Campsites in The Broads

Britain’s largest protected wetland is a wildlife-filled wonderland.

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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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Mad Hatters Campsite

15 units · Tents12 acres · East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Ely
Cosy year-round glamping and seasonal camping in a fenland meadow with views of Ely cathedral
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Holistic Woods Campsite

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent33 acres · England
We pride ourselves on being a back to basic campsite. We have a choice of 2 pitches. Our woodland stretches to about 20 pitches and is absolutely stunning when the sun is rising. We also have 20 grass pitches with many little digs to choose from - you could choose to be out in the open or tucked up by some bushes. We are a 10 minute walk away from 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. We are located on the fence line of Ministry of Defence. Aircraft can often be heard occasional gun sound. When you visit, you will feel a vibe here that no other location has. If you want a raw camping experience in the middle of a land dripping in history then welcome aboard!
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The Old Vicarage Campsite

20 units · Glamping, Tents2 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk, Norwich
Laid back, free-range camping with campfires
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Pigs in Blankets

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

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Modern pods with historic views, plus access to the best of the Broads and Norfolk's east coast
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Wardley Hill Campsite

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk
A relaxed, back-to-basics campsite on the Norfolk Suffolk border
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Canal Camping

39 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · East Anglia, Norfolk, North Walsham
Paddle the waterways, read among the reeds and bask beneath the big, blue skies of the Norfolk Broads at this family-friendly, tent-only campsite
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King's Lynn Caravan and Camping Park

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk
A well located Norfolk campsite with great access to the coast, fens and traditional market towns
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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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Hunstanton Camping & Glamping

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · King's Lynn, Norfolk
Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak is located 2 minutes walk from the beach. Heacham is a large but quiet village just on the outskirts of the seaside town of Hunstanton. Providing a range of camping pitches for tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes; you could also indulge in a ready-made stay in a Glamping Bell Tent or Shepherds Hut for a Glamping break away on the Norfolk coast. When you stay at Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak you are conveniently located to explore the beach and its surrounding areas. Between the venue and the beach, you will find the entrance to a public footpath that takes you to Snettisham, a smaller and history-rich village through scenic rural countryside. It is also possible to walk to Hunstanton in the opposite direction along the promenade whilst enjoying the sea air and open views. Our campsite is one of only a handful of campsites located on the west coast of Norfolk and just a 2-minute walk from the beach gives us a prime location for watching the sunset go down in all its spectacular deep orange and red glory. Couple this with having some drinks with friends and family by your campfire or BBQ makes for a wonderful memory to share with your loved ones. We are campfire and dog friendly, and welcome your four-legged friends to stay with you across our camping and glamping accommodation Local shops only 5 minutes down the road takes a load off your mind knowing that if you forget any supplies you don't have to go without, making your experience while camping in Hunstanton a relaxed and fun time. We are a rural former dairy farm by the beach, there are free-ranging chickens and cockerels and they may make farmyard sounds, if you are a light sleeper, be sure to bring earplugs :) GLAMPERS PLEASE NOTE The Glamping Kitchenette is suitable for making small quick meals with the use of a microwave, oven & stove for cooking and grilling and a toaster and kettle, there is also a fridge provided. Showers and toilets are shared with the campsite with the exception of gas powered outside showers that are solely for glampers. We are a VERY dog-friendly venue, we welcome dogs and muddy boots and host many hikers and explorers of the Norfolk Coast, although every care has been taken to ensure very clean accommodation, it is possible that a dog hair or 2 escapes our conscientious eye, please bear this in mind and let us know should you find anything you are not happy with, we will get our housekeeping team to deal with the issue swiftly! Please note that the Glamping Bell Tents and Glamping Shepherds Huts are for 2 adults only with the exception of 1 Adult and 1 Child with prior consent from us, they are not suitable for under 2's and do not come with facilities for children or babies.
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Plum Camping at White House Farm

35 units · Tents5 acres · East Anglia, Norfolk
Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers
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Camping in The Broads guide

