Brighton Caravan Club Site (REF : SHV)

East Brighton Park, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5TS

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Brighton Club Site is ideally located just 2 miles east of Brighton. Nestled within a fold of the South Downs and just a short distance inland from the Marina, the picturesque caravan park offers easy access to the many attractions of this popular town. Buses are regular and for rail enthusiasts the historic Volks Railway which runs along the prom will be a treat.

Brighton is a classic and lively British seafront town, filled with all the attractions you would expect from a famous coastal resort. The shopping is excellent with many unusual boutiques and antique shops to browse in. The town also has an operational pier, complete with amusement arcades and some of the finest fish and chips on the south coast, and is home to the Royal Pavillion. The site is also well placed for visiting the beautiful Arundel Castle and Gardens in nearby West Sussex, or the historic town of Lewes. With plenty to see and do locally and extensive recreational grounds adjacent to the caravan park, you're sure to have a holiday here that will be hard to forget.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

There are good walking routes from the site, heading north onto the South Downs Way, or west along the coast towards Brighton and Shoreham.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Asda at Brighton Marina, about three quarters of a mile from the site.

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Directions

From North on M23/A23: after passing Brighton boundary sign and twin pillars join the A27 (signposted Lewes). Immediately after passing Sussex University (on left) leave A27 via slip road at signpost B2123, Falmer, Rottingdean. At the roundabout at the top of the slip road turn right onto B2123 (signposted Falmer, Rottingdean). In 2 miles at traffic lights in Woodingdean turn right by Downs Hotel into Warren Road. In about 1 mile at traffic lights turn left into Wilson Avenue, crossing the racecourse. In 1.25 miles turn left at the foot of the hill (last turning before traffic lights) into East Brighton Park. Follow the lane for 0.5 mile to site entrance on left.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BN2 5TS
GPS:
Lat 50.82229 / Lon -0.09737
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OS field ref:
TQ341043
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
K3

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Brighton, Hove
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Newhaven (12 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Brighton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Warm weekend

We have just spent a very warm weekend at this site, which on the whole was fine. However as mentioned by someone else the wardens do not seem to uphold the rules of the site. Why do people feel it necessary to rush about in cars and outfits? The speed limit on all club sites is 5mph, but this was disregarded by many. This rule is there for the safety of all, please stick to it. Some groups were also really noisy late evening and before 8 am. The facilities were ok, but had to ask for soap to be filled on 2 occasions in loos half hour after cleaning.
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Great Location but could do better

We have tired to get on this site for years and booked a year ahead for a 2 night weekend stay, family of 4 with a dog. The positivee reviews are all accurate, the location of the site is brilliant as you can get into Brighton on a bus or taxi and the south downs is close. This is why the site is always busy or fully booked. The pitches vary and our pitch (standard with awning) was a large pitch and was fine, but far from facilities. There are some improvements the site could make- the kids playground is small and only has younger children's equipment, my 9 year olds were not impressed and only played for 10 minutes before saying it was too young for them and despite encouragement would not go back during our stay. Other CMHC sites we have been to have a mix of equipment that cater for 5-12 years rather than 5-7 years and our children have played for ages. The dog walk is tiny, the smallest I have ever seen on a club site. whilst I appreciate its for dog to do its business and not for a walk (as you take them to the countryside) when the site is full and there are many does this is not fit for purpose and there is only one, so for some pitches its a long walk. The facilities are also really in need of an update, they were clean but back mould and cracking paint and grouting, exposed pipework all show its in need of a refresh. There were also signs stating there had been thefts on the site and we saw the police car doing a circuit of the site once when we were there. I would assume the play ground and dog walk would not change, the clubs attitude would be the site is full it can't be that bad. however, if you want to keep the site full and charge max fees improvements could be made. Will we be back? yes to visit Brighton for short visits but not for many nights due to the playground, dog walk and facilities.

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Great site

I can only speak as I found. The wardens were friendly, very helpful. The site is kept immaculate by the numerous wardens. This is a peaceful site , close proximity to the marina with numerous restaurants and bars. Brighton is a 50 min walk away or a taxi can be called from reception which costs between £8- £10. We used this site as a stop over for a theatre trip in Brighton. We will be returning in Oct.

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WOULD NOT GO BACK!

From what appears to be a very nice looking site in a great location, I really would not return or recommend this place. This site is not worthy to be associated with the Caravan & Motorhome Club! First off the reception staff have an attitude and persona that make you feel as though you are an inconvenience from the moment you turn up to the moment you leave to hand back your swipe card. Next up; the wardens just appear to be having their own holiday... they really couldn't care and there are no site rules being upheld. Amplified sound systems blasting out from the tent field making our van vibrate from the bass, and when contacting the wardens about the volume they just said "well as long as it'd not annoying anyone"... Just looking around everyone had gone inside their vans on such a hot evening too, perhaps more should have complained. Then there's the unruly kids (I’m not against kids having fun or playing), now a usual policy of any campsite is don't cut through someone else's pitch. Here is seems perfectly acceptable for kids to fly around at high speed on bikes, through your pitch, around your van, under your canopy, climbing in trees at the rear of your pitch from first thing in the morning to last thing at night when there's a perfectly good play park for them. You wouldn't even want to sit outside late even when music isn't blasting out due to the constant disruption. Our new awning has also been damaged beyond repair, marks of oil from a pushbike chain on one corner and pegs being dislodged when we returned to the site one day. It appears a pushbike has shot through at the rear of our pitch between our van and the hedge row and someone came off into our awning, this has split the air poles next to the valve meaning we had to take down our awning early as it wouldn't hold air and it's in an area which can't be repaired. Our sun canopy also nearly came a cropper when a child ran through and caught our guy rope holding it, luckily I had managed to get the pegs in properly for that, but they marked their face up from the guy rope so that was some speed they came running through at. Next to mention are the hard standings... using a 4lb hammer on rock pegs seemed to work in some areas but there were a lot of places where the pegs wouldn't go in more than 2"-3" before they just stopped. I have never bent so many rock pegs attempting to get them in the ground ever! So be warned if wanting to put up an awning, we took very heavy duty good quality rock pegs and still couldn’t drive them in properly. All in all, the site has so much potential, but it needs to be governed correctly with simple basic standards that most other sites adopt. A clean toilet block is not enough to warrant a holiday anywhere.

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Great Site

Not long back from a 2 week stay which covered the weekend of Brighton Pride, the atmosphere was amazing almost a carnival feeling a bit noisy at times but such a friendly bunch of people. The light show on the various vans was just like Christmas! In spite of being very full the staff managed to do an amazing job keeping everything clean and tidy.
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