15 Lovely Small Campsites in Suffolk for Families

With Suffolk being one of the most unspoiled parts of the country, it’s ideal for a camping holiday and there are lots of lovely, quiet campsites in Suffolk to choose from. Located in some incredibly scenic locations, you really are spoiled for choice. So where do you start?

The Suffolk Coast? A big draw for people to Suffolk is the Suffolk coast. There is a 50 mile stretch of heritage coast, most of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with some of the most unspoiled beaches in the UK. Our favourite Suffolk beaches are Dunwich, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick and Covehithe. There are plenty of coastal campsites in Suffolk to choose from if you’re looking for a beach holiday.

Campsites in Suffolk

If you’re not looking for a coastal holiday, then there’s the rural Constable countryside around Dedham Vale, also an AONB and many quaint Suffolk villages. Whatever type of camping holiday you’re looking for, there is a whole host of campsites in Suffolk to suit your needs and we have picked 15 of the best campsites in Suffolk.

They range from rustic camping in Suffolk fields to luxury Suffolk glamping experiences to holiday park style campsites. One thing these Suffolk campsites all have in common is that they are small, intimate and great for family camping.

There is so much to do in Suffolk with kids and before you visit, make sure to read our complete guide to Suffolk to help plan your trip.

**Note that some of the sites have decided not to open for the 2020 season. We have included links to the sites (click on campsite name) so that you can check when they are opening**

The Suffolk Coast at Dunwich

The Suffolk Coast at Dunwich

Willy Lott's Cottage from John Constable's painting 'The Hay Wain'

Willy Lott’s Cottage from John Constable’s painting ‘The Hay Wain’

Suffolk Coast Campsites

Cliff House Holiday Park

Location: Minsmere Road, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3DQ

Campsite: 120 Dunwich camping and touring pitches with holiday cottages and lodges. Bar and restaurant, playground, shop shower and toilet. If you’re looking specifically for campsites in Suffolk near the sea, this is about as close as you’ll get as it is perched right on the cliff top.

Dog friendly: Yes

Firepit: No

Nearest Pub: The 12 Lost Churches onsite or The Ship Inn if you fancy a change of scenery

Nearest beach: Dunwich Heath and Beach

Nearby attractions: RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath and Beach

Cliff House Holiday Park in Dunwich

Cliff House Holiday Park in Dunwich

Sunset at Dunwich Heath in Suffolk

Sunset at Dunwich Heath in Suffolk

Little Wren Glamping

Location: Church Farm, South Cove, Beccles, NR34 7JD

Campsite: 3 bell tents (one with hot tub). Each tent has its own compost toilet and shower and a well-equipped kitchen. There’s a small honesty shop with essentials and a children’s play area. This is one of the loveliest small campsites in Suffolk on a working farm with little extras like feeding lambs, collecting your own eggs and picking potatoes. Note that there is no tent camping here.

Dog friendly: No

Firepit: Yes

Nearest Pub: Five Bells in Wrentham

Nearest beach: Covehithe

Nearby attractions: Africa Alive or BeWILDerwood

Bell tent at Little Wren Glamping in Suffolk

Bell tent at Little Wren Glamping in Suffolk

Covehithe beach in Suffolk

Covehithe beach in Suffolk

Jubilee Camping and Caravanning Club

Location: Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SR

Campsite: This is a very small and quiet campsite with no facilities (some pitches have electric hook up) but is one of the best campsites near Southwold.

Dog friendly: Yes

Firepits: No

Nearest Pub: The Lord Nelson or the Sole Bay Inn are two popular Adnams brewery pubs in Southwold

Nearest beach: Southwold

Nearby attractions: Southwold Maize Maze, Southwold Pier

Southwold beach front

Southwold beach front

Rural Campsites in Suffolk

West Stow Pods

Location: Ingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6EX

Campsite: A selection of glamping pods, lodges and a fully self-contained 2 bedroom hobbit home located in lovely woodland.

Dog friendly: Yes (£20 per stay)

Firepit: No – but you can BBQ

Nearest Pub: The Cadogan Arms

Nearest beach: Shingle Street

Nearby attractions: West Stow Anglo Saxon Village or Ickworth House and Gardens

Pod Hollow at West Stow Pods in Suffolk

Pod Hollow at West Stow Pods in Suffolk

Lantern and Larks

Location: Sweffling Hall Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2BT

Campsite: For glamping in Suffolk, this is about as good as it gets. 6 luxury glamping tents with en-suite facilities. Various optional extra activities on site including astronomy talks, horse and cart rides, meditation and farm safaris.

Dog friendly: Yes (£20 per stay)

Firepits: Firepits are included in the booking

Nearest Pub: White Horse Sweffling

Nearest beach: Thorpeness

Nearby attractions: Shawsgate Vineyard and Framlingham Castle

Lanterns and Larks in Sweffling, Suffolk

Lanterns and Larks in Sweffling, Suffolk

Haw Wood Farm

Location: Hinton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3QT

Campsite: A 14 acre site with pitches for tents, campervans and motorhomes. It has fantastic, award-winning facilities including laundry, kids play area, café and shop. They also have a smaller 16 pitch campsite (with no facilities) on Walberswick beach. Your Suffolk beach campsites experience doesn’t get better than this.

