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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 and the famous New Forest ponies roam freely – this campsite is a camper’s dream.


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 forest's many waymarked routes, 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.

Regrettably opportunistic thefts, especially of bicycles, are known to occur in the New Forest area, which is an unfenced environment. Please be aware and take extra care to fully secure your property when camping.

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 - www.bluestarbus.co.uk


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

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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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Longbeech Campsite
Only stayed for two days, would of liked it to of been longer. Enjoyed the location of the campsite. Quiet and relaxing, with long or short walks available. Plenty of wildlife walking through the campsite. Will be returning again, next year.
Unit Type: Caravan
Forest caravaning
Another thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay with wildlife, made even more comfortable with the welcome from the wardens at Ocknell; Debbie and Husband - manager, (sorry if have names wrong!) Special thanks for the time they took showing our grandson deer antlers and their interest and knowledge of forest animals. Campsite kept in lovely condition. Fantastic for children and adults, thanks, Hope to return soon.
Unit Type: Caravan
Peace, pure peace
We are regulars at Longbeech, for one reason, peace and quiet. Nothing better at night than to finish reading your book, switch out the lights, and listen out for the tawny owls and foxes. Then in the morning, after the best nights sleep, get out the cooker and get the bacon going, unmolested, apart from the odd passing pony or gang of cattle going about their business. I always take a bird feeder with me to hang in the trees while we stay, last visit we had blue tits, coal tits, great tits, black caps, woodpeckers, Jays, doves, gangs of chaffinch and a regular Robin! My only regret or complaint about Longbeech is that I can't live there forever!
Unit Type: Caravan
Fantastic campsite, about as close as you can get to actually camping in the woods, recommended!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Relaxing and quiet
Had a lovely four night break. Very quiet (pre school holidays!) Went with my partner and two dogs. Walked daily to nearest pub, but beware - you have to cross muddy water to get there. A small foot bridge would be helpful, although this is for the Forestry Commission to consider and not the responsibility of Camping in the Forest. We will definitely be back again and again. The staff at Ocknell where you have to book in were knowledgeable and friendly. If you love wildlife, you will love Longbeech.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely relaxed site
Our stay at Longbeech was really good and we liked the fact that there was a code on the gate. We also had friends come to visit and we weren't plagued by rangers (as we have been on other sites) checking on us to make sure they paid parking to visit?
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
lovely campsite
this was a lovely campsite to stay at. beautiful setting, walks and bike rides straight outside the door! very helpful staff at Ocknell campsite (where you check in) just down the road. just stayed one night but definitely will return.
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Lovely Site
We really enjoyed this site, it was very peaceful and tranquil, although there were more Oak trees than Beech. The wardens at Ocknell were very helpful and informative. I did think it was a bit expensive at £35 a night over bank holiday for having no facilities.
Unit Type: Motorhome
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