Camp Sites in East Sussex

Battle Caravan Club Site, Battle, TN33 9LR
The caravan site is located close to the 1066 Trail, in a most delightful area of East Sussex. The area is rich with scenic delights for walkers, nature lovers and those who simply crave a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Battle is a small but very historic town, with many things to entertain one’s day. Also the local towns of Hastings and Eastbourne are not far away.

Brakes Coppice Park Campsite – Battle,  TN33 9AB
Brakes Coppice Park is a beautiful 4-acre campsite situated in a secluded valley at the heart of the stunning 1066 Country. The camping fields are surrounded by a 15-acre private woodland. There is a large number of places to visit in the local area. The site has three camping fields; the main field is the largest and contains a heated shower/toilet block. The second field is where you will find their small fishing lake and the third smaller field is an extension of the main field but has a more intimate feel being set more in the wood. There is a small shop on site providing a supply of basic, non-perishable essentials such as sweets and ice-cream.

Sheepcote Valley, Brighton, BN2 5TS
Sheepcote Valley Caravan Club Site is located just 2 miles east of Brighton – nestled within a fold of the South Downs and just a short distance inland from the Marina.  The Marina offers a lively nautical atmosphere with many shops, bars and restaurants and the town itself is easily reached from here by the bus or Volks railway.  In short, there is lots on hand for the whole family, whatever your interests, and Sheepcote Valley is the ideal base from which to enjoy it.

Kloofs Caravan Park, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4RG
Kloofs Caravan Park is set amid 22 acres of tranquil and peaceful countryside in East Sussex, with views over fields and towards the South Downs. The site is surrounded by farmland, oak woodlands and the only neighbours are animals. The Park is ideal for those who want to get away, relax and soak up the sun or visit many local and historical attractions. There is plenty to do on site for children and the site also boasts a small shop which offers basic requirements such as bread, milk, and ice cream.

Camber Sands Holiday Park, Rye, TN31 7RT
Being a holiday park, this site is ideally suited to families with young and active children. The site provides plenty of activities such as kids clubs, evening entertainment, sports and water sports activities, swimming pools and an adventure playground. The site has the benefits of being close to Camber Sands, a fantastic beach where everyone can enjoy a great day out.

Heaven Farm Caravan Club CLs Site, Uckfield, TN22 3RG
Set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, Heaven Farm is the perfect place to unwind at the beginning of your holiday. In the farm grounds are the Stable Tea Rooms, organic farm shop, Farm Museum and the Bluebell Nature Trail through the woods and alongside streams. Just down the road is the Coach and Horses country pub. This spot is camping heaven; open all year, ideal for families, couples and solo campers.

Hidden Spring Vineyard, Horam, TN21 0HG
Hidden Spring Vineyard and Orchards is a 23 acre working smallholding and campsite. They produce red, white and rosé wines from their vineyard, plus juice and cider from their apples and pears. The camping site is situated alongside the orchards. It’s a short walk to Horam, the local village that provides all the basic amenities as well as pubs and cafés. For walkers and cyclists, the Cuckoo Trail is close by and follows a disused railway track.

Chestnut Meadow Camping & Caravan Park, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 5JG
Chestnut Meadows is set amidst beautiful countryside with stunning views and brand new facilities, having only opened in March 2012. The owners are campers themselves and have done their best to create the best campsite possible. From the café, to the shop, to the children’s play area, to the indoor games hall, they offer everything the whole family needs for a truly relaxed escape to the country.

Runt In Tun, Maynard Green, TN21 0DJ
The Runt In Tun at Maynards Green near Heathfield is a delightful country pub with lovely gardens and a certificated site with the Camping and Caravanning Club. The pub serves delicious home-cooked food at very reasonable prices. The gardens have an area for children to play, while there are quiet patios for those wanting a more peaceful time. Runt In Tun is located right on the Cuckoo Trail, providing numerous walks and cycle paths. Many other attractions lie close by, including Drusilla’s Zoo Park and Knockhatch Adventure Park – ideal for keeping kids entertained!

Fairfields Farm, Pevensey, BN24 5NG
Fairfields Farm Campsite, established for over 30 years, is exclusively for touring caravans and tents set in 4 acres of pleasant grassland.  The site has an array of animals ranging from cattle to peacocks.  There are several local pubs in the local village of Westham and you will also find the train station just a short walk away with easy access to Eastbourne town.

MotorHome It Now Hire guide to campsites in the New Forest

Camping in the Forest
Wild camping in the New Forest is not permitted, but if you would like to park right in the heart of the forest with the ponies and other animals milling around you, you can’t do much better than the Camping in the Forest sites. There are 10 sites to choose from. Our favourite’s are Hollands Wood – a stroll away from the picturesque village of Brockenhurst – and Setthorns – a peaceful secluded site close to Sway.
MotorHome It Now customers can get £3.50 discount off a pitch a night as part of the Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Membership. As they have so many sites, Camping in the Forest are a good place to try if you are looking for a last minute booking.

