Down by the sea…
Nestled amongst the fisherman huts, Walberswick Beach Campsite offers a unique opportunity to camp right next to the sea!
If you are looking for a little serenity, this campsite provides a peaceful escape for all of the family. I popped along to pitch up a tent for the night, to experience just that, along with my partner Sam, and of course, our Norfolk terrier Archie, who was more than happy to join in!
With just 16 tent pitches, getting a space at this campsite feels quite special indeed. It is worth noting to book up early!
On this occasion Sam was joining me after work, so it was up to Archie and I to put up the tent and build our fortress for the evening. After finding our pitch, I collected everything one needs for a camping trip from the secure car park near by. With the use of the campsites handy wheelbarrow, we were ready to assemble the tent.
As I fort a breeze of coastal wind, (and by that I mean me flying around everywhere trying to get the tent pegged into the ground), what could have been a slightly stressful 15 minutes was quickly soothed by the sound of lapping waves in the background.
It suddenly dawned on me where I was and how close the camp was to the beach. So without another thought I took Archie by the lead and we strolled up past the reeds and onto the beach.
As Sam arrived approximately an hour later, I could tell by the expression on his face he was amazed at just how close to the beach we were.
Once settled, it was time to think about dinner. It would have been amazing to cook on site, however, we weren’t quite as well equipped as our fellow neighbours who were taking great delight in creating rustic fire pit cooked meals with their families
We decided to take a walk up to one of our favourite locals The Bell Inn. The great thing about being in a small village is that everything is in walking distance. You can also visit The Anchor, or you may like to drive up the coast to Dunwich or Southwold. After a couple of hours, fed and watered, we were excited to stroll back along the beach in torchlight to our cosy little tent.
There are near by toilet facilities, but note, this is a wild campsite, so apart from a fresh water tap you are pretty much left to your own devices.
We tucked ourselves into bed, (along with Archie who decided to sleep right in the middle), and fell asleep to the sound of the sea. As we rose in the morning, we were kindly brought some fresh pastries from the campsite staff before packing up and heading back home… back to reality.
Book for 2018 now at www.hawwoodfarm.co.uk/walberswick