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Cliff House Holiday Park
Minsmere Road
Suffolk   (Browse area)
IP17 3DQ
Tel: 01728 648282
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Pitches: 120
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 107 Reviews
                8/10 from 107 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Mickmu 1 review from this member

 Nice site near the beach and other places worth visiting. Lots of lovely trees and good bar and restaurant.

Clean and well maintained and pleasant staff 

Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Carol Jean 35 reviews from this member

 Pleasant site and the showerblock was open during coronavirus "lockdown" so was really pleased that they had made that effort. The restaurant was open as well but we didn't use that. Shame that the children's playground wasn't open. I know some places arent opening playgrounds though.

After we arrived we walked over to the steps which led down to the pebbly beach and couldn't see any life whatsoever! So we were a bit concerned as we had booked 3 nights here.

We got our bikes and cycled just under 2 miles to the village where there is a large car park by the beach with a tearoom there. There is also another lovely tearoom called Dingles which is not far away.

Dunwich village consists of 2 tearooms, a restaurant, a church and a museum and a few houses so don't expect a seaside resort like Southwold or Aldeburgh. As the beach is all pebbles I was a bit puzzled why people would take children there especially when the playground wasn't open. We walked down Dunwich Heath to the Fishermens Cottages which is a shortish pleasant walk then next day we cycled to Dingle tearoom, had coffees and tied the bikes up there and walked to Walberswick which is 3 miles up the coast from Dingles. Collected some lovely pebbles on the way.

Walberswick has more sand on the beach so nice for children and has a pleasant village green with a tearoom and a few nice little shops and a pub. Southwold is just over the estuary from Walberswick and we visited Southwold when we left Dunwich.

I really liked Southwold. Its quite retro! 

Date of Visit: February 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Jeffandsteve 1 review from this member

 The site if you are travelling via A12 should direct you to the B1122 at Yoxford this is dual road to the Westleton turn off few miles down road, however the web page tells you to turn onto Westleton Rd which is a hair raiser if you are towing we have a 21ft and good job it was a Sunday early morning because road just wide enough for caravan and no passing places for 3. 5 miles big error on Cliff House.

The other shocking think was on site notice to say in one part which had wood blocks piled high, a notice on ground saying (Adders live in this wood pile) not very good advert considering site is family and dog friendly. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: TDR500 1 review from this member

 Friendly staff, short walk to the beach, clean facilities, quiet and a surprisingly good on site bar (2 real ales) and restaurant.

Handy for the finish of the Dunwich Dynamo.

Will try to come back for a longer visit as right next to RSPB site plus woodland walks. 
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: WWLL 60 reviews from this member

 Loved this site site in so many ways, the location is fab, close to beach set in woodland and close to open heathland.

The reception staff were friendly and welcoming. The pub was modern and friendly we can not comment on the meals. The pitches are mainly level and all different.

The only thing that slightly lets the site down is the showers & toilets which although functional were shabby and grubby. At 27 a night would have expected cleaner. 


Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Triggertheone 1 review from this member

 Nice site, nice people, very helpful. Beach close at hand walked into Walberswick partly along beach. There are good views to be had towards Southwold from cliff tops. You can see the light house flashing at night.

The only down side for me was you had to be off site by 10am and they choose to clean the toilets around 9 am when most people want a shower. So I never got my shower before leaving.

I would use this site again but only in the winter months as you are in the trees I think in the summer you would not see much sunlight. But then again I like the sun maybe you don't. All in all good site. 

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Acornis 28 reviews from this member

 This site fell into our 2 hrs from home search (just) for a few days away. We were given a friendly and informative reception, best walks places to visit etc. All the pitches were generous in size but the site is very shaded by trees.

There's access to the beach and the village of Dunwich is a short walk in one direction and Minsmere heath the other way. Not so much to do in the way of shops unless you venture a bit further to Southwold.

The site has its own bar and restaurant which we we used and had a couple of decent meals. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Going to give them a second visit in the spring. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Neil684 35 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for three nights while visiting Minsmere RSPB. For a large commercial site, it was very well laid out with well separated pitches mostly amongst trees.

The facilities were fine as was the bar/restaurant.

The site was almost empty for the first two nights but filled up completely on the Friday night but was still peaceful. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The site is a bit pricey for us (but we got low season age discount).

The are plenty of good walks from the site on Dunwich Heath - important for us dog owners. 

Date of Visit: January 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Fradford 2 reviews from this member

 We were looking for a site that was open in the winter months, not too far from home to try out our new tourer caravan and Cliff House fitted the bill. Booked to go for two nights, very reasonable price as it was out of season.

Arrived New years day so there wasn't anyone manning the reception but they had left the relevant info for us on the reception door. The park attendant was on hand when we pulled up on the pitch and was very friendly and helpful. The pitch (electric hook up) was nice and level with plenty of space to manoeuvre.

We took a walk around the park and noted there were quite a mix of pitches, some with lots of tree cover and some in more open areas. There was good access to the beach. We didn't use the parks toilet block so can't comment on those. We went into the pub on site (12 Lost Churches) for a drink - again very friendly staff, free Wifi available. Our children enjoyed their brief visit to the play park (it wasn't really the weather for playing out!).

The caravan park was within walking distance of Minsmere nature reserve and Dunwich (although we chose to drive into Dunwich). We spent a lovely morning walking around Dunwich forest and visited the lovely tearoom nearby. A beautiful area of Suffolk to visit and we plan to come back to Cliff House to explore the surrounding area some more. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nickscum 8 reviews from this member

 We are a family of 5 & have a 9 man tent. We arrived later than 5pm at the site & so had to find our own pitch as the reception was closed. Luckily, we did so no problem as the pitches have numbers on & we knew what one we had been allocated.

The pitch was a good size & we had a lovely view through the trees of the adjacent beach, which you get to by walking down many steps. Keeps you fit coming back up again! The children loved the beach & we were very lucky with the weather.

The shower block was kept clean, but there were only 3 showers. For such a busy site, more would be beneficial. 2 of the cubicles themselves are really rather small & it's a job to find room to put everything, really. The 3rd cubicle is a nice size.

The children (twins aged 11 & a 9 year old) loved the playground. We thought (as did they!) that they would find it too young for them, but they didn't! They spent many an hour in there!

There is a giant Connect 4 game that we made use of outside of the bar area & a couple of pool tables. They have entertainment sometimes & we saw they had a talent show on one night.

There are washing up sinks inside & out. We had to wash up in the dark one evening as the lights weren't working for the outside ones.

We would definitely return. The campsite is in lovely surroundings & being so close to a quiet beach is a real added bonus. 

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