Campsites in Southwold, East Suffolk 2024 from £10.20 p/n
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Campsites in Southwold

Southwold campsites

Often described as the jewel of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, Southwold is a delightful seaside town in East Suffolk. With beautiful beaches, historical sites and an iconic lighthouse, Southwold is rich with fascinating attractions. Book a stay at one of our lovely campsites near Southwold today.

Southwold camping FAQs

What are the best campsites in Southwold?
We have a selection of great campsites near Southwold, including our Kessingland Club Site. Browse all our campsites and the facilities on offer.
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What campsites in Southwold are dog friendly?
Our Kessingland Club Site is dog friendly and has a designated dog walk for your pooch. See a list of all our dog friendly campsites.
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Which campsites in Southwold are family friendly?
Our campsites have their facilities listed to make finding a site suitable for you and your family quick and simple. Look out for facility icons such as play area, parent and baby room and washing machines. View our top family campsites.
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Which campsites in Southwold offer fishing?
View our campsites with fishing either on-site or nearby.
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Which Southwold campsites are near the beach?
Our Kessingland Club Site is just over a mile from the beach and next to Africa Alive wildlife park. See all our beach campsites.
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Can I go wild camping in Southwold?
The rules for wild camping in the UK are complex, read our guide to wild camping.
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Can I go to tent camping in Southwold?
Our campsites near Southwold are great for a tent camping holiday. We offer a mixture of grass only pitches, both with and without electric.
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024

Things to do and see while camping in Southwold

Beautiful beaches

In and around the charming town of Southwold are a selection of delightful beaches waiting to be explored. Southwold town itself is home to two beaches:

  • Southwold Pier Beach – Salty chips, a cool breeze, delicious ice-cream, a classic penny arcade and shining sun; Southwold Pier has all the attributes of a perfect seaside pier. Southwold Pier Beach is one of Suffolk’s most well-known beaches and loved by both locals and tourists alike for its clear water and golden sand.
  • Denes Beach – Denes Beach is a great beach for families and dog-owners. Well-maintained and dog-friendly, make sure to bring your pooch along with you for a fantastic day out.

There is also a collection of lovely beaches nearby Southwold:

  • Walberswick Beach – Walberswick is a beautiful beach perfect for swimming due to its low tide. There are also several footpaths you can enjoy a stroll on while taking in the stunning views.
  • Covehithe Beach – Covehithe Beach is a quaint stretch of sand and pebbles that is perfect for those who fancy a quiet beach trip.
  • Thorpe Bay Beach – Thorpe Bay Beach is a shingle/sand beach best known for its collection of colourful beach huts.

Historical attractions

Once a bustling fishing port and with famous connections to writers, Southwold is rich with fascinating history.

  • Southwold Museum – Step back in time and learn more about Southwold’s local and natural history at this authentic cottage museum. This museum is home to objects, paintings, photographs, wildlife exhibits and more.
  • Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room – Originally built in 1864 as a hub for fishermen and mariners to read and relax, this building offers plenty to see. Step into this room for a moment of peace and learn more about the history of sailors and the intriguing reading room they used to spend their time in.
  • Southwold Railway Trust – The Southwold Railway was an incredible 3-foot narrow gauge linking Southwold and with the Great Eastern main line at Halesworth. The Southwold Railway Trust was first established in 2006 and their end goal is to bring re-instatement of the railway and eventually connect Southwold to the main line railway at Halesworth. Visit the attraction and enjoy miniature train rides for kids, a café, an engine shed, a gift shop and much more!

Other exciting attractions

  • Southwold Lighthouse – Make sure to visit the iconic lighthouse, situated near Southwold centre. At 31 metres tall, you can enjoy a tour up the lighthouse run by the Southwold Millennium Foundation, which offers incredible views at the top.
  • Adnams Brewery – Nestled in the heart of Southwold, enjoy a tour at Adnams Brewery and uncover the process behind brewing and distilling Adnams’ award-winning beverages.
  • The Little Fish & Chip Shop – Enjoy delicious fish and chips at this well-loved seaside chip shop.

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