You can choose to camp in Sussex from a basic camping experience to a luxurious 5 star stay. The one thing that is certain is that you’ll wake up to stunning views and beautiful countryside.
Choose your site, pitch your tent, and have fun!
Uninvited guests are not allowed on farms and land-owners. The South Downs National Park prohibits camping on the Downs. You may want to camp ‘au naturel’ without having to pay for a campsite. Many campers don’t like caravans or all the paraphernalia they come with. This is why we are focusing on campsites that offer peace, simplicity, and location.
Foxhole campsite and Foxhole camping barn are located in the most beautiful location in the Seven Sisters Country Park. It is at the edge the famous chalk Cliffs. This campsite is located just a few minutes from the wild Cuckmere Haven beaches and nature reserve. It has to be one the most beautiful settings in Sussex. It is open from April to October and has accommodation for 20 small tents. Booking in advance is important. Foxhole offers basic facilities.
Keep your torch handy as it can be difficult to walk back from the pubs at night. The tidal River Ouse runs through the park and reaches the sea. There are several oxbow lakes along the way. This area is full of wildlife and sheep. It’s also a paradise for bird-watchers.
Are you keen to be environmentally friendly? If you are coming from London, take the train to Seaford or via Lewes. Take the 12A or 13 bus from the station to Exceat. Then, walk through the park bearing left at the sign.
Wowo’s site is known for its peace, quiet, beauty, and ability to have fire. You can take a bus or train to the station if you want to be green. Haywards Heath is the closest train station (London to Brighton line).
Blackberry Wood Campsite
Blackberry Wood owners are proud to be called the ‘coolest campsite in the UK’. They have built a natural sanctuary of 20 individual ‘woodland glades’ pitches on the Sussex South Downs. They don’t allow caravans, campervans, or trailer-tents but they do have a selection of retro and gypsy caravans. This is a great option for those colder months. All are allowed to have fires, barbecues, and well-behaved pets. A shop is also available on-site, where you can rent mountain bikes.