With both of our Sussex campsites situated within a half an hour drive from the coast, they make a great place to stay if you’re looking for a campsite near the beach. There are so many beautiful beaches to choose from, we’re here to help you figure out which is best for your visit!
Wild Boar Wood Campsite in West Sussex is a glamping only site, with nine bell tents set within a magical five acre woodland. We’re surrounded by the stunning countryside of the South Downs and Ashacre Forest, but with a drive of only thirty minutes you can be at some of the countries most scenic beaches! Our sister campsite Beech Estate, in East Sussex, has some pretty spectacular options too, check them out here.
The best beaches near the campsite
The fablous city of Brighton is only around a forty minute drive from Wild Boar Wood. Although the beach can be quite hectic in Summer, it is well worth a visit if you want some entertainment and tasty delights along with your beach visit. With plenty of cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars spread across the seafront, as well as cute little shops and the iconic pier, you can’t get bored with a trip here. Check our our guide to Brighton.
If you’re looking for something a little quieter than Brighton but still want some lunch spots in walking distance, Shoreham Beach can be a good alternative. It’s a long stretch of pebble beach, great for picnics and a swim. You can even walk along the boardwalk to the historic Shoreham Fort.
Lying at the foot of the Seven Sisters Cliffs, this is a stunning place to visit if you don’t mind the walk there. The drive from Wild Boar Wood Campsite to the car park at the Seven Sisters Visitor Centre is around forty five minutes. The centre is situated in an 18th century barn, and provides useful information on the Park with displays and exhibitions. There’s also a cafe here for any nourishment needed for your beach trip (and often an icecream van in summer!). From the car park you’ll walk around thirty minutes along the Cuckmere River until you reach the pebbled beach and sensational views beyond.
Another lovely beach near the campsite, again at the foot of the Seven Sisters Cliffs. This particular beach is a great spot for rock pooling if you get there at low tide, where you’ll even get a narrow strip of sand too. This spot is to the East of Cuckmere Haven and around an hours drive from Wild Boar Wood campsite. You can park at the National Trust cafe and walk the steep steps down to the beach.
With one of only three sand dune systems in West Sussex, this makes for a lovely stroll along the wooden walkways through the dunes and to the beach itself. It’s a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach here, though it can get a little windy at times! It’s can be lovely and quiet at West Beach but if you’re after a bit more of a buzz, cross the bridge over to award winning East Beach. Here you’ll find Harbour Park to keep you busy.
Around a ninety minute drive from the campsite is this beautiful sandy beach. It may seem quite far from the campsite, but is one of the best sandy beaches along this part of the coast. It can get pretty busy in peak times but it still well worth a visit. There are some nice places to eat here, or the visit could be coupled with a trip into the medieval town of Rye. A great place for a bite to eat and wander around the cobbled streets.