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Which campsite - 1-2hrs from SW London, beach nearby?

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MaggieW Thu 28-Jul-11 10:07:32

Two mums and five kids are going camping but need a recommendation for a campsite that will keep us all entertained. TIA.

MaggieW Thu 28-Jul-11 10:42:16

Sorry, posted before I'd put all details in. We're looking for something within a 1-2 hour drive of SW London with easy access to a beach and a campsite, not with entertainment but that is interesting enough for the kids to explore and have fun on. Thanks again.

Kingsroadie Thu 28-Jul-11 17:22:16

<lurks>. When you going? We are hoping to go on an impromptu mid week camp mid August, also from SW London, near the coast. Need to get on the case but I highly suspect most costal ones are fully booked now. FYI all the West Wittering ones are! (That's as far as I have got with my search...)

So unhelpful post but in the same boat!

spottyock Thu 28-Jul-11 21:23:41

We have been looking in West Wittering too. There is at least one site where you do not book - just turn up and hopefully pitch. I will see if I can find the link for you.

Kingsroadie Thu 28-Jul-11 21:29:03

Ooh thanks Spotty. It seems to have 600 pitches in total although am a bit of a control freak and wouldn't like to be stuck with a toddler (and puppy possibly) and nowhere to stay! Anal I know grin

IloveJudgeJudy Thu 28-Jul-11 22:17:38

i would suggest Manston Caravan Park (takes tents, too!) which is pretty near Ramsgate/Margate and loads of other nice beaches. The site's lovely, with not much on it apart from a play area with some climbing frames, swings, etc, but space for them to run around on.

i've been there a few times with other families and it's been great. it's quite a relaxed campsite that allows BBQs (not campfires, though) and just always has a great feel about it.

You can book, too.

MaggieW Fri 29-Jul-11 09:49:41

Thanks for that. Have also found this one in West Wittering which doesn't take bookings but will send you on to a nearby farm if no room. Says midweek is usually not a problem after around 12-3pm once people have moved on.

Kingsroadie Fri 29-Jul-11 13:10:41

Ah yes Maggie I had looked at that - didn't realise it was a no booking one. But sounds as though you would probably be okay there!

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