Muddycreek Farm

UK England South East England Hampshire Milford on Sea

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A 28 day August pop-up, offering traditional Hampshire camping on a New Forest Pony farm

Hurst Castle is not your archetypal fort-shaped building. Thanks to the Napoleonic wars it has long, rather weird looking flanks that bend around the coast. Its centre is still the rotund stone castle that Henry VIII commissioned though, sitting like a circular watch face in the middle of two ginormous granite straps. The castle's shape mirrors the curvature of the spit on which it resides, an outlying strip of shingle that runs in to Milford-on-Sea. And it’s on the other side of this village that Muddycreek Farm resides. Like the castle, Muddycreek Farm has been here for years and, while much of the countryside has seen an infringing urban invasion, the fields here have been largely untouched. The countryside is a patchwork of agricultural colours and, to the north, the vast New Forest wears its national park status with pride. It’s the perfect setting, then, for a campsite and a pop-up one at that – a tent-only haven that drops into existence for 28 days of the year before returning back to nature.

Muddycreek Farm is a campsite that gets it right. There’s no swimming pool, no laundry blocks, no strings of static caravans. In fact, if you came here in mid September you’d never even know the site exists. Yet in the height of August the 60 pitches each harbour a colourful tent, enlivened with the quiet hum of satisfied campers and kids yawning in their sleepbags. "Hmmm... 60-odd tents?!", you say? It may sound a little full, but with an expansive 15 acres of space there’s no such problem here. Peg down in the soft grass and fold out your tables and chairs, there’s no danger of feeling hemmed in by other peoples guy-lines.

It’s best to leave the site on foot to get into Milford-on-Sea. The village centre is only 10 minutes away and the coast a little further. If the short stroll is enough to get you thirsty then try stopping in The Beach House, a fine pub with great sea views and a child-friendly garden that backs onto the cliffs. Hurst Castle still makes for an excellent walk along the beach and acts as a wonderful lookout point for views of the Solent Coast as well as, on a clear day, the distant Isle of Wight. But from the rooftop it’s inland that often catches the eye, as the New Forest sweeps away before you, fronted by the rooftops of classic Hampshire villages.

What the views from the castle seem to capture is the eclectic location of this campsite: cycle-friendly woodlands to explore, beaches on the doorstep, wetland nature reserves and charming Hampshire towns. Muddycreek Farm has a wealth of activities in the vicinity while the site itself still wears a relaxed, unobtrusive aura that’s not in-your-face. When you want to retreat into the atmosphere of the outdoors, simply light a campfire, grab a skewer and enjoy toasting on the campfire beneath the stars. Afterall, that's what it's all about.

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Showers, toilets and washing up facilities, plus a freezer for ice-packs. Small campfires permitted; wood for sale at reception. Muddycreek breeds New Forest Ponies and riding is easily arranged with one of the local riding schools – ask on-site for details.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, families, couples, small family groups, dogs (no extra charge) – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, groups – no.


The farm is within walking distance of Milford-on-Sea, a well-stocked village with shops, pubs and restaurants. The seaside town has a shingle beach and there is a lovely walk along the coast to Barton-on-Sea, skirting the top of a low cliff. Hurst Castle (08703 331181) makes for another great walk. Start at the pretty village of Keyhaven – little more than a cluster of boats with a great pub by the waters – and take one of the regular seasonal ferries across to the old fort. Once you’ve finished exploring the atmospheric rooms and admired the views, you can walk back via the 1.5-mile shingle spit, returning to Keyhaven via a narrow road that skirts a marshy nature reserve. Along with the coast a huge draw is the vast New Forest, right on your doorstep, and its excellent traffic-free cycle routes – keep quiet to enjoy the best of the wildlife. Lymington (01590 689000) is a handsome, well-to-do harbour town that warrants a day or so out of anyone’s itinerary. The old town, clustered round the quay, is an attractive medley of cobbled streets, boutiquey shops and cafés – all just 4 miles from the campsite.

