach. Will definitely return and recommend this park.

  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful 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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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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