Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Rye

Pretty and historic Rye in East Sussex is a great place to head for on a camping holiday.

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12 top campsites near Rye

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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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£16
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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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£24
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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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£14
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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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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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£80
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The Sunnyfield Campsite

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Looking for a place where you can camp, glamp and campervan together with friends? The Sunnyfield is the place.
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£38
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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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£11
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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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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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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 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 town itself is a treasure trove of nooks, lanes, interesting shops and historic inns and the countryside around it is peppered with good campsites where you can pitch your tent or park up a campervan. Rye stands at the confluence of three rivers, between the flat expanses of Romney Marsh and the wooded hills of the High Weald – all just a stone’s throw from the beach.

Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Rye guide

Overview

Campsites in Rye

Situated on the south coast, where Kent meets East Sussex, Rye offers the best not just of both worlds – but of many. It’s close to the sandy beaches of Camber Sands but also surrounded by countryside. It’s a historic old town but with the modern conveniences you’ll need to stock up for your camping trip. The flat farmland of Romney Marsh stretches east while the wooded hills of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty expand to the west. It feels like the middle of nowhere but it’s within an hour-and-a-half of London and Brighton. And when it comes to campsites; it’s got all angles covered too. Like the rest of the south coast, there are plenty of caravan sites and holiday parks but there’s also a great range of traditional campsites and a growing number of new-generation glamping sites. Whether you want to pitch your own tent or stay in a shepherd’s hut, yurt or cosy cabin – you should find a campsite in Rye (or its surroundings) that ticks the boxes for you.

Things to do in Rye

Camping in Rye gives you plenty of opportunity to explore the ancient walled town. Just wandering the cobbled streets, popping in to one of its tea rooms and perusing the independent shops, is reason enough to visit, but this medieval town also has a fascinating history – which is too fascinating to ignore. Visit Rye Museum or Rye Heritage Centre to find out all about it and perhaps climb the tower at St Mary’s Church for a bird’s eye view of the town’s red rooftops. The reclaiming of land from the sea means the town is now more than a mile from the shore but it remains a working harbour with fishing boats bringing the daily catch to town along the River Rother. Follow this waterway out to sea and you reach Rye Harbour Nature Reserve where you can walk among bird-rich saltmarshes and coastal lagoons. But if it’s seaside fun you’ve come for, head for the large expanse of beach at Camber Sands or to Hastings, with its shingle beaches and traditional seaside tourist attractions. Both are within easy day-tripping distance when you’re camping in Rye.

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Once an important cinque port, the small, pretty town of Rye in East Sussex is a camper's delight. The town itself is a treasure trove of nooks, lanes and interesting shops and boutiques, while the countryside around it is peppered with good campsites where you can pitch your tent or park up a campervan.

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