Popcorn Camping Sandwich Popcorn Camping

UK England South East England Kent Margate

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A simple, summer campsite in the grounds of a Kent school two miles from the coast

When the school bell tolls to signify the start of the summer holidays, it's no surprise that a huge cheer goes up. But it’s not just coming from students eager to escape their classrooms for six weeks of summer fun. There's also an excited sound from outside, where a merry band of campers are making their way onto the playing field. This is Sandwich Technology College in Kent. They’ve teamed up with entrepreneurial events organiser, Scott Doane, to bring campers to the Kent countryside via Popcorn Camping Sandwich. It’s a simple summer campsite with campfires allowed and facilities provided in the otherwise-empty sports hall.

It’s a neat idea that Scott has used elsewhere with great success. Now under the Popcorn Camping brand, he is opening sites in schools and on rugby pitches across the countryside. We may have slightly exaggerated the time between students leaving school and campers arriving – but not by much. Popcorn Camping Sandwich is a simple site with super-spacious (10m by 15m) park-on pitches and simple facilities. In the flat and well-maintained field, there’s a night-time loo but for everything else, you can wander the 200 metres to the sports hall. The advantage here is plentiful, modern facilities; flushing loos and hot showers in a properly indoor space.

Campfires are an important part of the Popcorn Camping experience and campers are just asked to protect the grass by keeping them in off-ground fire pits. You can hire one on site if you don’t have your own – and logs are for sale too. It all makes for an easy but fuss-free classic camping experience in a location that’s new to the camping scene.

From here, it’s just a mile into Sandwich, a historic town on the River Stour which was a major trading port in days of yore. Now the river has narrowed and it’s plied by smaller vessels, including the Sandwich River Bus which can whisk you to a nearby Roman fort at Richborough or out to sea and seals. The town itself is a sleepy, but rather well-heeled and charming place with lots of lovely medieval buildings to coo over. The closest beach is three miles away and accessed via a toll road between the area’s many famous golf courses. It sits south of Margate’s sandy beaches and north of Dover’s white cliffs. You might say it was Sandwiched between the two.

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Facilities

The campsite is a very spacious, flat and well cared for grass field. It normally serves the local school as their sports fields, but in the summer we take it over as the perfect place for a campsite. Toilets and showers are in the on-site sports centre, just 200 meters from the field. There is also a night-time loo right by the field, so you don't have to walk so far if you need to go in the night. 4 male showers and 4 female showers are available, as well as a disabled toilet. Showers are on the ground floor with no steps so wheelchair access is perfectly possible there too. Facilities are clean and modern. There is a washing up area close to the campsite, in a covered area with picnic tables which you are welcome to use. More picnic tables are on the field. Phones can be charged in  the sports centre. BBQs and firepits are allowed as long as they are off the ground, and we provide wooden boards to put under these free of charge (to protect the grass even more). 

Suitable For

Tents only. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times. Parking is next to your tent.

Nearby

The nearest beach is Sandwich Bay, which is just 3 miles away. Sandwich town is less than a mile. Joss Bay is 13 miles, for a sandy beach and even a surf school. Canterbury is 14 miles away with its stunning Cathedral. Dover is just 12 miles away, in case you want to go on from here to explore the rest of Europe!

Open

July and August only.

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The Owner Says

Just 3 miles from Sandwich Bay, this campsite is the perfect place to explore the South East coast of England. There are sandy beaches and even surfing in nearby Ramsgate - Joss Bay is the place for surfers to go to - and for culture lovers there's the beautiful city of Canterbury to visit. Being in Sandwich will give you an endless supply of Dad jokes, but also means there are pubs and shops within walking distance, so you can easily pop into town for lunch... or just a sandwich maybe? 

Pitches

100 grassy camping pitches.

Grass Pitch, Non-Electric, Max 6 people

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Large pitch (10m by 10m) allowing plenty of space between groups. Campers have access to shared facilities of showers, toilets and washing up area

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Location

Contact Popcorn Camping Sandwich, Deal Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0FA

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Getting There

The campsite is in the grounds of Sandwich Technology School, which is easy to find in Google Maps etc. Entry is on Deal Road just before the main school access, and is well sign posted There are direct trains from London (Charing Cross) to Sandwich, taking just over 2 hours. The campsite is less than a mile from the train station

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