The former fishing village of Kessingland is situated on the Suffolk coast, about four miles from Lowestoft, and it is this coastal area, with its beautiful unspoilt beaches, that attracts so many visitors.
Explore the dunes, walk along the promenade, go beach combing or windsurfing or even swim in the sea; Kessingland beach offers all sorts of possibilities. There is also a shop and cafe for drinks and snacks, as well as public toilets, so it is easy to spend a day here.
For those interested in wildlife, the coastal walks provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. Seals can sometimes be seen resting on the nearby sandbanks and there is an abundance of bird life. For more exotic animals, a visit to Africa Alive, a 100 acre wildlife park, is a must. At this visitor attraction you can see lions, giraffes, rhinoceros and many other animals before dropping into one of the park''s restaurants for refreshments. Revenue from the park also supports conservation projects in Africa and Asia.
The history of Kessingland goes back to Palaeolithic times and is of interest to archaeologists due to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic implements that have been discovered here. In modern times, the village was formerly an important fishing centre, even more so than Lowestoft.
With its situation on the beautiful Suffolk coast and proximity to idyllic countryside, Kessingland makes a good cottage holiday base for visitors wanting to explore this part of East Anglia, with its coastal trails, riverside walks and pretty villages; search for holiday cottages in Kessingland.