The Campsite is open Friday to Sunday and for Bank Holidays. We will also be open during the week too from 22nd July to 4th September 2021.
We have a minimum booking of 2 nights from Friday to Sunday, and 3 nights from Friday to Monday during bank holiday weekends.
Check-in is between 14:00 pm and 20:00 pm on Fridays. Late fees (£5) may apply if you arrive after 20:00 pm for check-in (please let us know as soon as possible if you are running late). Check-out is on Sunday by 12:00 pm. If you would like to check out a little later, please come and talk to us, as this shouldn't be a problem.
When you arrive you will find us (Ed and Elle) either in the reception or out on the campsite. We will be there to check you in, explain a few campsite rules, show you to your pitches and be there over the weekend to help you have a wonderful stay. If you struggle to find us, our phone numbers will be by the reception door.
Electronic music is not permitted and after 10.00 pm we would ask that you talk quietly and keep the noise down, and be considerate of your neighbours and local residents.
We do allow group bookings. If you are a group larger than 6 or wish to camp near friends, please let us know when you are booking, so that we can try to accommodate you and give your group as much space as we can. Although this shouldn't be a problem, we do reserve the right to ask you to leave, if you are upsetting other groups and families or being unruly during your stay. Also, please be aware we must follow Covid regulations at all times, so all bookings have to abide by the rules in force at the time.
As a campsite, we try to be environmentally friendly and we do not allow litter. In fact, we ask that everything you bring, you also take away. As we do not have any bins onsite, you will be charged for any rubbish you leave behind.
FIRE PITS & BBQs
Fire pits and BBQs are permitted but must be elevated off the ground so as not to burn the grass. We rent out fire pits and sell wood and charcoal onsite. Click Here for more information.
Driving in the fields is not permitted, this is for the safety of other campers and children as well as to not damage the grounds. The parking is next to the camping field and we supply wheel barrows to help you move heavier items. Please follow the signs when driving around the campsite and observe the 5 mph speed limit everywhere on site.
We have, hot showers (Click Here), toilets (Click Here), water points and washing stations spread across the campsite. People will be asked to keep to designated areas so there will be minimal risk to others.
Don't forget to bring torches! These facilities do have lights, but the campsite itself doesn't.
We have an onsite reception and wardens who know the area well and are happy to help. You are welcome to hire a fire pit if needed and there is plenty of wood and charcoal for sale too.
Next to the River campsite runs the River Adur, where we have steps to access the river for swimming and water activities. You can book canoes, kayaks and paddle-boards with The Kayak Coach onsite. To guaranty availability please pre-book your place/s. Click Here for more information.
Q: What happens if the campsite cannot open due to Covid or I'm in a restricted area?
A: If we cannot open or you cannot travel due to Covid lockdown restrictions, you will have full flexibility to move your booking to a later date. If you can't make it this year, you are welcome to carry your booking over to next year (2022). We would highly recommend travel insurance for extra peace of mind and to cover all eventualities.
Q: Can I have a campfire?
A: BBQ's and fires are allowed but must be raised off the ground so as not to burn the ground. We can provide fire pits, wood, and charcoal. For more information click here.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: We welcome well-behaved dogs but please keep in mind there will be others with small children and dogs running around as well. Please make sure you keep your furry friends under control at all times and remember to include them when you make your booking.
Q: Will there be drinking water?
A: Yes, we have several mains water taps dotted around the grounds, which are all safe to drink from. Please bring drinking containers with you to fill up at these points.
Q: Will there be showers?
A: Yes, there are showers dotted around the grounds. For more information click here.
Q: Do you provide any food on site?
A: We sell wood fired pizzas from reception area on Friday nights, but please contact us in advance to make sure we will have enough for your party. If you want to cook for yourselves, there are plenty of shops and food establishments a short driving distance away.
Q: Where do I park my car?
A: There are designated car parking areas on the outer edges of all the camping fields. Please follow the signs and DO NOT drive into the fields. We provide wheel barrows for moving any heavier items - so worry not.
Q: Can I listen to music?
A: Unfortunately, we do not permit music on our campsite at any time. Modern Bluetooth speakers are too good and too loud nowadays and the sound travels from pitch to pitch disturbing neighbours and locals alike.
Q: Where do I leave my rubbish?
A: We do not have bins. If you leave rubbish, we will charge you for the disposal of it..... so please take everything back with you.
Q: Is there any public transport to the campsite?
A: As we are out in the sticks there is no public transport directly to Ashurst or the campsite. Your nearest train station is Shoreham-by-Sea or Horsham. Both of which are approximately a 20 minute taxi drive to the campsite. Taxi-Link is the local Shoreham-by-Sea 24 hour taxi service and A A A 2 B Taxis is Horshams 24 hour taxis service, that can take you to New Wharf Campsite.
Q: Do the shepherd huts come with bedding and linen?
A: Because of Covid we are trying to limit the amount of contact and time spent in the shepherd huts. For this reason we have decided NOT to supply bedding or linen at this time, so please bring your own.