The Barn Caravan Park

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Gorgeous April sunrise (added by manager 19 Aug 2022)
Picnic table provided (added by manager 19 aug 2022)
Overview of the pitches (added by manager 28 jul 2015)
Play area (added by manager 08 aug 2009)

  • Peaceful site seven miles from Brighton and half a mile from trains
  • Carefully maintained to avoid overcrowding
  • Barbecues, picnic tables, small café/bar and play area on site
Like Topsy, it just growed…The Barn Caravan Park at Lancing, West Sussex opened in 2003 and has been growing and welcoming guests ever since. Fret not though if big sites aren’t your thing: this is a peaceful medium-sized site and is carefully maintained by owner Joe to avoid overcrowding even in busy periods. Hide yourself away here or take a trip to Brighton about seven miles away; several West Sussex beaches are even closer to hand. Pitches are on grass and come with access to The Barn’s five toilets, baby changing, showers with lashings of free hot water, and a cold water beach-type shower for outdoor suds. There are picnic tables for guests to use, and a good play area with full-sized football goal, swings, ball game area and a climbing tower slide. A handy little extra is the licensed café/bar, which sorts guests out with drinks and ice creams throughout the summer. For getting off site, buses and trains are within a mile; Lancing train station, with a supermarket outside, is about half a mile away. Eating out can be done in style at the smart Art Deco restaurant at Shoreham Airport, a mile away from the site.

Site type

Tent pitches 20
Touring caravan pitches 15
Motorhome pitches 15
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • There are limited hot washing-up facilities.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Thu, 14 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Only 15 minute walk from train station. Quiet. Good facilities.…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Christopher C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Only 15 minute walk from train station. Quiet. Good facilities.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Clean, modern facilities. Dog friendly, single sex couple friendly.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Shay D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Campsite is well kept, in a beautiful position, toilets and showers were clean and modern with solar panels on roof. There is a washing up sink outside with lots of hot water. Grass was freshly mowed and level. The little shop was handy, selling ice creams and hot and cold drinks. The pitch sizes were nice. The owner Joe was lovely and clearly cares about the site, always keeping it well maintained. Would definitely come again and highly recommend.

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Friendly owner, beautiful site with great facilities. Easy access to public transport…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Annette W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly owner, beautiful site with great facilities. Easy access to public transport and shops.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely campsite.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Small campsite with great playground and football goal. It’s good with nice and clean facilities. Chargers in the toilet and a freezer for ice packs. The Owner was relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Pitches are a good size. Location is good within a 15 min walk to the beach or into the small town with shops and restaurants.

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Nice quiet place, owners really nice to talk to, very helpful. Facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sharon A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Nice quiet place, owners really nice to talk to, very helpful. Facilities very clean and tidy. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great relaxed site in good location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Susan M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Location is great - short walk to sea and train station. Very nice and relaxed site - with ample space for everyone.

Disliked: Nothing - it was all good

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Site well maintained and amenities good. Friendly staff.…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
David H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Site well maintained and amenities good. Friendly staff.

Disliked: A area map and info on site with wifi code shop open times would be a good idea.

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Perfectly clean and quiet site with excellent facilities and a friendly welcome.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Paul E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Perfectly clean and quiet site with excellent facilities and a friendly welcome. Would definitely visit again . . .

Recommend to friends Visit again

Quite well positioned for the area of West Sussex.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The site was pretty well located, level pitches, which are well marked and with an addition of a traffic cone if your motorhoming or campervaners as you can leave this on the pitch to mark your space! There are clean and warm toilet shower facilities and two outside sinks for washing-up but only one had a hot water tap. So a bowl to 'share' the hot water is essential. There is a is children’s play area in the centre and a full-size football goal. There is a licensed bar and which sells ice creams, too.

Disliked: The football goal, as young adults kicking real leather footballs about at full speed/pelt is not my idea of relaxation when there are windscreens and windows in caravans, cars and vans etc. all around.

Recommend to friends Visit again

excellent small site with clean facilities near the coastal path

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: the facilities were well maintained and the site was very pleasant, spacious and conveniently located.

