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Ah, the sound of silence. Apart from the waves lapping against the shore, the birds tweeting overhead and the possible tantrums from the kids when you win the family sandcastle competition yet again…Fans of peace and quiet will find Suffolk Sands a winner, set a pebble throw from the beach at the end of Felixstowe’s promenade, with views stretching out over the sea and with speedy access to the area’s sandy beaches, gardens and seaside villages.
Suffolk Sands is a Park Holidays site so has all the flashy facilities you’d expect, but it’s been designed as a relaxing family park for those gentle souls who don’t fancy the live entertainment and club complexes you can find on other sites. Or, if you want to mix up your peaceful break with an occasional foray into the nearby nightlife, you can use the facilities and take in the entertainment at the Suffolk Sands sister site Felixstowe Beach just half a mile away, where there’s also a heated indoor pool and family bar.
Other facilities at Suffolk Sands include a launderette and a sales office with display area; the caravans here come with two or three bedrooms sleeping up to six or eight, with two pets allowed on the Bronze tariff for a small extra charge. All caravans include linen, gas and electric in the pitch price and come with entertainment passes – although you might be too busy just strolling along the sand in silence…
Nearby attractions and activities
Nearby Felixstowe has the moniker of the ‘Garden Resort of the East Coast’ because of the beds and borders along its promenade and in its town centre; the gardens on the seafront are listed on English Heritage’s Register of Parks and Gardens of National Importance. Suffolk in general is stuffed with heritage and ornate gardens: the rose garden with Tudor features at Otley Hall and the Rotunda at Italianate Ickworth are just a couple of several in the county to see.
For more Felixstowe frolics, there’s a leisure centre on the seafront and the Spa Pavilion Theatre on the promenade – once the hallowed haunt of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix before being rebuilt – and an award-winning links course at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club. The Sunday market in the town is bigger than neighbouring Ipswich – obviously you should make sure to go to both to properly compare. For strolls, the Suffolk Coast Path starts from Felixstowe and carries on to Lowestoft on a 50-mile route.
Not far along the coast is Southwold, one of the many seaside villages around this area and part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast with its beaches, birdwatching and old buildings: Southwold has an award-winning pier, a working lighthouse, sea and ferry trips and the famous (and tiny) Electric Picture Palace cinema.
History abounds around this corner of Britain too: the ancient burial mounds at the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo are a must, or there’s the twelfth century Orford Castle built by Henry Two and just along the coast from Suffolk Sands, with Framingham and Hedingham Castle a short distance inland. Languard Fort, the scene of the last opposed invasion of England in 1667, is one of the most famous historical attractions in Suffolk and is also the spot for browsing through Roman ruins and other artefacts at Felixstowe Museum.
Other highlights near Suffolk Sands are patting pets and collecting eggs at the Easton Farm Park, slithering along to the giant play centre Snakes and Ladders at Ipswich, twitching at RSPB Minsmere and squawking along with the parrots and clowns at Lowestoft’s Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park.
Attractions near Suffolk Sands Holiday Park
- Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (10.1 miles)
- Christchurch Mansion (10.5 miles)
- Orford Castle (13.3 miles)
- Sutton Hoo (10.1 miles)
- Flatford: Bridge Cottage (13.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Suffolk Sands Holiday Park
Felixstowe South (0.7 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Felixstowe North (1.3 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Harwich - Parkeston - Dovercourt - Essex Way - Harwich (1.8 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Felixstowe: Gt Eastern Square Coach Stop — 1.7mi
Walton (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 1.8mi
Trimley St Mary (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 2.2mi
- Train stations
Felixstowe Rail Station — 1.6mi
Harwich Town Rail Station — 1.8mi
Trimley Rail Station — 2.1mi
- Ferry ports
Felixstowe for Harwich Ferry Landing — 0.7mi
Harwich Harbour Ferry Landing — 1.9mi
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 2.4mi
- London Southend Airport — 37.5mi
From Ipswich take the A14 signposted Felixstowe.
Continue on A14 until roundabout (junction 60) and take second exit (right) towards Felixstowe Docks A14.
Continue to the roundabout and take the second exit signposted Town Centre.
Continue to the traffic lights and turn right.
Continue half a mile and arrive at Suffolk Sands on the left.
Cancellation by you
Should you need to cancel your booking, you must advise us using the telephone number in your confirmation email and then confirm this cancellation in writing to us, by post, fax, or email quoting your booking reference number. Your cancellation will only be effective as at the date we receive your written confirmation. Our cancellation charges are those detailed below unless you have taken out our ‘Cancellation Protection Plan’ (available when paying your balance):
Cancellation charges as a % total cost:
Period before arrival date (excluding credit card charges)
More than 56 days loss of deposit
56 - 43 days 50%
42 - 29 days 60%
28 - 8 days 80%
7 days or under 100%
If you need to cut short your holiday after it has commenced, we regret that we are unable to refund any monies paid.
Cancellation by us
In exceptional circumstances, we may have to cancel your booking. If we do so we will tell you as soon as possible prior to your holiday date and you may choose either to receive a full refund or accept an alternative holiday, with us, at the brochure price. If we have to cancel because of circumstances beyond our control (e.g. damage, maintenance, fire, theft or flood) we will pay a full refund. If we cancel for reasons beyond our reasonable control we will have no further liability to you other than the offer of a full refund or a similar holiday at a similar price. The company reserves the right to move customers to upgraded accommodation without prior notice and at the company’s expense.
Please note that your deposit paid to Pitchup.com is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Our booking staff will contact you for the balance 8 weeks before your holiday start date (or after submission of your Pitchup.com booking if the booking is for within 8 weeks). If payment is not made by this date then we will assume that your holiday has been cancelled and we may re-sell the holiday to another customer. We reserve the right to pass on any costs or bank charges we incur if we have to re-submit a cheque for payment or a cheque is declined for non payment.
An administration fee of 2% will be applied to all balance payments made by credit card (minimum charge £1.00). This charge will not exceed £5.00 per transaction. There is no charge for debit card payments.
Cards accepted on the parkNone
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
We will not accept bookings where the lead customer is under the age of 18 and will not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.
We do not accept bookings from large all-male or all-female parties and have the right to cancel any online booking that breaches our terms before the holiday arrival date and/or reserve the right to refuse entry or not to hand over accommodation to any person or groups of persons, at our discretion.
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