Dog friendly: Yes

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The White Hart Blythburgh

Nearest beach: Dunwich / Walberswick

Nearby attractions: Dunwich Forest or crabbing at Walberswick

Sunset over tents in Suffolk

Mill Hill Farm

Location: Darsham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3BS

Campsite: If you’re looking for caravan parks in Suffolk, this is ideal. Set in 30 acres of meadows and lakes there are 50 pitches for caravans, campervans and motorhomes. They are not taking tent bookings for 2020. There are communal shower and toilet facilities.

Dog friendly: Yes

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Westleton Crown

Nearest beach: Dunwich

Nearby attractions: Friday Street pick your own

Making campfires

The Mill House

Location: Mill Hill, Earl Soham, Suffolk, IP13 7RP

Campsite: One of the only camspites in suffolk for tents only. There is no electricity on site but there are showers and toilets.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Victoria

Nearest beach: Dunwich

Nearby attractions: Saxted Green Post Mill

Campervan next to Saxted Windmill in Suffolk

Birds and Bees Campsite

Location: Rendham Hall, Rendham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2AW

Campsite: Lovely eco-friendly camping in meadows. There are hot showers, toilets and a shower and even a composter toilet closer to the tents for night time visits.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: White Horse Sweffling

Nearest beach: Thorpeness

Nearby attractions: Glemham Hall

Birds and Bees Campsite in Suffolk

Birds and Bees Campsite in Suffolk

Little Ropers Woodland Camping

Location: Assington Road, Bures, Suffolk, CO8 5JX

Campsite: A lovely natural site with 6 woodland pitches and 4 meadow pitches. There is no electricity on site but there are toilets and a washing up area.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Lamarsh Lion

Nearest beach: Walton-on-the-Naze

Nearby attractions: : Flatford Mill in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Little Ropers Woodland Camping

Little Ropers Woodland Camping

Cosy Camping

Location: Tenth Road, Bucklesham, Suffolk, IP10 0BP

Campsite: Luxury camping pods and tent pitches with no cars on site to make it safer for children. Each pod has an en-suite shower and kitchen area with firepit and picnic table. Tent pitches share communal shower and toilet facilties and there’s a small shop on site. There is no electric hook up for tent pitches. No motorhomes or campervans are allowed on site.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Shannon (also worth visiting the Ramsholt Arms)

Nearest beach: Felixstowe

Nearby attractions: Ipswich and The Suffolk Food Hall

Cosy Camping in Suffolk

Cosy Camping in Suffolk

The Orchard Campsite

Location: 28 Spring Lane, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0SJ

Campsite: Set in 11 acres with pre-erected tents and safari tents (although not currently available for booking). There are 20 electric hook ups, communal showers, toilets and kitchen area. There’s a play area for kids, on-site fishing and a small shop.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Greyhound Inn

Nearest beach: Aldeburgh

Nearby attractions: Sutton Hoo

Roasting marshmallows over a campfire

Roasting marshmallows over a campfire

Easton Farm Park

Location: Pound Corner, Easton, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

Campsite: 70 pitches available on a huge field with electric hook ups for tents, motorhomes, caravans and campervans. There are also 3 sow-themed glamping pods. There are communal showers and toilets but the best part is that the campsite is attached to Easton Farm Park which is a fantastic place to take little ones and includes an indoor play barn in case of bad weather. There is a one off charge for entry to the farm and you can visit as many times as you like during your stay. Cottages are also available to hire.

Dog friendly: Yes – but must be kept on a lead

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: Easton White Horse

Nearest beach: Aldeburgh

Nearby attractions: Framlingham Castle

Children's play area at Easton Farm Park

Children’s play area at Easton Farm Park

Boundary Farm

Location: East Green, Kelsale, Suffolk, IP17 2PH

Campsite: Glamping in safari tents with kitchen, shower and toilet in the tents.

Dog friendly: No

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: Theberton Lion

Nearest beach: Thorpeness

Nearby attractions: Leiston Abbey

Boundary Farm glamping tents

Boundary Farm glamping tents

Happy Days RV

Location: Wardspring Farm, Leiston Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1TG

Campsite: 8 retro American RV trailers with communal shower and toilet facilties. Right next door to the Suffolk Escape Room

Dog friendly: Yes (2 of the RVs are dog friendly)

Firepits: Yes

Nearest Pub: The Crown Inn

Nearest beach: Thorpeness

Nearby attractions: Snape Maltings

Happy Days Retro Vacations in Suffolk

Happy Days Retro Vacations in Suffolk

15 lovely small Campsites in Suffolk for Families

15 lovely small Suffolk Campsites for families

Campsites in Suffolk
View along the coast from the Dunwich Cliffs
View of the House in the Clouds Thorpeness from the Boating Lake
Framlingham Castle in Suffolk
Adnams Gin in the Adnams Shop in Southwold
Cavendish village in Suffolk
The White Horse in Easton Suffolk
Ice Creams by the beach huts in Southwold
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