Food & Drink

Milford-on-Sea is technically a village but it's town-size proportions mean there's a wealth of choice to be found. For a traditional ol' pub try The Smugglers Inn (01590 644414), right in the heart of 'town', or The White Horse (01590 642360) near the village green. The Beach House (01590 643044), is a particularly good spot, serving wonderful local draft ales and good quality food. It's also a fantastic art deco building, which still retains the original fittings such as stained-glass windows and oak panelling. In terms of restaurants The Raft (01590 645300) and La Perle (01590 643557) are two top bistros while Verveine (01590 642176) is the place for fresh (and rather fancy) fish.

Opening Times

Open for 28 days in August only.

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The Owner Says

Throughout August, our traditional New Forest Pony farm is open to tent campers and campervanners for just 28 days. Our loos flush, our showers are hot, we allow dogs (for free) and, Fridays are pizza night... best of all, you can make your own campfires! We don't have set pitches so you can choose your perfect spot and easily camp together with your family and friends.

Situated in the charming coastal village of Milford on Sea, Muddycreek Farm lies on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Wonderful beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants are all within easy reach.

We're ideally located to exploring the New Forest. There's a shingle beach just down the road and plenty of fishing opportunities for anglers.

Social Distancing Measures

We are going to reduce the total number of campers that we have on site, increase the cleaning of the facilities and provide anti bacterial cleaner for use by the campers, we will set out where possible 2m markers for the facilites.  

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60 pitches across 15 acres of space.

Grass pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 60 Available
Come experience a traditional Hampshire holiday camping at our New Forest Pony farm.

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Contact Muddycreek Farm, Lymington Road, New Forest, Milford On Sea, Hampshire SO41 0RF

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Getting There

Travel towards Everton on the A337 and turn onto the B3058 sign posted Milford on Sea. After approximately 1 mile you'll see the sign post for Milford on Sea Village where you need to turn immediately right into the field access. If you pass South Lawn Hotel on the same side then you've missed the turning! If heading toward Everton from Milford Village the access is immediately past South Lawn Hotel on the left.

Lymington and New Milford are the nearest train stations. From either take the X1 bus to Milford on Sea and get off at the Manor Road stop. It’s a 2-minute walk


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Rated ★★★★★ over 90 reviews


Never dissapoints

This was our second year at Muddy Creek and it was fab! The toilet and showers are of a good standard, you can pitch where you like, no restricted pitches. Who doesn't love a campfire in the evening?. We were a group of 4 families with a mix of primary school age kids and also teenagers and they equally had a great time. The dog had an amazing time too and loved the sea :-)
Sep 16, 2019 by Marlies Pickering

Best camping trip in uk

We arrived chose our own pitch and space. We were 2 families. We had such a relaxing time. The weather was great (which helps) the owners were available if needed. The showers were hot and powerful. The toilets were fine. It was the end of the opening period and BH so they were busy and over used. But they were what they were. The area was exactly what we needed a break from the rat race. Walking to the town was no trouble. Busy road but not far. Plenty of eateries and bars/pubs. A coop for all amenities. Close beaches. All in all an excellent trip. X
Sep 1, 2019 by Suzy Temple

Happy family camp.

Our stay at Muddy Creek was lovely. The site is flat and even when full was not over crowded. Showers and toilets were kept clean day and night. Have a campfire is an absolute bonus and the logs on sale at the site make for a good blaze. Pubs and shops in the village are an easy 10-15 minute walk. Will definitely return.
Aug 30, 2019 by Amanda Verified Review

Good atmosphere, friendly efficient management and clean facilities

The site doesn't come with an amazing view but it is spacious.
Aug 30, 2019 by Jonathan

Lots of space

Lovely pop up site with lots of space and very flat. Despite being full the site was very quiet. Bit pricey but location was excellent. Showers not ideal when your neighbours water runs into your shower
Aug 30, 2019 by Alison


Great trip. Good facilities. Easy access/find and great location! Thank you
Aug 30, 2019 by Katrina Phillips

Fab holiday

Really lovely site. Easy access to the areas around. Would definitely use the site again. Facilities good

