Campsites in Sussex
At any time of year the beautiful county of Sussex - located on the southern coast of England - is the perfect destination. From the popular and spectacular coast with miles of sandy beaches, to the South Downs and The Weald with lush forests and miles of country walks, going camping in Sussex really is the ideal choice whether you are looking for a family holiday, romantic weekend, activity break or fun days out.
Sussex has a diverse history rich in archaeology, being the key location for many of England’s major invasions including the Roman offensive and the Battle of Hastings. Exciting finds at the Eartham Pit at Boxgrove show that the area has some of the earliest hominid remains in Europe, dating back some 500,000 years. Rich in remains throughout human history, Sussex is also home to Bronze Age barrows and one of Britain’s largest hill forts, Cissbury Ring.
For those looking for plenty of activity, Sussex boasts the South Downs Way National Trail; a cyclist’s and walker’s paradise. With a plethora of adventure parks, nature reserves, beautiful parks and gardens, there is something for all the family to enjoy.
All campsites in Sussex offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. From magnificent stately homes, vibrant market towns, stunning countryside, beautiful coastline and historic villages, camping in Sussex is the perfect holiday for all the family.
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Situated on a former orchard, this is a campsite site with first-class facilities, close to many attractions including the beaches of the south coast and picturesque villages. Public transport (bus or train) from this campsite is first class, allowing you to explore the local towns of Portsmouth or Chichester at your convenience and without the hassle of taking the car. For eating out there are great local pubs in the area offering delicious food at reasonable prices.
On the edge of the Ashdown Forest, this campsite offers something for everyone; peace and quiet and glorious views for those looking to ‘get away from it all’, yet with vibrant towns and beaches only 20 miles away. For stocking up on daily essentials, the local shops are within walking distance, including Morrisons and Lidl. There are also great restaurants and pubs within walking distance too. The campsite also offers plenty of long walks into the local forest and countryside, which are perfect for dog owners.
This is a wonderfully peaceful campsite, close to the beaches of the West Sussex coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by trees, and carpeted with bluebells in the springtime, this site has been described by many visitors as ‘astonishingly beautiful’. The pitches here are spacious and secluded, perfect for those wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Foresters Arms is a great place to eat out, within walking distance of the campsite, offering delicious food and a sunny garden. The village shop also makes fantastic croissants for breakfast – do get there early before they run out!
With a beautiful beach just a step away from this popular campsite, there is plenty on offer to occupy all the family. The nearby Pevensey Levels are well known for nature conservation and agriculture, and the beauty of the South Downs can be found to the south west. The nearby beach of Pevensey Bay is a seaside resort in miniature and offers many of the facilities of its larger counterparts elsewhere, situated between the towns of Eastbourne and Hastings; popular for sunbathing, swimming and windsurfing.
At the heart of the South Downs National Park, this orchard campsite is a haven for wildlife and boasts stunning views across the coastal plain of West Sussex. The campsite is part of the 3,500 acres of land owned by the National Trust and offers direct access to a myriad of country walks and woodland trails. Thirty minutes away by car is Bognor Regis, perfect for a busy day out, and with plenty of attractions around the local area there is plenty to keep the whole family interested. Please note that the facilities are basic with no showers or toilet block.