Buckhurst Campsite is a quiet and charming holiday location found in East Sussex, exclusively for those who sleep under canvas.
The park is open from early February until late October every year, and is the ideal holiday destination for families looking to enjoy a real back to basics and authentic camping experience. There are no electric hook-ups, however there are some useful on-site facilities, including clean running water, toilets, basins and showers, and somewhere to do your washing up. If you want to charge mobile phones and other devices, you can do this for a fee. There is also a small shop stocking essential provisions and a selection of camping accessories.
The park is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the famous town of Battle, and within easy reach of the south coast, and towns such as Hastings and Worthing. The area is popular with history enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the various sites associated with the 1066 Battle of Hastings.
If you're staying at Buckhurst Campsite on your holidays, you could follow the 1066 footpath which runs close to the park, either on your own or with a guide.
We've mentioned the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is well worth exploring, with miles and miles of paths for walking and cycling. Take a boating trip, enjoy a vineyard tour or maybe try climbing.
Hastings is a 15- or 20-minute drive from this campsite and as well as enjoying the sea views you could take a wander around the Old Town, Hastings Country Park or Alexandra Park, or ride the cliff railway.
Further afield and about an 80-minute drive from Buckhurst Campsite is bright and colourful Brighton, packed with quirky, independent shops and cafes, a modern high street and, of course, the famous seafront – and be sure to visit the eye-catching Pavilion.
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a 45-minute drive away, so you could explore this town on your holidays as well. En route you could drop in on Scotney Castle and its impressive gardens, or head to nearby Marle Place Gardens and Gallery, a 30- or 40-minute drive from this campsite. A short way south west of Royal Tunbridge Wells and a 50-minute drive from Buckhurst Campsite is Groombridge Place Gardens, which is also worth a trip.
However, if your heart is with the sea, how about a trip to Eastbourne? About three quarters of an hour by car from this campsite, you can enjoy the delights of this traditional seaside town. There's a range of shops and restaurants – and don't forget to explore the pier. Fusciardi's Ice Cream Parlour on Marine Parade is a super spot to indulge your sweet tooth, as is Favoloso, a few streets back from the seafront and a lovely place for a sandwich, a tea or a coffee, or maybe something much naughtier.
Near Eastbourne, the impressive landscape around Beachy Head is worth taking in, as is Birling Gap and the Sussex Heritage Coast – and the kids will love a day out at Drusillas Park.
To the north east of this campsite, about an hour's drive away, is Ashford, great for shopping and other leisure facilities like cinemas, restaurants and swimming pools.
Hot running water
Clambers Play Centre
White Rock Gardens, Hastings,
Blue Reef Aquarium
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
Fishermen's Museum & Hastings Fishmarket
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
Queens Road, Hastings
& Art Gallery
Bohemia Road, Hastings
Old Town Museum
& Visitors Centre
The Stade, Hastings
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