First camping experience

We chose basic for our first camping experience to see how we’d cope. We were really pleased with our choice: hot showers, campers left the toilet clean, ice blocks swap and electricity available twice a day, washing up sinks, logs and kindling available to buy. As it’s just a field, we could see where our child was at all time. We enjoyed walking to Milford on sea 15/20 mins. We’d recommend lunch at La Perle, kayaking or SUP with the New Forest paddle board company and a sunset walk on the seafront towards Hurst Castle. We also did a bike ride from Brockenhurst station to explore the New Forest national park and its wildlife.
Aug 28, 2019 by Marianne Fox Verified Review

Wonderful place, perfectly set up for chilled camping - I was away alone with my nieces for the first time and it could not have been better set up for that - simple spotless and friendly

My niece said “best porta loos I’ve ever seen”, superb location lots todo within easy reach-Lymington sea water pool is a must for water friendly kids.
Aug 28, 2019 by Nina Laurie Verified Review

Great campsite

This is a large field in a great location with decent loos, showers, washing up sinks and drinking water. Even when full there is lots of space and it’s mainly families so pretty quiet after 10pm. You can walk to Milford-on-Sea in 15 minutes and the beach in another 10. The village has everything you need (butcher’s, grocer’s, wine bar, cafe, cash point, pub) and the beach is uncrowded (we were there on the hot bank holiday) with amazing views over the Solent.
Aug 27, 2019 by Susie Verified Review


Recently stayed at Muddycreek with another family - which made 3 Adults and 4 kids and 2 large tents. This place is amazing. The owners are so friendly, the kids loved the animals. Perfect for family’s. Clean toilets, fantastic hot lovely showers. We can’t wait to come back next year 😁
Aug 27, 2019 by Becky


Lovely little pop up campsite. Facilities were good and reasonably clean. The owners were wonderful and super friendly - checking in every evening that we were OK. Super close to Milford on Sea - great food places - and Hurst Castle - def worth going for a morning trip. Perfetc place for families. Not too noisy and everyone was quiet by 10.30.
Aug 27, 2019 by Margot Smith Verified Review

Great place , could be so much more .

If your looking for relaxed , casual camping that doesn't feel at all crowded and you love to sit round a camp fire with a pack of marshmallows and a beer or 2 then this is the place for you. Lots of space for everyone and you can pitch where you feel comfy . Showers and toilets are basic but clean and plenty of hot water . The staff are around but not at all 'in your face' - if you had an issue then they could be found but otherwise your left in peace . Camp fires in pits are welcome as are free range kids and dogs on leads . Nice stroll down the road to the village which has a couple of well stocked shops and the Smugglers is well worth a visit. Great place to use as a base to visit the area . We loved it and the laid back atmosphere,will go back . Would recommend . Reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that we thought they could do more with it - a small onsite shop with a few basics would be great , maybe some local produce , milk , a few camping spares that sort of thing - just a thought ! Hurst castle is a good visit , we drove to Weymouth but wouldn't bother again as it took about 2 hrs from the campsite . Good shopping in Southampton & Lymington is worth a visit .
Aug 26, 2019 by Jeff Bowsher Verified Review

What's not to like.....

The ultimate chill out weekend, there's no hassle and everyone is just very friendly. When you arrive it's a calm, find a spot, put up your tent and you're trusted to check in with the owners between 5 -7. Whilst it doesn't sound much - 2 washing up spots, 4 showers and a toilet block each for men and women - there was never a queue at any of the facilities. All very clean and hygienic. Being able to store freezer blocks was an added became so chilled, that my day was organised around the freezer block swap....once in the morning and once at night. There's no light pollution so star gazing this week was just awesome. 2 shooting stars within minutes. It's 0.7 miles to the nearest wine bar that serves tapas, there's several nice eateries in town, and it's just over a mile to the beach. I don't know why I'm telling you all of this because it might prevent me being able to get a slot next year....but some places deserve a great reputation. and this is one of them.

