Normans Bay

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites which have great fishing facilities on site or adjacent to the campsite

    Top site for fishing

  • Campsites next to or within walking distance of a beach

    Top site for beaches

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top sites for dogs

Adjacent to the beach, Norman’s Bay site is a haven for walkers and nature lovers.

On the East Sussex coast, our Norman’s Bay Club campsite is perfect for family camping holidays. Opposite the privately owned, wide expanse of sand and shingle beach is ideal for sandcastles, kite flying and bathing. The popular seaside resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton are to the west and Bexhill-on-Sea to the east.

The open and level site has 200 pitches and three amenity blocks. Facilities include washing machines, a parent and child room, children’s play area and recreation hall. There is also a well-stocked site shop.

The nearby Pevensey Levels, known for nature conservation and agriculture, will satisfy nature lovers. For walkers, the South Downs Way (pick it up at the Seven Sisters Country Park) is a great way to see the stunning East Sussex countryside.

The area is steeped in history - the Normans landed here in 1066. Join the 1006 Way which takes you around Battle, Hastings and Pevensey Castle, one of Britain’s oldest strongholds, to discover some of this history.

Eastbourne, five miles south west of the campsite, offers a plethora of things to see and do. There are parks and gardens, the Sovereign Marina with a host of shops, craft outlets and eating places and several beaches offering safe bathing and a variety of water-based activities.

Other attractions in the area include the magnificent moated Herstmonceux Castle, Drusillas Park and Charleston Manor.

Worth Noting

The site is next to its own privately-owned, dog-friendly beach, where fishing is available.

Ball games and kite flying are not permitted on site, however the adjacent beach is a perfect spot for these activities.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

There is a farmers' market in Pevensey Bay every other Saturday. The Star Inn offers campers a discount voucher for mid-week carvery lunches.

Facilities

Normans Bay has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Coastal

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Recreation hall

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Sea/loch view

Reviews

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4.3

We stayed at Normans Bay for 10 nights at the end of August and over the Bank Holiday Monday.

This review is for Normans Bay

We stayed at Normans Bay for 10 nights at the end of August and over the Bank Holiday Monday. Like many others I had read previous reviews and was a bit unsure about what we would find but was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is a busy site but being right on the beach it is very popular and even over the Bank Holiday weekend the 6m rule was still observed. Yes, the old facilities block is slightly dated but was always clean and the new blocks are less than two minutes walk away. Yes, the site is open and it can get windy but when the sun shines you get it all day. No, you can�t play ball games on the site but that�s made very clear when you book and when you arrive and the beach is just over the road. As for the wardens Liz and the rest of the Team were polite, professional and I noticed that they went out of their way on a number of occasions especially to accommodate overseas visitors who tended to arrive late without reservations. Pevensey has some basic shops and a handful of takeaways and The Star Inn just up the road offers good value food with their carvery being highly rated (make sure you download the voucher for a mid-week discount from their website). Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings are all within easy reach though I�d suggest you go to the Old Town of Hastings which has some great little independent shops. We also took a day trip to France via Eurotunnel (book in advance for the best price). The shingle beach (great for dog walking and fishing) is best at low tide when the sand is exposed so download the tide times so you know when to go otherwise the sandy beaches of Camber Sands aren�t too far away.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

The access road to site makes you wonder where you are going to as does first sighting and...

This review is for Normans Bay

The access road to site makes you wonder where you are going to as does first sighting and impressions of this site, however with a warm welcome, stewards taking you to your pitch and a couple of hours to become accustomed, it grows on you, in fact we stayed longer than planned. You are away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and lots of people and can just relax. The adjoining beach although not the best, pebbles at top sand at low tide, whilst we were there lots of kite flying with families from site was going on, top of beach brilliant dog walking and plenty of space. There is so much to see and do in this area for all age groups Eastbourne caters for all ages and is a real gem of a resort. Beachy Head and Birling Gap are a dream for scenery, walking, cycling or just admiring the views. At Birling Gap very nice national trust centre, good teas and other food sitting overlooking the beach. Also two nice beaches here plus history in the old coastguard cottages, only three left now thanks to cliff erosion. The whole area has many things to do from children's theme parks, country pubs and Sussex villages. Brighton is approx. one hour drive from site with all it has to offer. Site very near to new haven ferry port. To us the only disappointment was Hastings, but if you like fish and chips it's the place to go. Altogether very nice area to visit and Normans Bay gives very easy access to it all.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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3

This was our sixth visit and the staff very kindly put our three units together.

This review is for Normans Bay

This was our sixth visit and the staff very kindly put our three units together. The beach is so close and the weather was good so we did not venture far. Asda at Sovereign harbour is good for stocking up on food. Disappointed with the club run shop which does not open until 9, and we had to go into Pevensey Bay for beach shoes and other beach toys. The old toilet block was awful (we were next to it!) and lets the site down. When it rained water was coming through the roof. I do not think it was checked very often and was dirty. Why was a German hotel bus allowed in when the campsite was so busy?

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

We have been coming here for over 10 years.

This review is for Normans Bay

We have been coming here for over 10 years. The site managers Andy and Liz and all the wardens have been friendly and are always willing to help. The site has been really improved this year with the addition of pool, table football and air hockey tables in the games room. The toilets are cleaned regularly - the older block is clean but we have never found any mould... Unfortunately the toilets are misused by campers and unattended children and left messy and dirty within a short time of them being cleaned. I hope that the Managers and potential campers aren't put off by some of the reviews on here as some people are very hard to please. We will definitely be leaving our caravan here again next year and years to come .

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Norman’s Bay – 0.5 mile

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£300
Towing (In and out of storage) 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£6.55
Motorhome stop-off (per unit) 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£7.10
Summer seasonal pitch 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£2,110

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