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History of the Park

Cliff House was built in the 1830's by a Merchant for use as his own house. During the early 1900's the house was rented and then purchased by the Horsfall family, Jock Horsfall was a famous Aston Martin Racing Driver who stored his fabulous collection of cars in what is now our new bar! During the war Jock was a driver for MI5 and was involved in 'Operation mincemeat' an operation which was turned into a film called 'The Man Who Never Was'. A war time Military move designed to fool the Enemy into thinking we were invading via the Mediterannean. Pictures of Jock and his Aston Martin called the 'Black Car' are in the wall in our office, the car is still raced in Vintage car races to this day.

During the 1950's Cliff House developed into a members country club and then gradually the Cliff House grounds became a Holiday Park. In February 2000 Cliff House was purchased by the Beeston Group who over the past 22 years have reinvested heavily into the Business concentrating on its core incomes Lodges, Caravans, Self Catering Camping and Touring resulting in the Park winning East Anglian Holiday Park of the year in 2006. The Investment has continued and we are very proud of our bar and restaurant 'The 12 Lost Churches' named after the tragic destruction of 12 Churches during 3 major storms over a period of 100 years which opened during the Summer 2010. We have refurbished our shower blocks several times at Cliff House Holiday Park and our holiday park project The Hollies Camping and Leisure Park located in Kessingland Suffolk is open and has been trading for 10 years now! - the web site is www.thehollieskessingland.co.uk. We have now almost finished a new development of a further 38 lodges at The Hollies so it may be  time for you to reserve a plot for a new lodge! 

Surrounding Area

Dunwich is located on the Suffolk Heritage Coast between the coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and Cliff House is surrounded by National Trust Land on three sides and to the Eastside beach with direct access from the Park. Adjacent to the Famous Minsmere Bird reserve our location really does suit those who enjoy Country walks, birdwatching, cycling and not forgetting a pint of the local ale made locally in Southwold - By Adnams.

Meet the Team

At Cliff House Holiday Park we focus on customer service. All staff from the office to maintenance staff have been hand picked for their attitude towards ensuring that all customers that visit us here at Cliff House leave feeling they have rested and enjoyed their holiday. All customers from those who enjoy camping, touring, renting our accommodation or holiday home owners are all important to us. We therefore thought it would be nice to meet the team before you arrive or indeed after you have left!!

Customer Testimonials

"Good beer and cider" - Date of Visit Jan 2014

 Excellent Adnams and cider, also good fish and chips. Very friendly staff. Looking forward to sampling the carvery on our next visit, hopefully in the near future.



"Fantastic site, great location and friendly staff" - Date of Visit Jan 2014

 We have just come back from Cliffhouse where we celebrated New Years Eve. The site itself was lovely, right on the beach with great sheltered pitches. We used the toilet block and found it to be spotlessly clean and warm. 
We used the 12 churches restaurant for a buffet NYE party - great value for money where they do not try and rip you off,with drink prices. The staff (especially the bar manager) were so nice and could not do enough for you. The same can be said for the grounds staff too! 
We will definitely be back when the weather is warmer!


Cliff House Holiday Park (Dunwich) - Campground Reviews - TripAdvisor

"Top Venue" - Date of Visit Dec 2013

 We hired this venue for a birthday party, as it is the perfect size and had a lovely atmosphere. The staff could not have been more helpful, going out of their way to help decorate to our theme and all done with a smile! The food was excellent, in fact the best buffet I have ever tasted!! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quality venue for any occasion, five star!




"wonderfull" - Date of Visit Nov 2013

 I use the campsite through out the year, and all the staff are superb. The bar/restaurant is a friendly and homely place. I have eaten here during the week and on a sundays, where you wont find a better carvery, and the food is excellent. I have friends that have visited on my recommendation and have also been impressed.


The 12 Lost Churches Restaurant Reviews, Dunwich, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor

"very good" - Date of Visit Nov 2013

 visited the holiday park and restaurant last weekend food in the restaurant was excellent fantastic quality, presentation and flavour


The 12 Lost Churches Restaurant Reviews, Dunwich, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor