The North Norfolk Coast
Sheringwood, Beeston Regis, NR26 8TS
This glamping site just inland from Sheringham has bell tents that come equipped with comfortable beds with fresh cotton linen and electric blankets. The tents have lanterns, cool boxes and kettles. There’s also a communal campsite kitchen area with open fire pit and barbeque.
Deepdale Camping & Rooms
Deepdale Farm, Burnham, Deepdale, PE31 8DD
This highly recommended, eco-friendly enterprise idyllically situated on the northwest Norfolk coast offers both private and group rooms as well as a campsite with pitches for tents, camper vans and mobile homes. There’s a helpful information centre with maps and books on-site, and a good café that serves breakfast. Unusually, the site is open all year.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park
Weybourne, Holt, NR25 7HW
With a good choice of tent and touring caravan pitches, as well as woodland lodges and holiday homes, this large site is ideally located for the central part of the north Norfolk coast. Set among 250 acres of woodland and open heath in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of woodland and heath trails right on the doorstep, too.
Scaldbeck Cottage Campsite
Stiffkey Road, Morston, NR25 7BJ
This small campsite can be found behind a flint cottage B&B on the coast road. No frills – shared facilities are at the cottage – but this is a tranquil spot, just five minutes’ walk from Morston Quay and ideal for Norfolk Coast Path walkers and birdwatchers.
‘Glamping’ personified, Wild Luxury has plush canvas safari lodges at three ‘wild’ locations on the north Norfolk coast near Thornham. These all come with kitchens with wood-burning ranges, comfortable bedrooms, open-air verandas and flushing loos.
Clippesby Hall Touring and Camping Park
Clippesby, NR29 3BL
A convenient base for exploring the Broads, with a range of holiday cottages and lodges in addition to camping pitches in an attractive parkland setting.
Lanterns Shepherd Huts & Glamping
Lantern Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 0QD
A luxury glamping site on the coast at Happisburgh, with a choice of very comfortable shepherd’s huts or glamping pods, all equipped with memory foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets. Both huts and pods come complete with an en-suite bathroom and kitchen area.
North Central Norfolk
Deer’s Glade Caravan & Camping Park
Whitepost Road, Hanworth, NR11 7HN
This eco-friendly camping, caravan and glamping site, set in a woodland clearing in north Norfolk, close to the coast, is open year-round. With a choice of standard and mega pods, shepherd’s huts and bell tents to stay in, the shared shower block has high-class facilities like power showers and underfloor heating.
Norwich and the Yare Valley
Moulton St Mary, NR13 3NH
A little way north of the River Yare, south of Acle between Cantley and Reedham, this spacious, eco-friendly campsite has composting toilets and a strict tents only policy (although there are a couple of pods available for rent too, as well as four-person bell tents).
Whitlingham Broad Campsite
Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TR
Close to Norwich in Whitlingham Country Park, this conveniently located campsite accepts bookings for self-pitched tents and camper vans but also has bell tents, shepherds’ huts and a yurt for hire. There are also two converted railways goods wagons that sleep four.
The Waveney Valley
Waveney River Centre
Burgh St Peter, NR34 0BT
Located on the Norfolk bank of the River Waveney at Burgh St Peter in ‘The Triangle’, the area bounded by a bend of the River Waveney and a defunct railway line, the river centre has an idyllic setting across the river from Suffolk’s Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve. Family-oriented camping and caravan pitches, as well as yurts, boat-shaped glamping ‘escape pods’ and well-equipped holiday lodges and cottages. There’s also a pub, a marina and boatyard, canoe hire and a ferry across to the Suffolk shore where there are delightful walking options along the river and in the nature reserve.
Little Hale, Shipdham, IP25 7PL
Catering for tents, campervans, mobile homes and caravans, this small adult-only campsite midway between Watton and Dereham is just half a mile from the village of Shipdham, which has a pub, shops and post office.
For more information, see Laurence Mitchell’s guide to Norfolk: