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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5

The friendliest welcome and siting of our van set the tone for the week-end.

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The friendliest welcome and siting of our van set the tone for the week-end. The wardens are the friendliest I have met. We had torrential rain one evening but the ground drained very well. We had no trouble with pitching the awning although we were advised the ground was hard.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

The campsite itself is well laid out and always appeared to be clean and tidy - the toilet...

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The campsite itself is well laid out and always appeared to be clean and tidy - the toilet shower blocks were of a good order - the shower units were starting to look a little tired but the showers were always warm. All of the staff we met were friendly and helpful. I did find the opening hours of the shop a little late (9AM) but made use of the local co-op for fresh bread for breakfast in the morning. The biggest issue I have with the site is the Wind Turbines. They are a blight on the site. Someone else has made a comment about every site having noise which I accept but this noise is of a different kind. It's a repetitive sound all day long. In a gentle breeze it's as if a plane is circling continually overhead in a stronger wind the whoosh of each blade is emphasised. It's truly awful; all day and all night. when the sun comes out in the morning or evening you then have the added displeasure of a strobe like effect as the blades cut through the sun which made both my wife and I feel queasy. If we return to the area - which is likely - we would unfortunately have to look for an alternative campsite on which to stay.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

Wind Turbines are Not A problem. TV signal is not good to poor.

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Wind Turbines are Not A problem. TV signal is not good to poor. Shower cubicles are large if limited in number. Africa Alive is very good. An all-day attraction good for kids. Our 3 & 1 year old grand kids were very happy there all day. Kessingland Beach is a 30 mins walk and only worthwhile if weather is not bad. Playground on Site is good but limited. Site is easy to find. Just off the A12 with same entrance as the Zoo. Wardens very friendly. Opening hours for the office are rather limited. We found some Visitors somewhat less than responsible, with unsupervised children & deliberate blocking of a toilet disappointing. They were more a danger to themselves (the children) than others. We would return here again, in summer hoping for good weather. The Zoo is worth at least 2 days discovering. The Beach has 1 pub ..... Mixed reviews I would expect . There are lengthy walks along the coast, but this needs good weather. Pitches are level with no problems for tent pegs despite warning of hard ground.

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

Great location especially if you have children, Africa alive is right next door and our boys...

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Great location especially if you have children, Africa alive is right next door and our boys loved going there daily! Short drive to the very pretty Southwold with some gorgeous sandy beaches. The Wardens couldn't of been any friendlier if they tried absolutely fantastic with the children and it was very obvious that they took huge pride in the site.Facilities were great and very clean and the addition of family shower room made life with 2 young boys much easier with even a baby bath if required. We will definitely be making a return visit as it is such a lovely spacious quiet site. Don't be put off by the mention of wind turbines close by, they didn't impact on our holiday at all! Just wish the site wasn't 200 miles away as you would definitely be seeing a lot more of us!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,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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