The Red Shoot Camping Park, Linwood, Ringwood, BH24 3QT
Located in the heart of the New Forest, just 5 miles from the picturesque market town of Ringwood, the Red Shoot Camping Park is a popular campsite for both families and couples and is often visited by MotorHome It Now customers. Its popularity is down to the first class on site facilities – clean showers and toilets, a shop selling local produce, newspapers, wines and beers, a children’s play area, and a traditional country pub – the Red Shoot Inn.

Keep these dates in your diary for The Red Shoot Inn’s fantastic ale & cider festivals in 2017!

Why not reserve your pitch at the Red Shoot Camping Park now, and give yourself a real treat to look forward to.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April

Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July

Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October

Details of music line-up will be released in January

Sandy Balls, Fordingbridge, SP6 2JZ
Surrounded by the stunning natural scenery of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Centre is an award-winning destination for families. It is the ideal backdrop for outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, horse-riding, kayaking, fishing and even ice-skating. The Centre offers a fully-equipped gym, swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and Sauna, plus a beauty suite. There is a programme of activities for children and a calendar of special events. Plus a choice of restaurants – the cosy Woodside Inn and Pizza in the Piazza, and a well-stocked Country Store make eating easy for a relaxing holiday. Open all year.

Black Knowl Caravan Club Site, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QD
All of the camp sites clustered around the village of Brockenhurst are great, but this one has spotless facilities that one expects from the Caravan Club. It is five minutes’ walk to the village shops, pubs and restaurants. You can also walk out of your Motorhome and explore 140 miles of track on foot, cycle or on horseback in the New Forest whilst never tiring of seeing the ponies and other animals. If you like things a little quieter, it is worthwhile seeing if you can get in the Caravan Club Certificated Location site at Ford Farm Stables.

Setley Ridge Vineyard and Farm Shop, SO42 7UF
A great Caravan Club Certificated Location is Setley Ridge. Stay there the night but also stock up on some great wines and other locally made drinks and delicious produce bearing the New Forest marque including the award winning Lyburn cheeses.

Green Hill Farm Camping & Caravan Park, Landford, Wiltshire, SP5 2AZ
Green Hill Farm Holiday Park is a peaceful hide-away site on the edge of the New Forest. It is within the National Park and has its own direct access to the forest. The park is located in a quiet area of woodland and grassland away from the road. It has 3 lakes. One for the local wildlife and two for fishing. The campsite is split into two distinct areas. One is for families to enjoy and the other is for adults only.

New Forest Water Park, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY
If you would like a few activities on your holiday, the 50 acre New Forest Water Park has water-skiing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, banana and tire rides. There are two lakes and fishing is also available. You can camp next to the lake or in the forest. The clubhouse serves breakfasts and lunches and you can use the showers and toilets there when open during the day.

Acres Down Farm, Minstead, Lymington, SO43 7GE
A back to basics, get away from it all kind of campsite next to the forest and the village of Minstead. Acres Down Farm is a working farm that keeps cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. The onsite shop sells the farm’s own produce plus fine foods and drinks from the local area. An optional farmhouse breakfast is available if you don’t want to cook your own. Cream Teas are also served in the afternoon. Minstead is a lovely little village. The Trusty Inn is a great place to eat. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s grave is under a large tree at the back of the 13th century All Saints’ church.

West Farm CL, Verwood, BH31 7LE
West Farm is a 5 pitch Certificated Location site for Caravan Club members only. The campsite is situated in the peaceful rural area of East Dorset, and is perfectly situated for touring Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Places to visit include Hardy’s Wessex, the New Forest, historic Salisbury and the large resort of Bournemouth for shops, shows and miles of sandy beaches. Verwood is just one mile away with a variety of shops and plenty of places to eat.

Lytton Lawn Touring Park, Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0LH
And finally, if you would like to combine a beach holiday with your trip to the New Forest, Lytton Lawn Touring Park offers the best of both worlds. There is a choice of hard standing Premier pitches or serviced grass pitches on this tranquil family park. Visitors have free access to the Shorefield leisure facilities which include indoor pool, solarium, sauna and spa, fitness classes and treatments, all weather tennis courts, outdoor pools, restaurants, entertainment and activity programmes. Open all year excluding January.

A selection of the great campsites Cornwall has to offer

Sennen Cove Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Penzance, TR19 6JB
“A campsite dramatically located right on the edge of the country, on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.” Sennen Cove is in a great location for visiting Land’s End, St Ives and St Michael’s Mount.  The site is close to the coastal path and the Tourist bus stops right outsite the campsite.  To complete the package there is a small shop, well keep showers and toilets and a pretty good fish and chips van that stops on a Monday.

Eden Valley Holiday Park, Lanlivery, PL30 5BU
Are you visiting the Eden Project?  This is a great little camp site just 5 miles away.  Eden Valley Holiday Park is located in a secluded valley.  It has around 50 pitches nicely spaced out around a number of paddocks.  It is good for a family or couple who want a quiet and peaceful time.  This campsite is usually in the Top 100 UK campsite lists and has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.

Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Mevagissey, PL26 6BT
8 miles from the Eden Project, this campsite is a total contrast to the Eden Valley.  If you are looking for a great beach site with plenty of entertainment and activities, this is the one for you.  The slipway takes you straight onto the beach.  The Seahorse Centre has two indoor swimming pools one with a flume and a Jacuzzi. There is a beauty parlour, restaurant with uninterrupted sea views plus free WiFi.

Trewethett Farm Caravan Club Site, Tintagel, PL34 0BQ
This Caravan Club site is a good base for exploring the north coast of Cornwall – including Boscastle, Port Isaac, Tintagel Castle and Padstow.  Set at the top of the cliff above Bossiney Cove, this campsite gives stunning views across the coast to the north and south.  The coastal path borders the site and there are spectacular cliff top walks to be enjoyed along footpaths to Tintagel and Boscastle.

Tristram Camping, Polzeath, PL27 6UG
The best located campsite for Surfers – Tristram Camping is located on the mouth of the Camel Estuary.  On the edge of the campsite is a path that takes you into Polzeath village or onto the cliff top with a path down to the beach.  There are some good pubs, restaurants and food shops nearby.  Plus a ferry takes you to Padstow.  Wetsuits and surfboards are available to hire on site.

Henry’s Campsite, The Lizard, TR12 7NX
The most southerly campsite in Britain.  Henry’s Campsite is a couple of minutes’ walk to the village and ten minutes from the Lizard and the coastal paths.  Added to the great location, this campsite is very different from the norm.  Each pitch is privately screened by walls and surrounded by exotic plants that thrive in this climate.

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, PL15 7TS
We love pubs where you can buy a drink or have dinner and then stay in the car park for free for the night.  One such place is the Jamaica Inn used by a number of MotorHome It Now customers.  Also on site is the Smugglers Museum.

Heligan Woods Caravan & Camping Park, St Austell, PL26 6EZ
This Enjoy England 5 star campsite is small, secluded and set in the heart of the Cornish countryside adjoining the world famous Lost Gardens of Heligan and less than two miles from the coast. It is open eleven months of the year and has open views over countryside toward the sea and the fishing village of Mevagissey. Through an adjoining gate, visitors are able to access the entrance to Lost gardens of Heligan a garden lovers paradise at any time of year.

Marazion Caravan Club Site, Penzance, TR20 9DU
Just a few miles from Marazion one of Cornwall’s oldest towns with its charming small cottages.  From here you can look across to St Michael’s Mount. Cross to the island by ferryboat or walk the causeway at low tide. Explore the village then climb up to tour the castle.  This caravan club site is also a good base to explore the southern tip of Cornwall from Lands’ End to the Lizard.

Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park, Bodinnick by Fowey, PL23 1LZ
Located high above the Fowey Estuary – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park has spectacular views across the hills and valleys of Southern Cornwall.  It is a perfect place to explore Daphne du Maurier Country.  Her house Ferryside is a short walk away in the village of Bodinnick. There are many varied and interesting walks around, including the famous “Hall Walk”.   The site has a shop, off licence and exceptionally clean facilities.

Dolbeare Park Caravan and Camping, Saltash, PL12 5AF
Dolbeare Park is an award winning Visit Britain 5 Star Touring Caravan and Camping Park set amongst beautiful countryside just four miles into Cornwall near to Plymouth and the beautiful beaches of Whitsand Bay and the Rame Peninsula.  One of Dolbeare Park’s great attractions is its location. The site is hidden in the Cornish countryside, less than one mile of easy access from the main A38 and in a peaceful, quiet setting away from any road noise being over the hill.   This means it is a great base for visiting all parts of Devon and Cornwall.  Most major attractions are less than 40 minutes away.

Padstow Touring Park, Padstow, PL28 8LB
A trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without eating Rick Stein’s fish & chips in Padstow.  Stay at this Caravan & Camping Club Site – it is graded 5 pennant with AA and 4 star by Enjoy England.  The park has panoramic views of the surrounding beautiful Cornish countryside with direct access to a public footpath leading to the heart of Padstow.  Padstow is a quaint and historic Cornish fishing harbour town on the Camel Estuary with spectacular views, excellent walking and cycling, bird watching and beautiful sandy beaches.

Porth Beach Tourist Park, Newquay, TR7 3NH
If you are heading to Newquay, Porth Beach is a good family site to stay at.  This well maintained site is secluded in a quiet valley surrounded by open countryside and yet close to the glorious golden beaches and surf of Porth Beach.  The beach at Porth is ideal for families – very wide with lots of room to build the biggest and best sandcastles and then to explore the many rock pools. Porth beach is regarded as one of the safest beaches for swimming in the Newquay area.  Although the park is quiet and relaxing we are still within easy reach of all the amenities, theme parks and history that Cornwall has to offer .

Threthem Mill Touring Park, Truro, TR2 5JF
Trethem Mill won the Enjoy England Caravan Park of the Year in 2010 and it is loved by both couples and families.  The beautiful gardens – especially when in full bloom – wouldn’t look out of place in Kew Gardens.  They have a fantastic web site with lots of local knowledge so that you can plan trips to the local attractions, visit gardens and buy the best local produces and eat at the best restaurants.