Brighton pier. Glamping in Brighton

After my visit to the Camping and Caravan show back in February, I was offered the chance to go glamping in Brighton. I was invited to the Caravan and Motorhome club’s Brighton site and stay in one of their pods. Brighton is somewhere that I’ve always wanted to visit (it’s on my 30 before 30 list) and I loved the idea of glamping, so I was so excited to go. When I go away, my usual go-to is either a hostel or a budget hotel. Glamping in Brighton sounded really exciting!

Getting to Brighton

I invited my friend Alex along and we made our way to Brighton on the National Express coach. I got a coach from Victoria, after I’d been staying in London for a couple of days. The coach took just over two hours and dropped us off right by Brighton’s famous pier. If you don’t mind a longer journey, coaches are always so much cheaper than trains.

The campsite we stayed at is located two miles East of Brighton town centre. When we arrived, we booked ourselves an Uber which dropped us right at the site’s entrance and only cost £8.45. Check in was super easy, we just had to put down a £20 deposit for the pod’s keys. Our pod which was named ‘Rock’ was only a thirty second walk away from reception.

The Campsite

Glamping in Brighton

From the outside, the pods (there’s two on site, ‘Rock’ which we stayed in and ‘Belle’) look so cute and cosy and luckily, they’re exactly that on the inside. They’re super basic with two futons that pull out to create a double bed, a clothes rail, a foldaway table and a kettle. We took our sleeping bags and inflatable pillows with us and found that we were more than comfortable during the night. There was an electric heater just in case it got a bit chilly. However, we only put that on once and slept with the small window open at night.

Glamping in Brighton - Brighton Rock

Glamping in Brighton - Brighton Rock
The toilet blocks were a short distance away from our pod. Luckily, it only took us less than a minute to walk over and they were extremely clean and tidy. There were several toilets, showers and sinks available to use. Each day, they were shut from 10:30am until 12pm for a proper clean. These were the nicest campsite toilets I have ever used! Even late at night they were still clean and there were no bad odours.

We both managed to get two good night’s sleep whilst we were in the pod, it was very quiet. The only noises we heard were from the local wildlife. When I got up to go to the toilet at 7am one morning, I spotted a little rabbit just outside the pod! Even though we were right by the reception, there wasn’t much traffic noise at all.

The local area

So, what can you do when you are glamping in Brighton? The campsite was a twenty minute walk away from Brighton Marina which we chose to visit on our first night. We stocked up on supplies in Asda (we forgot to bring mugs and spoons for our tea and coffee!) and we also found somewhere to eat. There’s plenty to do around there, we chose to go to Mod Pizza and had one of the best pizzas ever! Being able to choose your own pizza toppings is always really exciting! I went for several different types of meat, cheese and jalapeños of course. On our second night we ended up at the Harvester which we didn’t really enjoy, we definitely should have gone to Mod again!

If you have a car, there’s ample parking spaces on the campsite and it would obviously make it a lot easier to get around. When we visited Brighton town centre, we caught a bus which didn’t take very long at all. We ended up walking back along the beach via the marina which wasn’t as far as we first thought.

If you fancy a short break in the UK, then I really recommend glamping in Brighton! I can imagine that it would be a great place to stay for couples and I will definitely be going there in the future!



  1. February 6, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    What a cute little pod and a great place to stay while visiting brighton!

  2. February 6, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    oh this might even get me to Glamp! I havent been camping or anything like this since i was small and always put it off but this looks cute!

  3. February 6, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    this looks so cute! Brighton is only about 40 mins from me bu t we’ve never really explore that much!

  4. February 7, 2018 / 2:24 am

    Oh my goodness, how cute is that little pod! I have to admit I have always wanted to go Glamping but it is something I have never tried yet! Perhaps I need to head to Brighton and give it a try.

  5. February 7, 2018 / 10:50 am

    This looks so cute and is a nice alternative to a hostel or hotel. I’d love to do something like this at a festival too x

  6. February 7, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    What a cute little pod. I used to live near Brighton and love that there is so much to do locally

  7. February 7, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    These little chalets are so cute! Brighton is on my list for this year so will have to check these out!

  8. February 8, 2018 / 1:03 am

    Oh what a gorgeous little place to stay! It looks so sweet and homely! I’ve never actually been to Brighton either, but I have wanted to visit x

  9. February 8, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I’ve always wanted to go glamping, i love the little pod. I also love Brighton, it’s one of my favourite places x

  10. February 8, 2018 / 11:05 am

    I’ve seen these pods a few times recently and I really really want to stay in one! Maybe something to plan for later in the year 🙂

  11. February 8, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    These look like fantastic pods and make a change from staying in hotels on Brighton Waterfront. We’re heading to Brighton this year and might check them out!

  12. February 8, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Ohh never tried glamping before but love the look of your pod, going to book mark it as we have always wanted to do glamping so this would be a great location.

  13. February 8, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I’ve only ever been camping and loved it but the idea of staying in a log pods with more warmth and a stable roof is very appealing and looks amazingly cosy. I love how the campsite was a short walk to the centre of Brighton as well.

  14. February 8, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Brighton is on my list of places to visit, in fact it is in the top spot! I hope to go sometime this year, potentially the summer! I love those pods though, they seem like a really fun yet practical (and dry) way of staying in the area, and I can imagine having a whale of a time sharing one of them. I will be having a look at them further for my stay xx

  15. Dannii
    February 9, 2018 / 11:36 am

    We have stayed in a couple of these glamping pods before and it’s always so much fun

  16. Jess
    February 9, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    This place looks so cute! I’ve always liked the idea of staying in a little place like this. I’ve also actually never been to Brighton before.

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