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- Secluded campsite on a working family-run farm
- Back to basics camping on the water's edge
- Close to Chichester, Goodwood and the South Downs
Wild camping – in a harbour? Get back to basics in a wide open field with a wild camping vibe at West Sussex's Manor Farm Harbour Camping, scenically set on the edge of a field at the foot of the Chidham Peninsula in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There's easy access from the farm to the local pebbly beach and the coastal footpath, and it's within easy reach of the seaside towns of West Wittering, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton as well as the South Downs, Arundel, Chichester, Brighton and Portsmouth.
Manor Farm has portaloos and cold running water (please note there are no on-site showers). Fires are allowed on pitches in hired firepits made from old farm machinery; logs and kindling are available to buy throughout your stay.
To sort eats and supplies, pubs and small shops can be found in neighbouring villages, and nearby village Chidham has a traditional local pub dishing up good food.
The farm welcomes dogs at all times.
Please note that the grass access track to the remote camping field occasionally becomes impassable following heavy rain. A paddock nearer to the farmhouse as an alternative which still has harbour views and the same amenities is used then.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
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A hidden gem with fantastic views. Can't recommend enough
Takes you back to nature - beautiful...!!!
From the manager...
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are slightly confused about your comment regarding the portaloos as the second one was unlocked and the first one cleaned on Saturday when more people arrived. The loos are sited to be out of the sun and out of view from the shore. We hope to see you again soon.
Lovely quiet site. Very remote. A birdwatchers paradise.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review and helpful comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have reviewed the directions given on PitchUp and hope these will be implemented as soon as possible. It seems that our discrete tepee signs were not described in the information given. We are always happy to see you at the farmhouse, to give you directions and information regarding water and logs and access to the beach etc.. We had already advised PitchUp that logs may not be available at busy times on the farm especially during harvest but this had not been updated in the information given to you. Now you know where we are we hope to see you again soon.
From the manager...
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. The water supply is situated on the side of the track by the farmhouse on the way to the camping field. Please do call in next time you are here. We look forward to seeing you.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Chichester Bus Station
— 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Havant Bus Station — 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Widley (Hants): The Brow Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
- Train stations
Nutbourne Rail Station
— 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Southbourne Rail Station — 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Bosham Rail Station — 2.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
— 1.0 miles
1.0 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 6.1 miles
— 22.7 miles
22.7 miles Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 26.2 miles
Coming from the west:
On the A27 take the exit A27 signposted Emsworth and follow the A259 towards Chichester. At Nutbourne turn right immediately after the Barleycorn pub onto Cot Lane.
Coming from the east
Join the A259 from the A27 at Chichester. Follow the A259 for approximately 6 miles until you reach Nutbourne.
Take the lefthand turn immediately before the Barleycorn Pub onto Cot Lane. Follow this road past the old house at Home pub and around the lefthand bend with the post box. Then take the next right through the big green metal gates with the pink tepee sign.
Follow the drive until you reach a converted barn which is the farmhouse. Please call in and the staff can direct you to the campsite and give you information regarding water and logs etc. The site is approximately half a mile beyond the farmhouse via the bumpy track, grass track and through the gap in the trees.
From old cities to wildlife havens, seaside towns and historic houses, guests at Manor Farm Harbour Camping will find plenty to do within easy driving distance. Events like the Festival of Speed famed classic car hill climb and the Qatar Goodwood Festival are at Goodwood House and Goodwood Racecourse, both nearby.
If you're a wildlife watcher, go to spot species around the South Downs National Park, or take a boat safari out in Arundel via the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, which also arranges local pond dipping and other events for kids.
Coastwards, bring the buckets and spades to peaceful West Wittering, to the Harbour Park flumes of Littlehampton and to the beach and pier of Bognor Regis all under half an hour away. Sea dogs and nautical sorts can also visit the historic dockyards of Portsmouth to see old ships including the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior and Nelson's HMS Victory, or to take the ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day trip.
Historic houses and ancient buildings are all around too, like excellent Arundel Castle, Fishbourne Roman Palace, the country houses of Parham and Petworth, and the Norman cathedral and Tudor market cross of county capital Chichester.
- Fishbourne Roman Palace (3.8 miles)
- Chichester Cathedral (5.0 miles)
- Royal Marines Museum (7.4 miles)
- Uppark House and Garden (9.7 miles)
- Bembridge Windmill (12.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Please call at the house to check in before proceeding to the accommodation field. If no one is available, please choose yourself a pitch – the owners will greet you in the field between 5pm and 6pm.
Manor Farm Harbour Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Manor Farm Harbour Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.