Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Eastbourne

Just to the east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk cliffs in Britain, the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne is often overlooked in favour of its more well-known neighbour, Brighton.

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97% (1075 reviews)

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12 top campsites near Eastbourne

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Chalky Downs

36 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Brighton, East Sussex, South East England
Traditional tent camping in a stunningly-located South Downs farm, just down the road from buzzing Brighton
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£16
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Housedean Farm Campsite

7 units · Tents1 acre · Lewes, East Sussex, South East England
Epic views of the South Downs, and a walker’s paradise, hidden sweetly on the South Downs Way
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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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£35
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Tomkins Farm

42 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · North Chailey, England
Relaxed camping beside a lake on an East Sussex farm, with alpacas, llamas, and camels
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£15
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Beech Estate Campsite

55 units · Glamping, Tents25 acres · Battle, England
Tent pitch camping and wild glamping in a Sussex woodland hideaway
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£24
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The Secret Campsite

21 units · Tents8 acres · Lewes, East Sussex, South East England
A not so secret campsite in East Sussex with camping and glamping – and campfires encouraged
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£26
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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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The Slips

39 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Henfield, England
A relaxed, back-to-basics campsite in the West Sussex countryside
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Hook Farm Campsite

18 units · Tents10 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Blissfully back-to-basics camping in the heart of the West Sussex High Weald
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Hale Farm

38 units · Glamping, Tents56 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A family-run, working farm in East Sussex offering spacious, traditional camping with no set pitches
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Peel House Farm and Garden

4 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Hailsham, East Sussex, South East England
Small, rustic, dog-friendly country camping and caravanning in East Sussex
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£25
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Dernwood Farm Wild Camping

17 units · Glamping, Tents70 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Camping and glamping in Sussex meadows and woodlands
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With access to the Seven Sisters clifftops, however, and with beautiful walking routes across the South Downs National Park, the area around Eastbourne is fantastic for camping – and the town itself has all the fun and games of a traditional seaside resort. Discover our pick of the best local campsites and book your holiday under canvas today.

Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Eastbourne guide

Overview

Campsites in Eastbourne

If you’re looking for a south coast seaside getaway – how about camping in Eastbourne? Like so many seaside hotspots, it had its heyday in Victorian times and the central seafront reflects that with elegant buildings, gardens and a pier. And it’s still a great spot if you’re looking for fish and chips, buckets and spades and sticks of rock. There are funfair rides, crazy golf and amusements – not to mention the beach itself. It’s much like Brighton – but much less busy. The modern town sprawls away from the seaside and while it’s not all picturesque, it offers all the modern conveniences you could wish for. It’s beyond all this that you’ll find the glorious countryside that surrounds Eastbourne which adds to its appeal as a destination for camping and glamping holidays. The town sits just east of the Seven Sisters White Cliffs. These towering chalky cliffs mark the end of the South Downs – the boundary of the South Downs National Park and the end of the South Downs Way National Trail. It’s classic camping country.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Camping in Eastbourne is all about the coast. Whether you have come to walk on the South Downs Way or to enjoy days of swimming and sunbathing on the beach – it’s all about the sea. You might want to get in it with a spot of swimming, paddleboarding or sailing, or perhaps you’ll be content to gaze at it from the high clifftops of the Seven Sisters Country Park and the South Downs National Park. In town, you can take a stroll down the pier and amuse yourself at the amusements or rock out at the town’s unusual 1930s bandstand concert hall. The town is at its busiest during the annual airshow which usually takes place in August. If you fancy a trip to other south coast seaside resorts, bustling Brighton and artsy Hastings are about 20 miles either side of town. For more information on things to do in Eastbourne check out the Visit Eastbourne website.

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Just to the east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk cliffs in Britain, the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne is a fantastic focal point for any camping holiday, with plenty of great campsites in the surrounding countryside. As always, only the very best make it into our collection.

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