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Campsite and Check-In
General Rules

The Campsite is open from 24th May until 2nd September every Friday to Sunday and for Bank Holidays. We will also be open during the week from 21st July to 2nd September 2024. 

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, please note that the gates to the campsite don't open until 2pm so try not to arrive early as you will have to wait outside. 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 and we will see what we can do.

When you arrive you will find us either at 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.

General Rules


Electronic music is not permitted AT ALL on site. Please keep all singing and guitar playing to before 9pm. Electronic music does include silent discos as the singing along has proven to be very disruptive to other campers especially in the evenings.


After 10.00 pm we would ask that you bring your children back to the campfire and talk quietly and keep the noise down, and please 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. For this reason we do ask for a security deposit for groups larger than 6 adults. 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 must also take away. As we do not have any bins onsite, you will be charged for any rubbish you leave behind. 


No smoking is permitted in any of our accommodation or facilities, and please be respectful to others if smoking on site, thank you. 


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 at any time, 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. 


All dogs need to be checked in on arrival, we have a small £4 fee for each dog, and in return we offer poo bags and a poo bin for your convenience. Please keep your furry friends under control at all times, don't forget that there are people who are not so keen on your four legged companions.


All bookings must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. We are a family site and we struggle with noise, so please bear that in mind when booking.


If you are a group of all adults, please contact us before booking, unfortunately we cannot accommodate stag and hen parties due to the noise as it travels across the whole campsite. All other adult only bookings, please contact us first so we can discuss options and manage expectations for both parties.


Please be aware, that all the campsite roads are chalky tracks and can become slippery when wet. We do not recommend traveling in low riding cars, like sports cars when staying at the River site.


We have, hot showers (Click Here), toilets (Click Here), water points and washing stations spread across the campsite. Don't forget to bring torches! These facilities do have lights, but they are solar powered so don't last all night if left on and the campsite itself is unlit. 

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 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:​  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 campervan/motorhome?

A: We don't currently have any hard standing or electrical hook ups on any of our pitches, so we can't advise you book to come and stay in a campervan/motorhome. However, if you have a small folding campervan/trailer tent we may allow you to walk it onto your pitch, assuming the ground is dry and firm. Please get in contact before booking if you would like to discuss doing this.


Please note: You will not be allowed to drive onto your pitch at any time.

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:​  Can my dog stay in Elle's bell tents?

A: Unfortunaley not, as the canvas is hard to clean. 

Q:​  Can my dog stay in the shepherd hut?

A: We would prefer that all dogs do not stay in the huts. However, if you would like them to, we ask for an additional £15 cleaning fee. 

Q: Do the shepherd huts come with bedding and linen?

A: We provide all shepherd huts with double duvets and pillows. Please bring your own linen to go on them. We do offer a new upgrade, which includes your beds being made and ready for use. At the end of your stay you get to take the new linen home with you! This can be added as an extra when you are making your/the 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.


Note: Please do not drink or brush your teeth from the grey water barrels.

Q: Will there be hot showers?

A: Yes, there are hot showers dotted around the grounds. For more information Click Here.

Q: Do you have a shop on site?

A: Yes, we have a very basic shop at the reception. We do not sell alcohol or food. We offer items such as ice, torches, camping essentials and gas for cooking etc. 

Q: Do you provide any food on site?

A: We sell wood fired pizzas near the reception area on Friday nights. Please contact to secure a spot 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 drive onto my pitch to just unload?

A: We cannot allow you to drive onto the field to unload, we have tried to make a safe place for children to run around freely, and if there are cars driving in and out to unload we cannot guarantee this.  

Q: Can I listen to music?

A: Unfortunately, we do not permit any electronic 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. This does include silent disco's also as unfortunately they have proven to be too loud also from all the singing along.

Q: Do you have onsite bins?

A: We do not have onsite bins, please make sure you pack out everything you pack in. 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 Horsham's 24 hour taxis service, that can take you to New Wharf Campsite.

Q: Can I swim in the river?

A: Due to the risks of open water swimming we cannot recommend swimming in the river.

Campsite and Check-in

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