Beach campsites near Alfriston with fishing

Towards the eastern end of the South Downs National Park, the pretty village of Alfriston is an idyllic camping destination.

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10 top beach campsites near Alfriston with fishing

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The Old Airfield

114 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Hampshire, South East England
A New Forest airfield that's been overtaken by nature, less than 10 minutes' drive from the coast
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Lepe Beach Campsite

20 units · Tents7 acres · New Forest, England
Traditional tent camping with views of the Solent and Isle of Wight. Oh and did we mention it's only 150 yards from the beach!?
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Otter Channel Campsite

18 units · Tents3 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Spacious, nature-friendly camping with campfires on the banks of the River Rother
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Small Meadow Farm

3 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Fairlight, England
This low-impact, off-grid campsite is set within a working permaculture fruit and herb farm, with a small flock of sheep that are helping restore a wildflower meadow. There is a strip of woodland at the top of my field where you can escape summer heat under the trees and put up hammocks or hammock tents. I am offering only two pitches at any one time (up to 6 people per pitch). Each pitch has their own fire pit at the top of the field near the woodland, with camping lower on the slope nearer to shower unit and compost toilet. Each pitch also has its own compost toilet tent in the woodland, near the fire. Should the weather be uncertain there is the option of renting the group tent in addition to fire and camping areas, the group tent has a yoga deck/ flat outside area and can be used for sleeping or hanging out. Up on the top field we can open the horsebox as a field shelter/ field kitchen at a small extra cost, great for keeping food and camp cookers in when your are off exploring the beaches and surrounds. There are stunning far-reaching views form the fire pits and even more stunning views of Rye Bay, a short walk away on Mountain Field or at the Balehouse -which is the info centre and cafe of the Hastings Country park. Nature and the species I'm surrounded by are paramount, such as butterflies, wildflowers and birds. The whole site is full of birdsong, especially up near the woodland by the fire pits. At night you get clear views of the stars and my favourite thing is to wake up in the morning in the summer, seeing the dew on the grass, connecting with natural peacefulness and first rays of sun. In May the woodland and field are covered in bluebells and the blossom in the permaculture orchard is astounding. Do bring a yoga mat at stretch first thing on the yoga deck! Please Note: This is a working farm so farmer and woofer(s) are sometimes on site, in areas that are not part of the camping facilities. Exclusive use refers to campsite areas not the entire farm. New option for 2024, exclusive rental of campsite area, £250 for up to 10 people, 5 extras at extra £20 a night! Why not meet friends and family on the field and enjoy the scenery over a fire, BBQ or giant cook out/ picnic. It's a very peaceful and natural spot, yet only 10 minutes drive away from the Old Town in Hastings with all the music, people and festivals that go on. It really is the best of both worlds and I'm happy to share it!
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Stud Farm

1 unit · Glamping25 acres · Brockenhurst, England
A shepherd’s hut on a traditional New Forest farm
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Farley Camping

41 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Wiltshire, South West England
Idyllic summer camping on a Wiltshire farm with weekend barbecues, close to the Test Valley, New Forest and Stonehenge
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The Downs Stables Holidays

2 units · Glamping150 acres · Worthing, West Sussex, South East England
Modern glamping pods on a working racing stables in the South Downs
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Unique Shepherds Huts on a Vineyard

2 units · Glamping60 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Luxury shepherds huts near the Essex coast, with beautiful, watery surroundings and a wonderfully private setting
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Skoolie Stays

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A converted, characterful and cool all-American yellow school bus parked up near the South Downs
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Woodpecker Hill at Wayfaring Farm

2 units · Glamping10 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Host your own hill-top gathering. 10 acres of beautiful lower downland with flat glamping terraces in the South Downs National Park. Excellent beaches within 15 mins. drive, and the Seven Sisters are just 15 minutes from the campsite. We have 4 bell tents for our guests that are perfect for 16 people.
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It’s surrounded by beautiful rural scenery and yet surprisingly easy to get to from London and most of the south east. It’s also a great base from which to explore the south's most famous seaside towns – Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings – and offers fantastic walking around nearby Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Country Park.

Beach campsites near Alfriston with fishing guide

Overview

Campsites in Alfriston

If you fancy camping in the South Downs National Park, the campsites in Alfriston and the near area are not a bad place to start. This cutesy village with its historic half-timbered buildings has a bit of a buzz about it. Its old-world charm keeps visitors coming which means there are great independent shops and thriving pubs on top of a couple of tourist attractions – in short, everything a camper needs! It’s a place where you can stock up on the essentials but also while away a few holiday hours. The countryside around Alfriston is where you’ll find camping and glamping sites of every description. You can pitch your own tent, park up in a campervan or book yourself in to a yurt, shepherd’s hut or cabin for an upmarket glamping stay.

Things to do in Alfriston

Alfriston is a village within the beautiful Cuckmere Valley, part of the South Downs National Park. It’s a great place to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback and the South Downs Way National Trail runs right through the village making it a handy spot to stop off if you’re taking on the whole route or a great base from which to explore. The village itself has a little high street with a few independent shops and some great country pubs as well as a National Trust treasure. The Alfriston Clergy House was the first property acquired and protected by the National Trust and remains open to visitors. Thought to date back to around 1400, it is forever associated with the village church, which is also worth a look. Families with kids will be pleased to know that the ever-popular Drusillas Zoo Park is just a few minutes’ drive out of the village too. Add to this the proximity of the south coast (just four miles away) with the Seven Sisters Country Park, Eastbourne and Brighton nearby and you won’t run out of things to do while you’re camping in Alfriston.

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At the very eastern end of the South Downs National Park, the pretty village of Alfriston is a wonderful camping destination. Within easy reach of the south's most famous seaside towns, as well as the fantastic walking around the Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Country Park, pitch up and enjoy these campsites in Alfriston and the surrounding countryside.

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