Chichester is known as a gorgeous, historic town with lots of urban activities.
However, the fact there are some amazing camping sites in the Chichester area is often overlooked. With easy access to the coast, the South Downs and many other natural attractions, there’s no better place to disconnect from the modern world.
Even so, there are so many choices that planning your camping trip can often feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this guide, so read on to find your next favourite spot to get closer to nature.
Under the Stars
If you want a taste of life beneath the open skies, you can do no better than Under the Stars, a family-friendly camping site near Chichester Harbour. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own kit. With pre-pitched tents available, it’s the perfect choice if you want to go camping without the hassle of buying or setting up.
There’s plenty to do in and around this location, with activities available in the adjoining playing fields, as well as beaches, the South Downs National Park and Chichester town centre all nearby.
Offering spacious pitches, lodges and safari tents – all fully serviced – and set on the luscious Ratham Estate, this top-rated site redefines the meaning of glamping.
Everyone is welcome to stay at Concierge Camping, even pets. The pitches are best suited to couples or families who want to experience the outdoors and luxurious living in one. Situated in West Ashling, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Chichester town centre to this fabulous camping site in a well-connected area.
Chichester Camping and Caravanning Club
This small and cosy camping site at the top of Chichester Harbour makes the perfect headquarters for touring the south coast’s many attractions. Beaches, Thorney Island, the South Downs and even historic towns like Chichester and Portsmouth are all accessible due to the great location of the Chichester Camping and Caravanning Club.
With excellent, clean facilities, choices of soft or hard pitches, and The Traveller’s Joy pub nearby serving huge portions of tasty food, you can hardly pick a better camping spot near Chichester to experience the West Sussex outdoors.
Switch off from civilisation in this award-winning yurt village located north-west of Chichester. At this unique camping site, you’ll wake up to the sound of woodland birds singing, make breakfast on your private BBQ and relax with a cup of tea in the hammock outside your yurt.
There’s plenty for kids to do here, with a dedicated children’s play area and nightly kids' films shown in a large communal yurt. Book yourself a weekend getaway at Plush Tents or even rent the whole village for big occasions such as weddings.
With most camping sites so close to Chichester town centre and so many attractions within walking distance, there’s no need to rely on your car. Book your train tickets today and get closer to nature.