Discover seaside towns, wildlife-rich heathland, and miles of unspoilt coastline on the Suffolk Coast.
The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB offers exactly what it says on the tin: sweeping coastline and secluded heaths, just waiting to be explored. Nature trails and rural camps abound for ramblers and riders, while thrill seekers can get their kicks wild swimming in the region’s rivers or surfing on the North Sea. Winter visitors may prefer to get their coats, but can still enjoy strolls on now-deserted beaches, pub lunches next to roaring fires, and cosy stays in caravans or glamping pods.
As the gateway town between Ipswich and the Suffolk Coast, Woodbridge’s many campsites offer a convenient base for Suffolk exploration. Besides easy access to both the coast and city, visitors can also explore nature trails along the River Deben, the Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site, and Rendlesham Forest, making this a top spot for families and independent Hipcampers.
Experience quintessential British camping at a holiday park right on the coast, with award-winning fish and chip shops and Blue Flag beaches nearby. The town roughly marks the middle of the Suffolk Coast Path, making it a great departure point for journeys north—toward RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve—or south, towards Orford Ness National Nature Reserve.
Down at the tip of Essex’s Sunshine Coast, the Stour Estuary is a relatively recent addition to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Coastal campsites near Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, and Harwich offer easy access to the AONB, plus other outdoor attractions, such as Hamford Water Reserve and Mersea Island.
Another Hipcamper’s paradise, this charming coastal town is best-known for its secluded campsites, sandy beaches, and strong seaside heritage. Cradled by the River Blythe, North Sea, and Buss Marshes, hikers and bikers have plenty of different landscapes to explore.
At the northern border of the AONB, camping near Lowestoft affords easy access to the coastal highlights of both Norfolk and Suffolk. Inland, you’ll find riverside campsites and the gateway to The Broads canal network, while caravan-friendly holiday parks dominate the rural coastline. Don’t miss the sunrise at England’s most easterly point, Lowestoft Ness.