West Sussex, Chichester
Stubcroft Campsite is situated on an environmentally friendly working sheep farm close to sandy beaches, Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. The peaceful private lanes and grounds surrounding the farm make it an ideal holiday for families and couples wishing to escape the pressures of modern life. Stubcroft is uniquely situated in an area known since medieval times as "God's Pocket" for its warm, sunny location and sandy beaches. It is in the lee of the Isle of Wight, which provides a mild, dry local microclimate with one of the highest average sunshine hours on the UK mainland. Often the weather passes over us and is frequently much better than forecasted for elsewhere in the UK. It is not unusual to be dry & sunny here even when raining in London, the home counties or even either side in Portsmouth or Brighton. Our site is well drained, sheltered by attractive hedges and has a friendly atmosphere making it an ideal camping location.The farm is a sustainable, environmentally friendly family farm and the campsite is run in keeping with that ethos. The site is set in a level paddock nearby. The camping field has been planted with new wildlife conservation hedges and trees planted to provide more shelter and privacy. There is a wealth of wildlife on the farm with over 72 species of birds identified; deer, hedgehogs, foxes, rabbits, rare butterflies and much more.Near the campsite are some of the best sandy beaches on the South Coast. Bracklesham Bay is a long curving sandy bay that runs from Selsey Bill in the East to the famous sand dunes at West Wittering that forms the entrance to Chichester Harbour in the West. Bracklesham Bay and East Wittering with their villages, cafes, restaurants & beaches are within walking distance from the campsite. You can explore the quiet lanes of Chichester Harbour, the Salterns Way cycle path, discover West Wittering beaches & sand dunes of East Head, ride along the Canal towpath to Chichester or across the “Itchy Bosom” ferry from Itchenor to the picturesque village of Bosham.If you want a change from the beaches & harbour, the attractive & historic city of Chichester provides good shopping and a wide range of places to eat set against the rolling backdrop of the South Downs National Park.
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From the A27 Chichester bypass take the A286 south of Chichester towards the Witterings & Bracklesham. After 3-4 miles there is a long straight road through Birdham village. Fork left onto the B2198 at a mini-roundabout by a Total garage signposted to East Wittering & Bracklesham Bay. After approx. half a mile, just past the Bell Pub there is a S bend. Turn right on the apex of the second bend into a little lane called Tile Barn Lane. Go 200yds, over two speed humps, then turn left before the houses onto a long, gravel farm lane. After approximately half a mile you will find the campsite on the right hand side, just before the farmhouse and barns. Please check in at the farmhouse on arrival. The nearest beaches are approximately 15-20 minute walk or a short cycle ride down the private lanes or 2-3 minutes by car. If arriving by car, please follow the instructions and, try not to rely on GPS or SatNav devices, as these can lead you down lanes that are unsuitable for vehicles. However, if your SatNav/GPS device has a "Via" function, you can enter 'PO20 8PJ' via 'Tile Barn Lane' which should bring you to us.International visitors: From Heathrow and Gatwick Airports head south to reach the A27 bypass around Chichester Most ferries arrive in the ports of Dover , Newhaven Portsmouth and Southampton . From Dover or Newhaven, head west to reach the A27, or from Portsmouth and Southampton head east on the M27. There is a 'Green' discount available for guests who arrive by public transport, by foot, by cycle or using an electric/hybrid car. We can arrange collection by car from the nearest bus stop. The full map and directions are available to download and print, either in our full brochure or separately on a full page version. Public Transport Directions For people arriving by train, get off at Chichester Station. There are also some Stagecoach services from Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. From the Platform 1 of the train station, the bus stop is right across the main road. If you are coming from the Portsmouth direction (Platform 2) you need to cross the railway. From the bus station, you need to walk around to the other side of the building. During the daytime, buses are every 15 minutes. In the weekends and the evening/weekend, they are every 30 minutes. Ask for Bracklesham Corner, and you need to get off just after the S-Bend. Look for the Bell pub - the corners are not long after this.
- Southampton Airport - 40 km
- Bournemouth Airport - 68 km
- London Luton Airport - 127 km
- Portsmouth - 16 km
- Southsea (Portsmouth) - 17 km
- Portsmouth Harbour - 17 km
Cards accepted at this property
Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this site.