Camping in the New Forest area
Camping in the New Forest
Forestry Commission have several campsites in the New Forest but the ones shown here; Ashurst, Hollands Wood, Holmsley & Roundhill are campsites with showers and toilets (Ocknell just has toilets). Privately run New Forest campsites vary considerably in the facilities they offer, see the comments below.
Acres Down Farm Camping Site
Acres Down Farm Campsite
Tel: 02380 813693 Website
Acres Down Farm, near Minstead SO43 7GE Map
Open all year
2 toilets, washbasin and 2 showers
No campfires permitted
Farm shop
Breakfast available in farmhouse
Dogs welcome if kept on a lead
Lovely woodland countryside and very quiet country lanes. The campsite is in a field next to the farmhouse (the toilet block was of a basic standard when last checked). Minstead village is 1 mile away.
Ashurst Caravan & Camping Site
Ashurst Caravan & Camping Site
Tel:02380 292097 Website
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, SO40 7AR
Open April to September
Forestry Commission site
280 pitches - tents/caravans
Toilets and showers
Dog-free site
Ranger activities
Lovely woodland countryside, very quiet country lanes and a very large roomy campsite with good facilities. Short walk to Ashurst Railway Station (Weymouth to Waterloo line) and the shops.
Green Pastures Farm campsite
Green Pastures Farm
Tel: 023 8081 4444 Website
Ower, Romsey, SO51 6AJ Map
Open March to October
Modern toilets and showers facilities
Dishwashing area
Washing machine/dryer
Small shop/camping gaz available
Plenty of space for children to play
Dogs welcome if kept on a lead
Daytime kennels are also available
Heathfield Farm Campsite
Heathfield Farm Campsite
Tel: 01983 407822 Website
Heathfield Rd, Freshwater, IOW, PO40 9SH Map
Open May to September
60 spacious pitches - tents/caravans

Modern toilets and showers facilities
Dishwashing area
Washing machine/tumble dryer
Freezer packs/camping gaz available
Playing field ideal for ball games
David Bellamy Conservation Award - Gold
Dogs welcome
The site is pleasantly situated and is dedicated to camping (as opposed to caravans). The staff member was helpful and friendly, the site looks well run, the toilet block was immaculately clean and the utilites block was light and airy. Yarmouth 2 miles.
Grange Farm Campsite
Grange Farm Campsite
Tel:01983 740296 Website
Military Road, Brighstone, IOW, PO30 4DA Map
Open May to November
Shower block with wash basins and toilets

Washing machine and tumble driers
Ironing facilities
Dishwashing and laundry sinks
Play ground
A wide variety of unusual animals on site
Dogs welcome if kept under control
A small, family run working farm, with many unusual animals including: llamas, kune-kune pigs, goats, pony, horse, water buffalos, donkey and poultry. The campsite overlooks the sea and there is easy access to their own sandy beach just below. The site has good facilities and looks well run, they also have 4 cottages and 12 static caravans.
The coastline along here is beautiful and unspoilt with some of the best coastal walks in the country; a wide range of
fossils has been found along this coastline. Above the campsite are some more magnificent walks along the Downs. One of the best sandy beaches on the Isle of Wight; Compton Bay is close by. Freshwater 7 miles.
Hollands Wood Campsite
Hollands Wood Campsite
Tel: 01590 622967 | Map | Website
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH
Open April to September
Forestry Commission site
600 pitches - tents/caravans
Toilets, showers & razor sockets
Baby changing facilities
Dishwashing facilities
Dog shower
Ranger activities
David Bellamy Conservation Award - Gold
Dogs welcome
The campsite looks well run and popular, set in a woodland glade and next to Open Forest, although fairly close to the main A337. It is within walking distance to Brockenhurst and across the road to New Park were the New Forest show is held.

Airbed & pump
Bags - bin bags, carrier bags, plastic bags
Chairs (fold up)
Chewing gum
Duct tape (for the odd repair)
Elastic bands
Games (in a bag)
Glasses (reading)
Ground sheet
Mobile phone & charger
Money and cash card
Pen, pencil & paper
Sleeping bag
Suntan lotion
Tent, spare tent pegs, peg puller & mallet
Torches, lamp & spare batteries
Washing line & pegs

Lip balm
Medication tablets/creams/drops
Sun cream
Safety pins

Dental tape
Ear buds
Hair bands & pins
Hair spray
Nail clippers
Shaving cream
Shower gel
Soap in a case
Toilet rolls & bags to put toilet rolls in
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toiletry Bag
Wash bag
Wet wipes

Aluminum foil
Bottle opener
Chopping board
Cool box
Cups - plastic
Cutlery – plastic/metal
Disposable BBQs
Drinking water
Food (can be cooked easily and won't go off)
Kitchen rolls
Matches, lighter
Salt & peppershakers
Sandwich bags
Saucepans & pan scrubber
Scouring pad
Storage containers & plastic bags
Stove & gas refills
Tea bags
Tea cloths
Tin Opener
Washing up bowl & liquid
Water bottles

Jacket (waterproof)
Shirts, T-shirts
Shoes, walking shoes & welly boots
Socks small/long
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Holmsley Campsite
Holmsley Campsite
Tel: 01425 674502 Website
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Forest Rd, Bransgore BH23 7EQ
Open April - October
Forestry Commission site
600 pitches to tents/caravans
Premium pitch includes electric
Toilets, showers & razor sockets
Baby changing facilities