A place for happy campers

It is a basic, honest campsite that delivers exactly what it sets out to do; * rudimentary facilities that are clean and functional. * camping for campers * child friendly * Old person friendly! * Perfect hosts

Here Again, what can I say we LOVE this place. Everything you need on site dog friendly have had a lovely relaxing time.

Aug 24, 2019 by Mark

What a great place

We had a fantastic time camping at Muddycreek and our two young boys cant wait to go back. Great location, lovely hot showers and clean toilets with clean wash basins with waterfall taps! Very chilled out relaxed atmosphere and Polly makes sure any over energetic campers keep to the strict 10.30 curfew! Perfect for families.
Aug 22, 2019 by Jo Miller Verified Review

Lovely campsite

This is a great campsite with really good facilities (toilets and showers were very posh). Plenty of space to pitch the tent.
Aug 22, 2019 by Joanna

Great camp-site

Had a fantastic 3 nights at Muddycreek. Facilities are great and it is just a short walk to Milford-on-Sea village with a variety of shops/cafes & beach. Mobile pizza van on a Friday night was a nice touch
Aug 21, 2019 by Dawn Goodwin Verified Review

Perfect stay

Had a lovely 4 nights at muddy creek , very good facilities , toilets, showers and washing facilities, all kept immaculate, owner very welcoming and helpful, will be booking up stay next August again , many thanks to owner and staff
Aug 20, 2019 by Joe Verified Review

Finally a nice campfire!

Big plain field with the essential utilities, toilet, showers, washing up sink, drinking water - great. Best thing was being able to get a bag of logs for a good price and borrow bricks to construct a little BBQ/fire reflector and just enjoy the elements.

Lovely relaxing stay

Lovely campsite in the New Forest . Our requirements was to by the sea, allow campfires and to have a hotel close by (for my Mum to stay) . Muddycreek fitted our bill perfectly. Lovely Ladies toilet and lovely hot free showers - we have stayed in campsites where permanent facilities were not nearly as nice. Staff were all nice and friendly and liked the little 5pm walk around making sure everything was ok. Also appreciated the ability to freeze ice packs and charge phones when the office was open. This is perhaps our only criticism that it could have had longer opening hours ( but didn’t ruin our stay) . We took the New Forest open top tour from the bus stop almost outside the campsite and had a nice evening out in Milford which had a nice selection of pubs and restaurants. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
Aug 19, 2019 by Tracey Myerscough

Traditional camping

We liked the laidback atmosphere, that we could pitch where we liked and have a campfire. Welcoming staff and very tasty pizza's on Friday night. Ladies toilets felt luxurious, according to my 10yr old daughter. Great crabbing at Keyhaven, nice pubs and we would recommend a visit to the Reptile Centre near Lyndhurst.
Aug 19, 2019 by Heidi Kane Verified Review

Relaxing, laid back and perfect natural spot.

Just returned from a couple of nights stay. Altho the weather was horrendous on the 2nd night we still enjoyed our time here. Really relaxed owners who were so friendly and kind. I was hospitalised so had to make last min adjustment to the date we arrived and they were so understanding and accomodating. Thank you! We stayed on a Fri night so got to enjoy the delicious pizzas that were made on site. The toilet and cleaning facilities were great too. The toilets were certainly a step up fro. Portaloos with fancy glass basins and waterfall taps very posh! 😉 My boyfriend was jealous as the men's weren't as fancy bit still ample lol. The showers were spacious and hot so you could easily shower with young kids in with u. Great location for getting about and we loved that we could have the car next to the tent! We will deffo be back. Just a shame only open in it seems to be the wettest month of the summer these days! Xx
Aug 19, 2019 by rosanna jones

Excellent campsiteand friendly owners

We love this campsite for the space, open fires and it's location. Perfect location for the New Forest, and the showers are hot too
Aug 19, 2019 by Ian

Basic but perfect

It is a vast field with no regimented bays - it rained until 3am but woke to blue skies and warm sun. The pizza van on Friday evening was brilliant and the pizzas were delicious. The facilities are fine - clean and well maintained. They are at one end of the field so a bit of a walk if you are at the other end especially if you are desperate in the middle of the night - wouldn't have wanted young children going on their own - so great to have a portapotty.

