South Downs Way Camping

We believe that our campsite is among the best places to camp on the South Downs Way! Located in Hassocks near Brighton, East Sussex, Southdown Way Caravan and Camping Park offers the beauty of the South Downs and the convenience of a well-equipped campsite.

Our mission is to bring you closer to nature and give you the peace and tranquillity to soak-in sensational views and, because of your support, we fund the amazing work of Sussex Lantern.

Our campsite is equipped with camping in mind; guests have full access to everything they need for they stay, whether one night or many. We allow off-the-ground fire pits and BBQs so that you can truly experience life outdoors.

On Site Facilities

We offer modern toilets, showers and baby changing facilities as well as our accessible shower and toilets for wheelchair users.

In addition, we have a laundry room, dish washing area, a small convenience shop and warden cover for overnight emergencies.

We are proud to be one of a few accessible campsites equipped to welcome guests that require additional support, whether physical or visibility related. We open our natural environment so that everyone can experience the beautiful sights, sounds, smells and feelings that this National Park has to offer. And, with our closeness to Hassocks, Ditchling, Keymer and Clayton, you can taste healthy, locally sourced food and drink.

Prices per night

Please note that a 2 night minimum stay is required for some bookings on all Bank Holidays.
We are happy to accept 1 night bookings at these times if available and booked last minute ie on day of arrival.  Please call the campsite reception directly on 01273 841877.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT GROUP BOOKINGS, we can only accept a maximum of 3 tents per group. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Grass Pitches

  • Electric Hook-up: £6.00 (optional)
  • Small Tent: £5.00 (max. 2 people)
  • Medium Tent: £7.00 (max 4 people)
  • Large Tent: £9.00 (max. 6 people)
  • XL Tent: £12.00 (max. 8 people)
  • Bungalow Tent: £16.00 (8+ people)
  • Trailer Tent: £10.00 (max 6 people)

Add one or more of the following to the pitch fee:

  • Adult: £7.00
  • Child (3 - 14): £4.00
  • Dog: £4.00
  • Gazebo: £3.00
  • Awning: £4.00
  • Fire Pit: £5.00
  • Wood: £6.50
  • Additional car: £5.00
  • Small Pop Up Tent for Luggage: £4.00

Special Rate For Back Packers

Per person, per night: £9.00. All charges for tents are waived. Please select Backpacker for the camping unit when you start the booking process (small tent only and no car to qualify).

Duke of Edinburgh Award Groups

All students & leaders, £9.00 per person, per night fully inclusive, with all charges for tents waived. To book, please use the online booking service and select "D of E" as the unit in the first stage. Further on, in the people and extras section, select the total number of youths and leaders as a combined total in the Attendees box.

Disabled Person's Discount

Registered disabled persons & carers can select a 10% discount within the booking service, under Your party details, please enter the code: D10.


Hot showers are free to all staying on site.
Hair Dryers: 20p

Shower blocks are closed for 2 hours every afternoon for thorough cleaning.

Check In & Check Out Times

Electric Pitches: Check-in from 2pm / Check-out by 12pm
Non-Electric Pitches: Check-in from 12pm / Check-out by 11am

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