Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Camping in Brighton

Spring Barn Farm, Brighton

We often get enquiries about campsites in Brighton, so here are some ideas for where to pitch your tent around Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.

Camping in Brighton and the surrounding areas

There’s an impressive 98 parks and gardens in the Brighton & Hove area as well as 14,000 acres of countryside, including the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park (just moments from the city). The South Downs is home to an abundance of plants, animals and wildlife, so we can’t think of a better place to pitch up for a weekend break!

Here are our top picks for places to stay in the area:

Sheepcote Valley Caravan Club Site, Brighton

Sheepcote Valley Caravan Club Site is situated just two miles east of Brighton. Nestled within a fold of the South Downs and just a short distance inland from the Marina, this caravan park offers easy access to the many attractions Brighton has to offer. Buses are regular, and for rail enthusiasts, the historic Volks Railway is not to be missed.

Blackberry Wood Campsite, Brighton

Blackberry Wood Campsite is located in the beautiful Sussex countryside at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is eight miles away from the Brighton seaside. Tent sites have their own private woodland glades with seating and BBQ facilities and there is also a ‘Holiday Bus’, an old London bus which has been converted into accommodation. The site features a retro caravan, a romantic Gypsy caravan and a number of static caravans available to hire.

Farmhouse Caravan and Camping, Henfield

This small family run farm site in a peaceful setting offer wide countryside views across the South Downs. Village shop, pub, children’s play area and restaurants are all located close by, and the site is an excellent base for walking, biking or touring West and East Sussex. The nearest beach is five miles away, Devils Dyke is just seven miles and Brighton is situated ten miles away from the site.

Spring Barn Farm, Lewes

The Spring Barn Farm campsite is at the foot of the South Downs on the outskirts of Lewes and seven miles from Brighton city centre. The site is on a public footpath and a short walk from access onto the South Downs Way. There is plenty to entertain the family with the site offering a number of attractions including farm animals to see and pet, an assault course, a giant maze, pedal go karts and children’s play area. Entry to the farm is half price for those who camp at the site.

Truleigh Hill Youth Hostel

Take advantage of the Truleigh Hill Youth Hostel's facilities & camp in their spacious grounds, then breakfast inside the hotel. You can even pick up a packed lunch for your day trip, and enjoy a beer or glass of wine over an evening meal. Shoreham-by-Sea is is a short drive from Brighton (approx 5 miles) and there are regular bus services (700 Coastliner) that will take you to Brighton within half an hour outside of rush hour.

The Barn Caravan Park

With its own climbing tower slide and a full-size football goal, Barn Caravan Park is a grassy site in Lancing, a short distance from Brighton. You can cook up a feast on the brick barbecues and cool off after a day in the sun under the open-air cold water shower..

And if you're into green living, don't forget to check out our Green Traveller Guide to Brighton or follow us on our LoveBrighton Eco Facebook page.

Happy pitching!


tattooed_mummy said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the top tips, will add them to my list of sites to try out!

motorhoming said...

If Brighton's your thing, there was an article published in an email newsletter I received. It's a bit out of date now, but it's here if anyone's interested:
visiting Brighton in a motorhome

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