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

What a wonderful site very well kept friendly staff always willing to help, my first time in a...

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What a wonderful site very well kept friendly staff always willing to help, my first time in a motorhome but by the time I left Kessingland I was like a old hand all thanks to the staff. Is right next to Africa Alive and only a mile from the beach access to towns and superstores is easy a really good break for both My Wife and Myself will be back real soon Phil

  • Location: Town,Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

What a lovely site, booked last minute to meet up with family n even got to camp next to them.

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What a lovely site, booked last minute to meet up with family n even got to camp next to them. V friendly staff, relaxed n sociable feel to this site. Our tent was ruined during a storm but while we went to replace it one of the staff repegged it to stop it blowing away in our absence, really kind as he got soaked doing so. Small site so limited facilities but perfectly adequate and very clean in all communal areas. Wild rabbits everywhere in the morning if you are up early. Lots to do in the area, great beaches southwold n Lowestoft which even has showers but we also loved kessingland pebble beach and lots of tracks to cycle n explore. Loved the Africa alive zoo noises, even the drumming! And the whooshing of the turbines at night was like counting sheep. Such a characterful site we will definately revisit.

  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

came to this site as part of my wifes 40th birthday, the staff helped me out with surprises...

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came to this site as part of my wifes 40th birthday, the staff helped me out with surprises and never let on. a big thankyou to jerry and dave. the site itself is is very well kept and clean. the drive to it is bit bumpy but any car will be ok. lots of room on the pitches and facilities are close. playground is at the bottom of the site, so kids will far away if you wish. we did. there are two wind turbines near the site, you can hear some swishing noise ,but more soothing than an irritant. the pub Livingstones at the entrance to the site. we would say that the back bar wouldn't be for family, locals swearing bit of a dark atmosphere, beer was ok. didn't have meal in the restaurant so cannot say, but music turned up in back bar would have been heard in the restaurant. we would go back to try the food. but probably not go into the back bar. we went to the waterfront restaurant about 1.5 miles from site, got taxi, both pick ups on time. the restaurant was perfect food excellent, staff very friendly and polite. prices very reasonable. had great time for my wife's birthday meal. will go again, need to book. superstores only 3ish miles away and oulton broad center is about 7miles. traffic is terrible getting over bridge, we parked at asda and walked to the center, it was quicker. not far and had ice cream on front. we will defiantly go back again. hope you enjoy as much as we did. jason and mairi

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

This site shares an entrance road to Africa Alive (look out for the brown signs as our sat nav...

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This site shares an entrance road to Africa Alive (look out for the brown signs as our sat nav wasn't a great help!), sharing the road can have a disadvantage of zoo traffic and walkers whilst trying to navigate a narrow road. Upon arrival we were met with a warm welcome, we were taken down towards the childrens play area and give the option of a few pitches. We chose right next to the park, the children soon made friends and where out playing as much as the weather allowed. After heavy rain the site very quickly drained and once again the children reappeared at the play area. Communal areas were kept spotless by staff with the bins being regularly emptied, in fact I never saw a full bin! The dog area was very small and it really wasn't enough to exercise your dog, just maybe somewhere for them to toilet, however, again it was spotless. My children(girls) were so impressed with the shower block they disappeared for an hour having a nice hot shower followed by a free hair dryer! I did use the laundrette facilities, proving to be helpful not having to do it all at home ;-) a very large load cost less than �5 including drying. The wind turbines really aren't anything to worry about and didn't bother us at all. We heard the low guttural call of the lions which were pretty impressive. Thank you guys for a lovely stay and one we will repeat soon I'm sure!

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • 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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