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Chestnut Meadow Camping and Caravan Park

9

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General

  • Two miles from the beach at Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Family-friendly site with indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Within easy reach of the historic sites of 1066 Country

Ditch the wheels and settle down for a Sussex seaside and heritage stay at award-winning and colourful Chestnut Meadow Camping & Caravan Park, on the outskirts of the seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea. A bus stop is right in front of the site so you can get around without having to drive: the beach is a couple of miles away.

Chestnut Meadow is in the historic part of green and pleasant England known as 1066 Country, so called after the 11th-century Battle of Hastings and the introduction of Norman rule into the land (if these facts make the kids yawn, they'll probably be gorily interested instead in how Harold died). Battle Abbey, Herstmonceux Castle and Bodiam Castle are nearby to explore the area's history, all reachable via local cycle routes.

A family-friendly site, Chestnut Meadow has a playground, a games hall, plenty of room to play, and a modern, heated shower block including a parent and baby washroom. There's also free wifi, a small shop and a launderette.

A range of eco-friendly initiatives have been introduced on site, including recycling points, wildlife areas and the use of recycled materials where possible.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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9

Overall rating based on 115 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  86% described as Peaceful ?

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Off high season so nice and quiet. Really helpful staff …27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJim O.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Off high season so nice and quiet.
    Really helpful staff
    Great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Overall a lovely site with tidy level pitches but not as advertised.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of open space for children to run and play. On site play area well equipped.

    Disliked: 

    Cafe not open as described. Cleanliness of toilets/showers could have been better but not the worst.

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Great camp site , Friendly site20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid E.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We liked everything about this site , super fully serviced large pitch , excellent free WiFi , plenty of grassy areas to walk the dog , the shower / tiolet facilities were excellent, covid precautions were excellent hand sanitizer was plentiful , friendly staff at reception
    Bexill on sea was very nice and it was about a mile to walk along the promenade to Hastings Pier which allowed us to take the dog on unlike Brighton Pier , even if we carried her she is a tiny dog and I could have put her in my handbag

    Disliked: 

    We didn’t find anything to dislike about this site

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Welcomed by friendly staff with a smile. The site was …15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcomed by friendly staff with a smile.
    The site was very well laid out, exceptionally clean and well maintained.
    The only criticism would be that the cafe was closed for our duration of our stay

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Absolutely incredible site .Extremly well kept & spotlessly clean .15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Extremely polite,helpful & friendly staff
    Toilet & showering facilities were of the highest of cleanliness at all times.Being myself disabled the facilities were excellent & of easy access
    Site was kept very clean as well
    Very relaxed atmosphere Throughly enjoyed our stay & cant wait to return next year Thank you to all for a wonderful stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike about this site

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A fantastic 1st camping trip together plus 2 dogs14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTanya W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site was very well laid out - well sign posted - toilets clean well kept - friendly staff- plenty of bins

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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A very large pitch the toilets & showers were very …14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn L.Confirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A very large pitch the toilets & showers were very clean nice hot water. Very satisfied with our stay would come again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The showers were great.12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The showers were great.

    Disliked: 

    The site did not live up to the glossy adverts on the internet. There was no mention that the cafe was not open, the games room was not open. yet no offer of a reduction.
    The WiFi was virtually non-existent even though our pitch was only 25 yards from the antenna.
    The site itself was very lumpy, I would not have liked to be in a tent there.
    Lastly the staff were not at all gracious on the few occasions I interacted with them.

    Hope that other people have a better experience than us but we will not be returning anytime soon

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We would visit again if we were planning another holiday.12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeith J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was quite, sunny, well kept grass pitches. Secure access egress. Friendly helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Wasps! Insect wild life in ablutions. More so than other sites. Time of the year? Cafe being shut during our stay

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Quiet campsite. Large pitch. Expensive for what you get.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A friendly warm welcome on arrival by the reception staff. The pitch was a good size. Toilet/shower facilities were kept very clean. They were closed often throughout the day for half hour to ensure this.

    Disliked: 

    The WiFi didn't work in our corner of the field. The pole near to us apparently had a problem. I was told by a member of staff that I wasn't the first to report it. The cafe was closed throughout our time there, although we were not made aware of this when booking. The games room was also closed, although this was understandable due to Covid 19. We did think the charge of £40 a night, was rather extreme for what you got which was basically just a pitch with electric.
    We had recently been to another campsite which included the cafe being open, a little bit of entertainment twice a week, a bar and unlimited free access to the large onsite farm zoo with its animals and also rare breeds which you could easily spend all day looking round. This was in August and only cost £32 per night.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Ninfield Road, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex, England, TN39 5JG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8656°N 0.4474°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bexhill: Town Hall Square Coach Stop — 3.1 kilometres
West St Leonards: Combe Haven Coach Stop — 5.9 kilometres
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 6.2 kilometres
Train stations
Collington Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Bexhill Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Cooden Beach Rail Station — 3.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 28.9 kilometres
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 35.6 kilometres

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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

Bexhill-on-Sea beach, De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill Museum are within two miles for seasidey days among Sussex coast and heritage.

A bit further along the coast, the Blue Reef Aquarium, fishermen's museum and historic sites of Hastings can be reached within six miles: do take the cliff railway from its West Hill stop to delve into the adventure of local smuggling up at St Clement's Caves.

To explore more about how the Normans took over all those years ago, trot along to the English Heritage 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield attraction five miles or so away, set at the abbey built on the battlefield in its bloody aftermath.

More splendid Sussex castles are at Herstmonceux (seven miles) and Bodiam (12 miles), while for hair-raising adventures, you could take the kids to Drusillas Park or the Knockhatch Adventure Park, both 15 miles away.

Must see

  • 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (6.1 kilometres)
  • Hastings Castle and 1066 Story (9.7 kilometres)
  • A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves (10.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Bateman's (14.5 kilometres)
  • Bodiam Castle (16.6 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

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

  • Does Chestnut Meadow Camping and Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Chestnut Meadow Camping and Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Chestnut Meadow Camping and Caravan Park? Bexhill-on-Sea beach, De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill Museum are within two miles for seasidey days among Sussex coast and heritage. A bit further along the coast, the Blue Reef Aquarium, fishermen's … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Chestnut Meadow Camping and Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 26/04 and 16/09.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Sites
Sites: a £10.00 ($19.21) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

General
The grocery shop is open between 13/04 and 10/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
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).

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Vehicles
Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Fifth wheel units are not allowed onsite.

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