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Visitor Reviews - Southwold Camping And Caravan Site

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Southwold Camping And Caravan Site
Ferry Road
Suffolk   (Browse area)
IP18 6ND   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01502 722486

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Pitches: 100
Open: Ist Marchto 30th November

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 63 Reviews
              7/10 from 63 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Missfi 2 reviews from this member

This is a mixed review, the site itself is great, toilets and showers spotless.

However, there were a huge group on site, they had about 20 kids between them. The adults spent all night up with campfires, filling surrounding tents with smoke, loudly talking until 3am, the kids then started shouting and screaming at 5. 30am.

Although campfires are not allowed and noise is forbidden 9pm-10am, no one enforces it, so people do as they like. In the morning the site manager was able to move us to a different pitch and had a word with families, (they ignored him and were worse the following evening)

So, if you want a peaceful site, this may not be the one for you. Shame, as it would have been perfect otherwise, perhaps night staff may be the way forward

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Stan on tour 13 reviews from this member

The location of this campsite is fantastic. The beach can be reached directly across the road to the site. Southwold is beautiful and a 15 minute walk along the beach. The working harbour is in the opposite direction and is well worth a look persevere walking along the harbour to find a lovely cafe and pub.

The site itself and facilities are very basic and exposed to the elements. If is council owned and run, we stayed Thursday night and wanted to stay Friday as well but the whole touring field was being used by school groups for the weekend, we escaped as the marque's were being erected!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Markm100 1 review from this member

I stayed for 3 nights on pitch 210 in a tent. This site is fantastic, great facilities, great location and very friendly staff. Southwold is a lovely place to visit along with Walberswick which again is beautiful. The showers and toilets are very clean and there is a lot of space in between pitches which is great. Only 1 negative comment or rather only 1 top tip for people and that is do not pitch your tent, or caravan near the trees. For some reason this site is full of wood pigeons and magpies and they not only make a mess of your tent but also start making a racket as early as 5am and don't stop until 10pm. Apart from that its all good.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gerrysw 2 reviews from this member

Well I have to say for a Local authority camp site this was the tops. Inches from one of the nicest beaches anywhere. Staff were more than helpful, facilities limited but that is just the way we like it. The joy is that on arriving your jaw drops as all you can see are rows and rows of statics. But in the next field just tents and vans. Southwold is just a 10 minute walk along the beach and must be amongst the the top ten of seaside resorts, working lighthouse, wonderful pier, great pubs, lots of independently owned shops. We loved it. On the other side of the camp site the river estuary with working harbour, fantastic chandlery, and the best fish and chips (huge huge portions beware). There is also a rowing boat ferry (90p) to cross to Walberwick, very upmarket, we had the best gourmet lunch at the Anchor (55 for two of us with drink!).

We will be back!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Daffodil1941 29 reviews from this member

This site is very big. You drive through the static site to a large field split by a couple of hedges. There are a few hard standings in the second field. Were we pitched with ehu. There are two toilet blocks which I have to say need some tlc. In the block next to our pitch the loos and basins were clean, but while we were there the floor was only clean once, the rest of time it was very muddy, I think this was due to a leak somewhere. I checked the showers in the other block and these too were muddy in the trays, I think this was just people not cleaning up after them. There was a pot wash area. The site was next to the sand dunes beach and sea. There was a nice walk on the sand dunes into the town which was lovely and had every thing you would need and more. Took me 15 minutes (each way) to walk each morning for the papers and milk, turn right out of the site and onto the harbour which has a walk to the Harbour Pub about half an hour (each way) for us wrinklies, but worth it as you passed shacks selling every type of fish and seafood you could imagine and a fish and chips shop/restaurant. This was very busy. The pub also sold food and was very popular, a little pricey but we enjoyed the atmosphere and watching the world go by. We would go back as we love where it is.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lynnpin 1 review from this member

We love this site but it's the location that is key - right next to the beach and the lovely river area which faces Walberswick which is so laid back.

There's a great fish and chip place there, a lovely wet fish shop where you can go along with your own wine and bread and enjoy a plate of seafood or just try out the wonderful scones at the cafe down the river a bit. The pub's lovely for a drink but the food is quite expensive and not that good in my opinion but lovely to watch the sun set with a pint.

The site is, as the previous reviewer said, council run and could be a lot better but as long as you know the toilet blocks are closed for cleaning in the morning and have a shower in the afternoon when it seems you're guaranteed hot water, it's fine.

One tip - get a pitch along the edge that faces the town as you get wonderful views of Southwold and there were Marsh Harriers and Skylarks to entertain us when we were there.

There's no shop on site which is a shame as it's a bit of a way from the town but the office does sell milk and a few other basics, will charge your phone for 1 and freeze blocks.

My son loved it, met loads of new friends playing football and the main attraction - crabbing.

Only one big downside - no fires allowed although we used our barbecue as did lots of others on the site and that way nobody seems to mind.

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