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Suffolk's top-rated campsites according to customers on Pitchup.com with locations in Halesworth, Lowestoft and Butley





If the Covid-19 pandemic taught us one thing, it was the importance of the Great British staycation.

And with the summer holidays just around the corner, it is probably time to start planning your family camping trip and comparing prices, locations and amenities to make sure you get the most out of your money.

Help is at hand, however, as we have devised a list of Suffolk's top-rated campsites according to guest ratings on booking website Pitchup.com last year.

Here's a list of Suffolk's top-rated campsites according to guest ratings on booking website Pitchup.com last year. Picture: Pitchup
Here's a list of Suffolk's top-rated campsites according to guest ratings on booking website Pitchup.com last year. Picture: Pitchup

1. Brights Farm Camping, Halesworth

Brights Farm Camping was a hit with visitors, scoring a 10/10 review rating.

From £25 a night, the site promises 'peaceful' and 'spacious' pitches within 10 minutes drive from Halesworth and 15 minutes from Southwold Beach.

Sunnyside Campsite. Picture: Pitchup
Sunnyside Campsite. Picture: Pitchup

The campsite is based on a working livestock farm, so visitors may spot cows, chickens and, of course, lots of wildlife on their trip.

Each pitch is also fitted with a firepit and firewood is available to buy on-site, perfect for relaxing by the campfire.

2. Sunnyside Campsite, Cox Common

Sunnyside Campsite. Photo: Pitchup
Sunnyside Campsite. Photo: Pitchup

With a rating of 9.9/10, Sunnyside Campsite is a popular choice for those booking a break in the county.

Prices start at £20 per night here and there is a lot to explore, with a nature pond, kids' play area and a tumbledown old stable that now houses the toilets.

'Small and secluded', Sunnyside is perfectly situated for cyclists and walkers and the Suffolk coast is a 20 minute drive away. A 'friendly' pub is also found just a five minute walk from the site.

3. The Croft Campsite, Halesworth

Perfect for family staycations, The Croft Campsite scored a rating of 9.9/10 on Pitchup.

This family-run site, in the village of Ubbeston, near the market towns of Framlingham and Halesworth, comes complete with a football field and a barn full of games including table tennis, table football and ride-on toys.

A communal picnic area, wooden adventure trail and dog run area means visitors will never get bored at The Croft. Barbecues are also held on Fridays and pastries can be ordered every morning.

4. Waveney Wild Woods and Camp, Lowestoft

Waveney Wild Woods and Camp. Picture: Pitchup
Waveney Wild Woods and Camp. Picture: Pitchup

Another score of 9.9/10 goes to Waveney Wild Woods and Camp site in Lowestoft.

Offering wild camping just a few miles from the coast, the site is geared towards guests who want to get back to nature with 'splendid' views over the marshlands of The Broads.

Visitors may catch a glimpse of badgers, foxes, muntjac, marsh harriers and barn owls, and if they are particularly lucky, Chinese Water deers, hares and kingfishers, all of which roam the site.

Waveney Wild Woods Campsite. Picture: Pitchup
Waveney Wild Woods Campsite. Picture: Pitchup

Described as 'peaceful' and 'laidback' this campsite is perfect for nature lovers and wildlife spotters.

5. Wantisden Park, Butley

This glamping site welcomes guests for prices starting at £23 per night and received a rating of 9.8/10 from visitors.

A 15-minute drive from the coast and also Woodbridge archaeological site Sutton Hoo, the destination is surrounded by peaceful villages and seaside towns.

With local fish and chip shops and cafés nearby, as well as amenities on site including a shower block and free wifi, Wantisden Park could be your home away from home this summer.

In April, Secret Meadows Glamping in Woodbridge was named finalist in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022.

Secret Meadows Glamping offers luxury tents, lodges and even renovated 'horseboxes' to guests and is described as an 'idyllic wildlife site'.

Do you have a favourite camping spot in the county? Let us know in the comments.