Camping at Bewl Water
Bewl Water’s campsite offers a place for relaxation and serenity in a beautiful natural setting. If you are looking for peace and quiet, a place to unwind and enjoy a tranquil break in a lakeside setting, camping at Bewl Water will have all of your boxes ticked.
Bewl Water is the perfect environment for families, couples and small groups who want a chance to enjoy the outdoors and embrace a real break away in the countryside. We do not allow music, large groups or stag and hen parties so that you can expect peace and quiet throughout your stay.
Spend your time at Bewl Water with like-minded people who enjoy the great outdoors as much as yourself!
Our pitches are set out in an open space with plenty of room for children to run around, quiet areas to doze in the summer sun and plenty of communal space to meet your fellow campers.
- Beautiful café overlooking the reservoir open from 8am 7 days a week.
- The Boat House Bistro perched on the water’s edge serving food all day from 12.00 (Pre booking essential).
- Aqua Park – inflatable obstacles on the lake.
- Trout fishing available from boats and bank.
- Bike hire to enjoy the 12.5 mile round reservoir route.
- Rowing boat and pedalo hire.
- Laser challenge sessions available throughout the summer and at weekends.
- Miles of walking and cycling.
- Showers and toilets open 24 hrs.
- Fresh cold water taps in the main camping field.
- Fire pit area with logs provided.
- Washing up station (cold water only)
Available dates for 2020:
(BH) Friday 8th, Saturday 9th. Fri 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th.
Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Friday 31st,
Saturday 1st, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th
Please read our Camping frequently asked questions to answers popular queries.
DO YOU TAKE GROUP BOOKINGS?
You can book for up to 12 people in one group online, if you have a larger group please contact us to discuss. There is no maximum group allowed, but it is subject to availability.
DO YOU ALLOW STAG AND HEN PARTIES?
No, if it is a party you are after this is not the camp site for you, we pride ourselves on our peaceful environment.
DO YOU ALLOW CAMP FIRES?
We have a communal fire pit area where you can toast marshmallows and sit enjoying your evenings. There is plenty of seating.
DO YOU HAVE RESTAURANTS AVAILABLE AT BEWL?
Yes, The Waterfront Café serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks. The Boat House Bistro has an excellent menu of freshly cooked meals for that special treat. For opening hours speak to your campsite manager or refer to your handbook.
IS THERE FRESH WATER AVAILABLE?
Yes, there are taps on the camping field and an area for washing up. All tap water is suitable to drink (unless stated) and can be potted for use next to your tents.
DO YOU ALLOW DOGS?
We are a dog friendly camp site for friendly, well behaved, and importantly, quiet dogs
IS THERE ELECTRIC HOOK UP?
No, unfortunately we don’t offer electric hook up.
CAN I PLAY MUSIC?
You are allowed to play music very quietly up until 10pm, however after that we ask for all music to be turned off, and quiet talking around the campfire only.
CAN I PARK MY CAR NEAR THE CAMPSITE?
Yes, you can park in the camping car park near to the main camping field.
IS THERE A SHOP ON SITE?
No we don’t have a mini supermarket although we have a very well stocked café that serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals throughout the day, your hand book has up to date information.
IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN CHARGE MY PHONE?
Yes, you can charge your phone in The Waterfront Café 8am – 11am, we ask for a small donation to our charity, the Pickering Drop in Cancer Support Centre based in Tunbridge Wells.
IS THERE WIFI?
Yes, in the Boat House Bistro and Waterfront Café – password is BewlWater
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL ON SITE?
It depends on your network provider, some provider’s signals are not very good.
CAN I BUY LOGS FOR THE CAMPFIRE?
You won’t need to, we will ensure that the campfire is stocked with wood and ready to toast marshmallows from 5pm every day.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN/CHECK OUT?
You can check in from 2pm – 8pm. On day of departure you must check out by 11am.
CAN I POSTPONE MY TRIP IF THE WEATHER FORECAST IS BAD?
We have a 96 hour cancellation period, whereby if you cancel within 96 hours, you will lose your payment. If you give us more than 96 hours’ notice, we will happily keep the payment in credit for you to re book at another time, subject to availability. Or you can receive a 50% refund of the full amount.
DO YOU HIRE OUT TENTS?
CAN I USE A BBQ?
You can use your BBQ in our designated areas, there is plenty of space to use but please make sure that you dispose of waste and hot materials correctly. Please do not use any disposable BBQs on the grass, we have areas for these.
CAN I USE A CAMPING STOVE?
Camping stoves can be used at least 2.5m from any tent, please ensure that these are kept away from any children or pets after use.
CAN I SWIM IN THE LAKE?
Strictly no swimming in the reservoir.
IS IT EASY TO FIND?
Bewl Water is just off the A21, 20 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells. The campsite is clearly signed from the main entrance. Don’t forget check in is from 2pm. If you arrive early there is plenty to see and do, just ask a member of staff for advice on the best way to spend your day.
IS THERE A CASH POINT?
There is no ATM or cash back facilities at Bewl Water. However, you can pay by card everywhere on site.