Perfect low key camping

Muddy Creek led by the wonderful Polly and her team is everything that we hoped it would be. A huge field with ponies and sheep, great facilities and masses of places of interest nearby. In spite of a severe weather warning we had one of our best camping trips ever and are already keen to return next year. The kids adored the tree swing, the space to play and the open fires. Highly recommended.

very simple field camping

Huge field but they don't let it get full so there's masses of space for everyone. Minimal facilities but that's the point isn't it? Beautiful site, nice and simple. Short cycle/ longer walk to the sea.
Aug 14, 2019 by Jo Clarke Verified Review

Lovely, flat and spacious campsite

Big and flat pitches, hot showers, clean toilets and perfect location, walking distance from Milford on sea and the beach. Owner is very friendly and allows dogs and open fires.
Aug 13, 2019 by Jules

Brilliant - same as the last time, the time before that and the time before that!!

I rank in the older age bracket of visitors to Muddy Creek and arrive by myself on my bicycle with my little tent and stove on board. Every time I have camped here it has been a place that I do not want to leave...extremely friendly team, fantastic hot showers, lots of space, beautiful evening skies, quiet sleeping...unless it rains heavily!! The location is superb with everything from a plush hotel, to convenience stores, tea shops, the beach and local buses a hop skip and a jump away. Not to mention the restaurants in Milford-on-Sea...amazing selection for such a little place. Just one teeny, tiny niggle (sorry Polly!) but due to the short opening hours of the office I found it difficult to keep my stuff (phone) charged. Needs a bit more organisation on my behalf really. When are you taking bookings for August 2020?!? Wishing all the team at Muddy Creek a happy summer...see you next year ;)

Mature couple camping

We liked the scenery around field ponies goats and cows and that we could have a campfire its in a good location too get too lymington and hurst castle lovely pub the smugglers arms in milford on sea did not like the showers or toilets showers not in a nice place and toilets not got enough sinks too clean teeth and husband could not have a shave owner was very friendly
Aug 12, 2019 by karen hill Verified Review

Nice straightforward comfortable stay

This was a nice straightforward campsite - withe decent loos and showers. Nice and quiet as well and not too crowded.
Aug 12, 2019 by Charles Tait Verified Review

Perfect for all

This was my second visit here. My 10 year old daughter and I met up with my sister this year and stayed a couple of nights. I think its great for the kids. My daughter and her 2 cousins spent most of the time on the tree swing and playing with other children on the site they had made friends with. The showers are lovely and warm and a good size. Never had to queue but did see some queues while there but only with one or two people and no one was there long. Washing up facilities are clean and the water is hot too. The site is near everything. You can cycle down to the local shops and to the beach it's only a mile. Hurst castle is good place to visit. My only issue (which isn't really anything to do with the site) was one or two drivers probably should have gone a bit slower on exiting the site or driving to the facilities, particularly as children are running about all over the place. This is not unique to this site though and its not enough to stop me coming back. Which I hope to do before the end of the month in possible.
Aug 11, 2019 by Diane Lewis Verified Review

A chilled stay

We spent 5 nights at Muddycreek. It has a very relaxed atmosphere with rustic facilities, which we loved compared to sites with too many people and facilities. The showers are clean and hot and loos although in a porta cabin also clean and always restocked. We took advantage of the pizza’s being sold on Friday evening which were delicious and cooked in 2 minutes! For all other meals we strolled to Milford on Sea to sample an array of brilliant pubs/cafes/restaurants. Or stock up at the Co-Op for a BBQ. The owner Polly is very friendly and ensures everyone is happy. She never over books the field so there was always space for football, cricket and kite flying. She supplies fire logs/kindling and bricks for making fires. We loved staying here and will definitely return.
Aug 11, 2019 by Lisa Hawkins Verified Review

Lovely, laid-back campsite in fab location

Muddycreek was fabulous! Large field, pitch where you like, surrounded by ponies and wild rabbits! The staff were friendly and helpful and available between 8-9am and 5-7pm. Toilets were beyond expectations with lovely decor despite being essentially a porta-cabin. Showers hot and good pressure in an old stable shed. Ice block swapping available from the office during manned hours. Campfires allowed and logs and kindling available to buy again during manned hours. Conveniently located for visiting Hurst Castle. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely do it again!

