Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Southwold

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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Pigs in Blankets

26 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Southwold, Suffolk, East Anglia
A campfire-friendly country campsite on a farm in walking distance of seaside Southwold
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Hill Farm Secluded Camping

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · England
Fancy some secluded downtime exploring rural coastal Suffolk? The tree-shaded pitches at Hill Farm are in a peaceful setting near the market towns of Saxmundham and Halesworth, and handily accessible from the A12, as well as to the coast and pretty villages, historical hamlets, and popular seaside towns, such as Southwold and Aldeburgh. This is a site that welcomes families and groups of friends, and it's dog-friendly too (there’s a four-acre woodland to the north of the site that's great for dog walking). The site has good TV reception for relaxing indoors on damp or chilly days. Campfires are allowed too, so you can keep warm and toasty while grilling up a barbecue feast. The popular village of Westleton (10 minutes’ drive) has a village store, a farm shop, a garage and 2 pubs; and if you fancy a change from cooking, there is also a nice pub and a tearoom, in the Darsham village area (only 5 minutes drive or a 30 minute walk away through some lovely fields). Back on site, there’s a toilet cabin with hot running water, plus other facilities including 2 showers, a portaloo, and a washing machine, grey waste and chemical toilet disposal and recycling points. Wi-fi is nearly all over the camping site too.
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Holistic Woods Campsite WILD

24 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · England
We are a WILD campsite , with a choice of 3 pitches. Nearly Wild- Totally Wild- Open Pitch. 50 pitches available with plenty of distance between them. Plenty of space to breath and relax. We are a SSSI. Located on the stunning heathlands of the SuttonHeath. We are surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, located on the Sandlings walk amd just 10 minutes feom the river Deben. It is a lovely walk with some lovely tea rooms along the way. We have a bus stop at the top of the track and Melton train station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. There are access points onto public footpaths, leading to Rendlesham Forest. A famous site for UFOs! Sutton Hoo is a stone's throw away. Bring your bikes and explore the area on wheels. There is water access and portaloos. We do not have showers yet. Blue/grey waste must be taken away. LEAVE NO TRACE
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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

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

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
A relaxed, back-to-basics campsite on the Norfolk Suffolk border
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Birds & Bees Campsite

21 units · Tents9 acres · Saxmundham, England
Eco-friendly, family-centric, tents-only camping nestled among the long grasses of Suffolk's Alde Valley
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Toad Hall Lodges

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Suffolk, East Anglia
Chic timber lodges for cosy couples near Southwold, handy for exploring East Suffolk's quiet coast and heathland
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Fire and Feast Suffolk

10 units · Glamping, Tents3 acres · Suffolk, East Anglia
Camping in the beautiful country of Suffolk, with a rustic dining experience like no other
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Church Farm

10 units · Tents1 acre · Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia
This is a small campsite in a peaceful location with 10 pitches and a glamping chalet. A gently south-sloping field set amongs trees next to a large pond. We are located just outside Redisham - a small village in a rural setting equidistant from the towns of Beccles and Halesworth, 4-5 miles away; a 15 minute walk from Brampton railway station and a mile from route 1 of the national cycle network. The coast is about 9 miles away to the East, with a choice of seaside towns and areas of outstanding natural beauty to visit and the Broads National Park is 5 miles to the North. There are barn owls and bats nesting nearby, slow worms, great crested newts and much more; it is our main goal to encourage as much biodiversity as possible. The shared facilities are 'off-grid' compost loos and wood-fired hot water showers using wood from the 1000 plus trees we have planted. Lighting and wifi are powered by solar panels. The glamping chalet has two king-size beds with ground floor and mezzanine bedrooms: it sleeps four comfortably and up to six at a pinch. It has solar lighting and USB sockets. We have tent pitches for up to about 20 campers. There is a no dogs policy on the campsite.
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The Acre

15 units · Tents2 acres · Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia
A back-to-basics campsite just behind the dunes of Sea Palling beach in Norfolk
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Plum Camping at White House Farm

35 units · Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers
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Arthur's Retreat Suffolk

5 units · Motorhomes5 acres · England
A year-round lakeside site for motorhomes and caravans in Suffolk
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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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