Have you ever considered Brighton for a UK glamping getaway?
Brighton & Hove is a well-known and much-loved seaside destination less than two hours from London, England. The summertime brings thousands of visitors, both local and international, to this popular beach town. But there’s so much to see and do here it’s really a year-round favorite for day trips as well as longer holidays.
Although best known as a seaside resort Brighton is so much more than that. It’s vibrant, colorful and alternative and is a hotbed of creativity and culture.
Days can be spent enjoying the famous beach and pier, visiting the Royal Pavilion and attractions or by wandering the streets lined with shops and restaurants. Evenings are for nightlife, cultural events, and a variety of dining options.
As you’d expect of any decent seaside resort there are plenty of accommodations available right in the center of it all. However, if you head out of the city into the Sussex countryside you’ll find some quieter options where you can enjoy the serenity of nature with a Brighton UK glamping holiday.
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1. Brighton Experience Freedom Glamping
Location: East Brighton Park
Best For: Families, small groups, couples, dog-friendly, close to Brighton city and beach
Amenities: Airstream caravan, campings pods, glamping pods, tent camping sites, community bathrooms and laundry, shop
Glamping at Brighton Experience Freedom will have you just two miles from the beach and all the activities of the city plus it’s just a 15 minute walk to Brighton Marina.
The insulated wooden camping pods sleep two adults in comfort and the glamping pods sleep two adults and two children and come with bedding, en-suite bathroom, cooking equipment and a private deck.
You can also stay in a lovely Airstream caravan which sleeps four adults and has a mini kitchen, bathroom, dining table and seating area for the ultimate Brighton glamping experience.
2. Wild Boar Wood Campsite
Location: Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex
Best For: Families, small groups, couples, off-grid camping, nature, peaceful
Amenities: Nine Bell Tents, double beds, cooking equipment, firepit, grill, eco-stove, picnic table, community bathrooms with toilets and hot showers
You will have a comfy bed with foam topped mattress but you will need to bring your own bedding. There is deliberately no electricity or WiFi for a true off-grid experience but you will have everything you need to cook, eat, relax, and play in a beautiful serene setting.
3. Victorian Train Carriage
Location: South Downs, 15 minutes from Brighton City Center
Best For: Couples, unique stay, privacy, close to Brighton
Amenities: Restored train carriage accommodation, bathroom, kitchen, private garden, parking
This charming Victorian Train Carriage has been beautifully restored and decorated with period pieces to create a unique and authentic experience.
You will sleep in a comfortable Edwardian bed and can use the little kitchen to cook meals for a romantic dinner for two in your own private garden.
Brighton is just 15 minutes away by car or 20 minutes by bus which stops very close to the property. The location is also perfect for long walks on the beautiful Downs nearby.
4. Sussex Flower Glamping
Location: South Downs near Brighton
Best For: Couples, peaceful, private, romantic
Amenities: Shepherd’s Hut accommodation, double bed, table and chairs, eating utensils, wood stove, firepit, compost toilet
The hut sits in an idyllic natural setting surrounded by fields, a bluebell woodland and a pond. The property is on the edge of South Downs National park for long country walks ending with a drink or meal at a choice of local pubs just minutes from the hut. Plus, in just 15 minutes a bus will take you to Brighton City Center.
This charming glamping Shepherd’s Hut is cute and cosy with a beautiful and bright interior and double bed. There’s also a brand new outdoor kitchen with all the tools you need to prepare a romantic evening meal for two.
5. Round Space Studio
Location: Brighton, 10 minutes from City Center
Best For: Couples, peaceful, romantic
Amenities: Hand-crafted wooden dome accommodation, futon bed with topper, private bathroom, beach hut
The hand-crafted Round Space Studio dome sits at the end of a lovely garden which is yours to use. The space is cosy but light and airy and has a skylight to view the sky above.
It’s only a 10 minute walk to the ocean and less than that to Brighton City Center by train, bus or car. They even have a private beach hut available for your use.
6. Housedean Farm
Location: South Downs National Park between Brighton and Lewes, East Sussex
Best For: Families, pets, peaceful, close to Brighton
Amenities: Glamping pods, Shepherd’s Hut, tent camping sites, community bathrooms, hot showers, community fridge and freezer
Housedean Farm Campsite is a working farm with two glamping pods for hire that sleep two or four people on single or double beds. There is also a porch and private fire-pit. You must bring your own bedding.
The Shepherd’s Hut has a double bed, table, seating, wood burning stove and an outdoor cooking area with a picnic table and fire-pit.
Being located in the lovely Sussex countryside makes it an ideal spot to return to after a busy day in Brighton or as a base for long country walks.
Are you ready for a unique experience glamping in Brighton & Hove? If you like the idea of days at the beach or exploring the charming streets of Brighton city and evenings in a peaceful private accommodation away from the noise, glamping may just be your answer!
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Born in England, Sarah developed her wanderlust at a young age as she traveled around Europe with her parents. As a young adult she spent every penny she could on experiences as opposed to possessions. Eventually she found a way to earn a living doing what she loved: traveling, writing and capturing images of the wondrous world we live in. When not on the go Sarah enjoys time in her “sometimes home” of Vancouver.