We’re using every available millimetre of space to bring you the best that the South Coast’s food scene has to offer, so whilst camping isn’t available on our festival site, we have taken the time to find campsites nearby where you can rest your heads. So, in no particular order…
Nestled amongst 22 hectares of oak woodland, Hollands Wood is a 15 minute drive from Lymington in the charming village of Brockenhurst. From this location you are perfectly placed to visit the seafood festival, and also explore some of the New Forest National Park, with popular pony grazing ground like Balmer Lawn just a stone’s throw from the campsite. The site regards itself as pet-friendly, family friendly, with showers, bathroom blocks (including a dog shower!) and laundry facilities.
If you’re all about the coast during the Seafood Festival weekend, head to nearby Milford-on-Sea where the Lytton Lawn park accommodates hardstanding and grass pitches for tents, caravans and campervans. As well as your plumbing facilities, this site also provides WiFi and electric hook-ups to keep you engaged with the local goings-on and able to follow our festival updates online. Lytton Lawn also allows access to nearby sister-site Shorefield Park, with swimming pool, gym and on-site shop and restaurants.
For a quirky camping option that fully embraces the nautical themes of the weekend, look at Beds on Board – where boat owners can offer beds for the night whilst moored in the marina. A bit like a floating Airbnb, check it out…
This quiet family farm is set in the nearby village of Sway, about 10 minute’s drive from Bath Road, Lymington. Tents, caravans and small motorhomes are welcome on site, and there are also cottages to rent if you prefer a few home comforts. Dogs are welcome to come and stay with you as long as they promise to be friendly to visiting wildlife, which includes deer, badgers and foxes who visit the site frequently!
Have you tried Glamping yet? If not, the Seafood Festival weekend could be the time; nearby Sopley Lake have a gorgeous range of Yurts available, with cooking facilities, gorgeous interiors and wood-burners to keep you cosy.