Camping in South East England

From the lush, green Surrey Hills, through golden wheat fields and leafy vineyards to the iconic White Cliffs at Dover, the South East of England has drawn visitors from far and wide to admire its landscapes. Its coast has been a popular holiday destination since the Victorian era, and offers some typically English seaside experiences, from donkey rides and deckchairs to candy floss and arcades. The headland is characterised by towering chalk cliffs that seem to shine in the sun, and which once signified home to countless weary soldiers returning from France.

Camping in South East England is an excellent way to enjoy the fair weather and spectacular scenery in this part of Britain. Whether it’s bluebell-carpeted woodland, rolling hills or shingle shores you want to discover, our sites give you a peaceful and welcoming base from which to explore.

Taking centre stage among the region’s towns and cities is, of course, London. With its endless attractions, multicultural vibe and jam-packed programme of events, it will keep the whole family entertained, and as a year-round destination it’s perfect if you want to enjoy low season glamping in South East England.

East Sussex

Home to the South Downs and bustling seaside resorts, East Sussex is a great option for families looking for a relaxing break in glorious countryside.

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Surrey

England’s most wooded county, Surrey is a beautiful region in which to try outdoor activities, discover market towns and unwind from your busy life.

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Kent

With its fascinating history and picturesque landscapes, the Garden of England is the perfect place to mix peace and quiet with sightseeing and family fun.

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West Sussex

From sweeping coasts to country estates, West Sussex is a destination with lots to offer walkers, nature lovers and sun-seekers alike.

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London

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, England’s capital sprawls over the River Thames and has a blend of modern attractions, great restaurants and green, open spaces to keep all ages happy.

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Reasons to visit South East England

The South East of England benefits from fair weather, which makes it an excellent destination for outdoor activities. With so much history and culture too, you’re sure to find something for the whole family.

Cities

Glamping holidays in South East England are a perfect way to mix the fresh air and fun of the country with the bustle and culture of cities. London is a lively, fascinating destination with countless places to learn about England’s history, sample its cuisine and experience its modern-day diversity. Whether you’re touring the museums, taking in a West End show or scouring the markets of Camden and Shoreditch, the capital is guaranteed to engage and delight you.

The city of Canterbury in Kent also attracts thousands of visitors each year. Its stunning cathedral has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries, while the Canterbury Tales attraction introduces you to Chaucer’s renowned work and is a fun way to experience his stories.

Outdoor activities

With its vast areas of unspoilt countryside, the South East of England is a haven for those who love the great outdoors. Both the North Downs Way, which partly follows the pilgrimage route to Thomas Becket’s shrine at Canterbury, and the South Downs Way are idyllic trails for walkers and cyclists. Passing through picturesque woodland and over rolling fields, they are an excellent way to see the region’s rural beauty spots, and end at the iconic chalk cliffs of the coast.

Other great family activities in the South East of England’s countryside include geocaching, high ropes courses and quad biking. All you have to do is choose how adventurous you want to be!

Beaches

Pick a campsite in South East England and you’re never far from the coast. From popular resorts like Brighton and Bognor Regis to quieter beaches such as Botany Bay and Goring Beach, there are plenty of places to grab an ice-cream, settle down on the shore and let the kids splash in the surf. The majority of beaches are shingle, with stretches of sand appearing at low tide. They’re perfect for strolls and skimming pebbles, but if it’s sandcastles you want, beaches such as Camber Sands or Folkestone are great options.

A number of water sports centres dot the South East’s coastline, where you can learn to paddle board, water ski, kitesurf and more. Lessons with qualified instructors are available for all ages and abilities, so the whole family can try something new together.

Why choose Experience Freedom?

Our Experience Freedom programme includes some of the best campsites in South East England, both for visiting the coast and exploring the region’s countryside and cities. Whether you’re looking for a camping or glamping holiday, you’ll receive a warm welcome and enjoy easy access to some fantastic attractions. Select a region to find out more or use our Search and Book tool to book your holiday online.