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Campsites in East Sussex

Camping in East Sussex

From splash-worthy seaside resorts and lush picture-perfect landscapes to museums for history hunters and boutiques for browsers, East Sussex is a brilliant destination for a camping break.

East Sussex camping FAQs

Which are the best campsites on East Sussex?
All of our campsites in East Sussex offer a brilliant base to explore the coast and attractions. Our Normans Bay Club Site sits just behind the beautiful sand and shingle beach, making sandcastles, blustery coastal walks and sunbathing all possible. Our Crowborough Club Site is on the doorstep of Ashdown Forest, the setting for A.A.Milne's wonderful Winnie the Pooh books.
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Are there adult only campsites in East Sussex
Yes, there are several member exclusive campsites for adults in East Sussex. You can find these using our campsite search.
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024
Which campsites in East Sussex allow dogs?
Most of our campsites allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your four-legged friend. Look out for dog friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there’s a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog friendly campsites.
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Is wild camping in East Sussex permitted?
The rules on wild camping in the UK are complex; please read our guide to wild camping.
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024

Things to see and do while camping in East Sussex

You’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do and places to explore in East Sussex. Here are just a few options.


1. Brighton

Vibrant Brighton is a must-visit with its iconic pebble beach and pier. You’ll find plenty to do, from walks along the beach with ice cream or fish and chips to exploring the Royal Pavilion and unique shops in the Lanes.

2. Eastbourne

Head to Eastbourne for a classic Victorian seafront experience. Enjoy shopping and dining, amusement arcades and ice creams along the seafront. Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, offers wonderful views of the coastline and is perfect if you’re up for a walk.

3. Hastings

The historic seaside town of Hastings has a range of attractions. Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and King Harold at the famous battlefield, stroll along the pier or head to the Blue Reef Aquarium.

4. Seven Sisters Cliffs

Part of the South Downs National Park, you’ll likely be familiar with these heavily pictured chalk cliffs. You can enjoy a coastal walk along the cliffs, enjoy them from the beach below or simply appreciate their beauty while you’re out and about.

5. Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle is an ancient site dating back to the Roman times. It was the landing place for William the Conqueror in September 1066. Explore the castle remains and learn about it’s use throughout history during your visit.

6. Drusillas Park

For a family day out, Drusillas Park ticks all the boxes. Child-friendly rides, plenty of places to play and a zoo gives everyone something to enjoy.

7. Ashdown Forest

Roam the “Hundred Acre Wood” made famous by A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Walking trails, perfect spots for a picnic and plenty of wildlife allows for lots of exploration.

8. Lewes

The town of Lewes has lots of history to unearth. Enjoy medieval architecture, independent shops, and eateries before visiting Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House.

9. Bexhill-on-Sea

The popular seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea is perfect for a scenic coastal walk. The De La Warr Pavilion is unmissable on the seafront, where you can get wonderful views of Beachy Head.

10. Normans Bay

Between Bexhill and Eastbourne, Normans Bay, home to our Normans Bay Club Site, has a gently sloping sand and shingle beach. It’s the perfect place to fly a kite, go for a stroll, or simply sit back and watch the day pass by.

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