Norfolk/ Suffolk coast

(20 Posts)
thegraduand Fri 01-Mar-13 21:13:13

Can anyone recommend a good campsite on the Norfolk or Suffolk coast for a weekend break. Ideally I'd like to be within two hours of Cambridge. It will be me, DD aged 4 and hopefully my best friend and her sister, we'll be in two tents and want to be next to each other. It would be good to be near the coast, walking distance of pub or somewhere else we can get dinner and clean showers and loos. All recommendations welcome.

Thanks

VivaLeBeaver Fri 01-Mar-13 21:25:54

I went to kelling Heath last summer.

It's quite expensive and regimented....marked pitches, etc. but loos were very keen, nice woodland trails, it has a pool and a parrot and a red squirrel.

They have a pub on site and a nice cafe, both do nice meals.

Close to the coast.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 01-Mar-13 21:27:30

We went to a lovely site at Brancaster Staithe a few years ago.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 01-Mar-13 21:29:57

Sorry hit post too early. Small site but clean. Good clean toilets and showers. Lovely pubs in the village, some good walks and stunning sandy beaches nearby we usually manage to see seals in the creek on the beach.

thegraduand Fri 01-Mar-13 22:22:45

Oooo, Kelling Heath looks amazing, could work well for me as a nice half way house from Centre Parcs

nobodysfool Sat 02-Mar-13 08:29:29

Take a look at clippesby hall in Norfolk. It has spoilt us as we always compare where we're staying to here. All the amenities you could wish for and load for the little ones !

MegBusset Sat 02-Mar-13 08:35:35

Kelling Heath is fab. Lots of amenities, pub, pool, playgrounds, and you can get the steam train to Sheringham.

Have heard lots of good things about Clippesby, we haven't been yet but are going in May.

hillbilly Sat 02-Mar-13 10:06:09

www.breckfarm.co.uk/ is fantastic and allows campfires.

Blu Sun 03-Mar-13 11:27:29

Have a look at High Sands Creek at Stiffkey. It is right on the edge of the marsh, with direct access to it's creeks and walks over the marsh to the sand at low tide. There is a pub, the Red Lion, within an easy stroll. Easy drive to Wells-Next-The-Sea, the next place along the coast, with it's little town and a truly fabulous sandy beach which is excellent for children.

There is also a campsite at Wells, Pinewoods, by the beach, Wells has loads of pubs, a good fish and chip shop on the quay (French's - not the other one), cafes, restaurants.

gerbilsarefun Tue 05-Mar-13 17:11:37

We stayed here a couple of years ago. My review is on ukcampsite.

We stayed at a lovely site at Burnham Deepdale a couple of years ago.

Nice facilities, not too loud, a couple of pubs in the village as well as a cafe next to the site. It's also on the hopper bus route so easy to get around.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 05-Mar-13 17:39:10

This one Sue? That's where we stayed too, lovely little site.

pipsy76 Sun 10-Mar-13 11:06:16

Deers glade near Cromer is the best site I've ever stayed on but it gets booked up fast

HorribleMother Sun 10-Mar-13 12:15:39

Group of friends in Norfolk are always going to Kelling Heath.

EssieW Sun 10-Mar-13 12:23:09

Love burnham deepdale but it can get busy and booked up. Cafe is lovely!

High Sands is also another one that i would recommend

ShowOfHands Sun 10-Mar-13 12:33:39

Deepdale is brilliant. I've camped there and stayed in a yurt. Brilliantly located, nice site, hot eco showers.

ShowOfHands Sun 10-Mar-13 12:34:44

Oh the cafe is super. Their breakfasts are lovely. DD adores their pancakes and they do massive homemade scotch eggs. We only live down the road!

GeorgeZ Mon 11-Mar-13 13:04:10

Some great suggestions on here. Any recommendations for the Suffolk coast?

FannyBazaar Mon 11-Mar-13 20:24:39

We camped at Southwold campsite last year and really enjoyed it. A bit pricey but clean, good toilets and showers, across the road from the beach with laundry facilities. About 15 minutes walk to town. I think there was a pub a bit closer or the row boat ferry to Walberswick and great fish and chips by the ferry crossing.

50BalesOfHay Thu 21-Mar-13 11:16:29

I was just going to say the Harbour site at Southwold. Fab yacht place for coffee and breakfast, great pub, beach, all a few minutes walk from the site,everything you could want really, and the town's nice if it's raining

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