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Leave the car at home Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Location

The Barn Caravan Park

Old Salts Farm Road

Lancing

West Sussex

England

BN15 8JG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.82616°N
-0.31006°W

Route directions

From the A259: 1 mile past the Shoreham Beach roundabout, turn right after the car wash into Old Salts Farm Road. Follow the road, turn right into the lane, follow lane and take the first turning on the right. From the A27: turn left at Lancing Manor roundabout signposted South Lancing (Grinsted Lane); follow all the way to A259 Coast Road. Turn left at the roundabout opposite Setyres and follow the road; take third turn on left into Old Salts Farm Road and follow this road; turn right into the lane, follow lane and take first turning on right.

Nearest transport

Coach
0.7 mi Three Horseshoes
0.8 mi Three Horseshoes
1.5 mi High Street
Rail
0.6 mi Lancing Rail Station
1.8 mi Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) Rail Station
2 mi East Worthing Rail Station
Ferry
16.2 mi Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
24.3 mi Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
24.4 mi West Itchenor Ferry Landing
Airport
1 mi Shoreham Brighton City Airport
23.7 mi London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
23.7 mi London Gatwick Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Beaches, beaches, beaches… the nearest beach, South Lancing, is within a short walk, with the beaches of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea each two miles’ walk from here. Or head west along the coast to the flumes of Littlehampton’s Harbour Park or to the bountiful resort of Bognor Regis. The town of Lancing is less than a mile away from The Barn with a nature reserve, Lancing Ring, to its north and restaurants and shops at which to fill your boots and empty your wallet. Worthing is also well worth a look as one of the biggest towns in the area – and the former home of Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter for those who like their literature. There are a couple of hundred listed buildings in the town to make your way around as well as the biggest museum in West Sussex, an undercover shopping centre and, er, a haunted oak tree. Along the coast to the west there’s cracking Chichester with its Norman cathedral, festivals and shops; Fishbourne Roman Palace, the biggest Roman home in Britain, is just outside the city. Going inland, nature lovers, sightseers and adrenaline seekers will find heaps of things to do: the market town of Horsham and its birds of prey centre; horse-riding, hiking and historical artefacts in the South Downs National Park; the RSPB reserve of Pulborough Brooks and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust wildlife haven Arundel overlooked by Arundel Castle. Sprogs have plenty of choice too: take them along to West Sussex’s farm parks and play centres, to Chichester for mountain boarding (not biking) or for a puff on the South Downs Light Railway.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Lancing, Beach Green 0.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Shoreham Beach 1.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Excellent
Southwick 3.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Worthing 3.5 mi Sea N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hove 6.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Hove Museum & Art Gallery 5.6 mi

Preston Manor 7.1 mi

Brighton Fishing Museum 7.3 mi

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 7.5 mi

Royal Pavilion 7.5 mi

National Trust

Monk's House 14.2 mi

Nymans 16.2 mi

Petworth House and Park 17.2 mi

Sheffield Park Garden 18.3 mi

Wakehurst Place 19.3 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

ADUR ESTUARY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 01/03/1986) 1.4 mi

Beeding Hill - Monarch's Way - South Downs Way Circuit 3.5 mi

Cissbury and Chanctonbury Rings 4.4 mi

HIGHDOWN 5.7 mi

Devil's Dyke - Poynings - Fulking - Devil's Dyke 5.9 mi

Local events

  • Arundel Festival (Saturday 17 August 2024 – Saturday 17 August 2024)

    Arundel, West Sussex 10.9 mi

  • Glyndebourne Festival (Thursday 16 May 2024 – Thursday 16 May 2024)

    Lewes, East Sussex 16.6 mi

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed (Thursday 11 July 2024 – Thursday 11 July 2024)

    Chichester, West Sussex 19 mi

  • Wick Street Festival (Thursday 29 August 2024 – Thursday 29 August 2024)

    Polegate, East Sussex 21 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in West Sussex?

  • Does The Barn Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barn Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barn Caravan Park? Beaches, beaches, beaches… the nearest beach, South Lancing, is within a short walk, with the beaches of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea each two miles’ walk from here. Or head west along the coast … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barn Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

    Please call the site using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email when you are on your way to confirm arrival time.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barn Caravan Park? From £32 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.