Campsites with campfires near Whitstable

What’s not to love about Whitstable? It’s one of the closest beaches to London, is famed for its oysters, and has both a picturesque harbour and a quirky high street.

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12 top campsites near Whitstable with campfires

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Fleets Paddock Glamping & Camping

19 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Pitches, bell tents and a gypsy caravan on the outskirts of Canterbury
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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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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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Coxhill Camping

45 units · Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Dover, England
Relaxed camping in a field close to Dover and Canterbury
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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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Woolton Farm

24 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Camping pitches and bell tents on an apple farm in Kent
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£45
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Knowler Farm Wild Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · England
We are a Family friendly site and have something for everyone! Offering Wild Camping and bespoke and unique Glamping stays! On site Cafe, serving hot and cold food, fresh coffee and delicious home made cakes. open 7 days a week! Friendly Farm animals including miniture shetland ponies who you can book to spend time with and even take for a walk! Our very own Double Decker bus, hosting bookable weekend toddlers play and craft workshops. On-site Gym- fully kitted out with all the equiptment required for a full holiday workout! Classes and Personal training sessions also available! Bush-Craft, Archery and Forrest School weekend workshops including Den building, woodland crafts and more, delivered by our qualified and friendly staff. Friday night Wood-fired Pizza (available to Pre-Order) Throughout the Summer, we host a variety of events such as Family Festivals, Wellness and Well-being retreats, gig nights and workshops. Check out our socails to see what's coming up next!
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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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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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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
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Chigborough Farm

48 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Boating, biking and bell tent glamping on a farm near the Blackwater Estuary, where good food and walkable pubs are also on the menu.
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Remote Cabin w/ Unspoiled Views

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · Canterbury, England
Escape to a truly ROMANTIC off-grid getaway, offering an awe-inspiring SUNSET view that will leave you breathless. Experience absolute serenity as the twinkling stars illuminate the night sky, creating a mesmerizing ambiance with the warmth of a crackling wood fireplace. Nestled within the Kent Downs Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 6 miles from Canterbury, our secluded retreat provides pure tranquility. In The Guardian's list of the Top 10 Best UK Off-Grid Retreats (Dog Friendly)
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If the Kent coast was an oyster, this small town might just be the pearl - which makes camping in Whitstable a gem of an idea.

Campsites with campfires near Whitstable guide

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Campsites in Whitstable

The Kent countryside and coast have long attracted Londoners looking for a quick break away from the city and charming Whitstable must be one of the top spots. Its reputation precedes it - and it’s little wonder. Whitstable has got it all - nice beaches, great places to eat and drink, lovely surrounding countryside and plenty to do in the near area. When it comes to camping in Whitstable, there’s history there too. Holiday parks and caravans have long represented an affordable way to holiday on this part of the coast but, these days, there are other kinds of sites too. Look a little further outside town and you’ll find Whitstable campsites which get the Hipcamp seal of approval. Whether you’re looking for a glamping getaway or just a pitch for your tent, there’ll be something to suit you in this Kentish coastal town.

Things to do in Whitstable

The obvious thing to do while you’re camping in Whitstable and the area around it is to get yourself to the beach. The shingle beaches around town are the perfect place for a paddle and a picnic. You can enjoy the freshest seafood possible in the town’s little harbour and take yourself into town for an artisan ice cream. The charm of this town is that it doesn’t have large-scale attractions - just the tiny Whitstable Museum, bijou art galleries and independent shops though it’s summer oyster festival attracts the crowds. Just out of town is Whitstable Castle (more quirky family home than defensive structure) and Tankerton where grassy slopes give way to photogenic beach huts along the shore. Further afield Herne Bay and trendy, bustling Margate are a short distance along the coast for amusements and the retro theme park Dreamland while the historic sites of Canterbury with its mighty World Heritage-listed cathedral are just six miles inland.

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Campsites near Whitstable are never hard to come by and, whether it's spending sunny days on pebbly Tankerton Beach or eating fresh seafood by Whitstable Harbour, there's plenty in the area to keep you busy. Browse our favourite campsites in the area here.

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