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At the heart of the South Downs National Park, this campsite is a haven for wildlife and boasts stunning views across the coastal plain of West Sussex.

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Pitches here are spacious and secluded, perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway in a National Park.The beach offers a number of basic facilities for visitors, which includes toilets and disabled facilities.Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round and bins are provided for owners to clean up should the need arise.With a plethora of adventure parks, nature reserves, beautiful parks and gardens, there is something for all the family to enjoy.All campsites in Sussex offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach.Bombing raids on German ports and shipping, reconnaissance flights and coastal patrol operations all took off from Thorney during the war.

Once peace arrived the airbase continued in service - it had been metalled in 1942 and substantial amounts had been spent on its infrastructure. In the 1970s Thorney Island became a haven for so-called Vietnamese Boat People - refugees from the war in South Vietnam seeking a new life and safety in the United Kingdom.

You will also find that the south coast cycle route is within easy reach.

You should note that there is no lifeguard present at this beach.

When officials from the Air Ministry decided to check the scene of the accident they realised that Thorney Island would make a top class site for an airbase.

And so it was that hundreds of years of the history of the small village of West Thorney came to an abrupt, if not permanent, standstill.

The fate of Thorney Island was determined by a chance event on 25th September 1933.