Battery charging facility
Gas cylinders
Children’s play area
Ranger activities
David Bellamy Conservation Award - Gold
Dogs welcome
A large site with many facilities but I had a sense of being overcrowded, if you're looking for peace and quiet this site may not be for you. The site fairly close to several sandy beaches; Highcliffe beach being the nearest (4 miles), Avon Beach (5 miles) and Southbourne beach 7 miles, which has a blue flag award. Three Toilet Blocks when I visited were spotlessly clean.
Long Meadow Campsite
Long Meadow Campsite
Tel: 01590 622489 Website
New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH Map
Open April to October
100 pitches
Ladies and Gents toilets & hand wash basins
Ladies and Gents shower blocks
Washing up facilities
Water points throughout the campsite
Spacious grass pitches in an 18 acres site
Bike hire can be pre-arranged
Electrical hook up
Dogs welcome
The campsite is run by the same people that run the New Forest Show and sited in a large grassy field, next to the Open Forest. This is an excellent location, quiet, ideal for families, plenty of room for children to play and the river and Open Forest at the end of the field. Brockenhurst village is about a 20 minute walk. If you can, take bikes, there are plenty of trails leading from the field. The Toilet Blocks were spotlessly clean when visited.
New Forest Water Park Campsite
New Forest Water Park Campsite
Tel: 01425 656868 Website
Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY Map
Open April to September
Toilets and showers
Camping by the lakeside or in the woodland
Watersports for everyone
Electric hook up
Outdoor sports equipment available
Clubhouse with a bar, and food served daily.
Set in 50 acres of countryside
Camp Fires Permitted
Set in the grounds of the Water Park.
Lytton Lawn Campsite
Lytton Lawn Campsite
Tel: 01590 643339 Website
Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX Map
Open April to September
Modern toilets and showers
Marked serviced pitches
Dishwashing area
Shop and off licence
Children’s play area
Games room
More leisure facilities nearby
Eurostyle Tents available to hire with electricity
Large field set aside for ball games
Dogs welcome
Beautifully laid out campsite and well kept, an excellent shop and two people at the information counter who were very helpful. The Toilet Block was in excellent condition, equipment looked new and there were two people cleaning whilst I was there.
The site is within walking distance of the pleasant village of Milford-on-Sea and about 1 mile from the
Muddycreek Campsite
Muddycreek Campsite
Tel: 01590 681882 Website
Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea SO41 0RF Map
Open in August only
60 pitches (within 6 acres) - tents only

Toilets, 5 ladies and 3 gents loos
Showers x 4
Dishwashing, 2 undercover hot water fed sinks
Dogs must be kept on a lead
Pony rides for novices are available on site
Rides for advanced riders in the open forest can be arranged
Camp Fires Permitted
Muddycreek Campsite is situated in a 6 acre field about 20 minutes walk from Milford on Sea village centre.
Ocknell Campsite
Ocknell Campsite
Tel: 02380 812740 Website
Bookings: 0845 130 8224 Map
Fritham, SO43 7HH
Open April to September
Forestry Commission site
280 pitches - tents/caravans
Toilets and washbasins (no showers)
Electric razor sockets

Dogs welcome
The campsite is on heathland, spacious with wide roadways which seem popular with young children on their cycles. The Toilet Block looks modern and well looked after. Lyndhurst 4 miles.
Pondhead Farm Campsite
Pondhead Farm Campsite
Tel:02380 282003 Website
Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FZ Map
Open Easter to Sept, weekends only
Farm shop
Toilets - and a tap (basic facilities)
Dogs must be kept on a lead
A small family run working farm with pigs and cattle. The campsite is small, tranquil and set in beautiful countryside. There is a portable toilet block and a tap. Lyndhurst 1 mile. Only open on weekends (Friday and Saturday nights)
Roundhill Camping Site
Roundhill Camping Site
Tel: 01590 624344 Website
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QL
Open April to September
Forestry Commission site
500 pitches - tents/caravans
Toilets, showers & razor sockets
Dishwashing facilities
Ranger activities
Baby changing facility
Dogs welcome (there is a dog shower)
The must be one of the best family campsites in the New Forest, a great sense of being in the New Forest, lots of room for children to wander around, heathland and woodland. Three large Toilet Blocks and dishwashing blocks all clean and in good order. Brockenhurst 2 miles
Red Shoot Camping Park
Red Shoot Camping Park
Tel: 01425 473789 Website
Linwood, near Ringwood, BH24 3QT Map
Open March to October
Toilets and showers
Baby change facilities
Modern shop
Washing machines and spin and tumble driers
Dishwashing area
Children's play area
Dogs must be kept on leads
Looks like a well run and well looked after campsite with good facilities. The tents seemed to be quite closely sited. Ringwood 3 miles.
Hurst View Camping Site
Hurst View Camping Site
Tel: 01590 671648 Website
Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AL Map
Open all year
Toilets and showers
Electric hook-up available
Small campfires allowed (We sell fire wood)
Dogs welcome if kept under control
Camp Fires Permitted
The campsite is within the Lymington to Keyhaven Nature Reserve with brilliant coastal walks and views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles. The site looks well run with good facilities. Plenty of room on the site with good play areas for children. Lymington 1.5 miles.
Other campsites
Campsites with no toilets or showers (Only campers with own chemical toilets are permitted)

1 Aldridge Hill
2 Denny Wood & Matley Wood
3 Longbeech
4 Setthorns

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