Campsites near Hastings

Discover castle ruins, maritime heritage, and delicious seafood in this historic port.

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12 top campsites near Hastings

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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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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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Beech Estate Campsite

55 units · Glamping, Tents20 acres · Battle, England
Tent pitch camping and wild glamping in a Sussex woodland hideaway
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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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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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Battle Pods & Bells

10 units · Glamping7 acres · Battle, England
Off grid bell tents and pods in a woodland just outside Battle
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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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Dogwood Glamping

4 units · Glamping1 acre · Rye, England
The luxury option to one of the Sussex High Weald's loveliest rural retreats
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£95
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Glottenham - rural campfires

12 units · Tents10 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Family camping and luxury glamping in the grounds of a former castle and hop farm
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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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Pett Camping

50 units · Tents11 acres · Rye, East Sussex, South East England
August only. Private, family friendly camping in a field, surrounded by farmland. Back-to-basics, rustic camping at it's best. Summer pop-up camping by Pett Level beach which is only half a mile away! Set in 11 acres of fields called the Spring Meadow and the Big Meadow. Situated in the High Weald AONB. The nearest village pub, the recreation ground and children's playpark are just a five minute walk along a quiet country lane via the north entrance to the site. Village cricket every Saturday and most Sundays, opposite the Royal Oak pub. The villages of Pett and Pett Level are on your doorstep, so you can walk to local amenities including The Royal Oak pub and The Tic Tocory tea shop. You can watch cricket at the recreation ground every Saturday and most Sundays, and enjoy a take-away pint from the Royal Oak opposite. The local farm shop at Lunsford Farm next door is a two minute walk and sells the basics such as milk, eggs, lamb burgers, apple juice and honey. The Old Butcher Shop in nearby Guestling is just a 5 minute drive away, and sells bread, fresh vegtables and local meat. The Pett Village Hall has a good programme of activities such as yoga, pilates and childrens holiday activities. Pett Tennis Club at the recreation ground has an outdoor court and temporary membership is available. Plenty of local walks to other villages, more family friendly pubs, a local vineyard with wine tastings available or the nearby citadel of Rye. There are also plenty of watersports, horseriding and other actitivites available locally.
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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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Campsites near Hastings guide

Overview

Hastings might be one of the South Coast’s most underrated beach towns, but there are plenty of good reasons for campers to stop by. History buff? Visit the site of the Battle of Hastings, then explore the evocative ruins of Hastings Castle. Beach lover? Stroll down the pier or head down to the shingle beach to swim or sunbathe. Foodie? Tuck into fresh-off-the-boat fish and seafood at a sea-view restaurant. If you need a break from the beach, ride the East Cliff Railway up to the hilltop to enjoy a walk through the Hastings Country Park.

Where to go

High Weald

Wildflower meadows, farmlands, and woodlands stretch north of Hastings in the High Weald AONB. Escape the crowds for scenic walks or bike rides through the hills, admire the seasonal blooms at National Trust gardens, or go glamping in a tipi or bell tent. Over the Kent border, take a ride on the Spa Valley Railway, visit the market town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, or sample Kent wines at a local vineyard.

Kent Coast

East of Hastings, rocky coves and soaring sea cliffs give way to sandy beaches along the Kent coast. The White Cliffs of Dover draw the biggest crowds, but charming Folkestone is a favorite among coastal campers, with its pretty marina and burgeoning art scene. Nearby, the Romney marshes are a breeding ground for birds and other wildlife.

East Sussex Coast

To the west, Eastbourne and Brighton are two of the most popular destinations along the south coast. Check into a coastal campsite within easy reach of the beach and spend your days swimming, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding along the shore. Just past Eastbourne, the lighthouse of Beachy Head and the white chalk sea cliffs of the Seven Sisters lie within the South Downs National Park, where hikers can set out along the South Downs Way.

When to go

June through August draws beach-goers to Hastings, which is the liveliest time to visit, with festivals and alfresco concerts taking place throughout. Reserve camping sites and holiday parks a few months in advance if visiting at this time. Temperatures are mild along the Channel coast, making it possible to explore by campervan or caravan year-round.

Know before you go

  • Hastings has several camping and outdoors stores where you can pick up everything you need for your camping trip. 
  • Hastings has excellent public transport links to the surrounding towns and AONBs, making it possible to get around without your own transport.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Hastings and the UK, although there are some areas where it is possible with permission from the landowners.

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