Embers Bentley, Campsite in East Sussex

Embers Bentley was one of our original sites and it’s no surprise campers return year after year to experience its magic. It offers a stunning mix of inspiring outdoor activities onsite and nearby and the perfect venue to kick back and relax, all located in the 700 acre Bentley Estate. 

The large campsite offers plenty of space for games such as volley ball, table tennis with tree top adventures a short walk away located on the same Estate.

What We Offer at Embers Bentley, Campsite in East Sussex

What's on site

New this season are table tennis tables and volley ball - great for keeping the kids occupied.  The campsite itself is situated on a spacious field with plenty of room for a family kick about or even a game of rounders with your fellow campers!

We want you to enjoy your stay at Embers just as nature intended, but that doesn’t mean going without top rate facilities! Our oak-framed washrooms at our Embers Bentley site provide all the outdoor comforts you will need whilst camping. All of our bathrooms are clean and spacious for family showers, with underfloor heating offering a little comfort on those chilly days.

We also have The Embers Hub serving coffees, delicious hot food, all your snack & cold drinks and beer to enjoy under the cover of our large seating area under the stretch tent. Every pitch at Embers comes with its own fire basket for you to enjoy and can even be used to BBQ, with the addition of a tripod and grill.

As dusk draws in, the atmosphere at Embers is really quite special as everyone gets their campfires going, you'll understand why camping is made magical at Embers!

Beer, Wine, hot food and coffee at the embers snack bar

New to Embers this year is selling chilled beer, wine and mixers such as G&T and Pimms.  A great way to start your holiday with a cold beverage after a long journey.

Our famous stone-fired pizzas are freshly made on site and individually fired. Available via pre-ordering before you arrive on site - keep an eye out for an email for pre-orders, about 5 days before you arrive on site and sell out so book early.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy a cheese toastie or croissant from the Embers Snack Bar, which stocks all the drink & snack essentials - freshly ground barista coffee to super creamy ice-cream, snacks and ice-cold drinks essential for those hot summer days during your stay.

South Downs National Park

Just a few miles south of our campsite you’ll find the iconic South Downs National Park, offering a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.  Views over the countryside, ancient woodland, valleys and classic English seaside are all on offer in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

Why not hike or hire a bike to ride along The South Downs Way, just 9 miles from the campsite; you can hike along the seaside on the South Downs Way or take your mountain bike on a trail with timeless views. Maybe even take a refreshing swim in the sea at Seaford or Birling Gap Beach.

local attractions

Branching Out Adventures

Just a 2-minute walk from our Embers campsite, dive straight on to the High or Low Ropes courses or other exciting activities, like the Giant Swing, Climbing Wall or awesome Bounce About tree nets! Embers customers can enjoy 10% off, with a discount code given in your booking confirmation email.

Buzz Active Cuckmere

Offering a range of paddle sports on the Cuckmere River leading to the open sea at Cuckmere Haven, with views of the Seven Sisters. Hire equipment and explore the meanders or book a taster session with their fully qualified staff.

Birling Gap

Bang in the middle of the Seven Sisters, Birling Gap provides direct access to the beach with a staircase leading from the top of the white cliffs to the pebbled beach below. There is a National Trust café, gift shop, toilets, and parking available.

For a full interactive map with more information and other attractions, please click here.

local pubs

local pubs

Specially chosen for their individual charm, these pubs are some of our favourites which serve local seasonal food and are sure to give you a warm welcome!

The Anchor Inn & Boating - rent a boat and row down the River Ouse, then enjoy some lunch in their pub garden along the river.

The Laughing Fish - the closest pub to Embers Bentley, situated in the quaint village of Isfield.

The Ram Inn - set in the village of Firle, close to Firle beacon where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the sunset over the South Downs Way.

The Peacock - wood-beamed 1500s inn serving seasonal food.

Directions, check-in and parking

Directions, check-in and parking

We are located at the Bentley Estate, just outside the historic town of Lewes. The post code for the campsite is BN8 5AF, which gets you to Harvey's Lane - please keep a keen look out for the main gates.

Check in is from 2pm until 8pm. You can drive directly up to the site where our staff will be there to check you in and then direct you to your pitch so you can set up camp. Once you've unloaded, we ask that you move and park your vehicle in the car park. No vehicles are allowed on site once check-in has closed. This keeps the campsite full of safe open spaces, perfect for little ones to be running around in.

Check out is by 11am on your day of departure.

Due to our site's secluded and private location, we recommend using What3Words to guide you directly to the campsite entrance. Simply follow the link below to take you directly to What3Words, you can then select a google map or navigation of your choice to guide you straight to the campsite entrance!


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