Prices from £10 per night (Two Adults)

Longbeech Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH

Overview

Camping in tranquil wilderness

New for 2024: Longbeech is becoming our Adults Only campsite.

If you are looking for a place to take children with similar facilities and feel, we recommend Aldridge Hill or Denny Wood, or want a similar location then Ocknell is less than a mile down the road.

Longbeech is a stunningly natural campsite. With no toilet or shower facilities, the emphasis is on nothing but nature. Beautiful open clearings, ancient beechwoods, abundant ferns and isolated spots where silence reigns and the famous New Forest ponies roam freely – this campsite is a camper’s dream.
Sit back, take a breath and enjoy all that nature has to offer at this naturally stunning site hugged by ancient beechwood.

With deer and New Forest ponies roaming through the campsite’s open clearings and nearby access to the forest’s many waymarked routes it really is a camper’s paradise.

Please note:
This is a limited facility campsite with no showers or toilets, so it’s essential to bring your own chemical toilet.

When visiting the New Forest, please follow the New Forest Code to help us care and look after this unique place for everyone to enjoy. Find out how here.

Any barbecues used on our sites should be specifically designed and used only for the purpose of cooking food (i.e. not firepits). They should be robust, secure and able to be raised off of the forest floor, there should be no damage or marks left on the ground where they have been used. In support of the New Forest Action Plan, we are asking campers not to bring disposable barbecues for their stay. We are also reminding campers that outside of our sites, no barbecues of any kind are now allowed anywhere in the New Forest.

Please do not feed, pet or approach the animals in and around the campsite; they may look friendly but are unpredictable and can bite and kick. Please keep all food sealed and out of reach of the ponies.

At a glance

  • Opens 22nd March 2024
  • No toilets or showers
  • Chemical toilet required
  • Grass only pitches
  • Pets welcome

Facilities Available

  • Chemical Disposal Point
  • Drinking Water Taps
  • Motor Home
  • Dog Friendly
  • Seasonal Pitches
  • Tents
  • Touring Caravan
  • Trailer Tents
Things to do

Activities near Longbeech Campsite

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Longbeech campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions. Alternatively, simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. The pubs closest to this campsite include the Royal Oak at Fritham, The White Hart at Cadnam and Sir Walter Tyrell pub off the A31.

With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

The Rose and Crown restaurant.

The Huntsman Restaurant, Brockenhurst
A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest.

Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225

Cyclists on a track the New Forest.

Forest Leisure Cycling
Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages!

Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584

Hurst Castle.

Hurst Castle
Discover the fortress built by Henry VIII. Take a short ferry ride or trek along the 1.5 mile sea road to get to the magnificent castle.

Tel: 01590 642500

Kids having fun at Peppa pig world.

Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions.

Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442

People kayaking on a river in the New Forest.

The New Forest Activity Centre
Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure.

Address: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
Tel: 01590 612377

The tuns pub.

The Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace.

Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Tel: 01425 672232

Ringwood brewery sign.

Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood
Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales.

Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303

Ball pit and slide.

Monkey Madness Play Centre, Christchurch
A perfect place for kids to have fun indoors and get some exercise whilst burning off extra energy. Adults will enjoy themselves too with some great offerings in the café!

Address: Reid Street, Christchurch , Dorset, BH23 2BT
Tel: 01202 481015

Facilities

Facilities available at Longbeech Campsite
in the New Forest

Longbeech’s 200 pitches offer spaces for tents, caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents, and facilities include drinking water taps and chemical toilet disposal.

Longbeech is a nothing but nature campsite, so don’t forget to bring your own chemical toilet.

Please note: visitors will need to check in at Ocknell Campsite when they arrive, this can be found on the same road, just before Longbeech.

Full list of Facilities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Battery Charging
  • Chemical Disposal Point
  • Dish Washing
  • Dog Wash
  • Drinking Water Taps
  • Electric Pitches
  • Electric Razor Sockets
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Laundry
  • Motor Home
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Dog Friendly
  • Play Area
  • Rally Field
  • Seasonal Pitches
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Storage
  • Tents
  • Toilets
  • Touring Caravan
  • Trailer Tents
  • Washbasins
  • WiFi
  • XL Pitches
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Longbeech Campsite in the New Forest

Location

Directions to Longbeech Campsite

Please note: visitors will need to check in at Ocknell Campsite when they arrive, this can be found along the same road in the direction of the A31, about ½ a mile from Longbeech.

From the Midlands, London and the South East

  • Head West on the M27 and exit at junction 1. Ocknell campsite (just down the road from Longbeech) is signposted from the exit slip road.
  • Turn right onto the B3078 (signposted Brook and Fordingbridge).
  • Bear left at Bell Inn Brook and follow the B3078 (signposted Fordingbridge).
  • Take the 1st left.
  • After approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • For check in, Ocknell is situated on the right a little further down the road

From the West

  • Follow the East bound A31.
  • Approximately 8 miles from Ringwood, the site is signposted on your left.
  • If you reach J1 of the M27, you have missed the turning, but can follow the signs for Ocknell from this junction.

From Wales, the North and Midlands via Salisbury

  • Take the A36 from Salisbury (South East) towards to M27.
  • Turn right onto the B3079 (signposted Lanford, Branshaw and Brook) and then turn right at the junction with the B3078 (Fordingbridge and Bell Inn).
  • Take the first left and after approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • Ocknell, for check in, is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

From Salisbury via the A338

  • Turn left off the A338 on to the B3080 (Downton).
  • Bear left at the junction with the B3078 and take the first right onto an unsigned road.
  • Bear right at the next junction.
  • Longbeech is approximately 1½ mile further down the road on your left.
  • Ocknell, for check in, is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

Please note that many Sat Nav systems will direct you to Fritham village if you use our postcode. Also note that the road signed ‘Fritham and Eyeworth Only’ is a dead end.

Public Transport at Longbeech

Bus

Links to Totton & Southampton:

  • The nearest bus stop: Cadnam roundabout
  • Distance: approx 4-5 miles.
  • Route number: 10/11

The service is provided by: Bluestar – www.bluestarbus.co.uk

Train

The nearest stations are (please note approximate distance by road):

  • Ashurst (South West Trains): approx 9 miles
  • Romsey (First Great Western): approx 11 miles.
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