Suffolk is the most British of seaside resorts - big beaches, ancient villages and towns, and wacky attractions that are impossible to pigeonhole.
Suffolk holiday park
With the wonderful resorts of Lowestoft and Southwold either side of Kessingland Beach holiday park, the toughest choice facing guests is whether to head north or south for their fun. While you spend time deciding, a brisk wander along the wild beach opposite the park will help to clear heads.
Kessingland is less commercial than neighbouring Lowestoft and Southwold. Two highlights include a wild beach that is popular with walkers, and the Africa Alive safari park that is roamed by giraffes, rhinos, lions and many more exotic species.
Every day Lowestoft delivers a unique first to visitors - as the UK's most easterly town you can see the sun come up here before anywhere else. If you can face the early start, see the sight from one of the town's two Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches. There's plenty more to enjoy during a day trip, including popular attractions Africa Alive!, Pleasurewood Hills and the Marina Theatre.
Lowestoft has a seaside reputation, but it's also on the edge of Suffolk's Broads ...which combine with the Norfolk Broads.... Get a taste of this magical waterline from Oulton Broad, which is a pretty spot for boat tours or a day spent fishing.
Top marks to Southwold
To the south of Kessingland Beach is the Britain-at-its-best resort of Southwold. The sandy beach has brightly coloured beach huts and a fascinating pier where attractions including the 'House of Games' and whacky mirrors sit alongside stylish shops and food. The town itself has many noteworthy restaurants and it is home to the world-famous Adnams Brewery, which is open for tours.
The RSPB's Minsmere nature reserve includes woodland, wetland and coastal scenery for a diverse mix of rare birds, shy wildlife and wild flowers. Follow a choice of walks or enjoy the action at one of the coastal lagoons. Keep an eye out for the many events organised throughout the year.
There are many picture-box pretty market towns to explore across Suffolk. Among those closest to Kessingland Beach are charming Beccles ...all small squares and winding streets... and Dunwich, which was one the capital of the Kingdom of the Eastern Angles, matching 14th century London for size.