Relaxing time at great, well-located site

My daughter and I had a simply wonderful weekend at this pop-up site. Despite being a pop-up site the showers are hot, the toilets clean and there is plenty of room for everyone even when the site was full. We can't wait to go back !

Love it here

This is a great campsite. You get loads of room, and it's really laid back. The village and beach is easily walkable, so you don't have to keep getting in the car. I've been a few times already and am booked in to go back already.

Enormous field with tonnes of space and lovely showers

The fields are flat, loads of space between the families, very quiet at night, warm showers and clean loos, short walk to the sea and village, delicious Friday pizza, welcoming owners, cows and horses. Loved it!
Jul 29, 2019 by Cat

Lovely chilled campsite

Loved our 2 night stay at this site. Wonderfully helpful owners, hot showers, camp fires. What's not to like!
Jul 29, 2019 by Clive Bury Verified Review

Lovely friendly campsite

Just had a lovely weekend at Muddycreek. There's loads of space, the toilets are decent and there are nice hot showers, the pizza on Friday nights is excellent, it's dog-friendly and there are no caravans. It's close to Milton on sea - the beach and pretty little town with good pubs and restaurants are within easy walking distance. We had a great Thai takeaway from the Brittania - I recommend. Brilliant place for kids - and their parents!
Jul 29, 2019 by Amanda Whyte Verified Review

Fabulous Campsite

We stayed this weekend with our friends - 4 adults and 3 x 7 year olds in total. Great little site, with plenty of space for the children to run around. Toilets regularly cleaned, warm showers and the added bonus of fires (bricks available to borrow - we forgot to bring something to put the fire on) Freshly made pizza was great on Friday night. Will be back next year!
Jul 29, 2019 by Mumofpickles Verified Review

Perfect location and lots of space

We spent the weekend at this campsite which is a short walk from the beach and stunning little village. Will be visiting them again. Very relaxed, lots of space around each tent (giving you privacy). Toilets and showers were great! Loved every minute there!

Wonderful relaxing campsite

3rd year we’ve stayed here. Lovely and spacious, even when full it doesn’t feel cramped. Horses on site are popular for the children to look at and the owners are wonderfully friendly. Will be back next year.
Aug 31, 2018 by Roxy Birch

Great camping, location, location !

This is a great campsite, just returned from 3 nights on Muddycreek. Although the bank holiday weather was far from amazing on the Sunday and our gazebo didn't have a happy ending, there was plenty to do to keep us entertained. We arrived on Friday at lunchtime and left on Monday lunchtime. The facilities don't have any frills, but was all we needed, hot showers, clean toilets, the ability to bring our dog and build a camp fire was what the children wanted. The owners provide freeze blocks, sell wood and have pizza on a Friday night, and coffee and chocolate croissants in the mornings. 20 mins walk to the beach yet accessible to the New Forest and no caravans is a plus ... we don't camp regularly but prefer not to stay on a camp site which is a caravan jungle. My daughter loved to go and visit the ponies and there was plenty of space to run around and play games. Stay to the right hand side of the site if you prefer the peace and quiet .... will definitely come back !
Aug 28, 2018 by Catherine

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks Catherine, glad you enjoyed your stay - sorry about your gazebo!

Lovely place

This is camping the proper way, but with nice toilets and showers. I.e no electricity or marketing ploys, just a field of tents with a field of pony's next to it. The owners seemed lovely but were only there for 1.5 hours in morning and 1.5 hours in evening just in case anyone had questions or wanted to exchange ice packs. It's only a 10 min walk from the village centre, and 15 mins walk from a pebble beach. If you walk 15 mins the other way there is a lovely tea room.
Aug 28, 2018 by Alison

Great short break with kids

My two young kids and myself had a lovely couple of days at muddycreek. Lived the lad back style of the owners, they could not seem to do enough to ensure you have a great stay. Definitely going back.
Aug 28, 2018 by Jason Pepperrell

camping al fresco!

