Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Hunstanton

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A lovely, well-run and friendly camping site – perfect for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk Coast

Come mid-September, most people of sound mind put any thoughts of camping to rest. It’s not just because the days start to turn colder but because there aren’t that many campsites that stay open once the leaves begin to curl and drop. Nudging the north Norfolk coastline, Deepdale Farm in Burnham Deepdale is a rare exception.

Some believe there is no better time to visit Norfolk than autumn – the hedgerows are pregnant with blackberries and the county is a vision of russet-coloured forests and blush-coloured clouds. And with original owner Jason Borthwick now back in charge of the site, Deepdale's 80 pitches are once again the ideal base for exploring the delights of Norfolk whatever the season.

There’s often an enthusiastic programme of events at the farm, with everything from organised stargazing to cookery classes with local produce. But in any case there are diversions a-plenty in and around Burnham Deepdale. Kick-start the morning with a coffee at the café next door, and stock up on necessities at the nearby supermarket or on-site camping shop before hiring a bike or getting on your walking boots.You are so near to the coastline here, that an excursion to the water’s edge is a must. Their insistence on post-10pm ‘quiet time’ means that loud and drunken tomfoolery is not tolerated – a good thing if you want to get out and about early.



There are 5 eco-friendly hot showers, 2 male toilets and 2 urinals, 3 female toilets, a unisex toilet block plus washing-up facilities. The water is heated by solar panels, with an oil burner back-up. Along with an on-site camping shop, the excellent Deepdale Café next door serves everything from quality English breakfasts to chunky home-made soup. No campfires.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, dogs – Yes. Caravans, big groups, young groups – No.

Food & Drink

The excellent Deepdale Café next door serves everything from quality English breakfasts to chunky home-made soups (including evening meals in summer). The White Horse (01485 210262), a 5-minute walk west, is a buzzy gastropub serving local fish and shellfish, including cockles, mussels and oysters from the ‘beds’ at the bottom of the garden.

Opening Times

All year, including Christmas and New Year.

The Owner Says

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping is in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea on the A149 road.

The campsite welcomes tents, campervans, motorhomes and trailer tents.  (Unfortunately, due to planning restrictions, we are unable to welcome caravans.)  The campsite has excellent showers and toilet facilities, and are grass paddocks that drain well, with a few hard standing fully serviced pitches.

We, the original owners, took back the business in early October 2016, after leasing it out for 7 1/2 years.  We've made huge improvements since then, including a new shower and toilet facilities, electrical hookups, chemical disposal, and dividing many of the pitches with hedges and trees to soften the space and reduce the wind impact.

The backpackers hostel, beside the campsite, offers private ensuite rooms and dorms.  Reception is Deepdale Visitor Information Centre, a wonderful resource for information about this beautiful part of the world.

Next door is Dalegate Market, with a fuel station, supermarket, cafe (breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea), shops, pop up shops and other useful facilities. In the village are two good pubs, and along the coast there are many other wonderful places to eat and drink.

We are an eco-friendly site, with the environment at the heart of core of the business.


75 grass camping pitches, 7 hard standing fully serviced pitches.

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Contact Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8DD

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Getting There

Norfolk Coast Path
Heads both East and West along the North Norfolk Coast and can be accessed opposite our site.  The path offers wonderful walking along sea walls, across boardwalks and beaches.  You can link with the Coasthopper at many points along the path.  More info


Most of the A149 coast road is ok to cycle and there are lots of quiet country lanes inland.  From the East (Burnham Market direction), the easiest route is over Whiteway Road.  From the West (Docking & King's Lynn direction), the easiest route is down Dalegate Lane.  National Cycle Route No1 passes a couple of miles inland.  You can hire bikes from Deepdale Bike Hire.


Naturally we'd encourage you to visit by public transport, walking or cycling, but car drivers are very welcome too.  We're approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea on A149 coast road.
Satnav postcode PE31 8DD

Coasthopper Bus Service
Stops at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping. Good service, running approx every 1/2 an hour during the Summer and every hour during the Winter.  The service runs both East and West along the North Norfolk Coast, stopping in most villages including King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Market, Blakeney, Sheringham and Cromer.

Train Station
The nearest train station is King's Lynn, which has direct trains from Cambridge and London King's Cross.  By changing at Ely and Cambridge you can also catch trains from Stansted Airport, Peterborough and further afield.  There is also a station at Sheringham, which has trains to Norwich.  The Coasthopper bus service connects with trains at both King's Lynn and Sheringham.

National Coaches
The nearest national coach station is King's Lynn, which has direct national coaches from Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester, and connects with buses from London at Peterborough.


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