Campsites in Kent

England’s southeastern corner is a playground of rolling hills, flower gardens, and seacliff walks.

97% (628 reviews)
97% (628 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Kent

Under £50

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top campsites in Kent

96%
(114)

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
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£35
 / night
Booked 2 times

Painters Farm Campsite

2 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.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£24
 / night
95%
(30)

Fleets Paddock Glamping & Camping

15 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Pitches, bell tents and a gypsy caravan on the outskirts of Canterbury
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Cooking equipment
from 
£20
 / night
93%
(61)

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.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£38
 / night
100%
(13)

Coxhill Camping

45 units · Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · England
Relaxed camping in a field close to Dover and Canterbury
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£15
 / night
100%
(5)

The Hut @ Bride Farm

1 unit · Glamping3 acres · Ramsgate, Kent, South East England
A luxury octagonal hut with a wood-fired hot tub, close to Sandwich and the Kent coast
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£295
 / night
99%
(135)

Lillyroo's

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes3 acres · Kent, South East England
Camping and glamping near the Kent coast, with campfires and a good on-site bar
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£14
 / night
Booked 1 time

Capel Battery WW2 Motorhome Site

1 unit · Motorhome2 acres · England
Are you ready for a camping experience unlike any other? Come explore our historic World War II gun battery site with spectacular views of the English Channel. You've never seen a campsite like this before! Capel Battery is certified Motorhome with 13 acres of land to explore including the gun emplacements, Nissan huts with speculator views of the English Channel. We have both hardstanding and grass areas with electric hook up and water standpipe. Dogs very welcome. Notes About the Site - personal view Imagine stepping back in time to a former World War II gun battery site, built in 1941 as a defense against a possible German invasion. Purchased by my father John Button in 2009, our family has spent the last 15 years restoring the site to its former glory. We've unearthed the gun battery and Nissan huts bases, gained access to the underground plotting room, dressing station, and ammunition bunker. The journey has been exhilarating, and we've created a museum that's open for visitors most weekends. Come and witness history come to life! Looking for a hidden gem on the south coast? Look no further than Capel Battery! Perched on top of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, this spot boasts stunning views and is conveniently located between vibrant Folkestone (just a 5-minute drive away) and historic Dover (only 15 minutes by car). Plus, explore the unique and secluded natural reserve of The Warren or take a stroll along the beautiful Kent Coastal Walkway and beach. And when you need a break, head to the newly renovated Folkestone Harbour with its pop-up cafes, bars, restaurants, and local artists' shops. Don't forget to add a visit to Dover Castle to your itinerary - it's just a short drive away!
Pets
Potable water
Trash
from 
£25
 / night
93%
(36)

The Nut Plat Retreat

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kent, South East England
Antique living wagons on the banks of the River Bourne, with a charming orchard setting, a pub down the lane and a history unlike anywhere else
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£110
 / night
100%
(2)

Luna Domes

8 units · Glamping20 acres · East Grinstead, England
High-end glamping with hot tubs in the Garden of England
Pets
Potable water
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£225
 / night
100%
(11)

White Hill Woods

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£125
 / night
82%
(11)

Woolton Farm

24 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Camping pitches and bell tents on an apple farm in Kent
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£45
 / night

Available this weekend

Star Hosts in Kent

Value Prop
Value Prop

Campsites in Kent guide

Overview

With miles of lush countryside right on London’s doorstep, Kent has long been nicknamed the ‘Garden of England.’ Escape the capital for leisurely walks and bike rides in nature reserves and country parks, picnics in historic castle gardens, and coastal strolls on sandy beaches to see the famous White Cliffs of Dover. More than a third of Kent’s landscapes are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), affording ample terrain for outdoor adventures, and camping is a year-round affair. Pitch your tent by the beach on 350 miles of coastline in summer, then cosy up in a pod for a winter glamping retreat. Easily reached from London, Kent is as good for a weekend escape from the city as it is for a week of summer holiday fun.

