Suffolk is on Britain’s east coast, so it’s the first place in the country to see the sunrise. It’s 50 miles of stunning coastline is peppered with historic and picturesque wool towns and tiny villages, that have beautiful timber-framed buildings, crooked streets and lavish churches, and all have a story to tell. You’ll encounter world-class culture, exquisite food, heritage, wildlife and much more, all along The Historic Suffolk Coastline.
Bucklesham Park is nestled in the south east of the beautiful Suffolk country side, where we are perfectly located, regardless of whether you want to shop, discover all that Suffolk has to offer or are simply looking for a quiet relaxing place to unwind and recharge your batteries, we have it all.
Conveniently located less than 5 minutes from both the A12 and A14 we are easy to get to, yet still nestled in the quiet Suffolk country side, with lots of public footpaths meandering across beautiful Suffolk countryside, some meandering straight to the welcoming doors of quaint and historical local pubs, serving delicious food made from local produce and handcrafted beers.
The bustling Ipswich town with well know high street stores, cinemas, eateries as well as bespoke boutique shopping, is a quick 10 minute car journey away, or why not take the park and ride, located at Martlesham, a short 5 minute car journey away. Not only is Martlesham home for the Park and Ride it is also home to, Tesco’s, Aldi’s, Marks and Spencer’s Food Hall, Next, Home Bargains, Boots and many more. It is also the location for Ten pin bowling and Play 2 day Leisure, as well as KFC, Costa, Greggs and many more.
Felixstowe, a short car journey away, has several Co-Ops, Tesco’s and Aldi’s and also offers some high street and bespoke stores. Go in the opposite direction, on another short journey to Warren Heath, a suburb of Ipswich and you’ll find Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Waitrose, as well as B&Q, Halfords, Sports Direct etc. and plenty of eateries and fast food outlets.
Things to do
Head to Ipswich and you can always find something to do, whether its shopping or eating. Cinema, bowling, swimming or museums. How about booking a show at the renowned Regent theatre or Cornhill Exchange, host to many famous faces. There is always plenty of variety to suit everyone.
Felixstowe is a town of 3 parts, which offers something for everyone.
Head towards Landguard Point and you can catch a foot ferry to Harwich and Shotley, visit Landguard museum, take a walk over the dunes, or watch the spectacle of the huge 400mt container ships slowing making their way between Felixstowe and Harwich, majestically being turned in the estuary before docking at the port, so close you feel you can touch them. Or if you want to be more sedentary, stop off to get some fish and chips and sit in your car watching the boats come and go up the Orwell, or stop by the café for some refreshments during the day.
Head to the centre and you can shop or catch a movie in the traditional cinema. Head down to the sea front and take a walk along the promenade and meander amongst the cliff gardens and pretty wooden beach huts. Entertain yourself and the grandchildren at the amusements, play on the beaches and dip your toes in the sea and sample some of the best fish and chips around. If you are looking for evening entertainment, the Spa Pavilion has lots of shows to suit all tastes, from comedy to tribute bands to pantomimes and ballet.
Or, why not head to old Felixstowe, park up and take a walk between the coast and the golf course to Felixstowe ferry where you can hop on a foot ferry to Bawdsey. You might even see the odd seal and early birds can be treated to some spectacular sun rises.
The beautiful riverside town of Woodbridge is only a short 10 minute drive from the Park, with its wooden Tidemill living museum, one of the oldest and only one of two working tidemills in the UK. Take a beautiful walk along the river Deben and see the vast quantities of wading birds or head to the pretty high street with its offering of boutique and bespoke shopping and lovely tea rooms. You can even book a meal and Cinema ticket at The riverside.
For art lovers, one of the most inspiring places to visit in Suffolk is Constable Country, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Suffolk’s southern border where you can walk in the footsteps of John Constable, discovering the landscape that inspired his greatest paintings.
All within a 30-40 minute drive
- Take a walk or bike ride in the extensive Rendlesham Forest, famous for its UFO sightings.
- The newly developed Twisted Oaks bike Park is a short 5 minute cycle up the road from us, where you can then have fun on their extensive off road tracks.
- Visit Snape Maltings with its craft shops and speciality food hall and river walks, or Sutton Hoo, where one of the most significant archaeological finds of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship was discovered, which inspired the 2021 film ‘The Dig’ starring Ralph Fiennes.
- Travel to Aldeburgh, famous for its fresh caught seafood and fish and chips and walk along the shingle beach front amongst the small fishing boats that have just caught the fresh seafood available, and keep a look out for some strikingly large sculptures.
- Further up the coast and you will come across Thorpeness, with its pleasant boating lake and tearooms serving up scrumptious homemade and locally produced items. Keep your eyes peeled to the sky for its famous ‘House in the Clouds’ and windmill….
- Or maybe you fancy walking in Ed Sheeran’s footsteps and walk the historic castle on the hill that is Framlingham Castle, where Framlingham itself has beautiful old buildings, some offering boutique shops and tearooms.
We could go on and on, but whatever you are looking for you will find it in Suffolk and all within easy reach of your lodge at Bucklesham Luxury Holiday Park