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The Hollies

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General

  • Kessingland site directly on the Suffolk coast
  • Three different pitching up areas over 28 acres
  • Two new amenities blocks, including disabled and family rooms

What a beach! And what a view… The gorgeous East Anglian coastline and an expanse of Suffolk sands sweep out for miles from The Hollies touring and camping park near Lowestoft: the site is set on a cliff and the views from your pitch or your firepit of an evening will be Hollie-wood worthy.

It's Kessingland Beach below you at The Hollies, which is a highly scenic ten or 15-minute saunter along the clifftop path and an equally scenic scene on arrival with its miles of golden sand. And the beach is dog-friendly all year round, as is The Hollies – hurrah and woof.

The amiable Hollies team has arranged three picks of pitches on its roomy 28-acre site: the Barley field for tourers and with electric hook-up; the Seaside field for tents and without electric; and the Hay field especially suitable for mixed groups with a mix of tent and touring pitches, all with electric.

Amenities are newly built and include two large shower and loo blocks with family rooms and rooms for disabled guests; a newly built playground is on site too for Suffolk coast-based little squirts.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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Party: 2 adults

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9.3

Overall rating based on 286 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely sight would 100% stay here again 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hannah_s235701 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities friendly staff football pitch and playground for children little wildlife area great walks around the site and surrounding areas and last but not least an amazing beach seconds from the site

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Beautiful setting.Staff were on hand to help out when required. ... 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carolyn M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting.Staff were on hand to help out when required. Facilities were clean and tidy.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely site, great location, friendly staff, clean facilities. Brill! 07/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The closeness to the beach, the clean facilities, the atmosphere, the people, the choice of pitch, the family-friendliness, the weather... Everything!

    Disliked: 

    One blocked toilet.

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Really clean. Great friendly staff 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola_h159348 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nice location on the cliff (90 steps down to beach), ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice location on the cliff (90 steps down to beach), toilet block clean, staff helpful and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Was unable to control heat for shower in ladies shower block, to hot for youngest

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Beautiful beach lovely area flat ground clean toilets and showers ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful beach lovely area flat ground clean toilets and showers friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Step to beach

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Excellent site with clean facilities staff great 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tom P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site kid frendly
    *Warden on his golf buggy was lovely and helpful always up and down making sure all ok .
    *Pitch was great nice an big kids can play around on there bikes
    *Loved that they had a family room with a shower toilet baby change table in so can all go in at once
    *Toilet an show block clean and there is about 6 of each in the block for the ladies and the men so plenty
    *Beach is lovely few steps to go down to get to it but well worth it .
    *Little crabbing pool that the kids can crab on they all loved that .
    *Beach was lovely clean and lovely to sit down at.
    *There is a Morrison's and a b&m 2mins from site so can get shopping and things easy
    *They was a lovely group of staff and even stored my sons medication for me in the fridge there for his nebulizer
    *Would deffo go back again next year

    Disliked: 

    Nothing was all ☆☆☆☆☆

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Just a great mix of Tents,Caravans,and other quirky permanent holiday 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, Location, Location, beautiful part of the Suffolk coastline the site ends onto a cliff edge onto a fantastic beach and long views down the coastline.
    The campsite has great facilities easy level pitches and friendly staff after a 3.5 hour drive being waved at by a camp warden with a cheery "Welcome" was lovely.
    The toilet blocks and showers are clean and always hot water available for the showers, loads of space for children to run around ride bikes,ball games etc.
    BBQ friendly even had blocks for you to put on the disposable ones so not to burn the ground, close to large supermarket to keep stock up on Bbq food, beer and cider!
    Loads of great places in the area to visit so a brilliant place to base yourself Some beautiful pubs in the area.

    Disliked: 

    Its England Eddie What can you say great British Summer can let you down but in the right place who cares!

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Beautiful scenery. Lovely location 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom leon B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery. Lovely location

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower blocks are very dirty. They did not seem to be cleaned at all.they also allow large groups of youngsters/ students to camp which can be very noisy

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Lots of space. It was within easy access to the ... 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lots of space. It was within easy access to the beach. Shower and toilet facilities were brilliant with piping hot water for showers and washing up.
    Lovely area for the children to run around. The pitch areas were flat and well kept.

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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

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • London Road, Kessingland Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, NR33 7PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4314°N 1.7211°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lowestoft: Britten Centre Bus Station — 3.5 miles
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Gorleston: James Paget Hospital Coach Stop — 9.0 miles
Train stations
Oulton Broad South Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Lowestoft Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Oulton Broad North Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
Southwold Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 11.3 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 24.9 miles

Directions


From the A12 heading towards Lowestoft, take the third exit off the roundabout on to London Road and we are just down the road on the right.

On a local bus route and the bus stops at the entrance to the park.

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

The Hollies is in a spiffing location to get to the best of Suffolk, Norfolk, the countryside and the Broads for a bit of whatever you fancy in boating, fishing, hiking, rainy day activities and family days out.

Lowestoft, Southwold and Great Yarmouth are all within ten miles – Lowestoft is only about five minutes by car – and are all well worth a day trip each, as is lovely Norwich about an hour's drive to the north-west (services run regularly from Lowestoft Station too).

Lowestoft has two theatres and a handful of small museums in Sparrow Park alongside the main Lowestoft Museum in Nicholas Everett Park; head to the library's local history section for more pics and info of days of yore.

Lowestoft's lighthouse is probably its most well-known feature, but take time for a trip to Ness Point too, the most easterly location in the UK (just ask a Lowestoft local to point you towards Gulliver).

If you're on hol with the kids, you'll find loads of family-friendly options in the area, like the Africa Alive animal park five minutes' drive from the Hollies (go here on a Sunday for a bonzer of a car boot sale) and the Pleasurewood Hills theme park about 20 minutes away.

Kids might also like the wooden roller disco at Lowestoft's Claremont Pier, but if this doesn't have them wheeling around in joy, take them to walk the plank at the play park Adventure Island, or to see more species at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park just outside Great Yarmouth.

Finally, nautical sorts don't need to tie themselves in knots trying to find a craft to take care of, as fishing boats can be chartered near Kessingland for sea angling trips, and the Norfolk Broads Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is within easy reach to drift along wildlife-laden waterways.

Must see

  • Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (6.5 miles)
  • Fritton Lake Country World (8.3 miles)
  • Pleasure Beach (11.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Elizabethan House Museum (12.0 miles)
  • Horsey Windpump (22.1 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time.

The Hollies cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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 Hollies will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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