This was the camp site that we visited on the same day as we picked up the campervan. We picked it mainly because it wasn’t too far to drive and because it looked good on their website. We had no problem booking on the day, but the website does advise advance booking and minimum lengths of stay.

On arrival, we “checked in” at the Club House next to the camping field where we were given some helpful information about the site and told that we could park up anywhere in the field as long as it wasn’t too close to anyone else, marking our space with a numbered post. The pitches are not marked out.

The Club House is basically a pub/bar with both indoor and outdoor seating and which also serves food during the day. There is a games room underneath, but we didn’t check this out. This facility is shared with the static caravan park next door.

The camping field is large and square with a roadway around the edge and one side looks out to the sea. When we were there (in August), it was filled with a mixture of tents, caravans and campervans including two other Bongos and had a family feel. Electric hook ups and water points are dotted around the site and so it’s a matter of making sure that you camp near to one. The toilet and shower block is on one edge of the field and was clean and well maintained. It also housed a laundry and kitchen/pot washing area. The one bad point was the lack of privacy caused by it being a big square field with no marked out plots. We resolved to buy a windbreak to hide behind for our next trip.

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As we arrived quite late in the evening, by the time we had made dinner, it was starting to get dark and so we ambled down to the beach, which is just next to the site and sat there until it got properly dark before retiring to the van with a bottle of wine. The site was quiet by 10pm in accordance with the rules and we didn’t hear anything until the next morning when we had time for a quick paddle after our bacon butties, before leaving the site. Had we been staying longer, there would’ve been plenty of places to visit in the local area within a fairly short drive, although like most places, there may not be much to do if the weather is bad and that’s when the games room could come in handy. There are also walks along the coast from the site.

Overall, this was a good experience for a couple of newby campers and we will probably go back after we have explored some of the other sites in the area.

Dinner Time!

Dinner Time!

Beach view

Beach view

Club house from the beach

Club house from the beach

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Cliff House Park, Sizewell3.552009-12-02T12:02:11+00:00Tracey