Explore East Sussex: Love Campers’ guide to campervan-friendly campsites

At Love Campers, we know that the journey is just as important as the destination. We often recommend our customers combine a trip to our workshop with a short camping holiday in Brighton, Lewes or the countryside around East Sussex. You could do this during a visit to our workshop or even to test out your new Love Campers conversion.

With our bespoke designs, you can bring a luxury camping experience wherever you go. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to some of the best campervan-friendly campsites in this beautiful part of England.

Interior of a Love Campers campervan

Unwind by the seaside

Brighton Caravan and Motorhome Club

The Brighton Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite is nestled between the city and the South Downs, meaning you can get the best of both worlds. You can explore breath-taking walks across the Downs one day, and get wrapped up in the bustle of the city centre the next. Meander down the iconic Brighton Pier, wander through the charming lanes filled with independent shops and cafes, or soak up the sun on the pebble beach. After a day of exploration, return to your campervan for a peaceful evening under the starlit sky.

Embrace the countryside

Fontmills Farm

Nestled within 140 acres of East Sussex countryside near the village of Hellingly, Fontmills Farm Campsite offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. This campsite is the ideal base for walkers and cyclists, with easy access to picturesque trails along the Cuckoo Trail. Explore nearby charming villages, visit some of Sussex’s most iconic pubs, and if the beach beckons, a short drive takes you to the seaside town of Eastbourne.

Chalky Downs

Perched on the South Downs, Chalky Downs Campsite boasts panoramic views, perfect for nature enthusiasts. If the weather is good, you’ll be treated to a gorgeous sunrise and sunset to enjoy from the comfort of your ‘doorstep’. This relaxed campsite offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and its proximity to Brighton city centre provides the perfect opportunity for a day trip to explore the vibrant shops, museums, and historical landmarks.

A person reading a book in their VW ID Buzz campervan at a campsite

Our micro campers are ideal for short camping trips like this as they combine all the facilities you can get in a larger van, while allowing you to get back to basics and make the most of nature. Smaller campervans mean more opportunities to get outside and enjoy your surroundings.

Tomkins Farm

Calling all families! Tomkins Farm, near the village of Chailey, is a haven for families seeking a fun-filled camping adventure. Spacious pitches with fire pits provide the perfect setting for outdoor evenings toasting marshmallows and sharing stories under the stars. But the true magic lies in the (sometimes surprising!) animal residents. Meet friendly sheep, alpacas, llamas, camels, and create lasting family memories. Tomkins Farm is also within easy reach of Barcombe Mills where you can go wild swimming and enjoy water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.

Relax with eco adventures

Earth Camp

Earth Camp, a small, family-run campsite near Chailey, is an oasis for those seeking a sustainable and holistic camping experience. Here, nature reigns supreme. Breathe in the fresh air, participate in on-site yoga sessions, or marvel at the stars during a stargazing evening. Earth Camp even hosts educational events like gong baths and relaxing yoga retreats, allowing you to truly reconnect with yourself and the natural world.


Perfect for families with young adventurers, WoWo Campsite near Uckfield is a hub of activity. WoWo offers a range of workshops and activities for kids, from bushcraft skills and circus tricks to potion-making and archery. Live music, delicious food vans, and crackling campfires create an unforgettable atmosphere for the whole family. It’s also home to Wild Spa, a magical forest glade spa and retreat space. Here you’ll find saunas, steam rooms and a plunge pool for the ultimate way to unwind in nature.

The interior of a large campervan

Enjoy unique encounters

Damson Field Rustic Camping

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in nature at Damson Field Rustic Camping. This peaceful pop-up campsite is nestled in a 10-acre field overlooking the historic Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge. Enjoy campfires under a blanket of stars, watch for wildlife like badgers, deer, and pheasants, and reconnect with the simple joys of nature. Take a stroll to the traditional pubs in the nearby village of Ewhurst Green, perfect for a refreshing drink.

Our large campervans are the perfect companion for wild camping at sites like Damson Field. With so many facilities you could live in them full-time if you wanted! They’re great for more back-to-basics campsites as you have everything you need at your fingertips.

No matter your camping style, East Sussex has something to offer. Love Campers can help you find the perfect campervan for your needs, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway, a family planning an adventure, or a solo traveller exploring the UK.

Visiting our campervan workshop in Newhaven, East Sussex

We welcome in-person visits to view the vans at our workshop but we request that you get in contact with us so we can organise a time. As we’re super busy building vans every day we are not able to accommodate drop-in visitors. Get in touch via hello@lovecampers.co.uk to book an appointment.

The Love Campers workshop

If you’re interested in a conversion, contact us so we can chat about your requirements. We’d love to hear from you! Fill out this short enquiry form to get started.

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