What an excellent campsite!! No frills.......but clean, loads of hot water for the showers, good toilet block and very friendly owners. Easy to find and then just chose a plot (no regulations on number of tents/awnings etc) and settle down to a relaxed few days with friends. Highly recommended and will definitely return next year!
Aug 28, 2018 by Richard

Basic camping at its best

Well situated family friendly campsite. While the provisions are rudimentary, they are kept spotless thanks to the tireless efforts of our hosts. They have managed over many years to remain friendly and helpful. I love it and will be back again.

Basics done well in a lovely location

Muddycreek is a really nice campsite, flat pitches, good clean basic facilities in a lovely part of the world, all at a reasonable price. The owners were friendly and we enjoyed visiting the mares and foals at feeding time. We love having a campfire too. The site is well situated for the coast and the New Forest, we will definitely be back.
Aug 27, 2018 by Sally

Well located, spacious, clean.

Stayed here for 2 nights over the August bank holiday weekend, 2 adults, 2 young children, 5 and 3. Read previous reviews and stayed on the right hand near side of the site, opposite side to the hotel and a short walk to the toilets, office, showers and washing up station. Facilities are basic but well kept and clean. Washing up liquid, bowls and sponges available at the washing up station. Plenty of loo roll and soap in the toilets. Really enjoyed the evening camp fires, wood can be bought on site, kindling £4, logs £5 a bag. Tried the Friday night pizza service given the rain, 4 pizzas and a garlic bread for £32. The site is on the edge of Milton-on-sea, we took a slow walk through the town down to the seafront which took about ~25 mins. Stopped off at the Smuggler's Inn for lunch which was very nice. We are relatively new to camping and only been to a few sites, would recommend this one based on facilities, location and there being plenty of space.
Aug 27, 2018 by Evans family Verified Review


This was exactly what we were looking for. An enormous campsite with the vital facilities! The showers were hot and the toilets flushed - excellent. It was lovely to be able to pitch where we liked and we loved being able to have our own fire. Milford on sea is beautiful and we were delighted to find the walk was not too far to the centre or to the sea. We also walked to the castle which was lovely as it was along the spit but it was quite long.
Aug 26, 2018 by Zoe

the space

Lovely spacious site, allowing fires....clean toilets and was a perfect setting
Aug 26, 2018 by Claire

Very quiet during the week

Lovely hot showers, LOADS of room, Dog friendly and free, we added on an extra night as we didn't want to leave. Thoroughly recommend and will book again for next year !
Aug 25, 2018 by Mark Chatters


We stayed for 3nights and loved it the children had tons of space, very relaxed, good clean toilets and really cool showers nice and hot and very campy we will be back thank you Polly and family.
Aug 25, 2018 by Nikki Verified Review

Very nice, straight forward place

This is a large, uncluttered site with nice toilet and shower facilities, helpful and unfussy staff, and the whole thing was just super easy, relaxed and straightforward. Well priced firewood amd they will re-freeze your cool blocks. Close to beaches and the forest. One tip on the local establishments: avoid the Gun Inn, where children are barely tolerated and pretty much openly disliked.
Aug 24, 2018 by Richard

Well maintained camp site

On arrival we found the camp site well maintained, the grass short and the ground fairly flat & even, separate mail & female toilet blocks and a separate shower block with 4x large cubicles with hot water. The site itself despite having 30-40 tents was spacious and relatively peaceful. One word of warning is that we stayed on a Saturday evening and the camp site is next to a hotel, which must have had a wedding reception in full flow - which was quite loud up until about 1am, so choose wisely when deciding where to pitch your tent and maybe check with the hotel if they have any functions scheduled during your stay. If you are a night owl and like Wham, Spandau Ballet and UB40, you can dance away free of charge. We would certainly recommend staying here.
Aug 23, 2018 by Mark & Clare

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks for the review and your kind words. With regard to hotel functions, we do try to warn campers of the possible hotel noise at weekends. We send out a eMail a few days before arrival advising that the hotel may have events on at the weekend and to avoid pitching near it if this would be an issue and have also roped off the area nearest to the hotel.


