Ever visited England’s South East? It’s a very popular tourist resort which holds a large variety of wonders any season. From the enviable range of blue flag beaches along Kent’s coastline to the hoard of medieval castles, the famous White Cliffs of Dover and buzzing Brighton Pier, to name but a few.
To give you some inspiration, we have put together an itinerary of 5 days touring England’s “beautiful South East” in your Tiger Moth Campervan.
Day 1 – Make your way down to Kent
Travel down to Sevenoaks in Kent and pitch up on a nice campsite for the night. There are quite a few to choose from see here . Did you know that Sevenoaks is home to a couple of stunning National Trust sites? Well worth visiting along the way.
Day 2 – The famous White Cliffs of Dover
Your first stop of your tour, The White Cliffs of Dover. One of the most Iconic sights in the UK, the cliff forms the white chalk face, creating a magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel. A walk along captures some of the perpetually changing and always stunning views. Spot the abundance of life surrounding you as the area is the perfect habitat for birds and animals as well as offering a wealth of colourful wildflowers.
On your journey there you can visit:
- Dover Castle- An English fortress commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in the vivid medieval interiors.
- The South Foreland lighthouse– Built to warn mariners of shifting sands and guide them through the Strait of Dover, this Victorian lighthouse has since become a place of science and innovation.
- At the end of the day, pitch up at a Folkestone campsite, here are some options
Day 3 – Travel back in time
On the third day, explore a huge part of England’s medieval history at the first Motte and Bailey castle and the location of the extraordinary battle of Hastings, back in 1066.
Hastings has a lot to offer including:
- Hastings National Park – Here you’ll find any number of wild animals as you embark along Sandstone cliffs and dramatic glens covered in gorse.
- The Stade– A shingle beach of pebbles, home to Europe’s largest fleet of beach launched fishing boats where you can see boats of all designs and a great slice of Hastings history.
- Hastings Town– Visit Hastings town where you can find lots of good food and the kids will enjoy the fishing museum and plenty of antique shops and attractive architecture.
Continue your journey to Bexhill, for some lovely Fish & Chips and stop over that night near Pevensey Bay. Find campsites here
Day 4 – The English South Coast
A trip to the South East would not be complete without a visit to Brighton. A large English Seaside resort town and a popular day trip destination in your campervan. From the iconic Brighton tourist attractions on the pier to relaxation on the beach, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Brighton offers the energy of the city and freedom of the sea.
Things to do in Brighton:
- Amusements, Rides and Attractions– Rides and attractions for the whole family at Brighton Pier.
- Water sports– Hire a kayak and learn to master the sea with fully qualified staff
- Within the city–Visit the spectacular seaside palace of Prince Regent, one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles.
For ideas for places to hook up that night see here.
Day 5 – The Isle of White
Continue your journey to Portsmouth Harbour and hop on the ferry. The island offers up a host of truly spectacular sights, stunning coastline and unique experiences.
Sights to see:
- Dinosaur Isle – Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur attraction with fossilised structures dating over 120 million years on show. See and control the robotic dinosaur or discover the long lost forest of pterodactyls.
- Ventnor Botanical Gardens– At the heart of a remarkable microclimate is the colourful Botanical Gardens. These boast an impressive range of rare, subtropical and exotic plants.
- Isle of Wight beaches– Perfect to visit any time of year, the Isle of Wight is home to an array of award winning blue flag beaches. Along the way, you will find rugged cliffs, hidden coves and clear waters.
Campsite options can be found here.
Day 6 – Homeward bound
Enjoy a last relaxing morning before heading back home. Taking with you a suitcase filled with new memories and lots and lots of fresh coastal air!