The Chichester Local Area

Our campsite in the village of Fishbourne is just on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Chichester.

In the immediate vicinity of the campsite is a large playing field, with basketball court, tennis courts, play park, outdoor fitness area and a bar which serves food.

Within a 5-10 minute walk we have the train station and 2 lovely pubs with gardens serving excellent food. You will be at the water-edge of Chichester harbour within an easy 10-minute walk.

There is a large Tesco Extra within a 15 minute walk.

A 30–40-minute walk will take you into the centre of Chichester, even quicker if you bring your bike.

There are so many lovely walks straight from the campsite, it’s hard to name them all. There are numerous walks around Chichester Harbour, walk along to Bosham or Dell Quay. If you want to go a little further or have your bike, you can head down to West Witterings Beach on a cycle path (Salterns Ways), or head up to Goodwood on Centurion Way.

Chichester

Walk Not to be Missed: Fishbourne Meadows (approx. 5km circular walk)

Fishbourne

From the campsite head south down Blackboy Lane. At the end, cross over the main road and walk down Old Park Lane for 8 minutes. As you approach a sharp right-hand corner you will notice a nursing home, to the left of the entrance there is a pathway which runs through the trees.

Follow the path through the wooded area and straight across the fields. At the end of the fields, go left towards the harbour. Follow the path around through the small oak trees (which are brilliant for climbing) and round the edge of the harbour. You will end up crossing over some wooden bridges through the reed beds, passing the duck pond and arrive at The Bull’s Head pub for a well-deserved drink!

If you want a longer walk, you can continue round the harbour to Dell Quay, which is host to the pub with the best view of the harbour, The Crown & Anchor.

West Wittering & Salterns Way Bike Ride:

The beautiful beach of West Wittering is just a bike ride away from the campsite.

Bring a bike and ride back towards Chichester along the A259 to join onto the beautiful Salterns Way trail, with signage throughout to guide you. Enjoy a calm 40 to 60-minute ride towards the sandy West Wittering Beach.

If you don’t have the energy to head all the way to West Wittering, there are plenty of other places to stop along the route; Dell Quay, Chichester Marina, Birdham, and Itchenor.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

A 10-15 minute walk from the campsite is the largest Roman home in Britain, Fishbourne Roman Place. With its wonderfully re-created Roman gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace gives a realistic and accurate view into the past, and the kind of luxury a wealthy family would have enjoyed at the time.

Admission Costs: Adults: £10.00, Children: £5.20, Students/Senior: £9.60, Family: £28

Goodwood

The Goodwood Estate is famous for its world class horse racing and motor racing events.

Our campsite is perfectly located for the Qatar Goodwood Festival which is held from 27th-31st July 2021. It is easy to get to Goodwood from the campsite – you can either drive, grab a taxi or catch the bus from Chichester train station.

Southdowns National Park

The Chichester Campsite is just a short drive from the Southdowns National Park. There are some delightful walks and pretty towns to explore within the National Park.