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Prices From £14.40 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
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. With nearby 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.

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.

Worth Noting

When visiting the New Forest, please follow the New Forest Code to help us care and look after this unique place for everyone to enjoy. Find out how here.

Any barbecues used on our sites should be specifically designed and used only for the purpose of cooking food (i.e. not firepits). They should be robust, secure and able to be raised off of the forest floor, there should be no damage or marks left on the ground where they have been used. In support of the New Forest Action Plan, we are asking campers not to bring disposable barbecues for their stay. We are also reminding campers that outside of our sites, no barbecues of any kind are now allowed anywhere in the New Forest.

Please do not feed, pet or approach the animals in and around the campsite; they may look friendly but are unpredictable and can bite and kick. Please keep all food sealed and out of reach of the ponies

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: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
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
£14.40 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Open 7th April - 26th September 2022
  • No toilets or showers
  • Chemical toilet required
  • 200 pitches
  • Grass only pitches
  • Pets welcome
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Longbeech Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

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My partner and I really enjoyed ourselves, it was so peaceful and staff were absolutely lovely at Ocknell reception. Endless amount of area to explore and really enjoyed that dogs are allowed (staying on the lead of course) we will be back again.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent Site
Very nice peaceful site set in a beautiful part of the New Forest. The wardens are very friendly and keep the site clean and tidy.
Unit Type: Motorhome
A nice quiet break
We wanted a nice peaceful break.Facilities are not available but thats fine we like off grid.We wanted a picturesque location and got one. We wanted to be away from the ratrace and did that. We like seeing animals in the wild and we did that too.This must sound very boring, just a list of what we wanted and what we got.When you try to find the ideal location and then find it what else can you do? Just tell everybody else thats what!! We shall certainly be going again. 10 out of 10 for Camping in The Forest!!
Unit Type: Motorhome
This is my fifth time coming to Longbeech and ive always enjoyed the fact that its peaceful and quiet, sadly on this occasion there were lot of noisy kids who decided that out of all the trees in The New Forest to play in, the one behind me was obviously the best, maybe im getting grumpy in my old age but id come to recover from illness and it really didn't help, anyway aside from that , the area is beautiful and cant be recommended enough, I love that i can take my dogs and nowhere is restricted to them. You can pitch anywhere you like giving you the option to give yourself some distance from other campers, its better for adults as nothing for the children to do and id prefer it was an adults only site but thats my personal opinion, Milford on Sea isn't far away and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. There is a little snack bar on the seafront to get coffee, rolls and ice-creams, beach is clean and there are lovely beechnuts all decorated beautifully. Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are close by and they are pretty little places, lots of local shops too or major supermarkets to stock up on your supplies
Unit Type: Tent
Definitely worth the effort of camping, very relaxing and quite all around.
Unit Type: Tent
Not happy
Staff where very abrupt all brochures where out of date the staff never gave us any emergency numbers.when we go to other locations in the new forest people are very helpful and friendly, and we are given paper work with emergency numbers and places of interest.the notice board in long beach was completely empty it looks like it’s not been used in a very long time the only good thing was the site at long beach for quite and relaxing
Unit Type: Caravan
Peaceful Forest Campsite - full of wildlife
Really enjoyed my couple of nights here, good old back to basics camping with no facilities whatsoever. Great wakening up to numerous 4 legged and feathered creatures arriving in the site n wandering fast tents while enjoying a morning graze. Lots of areas to walk, I had dogs and although they have to be on lead within site, there was penty of of lead areas just around the boundaries Don't forget that you have to book in first at Ocknell, also remember your chemical loo
Unit Type: Tent
Cool retreat in a heatwave
We spent a very warm weekend in the shade of some mighty trees, which was welcome. Longbeech is a pretty relaxed and informal camp, with a mix of couples, families and their pets. A good walk and cycling base.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Just come back from my third stay at Longbeech because I love it so much. If you go when the children are in school during the week you can be assured of a restful peaceful stay However it does get busier with kids at weekends. Took my two dogs and kept them on leads as per site rules but note that lots of owners let their dogs roam free and several ran up to mine upsetting them as they are small dogs This isn’t a site issue though but perhaps staff could check periodically that dog owners are following the rules to make it more pleasant for all It’s a small but beautiful site and will come again Don’t really want to recommend because I’d rather not too many people know about it lol
Unit Type: Tent
This was our first time using a Camping in the Forest site, from the exceptionally welcoming lady at reception who gave me all the information i needed with enthusiasm and clarity, to the lovely site, everything was perfect. Spacious areas to pitch, never far from water or chemical disposal points, surrounded by real forest and no light pollution, fantastic. Nice walk to the pub! We will be back.
Unit Type: Caravan