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General

  • Family-run site on the Suffolk coast
  • Within walking distance of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness
  • A pebble throw from the nearest beach, via the coastal footpath

Beach View is also Beach Walk. Guests can see the sea and sands between Aldeburgh and Minsmere Dunwich from Beach View Holiday Park on the Suffolk coast – and when they’ve finished gazing on its loveliness/taking selfies, it’s a pebble throw from the park pitches to the nearest beach along a coastal footpath…

More selfies? Trot along to other Suffolk seaside towns like Aldeburgh and Thorpeness within walking distance from the park, or lace up boots to go in search of scenery to share on social media: the area around Beach View is part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with gentle walks/strenuous hikes all around. Too much faff? Pack binoculars for birdwatching or a rod for sea fishing, both also handy within roaming distance.

A campsite has been established in this very Suffolk spot since the 1950s and Beach View Holiday Park is now family run, with up to date facilities including a heated shower and toilet block, disabled access toilet and shower room, launderette, family games room and a clubhouse bar open from Thursdays to Sundays in summer serving drinks and snacks.

Shops, takeaways, a leisure centre and a cinema are handy at Leiston two miles away and both Waitrose and Tesco have supermarkets five miles from base at Saxmundham.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

For health and safety purposes the maximum unit size is 5m W x 9m L and tents and trailer tents must be no larger than 25m2.

Motorhomes and RVs: no motorhome waste/sewage tank disposal as we are on septic tanks and do not have the capacity to provide emptying.


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9.0

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97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Brilliant site spotless showers toilets staff very helpful and friendly ... 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pauline H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Brilliant site spotless showers toilets staff very helpful and friendly highly recommended. Second visit will be back.

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Fantastic location so close to the beach. Loved this site. 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful walks on your doorstep.
    Pebble throw from the beach.
    Clean and modern shower and toilet facilities.

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Close to beach, friendly and helpful staff, quiet site, clean, ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephanie_m349145 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Close to beach, friendly and helpful staff, quiet site, clean, games room, great Pizza bar and nearby cafe. Definitely go back next year!

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Brilliant site with clean facilities, friendly staff. 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon_w879194 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    How friendly everyone was. The toilet/shower lock was lovely and clean. All the facilities where get and up to date. Reception/clubhouse was great too.

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Excellent. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nigel F. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything about it, it was so clean, quiet, fabulous spot, wonderful beach front bar with fabulous oven cooked pizza.
    A very very well maintained site, in a great location, you can only hear the sea & the gulls at night, fabulous.

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A fantastic location especially if you have a dog 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tina_h171345 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    How close it was to the beach and the lovely wood smoked pizzas made to order

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    Nothing

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The beach very near by and being dog friendly. 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The beach very near by and being dog friendly.

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The location and wood fired pizza. The park had many ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shona H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The location and wood fired pizza.
    The park had many campers but the site remained peaceful and was very quiet at night.

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    Not having any play equipment on site.

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Lovely to have the sea so close Lovely and quiet 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Lovely to have the sea so close
    Lovely and quiet

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The closeness to the sea, and the beach which was ... 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ann B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The closeness to the sea, and the beach which was never crowded.The pizza's were very good and it was nice to have the option of visiting the clubhouse. the site was quiet after 22.00.

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    because of the time of year it was a little crowded and we had to wait to use facilities, But most of the time they were clean

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Sizewell Common Leiston, Suffolk, England, IP16 4TU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2035°N 1.6203°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 17.9 miles
Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 19.2 miles
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop — 19.4 miles
Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Darsham Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Wickham Market Rail Station — 10.1 miles
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 8.0 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 8.1 miles
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 17.6 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 35.3 miles

Directions


From the north
From the A12 heading south from Lowestoft, take the left-hand turning on the bend at Yoxford (B1122), continue for 5 miles and take the left-hand turning signed Sizewell Beach. Follow this road for 1.5 miles and then take a right-hand turning signed Sizewell Hall. Turn left at the top of the hill.

From the south
From the A12 heading north from Ipswich towards Lowestoft, take the A1094 Snape/Aldeburgh exit (right-hand turning). Stay on this road for 3-4 miles until you come to a left-hand turning for Leiston B1069. Turn left and follow the road through Knoddishall and into Leiston. Turn right into Cross Street and go straight over the traffic lights. Follow the road to the T-junction and turn right onto Sizewell Beach Road (Sizewell Gap). Continue for one mile and take the right-hand turning signed Sizewell Hall. Turn left at the top of the hill for Beach View.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Scenic seaside jaunts all around: make for Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Southwold, Lowestoft and Orford to soak up the towns and landscape of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, most of which is among the beaches, estuaries, marshland and forest of the Suffolk Coast and Heath Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (more of which in a sec).

Aldeburgh, another Victorian coastal resort that well-to-do subjects of Good Queen Bess descended upon in summer, is still an esteemed destination for Suffolk coastal explorers and gentle souls seeking to escape city life among the Victorian beach villas.

If you’re an angler, sea fish here for eels, cod, bass and whiting; if you’re a fish fan, buy some of the day’s catch from the fishermen on the beach. (And if the sound of music makes you trill, look up the all-year events of the Aldeburgh Music Festival, set up in post-Victorian times by Lowestoft composer Benjamin Britten.)

More trilling should be possible at Southwold, ‘Suffolk’s beer town’, as this is the place where Adnams Brewery is placed and where boozy treats have been produced since the 14th century; tours including beer tasting and a bottle to take home run daily.

Also at Southwold – before brewery tour rather than after is probably best – take a tour of the 19th-century lighthouse right in the centre of town before having a promenade among the potty machinery (you’ll see what we mean when you get there), eateries and mirror walk of Southwold’s award-winning pier. From nearby Thorpeness, hire a canoe, kayak, sailing boat or rowing boat out for a punt around Victorian Thorpeness Meare.

And… back to the AONB. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comes complete with three RSPB reserves to wildlife spot and birdwatch at, including one at Minsmere to watch wading birds wading around while hidden in a hide (watchers, not birds), one along the coast at Orford and one back in Aldeburgh.

Additionally, stroll along the old old heathland of the Sandlings and the AONB’s three forests (Rendlesham, Tunstall and Dunwich) to see rare butterflies, reptiles and birds of many sorts. The rare habitat of Dunwich Heath near Saxmundham flames with flora colour in summer and is home to woodlarks, nightjars, adders and acres of excellent walks.

Back close to home, local town Leiston is worth a look for its Long Shop Steam Museum, a tribute to Leiston’s hustling industrial days manufacturing farm equipment and steam engines.

Must see

  • Orford Castle (8.4 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (8.5 miles)
  • Framlingham Castle (11.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (8.5 miles)
  • Sutton Hoo (14.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Please take the righthand fork in the road signed 'All touring and tents'. Pull off the road next to toilet block and walk over to reception, 150 metres away via the coastal footpath. (Reception is in the bar area of the big white house on the seafront).

Beach View Holiday Park cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Motorhomes and RVs: no motorhome waste/sewage tank disposal as we are on septic tanks and do not have the capacity to provide emptying.

Departure is by 11.30am. If you want to stay longer and leave in the afternoon you must notify reception. A small late departure surcharge of £5 is payable on site in order to stay on until 5pm (subject to availability; please enquiry before departure).

The maximum unit size is 5m width x 9m length. All units must pitch 6 metres (20 feet) from any other unit.

Disabled facilities are available in the toilet block on the touring and camping site; please notify us at the time of booking if you are registered disabled. While the touring camping park is relatively flat it is not always suitable for some disabled guests. (A code for the disabled toilet and shower room can be obtained from reception on request)

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