Kessingland area guide - Suffolk

Kessingland is a charming seaside village lying between the towns of Southwold and Lowestoft and was once rumoured to be the richest village in England. Once a former fishing village the popularity of the award winning rural beaches have helped this village turn into a tourist haven housing one of Suffolk’s largest and most popular visitor attractions, Africa Alive, located on the southern end of the resort.

The population of Kessingland is greatly increased in the summer months with the influx of visitors to the Holiday Village and Chalets but don’t let this put you off visiting this area of outstanding natural beauty. Kessingland owes much of its sea protection and beach conservation to the famous novelist Sir Henry Rider Haggard, who resided in Kessingland after being educated in Ipswich.

Wildflowers and lupin plants set among the cliffs and coastline allow for an abundance of wildlife and offers a tranquillity to the coastline, perfect for a gentle stroll through the countryside or along the sandy and shingle beach.
Nearby Attractions

Africa Alive – Suffolk’s largest tourist attraction Africa Alive gives visitors a true feeling of walking through an African Safari.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015