Campsites near Hastings

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

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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, Tents25 acres · Battle, England
Tent pitch camping and wild glamping in a Sussex woodland hideaway
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Painters Farm Campsite

46 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Whitstable, England
Nestled beside the village of Painters Forstal, Faversham, Kent. Our two acre orchard site with grass pitches. The campsite lies within seventeen acres on the slope of The Kent Downs, a designated area of natural beauty. The Alma ale house at the edge of the farm serves Shepherds Neame and hot meals all year round. Two acre quiet cherry orchard site based around a Tudor Manor house 1547 that gives its name to our village. Surrounded by orchards and open countryside but within easy reach of Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury. Pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans with or without electric hook up on a level grassy site. Pets are welcome and a crew member is always around the reception or farm to help out. The Campsite is open from 1st march until 31st October. The local area is awash with things to do. Faversham once the busiest port in 17th century England for its wool trade has the longest complete medieval street in the country. A wealth of little shops, cafes and pubs as well as the country’s oldest family owned brewery Shepherd Neame. Whitstable sitting just along the coast, famed for its Oysters and Sunsets is a fun beachside community bustling in the summer months and hauntingly bleak in the winter ones. The World Heritage sites of Canterbury are just a fifteen minute trip away with all its well documented history and plentiful shops and eateries.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Hop Farm

109 units · Motorhomes, Tents500 acres · Brenchley, England
The Hop Farm is set in 500 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England. Flat grass fields and surrounded by private woodland and also fields abut the River Medway, ideal for paddleboarding and kayaking. Campers have access to newly refurbished facilities, state of the art showers, toilets and washing facilities. Raised BBQ's and raised firepits are permitted. It's the ideal location for a peaceful escape with endless skies providing memorable sunsets and stars unhindered by artificial light.
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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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