There’s nowhere quite like The Broads. A vast protected wetland stretching between Norfolk and Suffolk, it’s a wet and wild playground of winding rivers, lush marshlands, and woodland walks. Take to the water to boat, paddle, and fish along more than 125 miles of lock-free waterways and shallow lakes, spot rare wildlife, and explore more than 190 miles of walking and cycling paths, hopping between historic villages and English country pubs. And among it all are flat, lush meadows that offer the perfect bases for camping. Norfolk’s mild climate makes it a safe bet for campers and caravanners (although we’re still in England, so be prepared for showers nonetheless!), especially from spring through autumn. And the speciality, of course, is camping on the water’s edge. There are plenty of campsites with a stretch of stream, canal, or river running through or past. Some are quiet tents-only affairs where you can part the reeds to launch your own canoe or kayak, and others are larger sites with their own slipways and boat hire. Even campsites without direct access to the water will never be far away from it, because in the Broads, there’s water everywhere.

Where to Go

The Northern Broads

Scenic waterways twist their way between charming villages in the northern section of the Norfolk Broads National Park. Wroxham, Hoveton, Horning, and How Hill should all be stops on your itinerary, and provide plenty of options for campers. Winter visitors should head to the coast—the seaside village of Horsey is renowned for its large seal colony, and November through January is the time to spot newborn seal pups.

West Broads

Norwich is the gateway to the western reaches of The Broads, where boat trips set sail along the River Yare into the heart of the national park. Highlights include the walking and cycling trails of Whitlingham Country Park, the idyllic Fairhaven Woodland, and the Bure Valley Railway steam train. Whitlingham Broad is all about water activities with paddle boards and kayaks for hire.

East Broads & Yarmouth

Sun, sea, and seaside fun is on the menu at Great Yarmouth, where coastal campers can take their pick of family campgrounds and sandy beaches. Inland, follow your river of choice—the Bure, Thurne, Yare, and Waveney rivers all meet here—go bird-watching around Berney Marshes and Breydon Water, or bike part of the National 1 cycling trail.

Suffolk Broads

Over the border in Suffolk County, the southernmost slice of The Broads has lively market towns, beaches, and bird-filled marshes, often without the crowds of the Norfolk Broads. Head to Lowestoft for windswept coastal walks, enjoy wildlife-watching and water sports at Oulton Broad, or cruise along the River Waveney between Beccles and Bungay.

Family camping in The Broads National Park

Camping is a great option for a family holiday, and The Broads offers an incredible location for it. If you’re a family of water babies, simply messing about in boats can fill every day of your holiday—hire canoes, go for a cruise, or learn to sail while you’re in this natural water wonderland. Kids might also like to look out for wildlife, give fishing a go, and cycle on the towpaths along the river. Plus, Norfolk and Suffolk are home to plenty of kid-friendly attractions too, from fun fairs to the magical woodland adventure theme park Bewilderwood.

Adult-only camping in The Broads

Peaceful paddling along the waterways, long days sailing on the lake, epic walks in incredible scenery…camping in The Broads is just as much fun for grown-ups as it is for kids. An adults-only holiday in The Broads gives you plenty of opportunity to indulge in your hobbies or try out new ones. And whether you’re going alone, looking for a romantic break, or after a place to holiday with friends, The Broads National Park offers campsites reserved exclusively for grown-up getaways. Look out for high-end glamping sites aimed for relaxation, or perhaps a cosy cabin, secluded shepherd’s hut, or a wide-open meadow just for your crew.

Top spots to visit near The Broads

As The Broads sit on the border between the two counties, a camping holiday here puts you at the heart of the East Anglian action. Head inland for Norwich, the only city within a national park, to see its 900-year-old cathedral and wander the narrow streets. Or head south into Suffolk to visit well-heeled Aldeburgh or Southwold with its quirky pier. To the north, campers love the long sandy beaches on the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Within reach of London but as rural as landscapes come, many of East Anglia’s grand homes are great places to explore, none more so than the royal residence at Sandringham on the north Norfolk coast. Deeper inland, you can discover the trees of Thetford Forest, while in the Sussex countryside, Dedham Vale inspired many of Constable's paintings.

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