SUFFOLK has lots to brag about, including great seaside resorts, beautiful coastline and picture-postcard villages.
It’s a great choice for families looking to stick to the UK for their summer holiday this year.
We’ve found the best holiday parks close to the seasideCredit: Park holidays
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We’ve rounded up the best holiday parks in the county, all of which are within easy reach of the beach.
Whether you spend time at the seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Aldeburgh and Lowestoft or hit the well-regarded beaches along the Sunrise Coast, they all guarantee a great coastal break.
A holiday doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either, with stays starting from £13 per person a night.
These are the best holiday parks to book in Suffolk for summer.
Park Holidays Broadland Sands, Lowestoft
The heated indoor pool has a 45-metre flumeCredit: Park holidays
Broadland Sands has a prime position on the coast, with Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft nearby.
Lowestoft beach is also close, which has lots of excitement for families, including two piers with great pubs, cafes, picturesque gardens and amusements, as is the tranquil scenery of the Norfolk Broads.
Day or night the park offers entertainment, from live shows to an amazing heated indoor pool with a 45-metre flume and paddling pool, a dinosaur-themed adventure golf course, a sports bar and lounge, plus a restaurant and takeaway.
Park Holidays Carlton Meres, Saxmundham
Explore countryside and seaside from Carlton MeresCredit: Park holidays
Get the best of both worlds at Carlton Meres Holiday Park, which is set in a beautiful woodland location but is also within easy reach of the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.
Try your hand at fishing in the park’s lakes, sunbathe at the outdoor pool (or take a break from the sun at the indoor pool), explore the adventure playground, or visit its new-look clubhouse with a restaurant, bar, gaming and relaxation areas.
The entire picture-postcard Suffolk Heritage Coastal Region is easy to get to from here, as well as Walberswick village, and Framlingham and Orford castles.
ParkDean Resorts Kessingland Beach, Kessingland
Spend time in the great outdoors at Kessingland BeachCredit: Park holidays
Kids will find loads of attractions near this holiday park, which has direct access to an unspoilt beach.
Close by is the Arica Alive wildlife park and the fancy grounds of Somerleyton Hall & Gardens.
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Back on-site, there’s an adventure playground complete with zipwire, an all-weather multi sports court, indoor and outdoor pools, and even a spa bath for parents to unwind in.
The Hollies Kessingland, Lowestoft
Stay in a self-catering lodge by the beachCredit: Ho Seasons
Great for couples as well as families, The Hollies Kessingland is a good base from which to explore Suffolk and Norfolk, with smart lodge-style accommodation.
Southwold is just a short drive away, famous for its Victorian pier, beach hut-lined promenade and the Adnams Brewery.
The beach is a quick walk from the park, but you can also take a walk along the nearby cliff tops – there’s even the opportunity to go boating on the Broads.
Park Holidays Suffolk Sands, Felixstowe
Soak up the sun at Suffolk SandsCredit: Park holidays
Stay right on the beachfront at Suffolk Sands, where you can fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing.
The park has a peaceful setting but lots to entertain, from lively bars and busy swimming pools to live entertainment.
Felixstowe is nearby, as is the heritage coast and many of Suffolk’s rural villages.
Park Holidays Felixstowe Beach, Felixstowe
There’s an indoor pool in case of showersCredit: Park holidays
Those who stay at this park get access to a heated indoor swimming pool with flume, a family clubhouse that houses a restaurant, family bar, amusement and arcade area, and an adventure playground.
You’re also just minutes away from a stunning beach along the Sunrise Coast, perfect for lazy days by the sea or for a sunset stroll.
During the school summer holidays the park also has live cabaret shows for the whole family.
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