Kessingland

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.90 to £13.30 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

  • 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

Warm welcome to us (as I am sure would be so for everyone).

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Warm welcome to us (as I am sure would be so for everyone). Shortly after checking in, we were offered the 'flower watering hose' to fill our motor home's on-board tank. Nice touch! Parked onto pitch and set up in no time. Used the local buses to get around. To Southwold with it's old world shops and pier (be sure to visit the Under The Sea exhibition on the pier for some fun); to Great Yarmouth (via Lowestoft not visited this time) for a seaside town in all it's rude glory. Also visited the wildlife park alongside (Africa Alive) which is certainly worth spending a few hours at. Note to selves - don't leave it so long to return next time! Had a problem upon leaving - battery in van went flat! Site team had a booster pack, which sadly wasn't man enough this time, but there were some tree surgeons on site who had their Land Rover and some jump leads. Shortly all was sorted and we were away. Thanks to the Team and the Surgeons for all your help. Most appreciated!

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

Just returned from very enjoyable and relaxing visit to Kessingland.

This review is for Kessingland

Just returned from very enjoyable and relaxing visit to Kessingland. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Showers and toilets were spotless. We were parked very close to the wind turbines and they were no problem at all. Pleasant walk to the beach. Highly recommend Paella night at the Waterfront on a Thursday. Also had an enjoyable visit to the Zoo next door. A short drive away is South Beach where there is a lovely sandy beach and great fish and chips at the Tide Reach Fish Bar. The Hungry Hogz restaurant in the Livingstone Pub at the front entrance is also worth a visit. Will definitely return to Kessingland in the future and I would highly recommend this site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

We have stayed at Kessingland twice within the last 3 weeks.

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We have stayed at Kessingland twice within the last 3 weeks. Gerry and team made us feel most welcome. All amenities were spotlessly clean; the grass was kept short and flower tubs looked great. The team obviously take great pride in their site. There was a good supply of leaflets in the information room. Our pitch was one of those closest to the wind turbine but we were not disturbed by the noise. The site is next to Africa Alive (campers on site can get a discount), it's not cheap and you will need to allow at least 4 hours to see everything. The Sailors Home pub at Kessingland Beach is just a mile away and serves great food. Lowestoft is 7 miles away and has a lovely sandy beach. Whilst here we also visited RSPB Minsmere (Springwatch filmed there) and National Trust's Sutton Hoo. We would recommend this site to anyone - we will definitely return!

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

Lovely clean and tidy site. Very peaceful June/July.

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Lovely clean and tidy site. Very peaceful June/July. Do need to be able to walk or need car to go anywhere as fairly long drive to walk down to buses etc. No problem for us though. Africa Live available adjacent to site if a family. Wardens very friendly and welcoming. Would definity return.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 300m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Lowestoft 4 miles

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