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Campsites near Southwold, Suffolk

Perched on the cliffs just to the north of the River Blyth, pretty Southwold, with its pier, colourful beach huts and sandy beach is nearby Aldeburgh's main rival as the hot spot on the Suffolk coast.

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12 top campsites near Southwold

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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

72 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
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Constable Park

17 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · East Anglia, Suffolk
A holiday and leisure park ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding, with premium glamping options
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Chigborough Farm

48 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · East Anglia, Essex
Boating, biking and bell tent glamping on a farm near the Blackwater Estuary, where good food and walkable pubs are also on the menu.
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Thamesview Camping

25 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · East Anglia, Essex
Meadow camping in a riverside village – 45 minutes from central London
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Oak Lodge Glamping

16 units · Glamping1 acre · Northwold, Norfolk
10 acres of blissful bell tent and gypsy caravan glamping near Thetford Forest in Norfolk
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Lillyroo's

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes3 acres · South East England, Kent
Camping and glamping near the Kent coast, with campfires and a good on-site bar
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Glamping at Redricks

41 units · Glamping2 acres · East Anglia, Hertfordshire
Beautiful natural lakes glamping site in East Hertfordshire surrounded by farm and fields. The site has one area for glamping and another for camping guests who bring their own tent. There are showers, toilets and mobile washing up sinks in the fields and cold drinking water, as well as kitchen facilities and a BBQ at each glamping unit. Each bell tent has firepits in the open field but not in the wooded areas. It's a 10-minute drive into Sawbridgeworth (or a lovely gentle half-hour walk beside the River Stort following the Stort Valley Way). In town, take a look around the Tudor House Gallery (01279 600112), gathering treats for yourself from the gift shop, or visit some of the many antique shops in the town. If activities are more your style, then you can make use of the various riding stables that are dotted around Sawbridgeworth and Harlow. Hoskins Farm Riding Stables (01279722165) is less than 10 minutes' drive away and caters for all experience levels. The art gallery, Parndon Mill (01279426042) is also nearby taking just over 10 minutes to reach, they have lots of arts and crafts exhibitions and also host various art classes throughout the week. There are several good pubs within walking distance of Glamping at Redricks. The Moorhen (01279 423066) is over a half-hour walk away – casual and relaxed and good for families with kids, you can enjoy their wide range of beers, wines and dinner options in their sunny beer garden. Half an hour's walk will also get you to The Plume of Feathers (01279 424154), where they have a new stone-baked pizza oven and a patio with an outdoor bar, and The Dusty Miller (01279424180) – both are in nearby Gilston.
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Bircham Windmill

18 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Norfolk, Norfolk
Flat grassy tent pitches beneath a magnificent working windmill, all accompanied by Norfolk's best bakery
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The Acre

15 units · Tents2 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk, Norwich
A back-to-basics campsite just behind the dunes of Sea Palling beach in Norfolk
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Horsley Hale Farm Glamping

19 units · Glamping6 acres · East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Ely
An "Oasis in the Fens", the multi award winning Horsley Hale Farm is a magical place on the Cambridgeshire / Norfolk / Suffolk borders just ten minutes from the historic cathedral city of Ely and half an hour from Cambridge.With six acres of stunning fields, lake, gardens, woodland we offer the perfect space to escape from it all and get back to nature.We are pet friendly, child friendly and put sustainability and care for the environment at the heart of everything we do.We have an on site bar & cafe and we offer a wide range of outdoor activities for big and little guests alike to ensure that everyone makes magical memories.
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Springfield Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire
General Family- and dog-friendly site in the Lincolnshire Fens Adventurers’ haven: walking, biking and riding routes, and boat hire Slow-paced site: golfing and fishing less than 10 minutes’ walk away Don your explorers’ cap for oodles of hiking, biking, riding and boating… At Springfield Farm Campsite, a family-friendly site half an hour’s drive from Spalding market town in Lincolnshire, they’re all part of a relaxing getaway. Inside the Lincolnshire Fens, Springfield Farm is a prime jumping-off spot for exploration of this part of Cambridgeshire – there are tons of trails criss-crossing the Fens that should suit cyclists, ramblers and horseback riders down to the marshland ground, and you can hire a narrowboat for a day of tootling along the Fens’ small rivers in March (30 minutes away). For that sedate experience, net yourself some prime lakeside seating and cast a line out at North View Fishing Lakes, less than a minute’s drive or 10 minutes’ walk from the site, or play a round at the neighbouring Gedney Hill Golf Course instead. Back on site, there’s play equipment, petting animals, table tennis, football and basketball for the whole family – even your pups will be kept busy with a few turns in the enclosed dog walk area. Once you’ve all worked up an appetite, head to the shared kitchen or fire up the barbecue and get to cooking (you can grab supplies from the grocery store two minutes down the road or one of the larger supermarkets in Wisbech, half an hour away). If you’d prefer a change of scenery, try one of the restaurants within 15 minutes of Springfield Farm.
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Woolton Farm

24 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · South East England, Kent, Canterbury
Camping pitches and bell tents on an apple farm in Kent
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There are plenty of good campsites nearby and, while the coast itself is pocked by a few large caravan parks, there are plenty of smaller, independent campsites within easy reach of Southwold town and waterfront.

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A bit about Southwold

Perched on the cliffs just to the north of the River Blyth, Southwold is Aldeburgh's main rival for the lah-di-dah Londoners and second-homeowners, and you only have to come here once to see why. It was Suffolk’s busiest fishing port in the 16th century, but although a small fleet still brings in a few herring and sprats, it’s a enjoyable and rather handsome resort, with an elegant centre charmingly fragmented by little greens, a clifftop promenade overlooking a long sandy beach (rare in these parts) and quirky pier, and a lovely location surrounded by woods, heathland and the marshes of the Blyth estuary. It even has some industry in the shape of the Adnams brewery, bang in the centre of town, which adds a dose of reality to the town's genteel charms. Among many famous residents (past and present), George Orwell lived for a time at 36 High St (a blue plaque marks the spot) and heartily disliked the place, leaving as soon as he could, to “have less temptation from the world, the flesh and the devil” – not the kind of stuff that tempts people to Southwold these days, but it's none the worse for all that.

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Perched on the cliffs just to the north of the River Blyth, pretty Southwold, with its pier, colourful beach huts and sandy beach is an ideal destination for any camping holiday on the Suffolk coast. Discover the best camping sites near Southwold with this dedicated collection.

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