Where to go

North Kent

The tree-lined gardens and parks of Seven Oaks are magnificent in spring and autumn, but the highlights of north Kent lie along the water. Set sail along the River Thames from Gravesend, follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens in Rochester and Chatham, then hop over to the Isle of Sheppey to explore the marshlands and camp along Blue Flag beaches.

West Kent

Patchwork farmlands, lively market towns, and stately homes dot the heartlands of central Kent. Enjoy woodland walks and farmland camping in the High Weald AONB, take a ride through Royal Tunbridge Wells on the Spa Valley Railway, or sample British wines at a local vineyard in Maidstone or Ashford. This is the spot for tranquil country camping or glamping, surrounded by nature and perhaps the Kent Downs, a chalk ridge protected as the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Camping in or near the Kent Downs means great views from higher ground and good walking in the countryside, especially if you are near the well-marked North Downs Way trail. Kent also lays claim to part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which it shares with neighbouring Sussex.

North Sea Coast

Kent’s northern shores harbour several Blue Flag beaches, which fill up with campers and caravanners as soon as the sun starts shining. Hit the beach at Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Joss Bay near Margate for the best surf, then duck inland to admire the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. Just to the north, Herne Bay and Whitstable are Kent’s quintessential seaside resorts with their pebble beaches and lively seafront promenades—visit the latter in July for the renowned Oyster Festival.

South Coast

The postcard star of Kent’s southern shore are the White Cliffs of Dover, and a walk along the mighty cliffs affords impressive views across the English Channel. Seafront walks, rocky coves, and cliff-top golf courses pepper the coast north of Dover, where the Tudor fortifications at Deal and Walmer also beckon. To the south, Folkestone has seaside camping and sandy beaches, while ramblers and wildlife lovers can explore the Romney Marshes and Dungeness, a huge shingle spit that’s technically the UK’s only desert and an internationally important habitat for birds, insects, and plants.

Family camping in Kent

Kids just seem to love the adventure of camping. All the routines of home are broken so you spend all day in the great outdoors before a barbecue dinner or perhaps a trip to the local pub, followed by a spot of stargazing and marshmallow toasting. And before you’ve even pitched your tent, your kids are likely to have met the neighbours and sussed out who’s going to be their new best friend. But why not bring friends with you in the first place? Camping is a great way to holiday in a group with other families. Just ask for neighbouring pitches and the kids can amuse each other until bedtime when the adults can stay up around the campfire.

There are plenty of family-friendly campsites in Kent, some welcoming campers of all ages with special activities and facilities. Campsites may have a few simple touches designed to keep youngsters amused: a tree swing, a storytelling session around a communal campfire, pond-dipping or a forest-school lesson, perhaps. There’s family fun at Chatham Dockyard and the Rare Breeds Centre too, home to rare farm animals with activities from cuddling rabbits to racing pigs! In fact, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to animal parks in Kent. You can see exotic animals at the Aspinall Foundation’s conservation parks, Port Lympne and Howletts; head to Wingham Wildlife Park to see exotic birds; or choose Wildwood, where all the animals are native to British shores.

Kent also has lots of other kid-friendly attractions including its beaches, castles, and even a pint-sized heritage railway that’s just right for kids, so you’ll never run out of things to do while camping in Kent.

Indoor attractions near Kent

  • Leeds Castle has a moat and a maze near Maidstone; Hever Castle has a fascinating history associated with Anne Boleyn and beautiful year-round gardens; and Dover Castle is hard to beat in terms of location with a varied history of defence told through interactive displays.
  • The stunning UNESCO-protected Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Becket met his grisly end, is a must-see if you head to Canterbury. Guided punting trips on the river are a good way to learn more about the history of this pretty, medieval city.
  • You can learn about Kent’s rural history at Kent Life museum, though adults may prefer to hear about one of its biggest industries with a visit to Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, in the historic market town of Faversham.
  • The Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway makes for a great family day out, as do the Kent and East Sussex Railways.

Top counties near Kent

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Cool Camping is now Hipcamp, your best resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover & reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, & glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.