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The Hollies

9.4
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Picnic area on the clifftops

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 189 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

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Fantastic location10/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Best thing about this site is its amazing location, on the top of a cliff, with 90 steps downwards to an amazing beach, which stretches as far as Pakefield and Lowestoft to the North, and Covehithe and Southwold to the South. If you are a dog walker there is probably no better location, with endless walks around the huge bay and down the beach. We visited both The Waterfront and The Jolly Sailor in Pakefield and would recommend both (but don't forget to book, during these COVID days!)

    Disliked: 

    The touring site is rather feature-less, not improved by it appearing to be home to several permanently sited caravans. Pitches are quite small too. Whilst we were there there were two power cuts. Loos are clean and seemingly have plenty of hot water (but we do wonder, despite COVID, how much longer the doors can be flung wide open, as Winter approaches). One last thing, we have never ever stayed on a site where the Warden told us to dispense of our grey water into the hedge behind our van!

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Brilliant site, well run, flat pitches, great view10/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandrew f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Immaculate site, brilliant covid measures in place. Shower/Toilet block was always warm, clean and stocked, always a plus point to a good campsite. We were staying on the field next to the beach steps and were lucky enough to have the whole field to ourselves. The sound of the waves crashing down was so relaxing. We both enjoyed it so much we cant wait to come back again when it's a little warmer!

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike,but push button showers, the far end one on the right had the longest time until it turned off, one shower lasted only 4seconds till it turned off, but a bit of trial and error we sorted it.
    Top tip, open the windows when taking a shower as the smoke alarms are sensitive to the steam and very loud!

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Anonymous user

really clean facilities.very friendly welcome, quiet and relaxing10/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely walks on beach dogs loved it

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Staff friendley great pitch brillant size pitches and right on …10/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjacqueline b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Staff friendley great pitch brillant size pitches and right on the beach

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very good site clean toilets and showers staff very good …09/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarry T.Confirmed

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

    Very good site clean toilets and showers staff very good level pitches

    Disliked: 

    None

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Quiet site when out of season09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet site when out of season

    Disliked: 

    Lack of site facilities (Cafe and shop etc) but understood why - COVID-19. Plus not advised if there was Wi-fi and no password provided with checking in data.

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nice quiet site toilets blocks and showers clean site wardens friendly09/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlee T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location to beach wardends very friendly on arrival and showed us to our pitch toilet and shower blocks clean ond covid restrictions in place great base for touring Suffolk and Norfolk

    Disliked: 

    no wifi

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Nice site. Facilities were clean and COVID compliant.09/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanet B.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with very clean facilities, level pitches09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Easy entrance
    Very welcoming. Brandon was very helpful and informative and showed us to our pitch.
    Plenty of space between pitches. Flat ground.
    Spotless immaculately clean toilets and shower block, sanitising gel available at entrance and exit to blocks.
    Great locality for exploring the coastal path and the Broads.
    Plenty of space for kids to play football and a good looking adventure park.

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Very nice site - great access to beach - felt …09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice site - great access to beach - felt Covid safe -helpful staff!

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • London Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, NR33 7PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (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


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:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Hollies have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Hollies dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Hollies? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Hollies?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  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.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Hollies? From €13.20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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