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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 – this campsite is a camper’s dream.

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Hugged by grand and ancient trees that stand proudly throughout the site, Longbeech campsite delivers that sought after feeling of complete isolation from the outside world.

With its focus on the outdoors and being at one with nature, your stay in the New Forest will be a relaxed one. And with direct access to the trees and beyond, Longbeech campsite will ease you into this regime.

Campers can choose between open grassy pitches or staying closer to the treelines on more secluded pitches. Either way stunning views across the site await all those who camp here. If you want to see local wildlife, you won't have to look too far as the New Forest’s famous free-roaming ponies and deer are regular visitors to the site.

Longbeech has direct access to beautiful heathland and forest walks, as well as the 
New Forest cycle route. Just a short drive away is the tiny, but beautiful, village of Fritham with its thatched cottages, gorgeous lake and ducks. New Forest ponies wandering freely down the street are a common sight here.

At the nearby village of Bramshaw there is a well-stocked local shop, while a stunning short cycle ride takes you to the Deer Sanctuary at Bolderwood where a herd of fallow deer can often be spied grazing in the meadow. 

Take a look at the gallery above and book your stay at the picturesque Longbeech campsite today.

Facilities available at Longbeech Campsite, 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.

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.

Directions to 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


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 -


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

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

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. 

patio tables and chairs outside restaurantThe 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 the old railwayForest 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

family on bikesTrax Bike Hire
One of the best ways to see the New Forest is by bike. Take a look at Trax Bike Hire now for your New Forest holiday. Trax offer wide choice of bike to suit all age ranges and abilities.

Tel: 01425 618562

peppa pig worldPaultons 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 in canoesThe 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: The Old Forge, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YA
Tel: 01590 612377

the three tuns buildingThe 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 01425672232

sign for ringwood breweryRingwood 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

For Rainy Days

Wessex-RacingWessex Racing, Indoor Karting
Head indoors for a 50mph afternoon of adventure with no weather worries and plenty of thrills. Great for families with children over 8 years old.

Address: Units 3 - 4 Grimsdyke Granaries, Blandford Road, Sailsbury, SP5 5RL
Tel: 01725 519 010

Prices From
£12.40 per night (Two Adults)

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Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Longbeech Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

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As usual, this is an excellent quite camp site
We have been to this site many times before and we found it peaceful and very pleasant to stay in. We miss the peacocks.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fabulous Place to Unwind
Bank holiday weekends are often busy and hurried. Longbeech was definitely the exception and a great place to unwind from the stresses of day to day. From the moment we arrived peace and tranquility were the order of the day. The site, although busy, was not over crowded. There was an abundance of wildlife to enjoy with ponies and cows wandering freely around the site. There were deer, rabbits and an orchestra of birdsong to enjoy. Staff at Ocknell were very friendly & helpful when booking in. The only downside to our visit were some traffic noise from the A31 (which after a while blended to become almost unnoticeable) and a really fiddly padlock on the gate (too much for my arthritic fingers and way too much phaff altogether - must be simpler ways to achieve site security). On balance a lovely, tranquil site. Highly recommended for those not too fussed about site amenities.
Unit Type: Tent
Great campsite in perfect location
We have just come home from a perfect weekend in the New Forest, and a great stay at Longbeech. The site was quiet and peaceful and we easily tucked our large truck into a shady corner of a clearing in the forest. We walked with our dog a long way in several directions and the surrounding forest is varied and beautiful throughout. You can walk to the Walter Tyrell pub through the forest, without site of a road until you reach the pub. The Royal Oak is also a beautiful 2 mile walk away, and once you have crossed Forest Road, you are on walking tracks until Fritham Church. If you take a torch, a nightime walk back to the campsite is guaranteed to have you cross paths with groups of deer. This is the perfect campsite if you’d normally wild-camp, but don’t want to fall foul of the rule banning it in the new forest.
Unit Type: Motorhome
I really don't want to leave a good review because this campsite is so amazing that we want to keep it all to ourselves, how selfish of us, but we will. It is mostly a tranquil site that is hardly ever busy with amazing walks in the Forest. The Team that run the site (from Ocknell ), are very friendly and accommodating. Everyone that I have recommend this site to falls in love with it, so please don't tell to many people if you also fall in Love with Longbeech.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Ian & Heather review of Longbeech, New Forest
Our first stay at a club site & we were very impressed with everything. The site is spectacular, set amid mature trees with level, horse mown grass areas. It is sheltered, with the choice of shaded pitches or sunny. Ponies & deer are frequent visitors. The site is surrounded by un-restricted walks, either in woods or open heath. A public house serving food is a short walk away through the trees. Mike, the warden is friendly & very helpful without being obtrusive. All 100%. Thanks Mike...
caz review of Longbeech, New Forest
My partner and i have been to longbeech 4 times now and we absolutly love it its so peaceful and beautiful i never get tired of it . please dont listen to the first review requesting a shop, thats not what this campsite is about, the fact that it is so quiet and theres nothing there just adds to the peace and tranquility of longbeech. There are plenty of campsites with ammenities if thats what you want. Please Please leave longbeech just as it is.
John Lewis-Burrows review of Longbeech, New Forest
Stayed with friends for four days in August in their caravan on Longbeech. I have to say this was my first time there and what a stunning place, beech, oak and holly trees, grass and hard standing, cdp's and taps, a nature lovers dream. Booking in at Ocknell over a mile away made me wonder why Forest Holidays can't negotiate with their partners to have nothing more than a simple office on Longbeech with battery charging facilities (to negate the use of generators) ice block rental, map, milk and bread sales albeit not enough to affect the local trades people also ticketing for visitors and late stay payments. At the time we were there the warden Gerry was doing a fantastic job under impossible circumstances, working up to sixteen hours per day and required to be in two or three places at any time. C&CC! If Longbeech can't be run in a proficient manner then close the site! Drastic perhaps but the administration at the time was silly. In my professional life I visit around 1500 sites annualy in France and Germany, Longbeech could be one of the best, moderate access from the M27, lots of easy walking from the site, war time history of the Stoney Cross airfield in abundance from the very knowledgeable manager Mark at Ocknell. Many of the attractions of the New Forest fall within a ten mile radius of Longbeech including the wonderful Rhinefield Arboretum and Bolderwood deer park. Even a visit to Highcliff beach avoiding crowded roads, with pub lunch (map by Gerry) excellent.
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