We had a lovely night’s stay at Muddy Creek in mid August. Lovely relaxed feel. Plenty of space. Camp fires. Logs for sale. Dogs free. No caravans or big RVs. What’s not to love? Ideally located close to village shops and amenities and a short walk to the beach. Shame the men’s loos were not as good as the ladies! Did not try the showers or washing up facilities. Friendly owners.
Aug 23, 2018 by Paul

Great location and lovely hosts.

Excellent location, just a short walk from Milford. the walk is safe being on pavement next to the road. There is plenty of room on the site, they do not seem to want to just cram people in. The cost is commensurate with camping in August. The ability to have an open camp fire is a must, and the fact that the site is dog friendly is a massive bonus. The hosts are lovely and keep you informed of anything that you need to know. The toilets and showers are clean and function perfectly. The pizza on a Friday night, which is cheap and tasty, is a nice touch, as is the coffee and croissants in the morning.
Aug 23, 2018 by Steve Wetheridge

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks Steve

Friendly and peaceful

This campsite is so fantastic I almost don't want to tell anyone about it...keep it a secret!! I arrived on my pushbike last week and enjoyed my stay so much I altered my tour plans to be able to return earlier this week. The reviews are all a bit repetitive - friendly, peaceful, fantastic showers, spacious, campfires permitted, etc but they are all entirely accurate. It is so refreshing to find a campsite like this where everone is under canvas and therefore seem to have an inbuilt sense of respect for each others space and peace. Lovely place for little ones to run around in a safe space. Although it didn't affect me during my stays I did wonder if the toilet facilities would be adequate during busy weekends but that won't stop me from returning. See you next year Muddycreek!

Quiet simplicity and space.

Our second return to this site. Polly is friendly down to earth and helpful, as are all the staff. The site offers simple and very adequate amenities and seems to attract families that respect each others space and a peaceful approach to the camping experience, no late night music or excessive noise and not packed in on top of each other. We had a thoroughly relaxing time sitting around the warm fire in the evening and checking out the stars, which is a big plus in our books. A great base for various activities around the area. We will book again without hesitation.
Aug 22, 2018 by STEVE

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you Steve, hope to see you next year

Facilities, space and chilled atmosphere

Great campsite. Lovely clean toilets, warm showers and good washing up facilities. Lots of room - friendly atmosphere. Great location for New Forest (tour bus passes outside) and coastal exploring. Five minutes walk from bus stop to Bournemouth/Lymington. Great communication from the campsite beforehand and whilst there. Good value.
Aug 21, 2018 by Laura

Fun, simple camping.

Last week we had our second stay at Muddy Creek and my son loved it. It is a quiet location with the place becoming wonderfully silent around the time one needs to get children asleep. My son was most taken with showering in an old stable ( very good showers too!) and readers will be glad to know that the horse is not present! After a night of rain the site dried quickly which was a Good Thing. It is nice that there is a plentiful supply of logs to purchase as well as bricks and water buckets....we had a fire and marshmallows which made the whole trip for my son. Staff are friendly and helpful and we will go again next year.
Aug 21, 2018 by Matt

Relaxed Camping

I've been here two years running now, and hopefully I'll go back next year. The site is relaxed, the owners are lovely, you can pitch where you want. The showers are hot, there's a pub, butchers, grocers, and general store 10 minutes walk away, the beach is another 5 minutes. What's not to like? :)
Aug 21, 2018 by Jody Thomson Verified Review

Relaxed site

Relaxed, friendly owners. We emailed with a few questions beforehand and they replied quickly. Freezer block swap over included, kindling and firewood available to purchase during office hours. Toilets were clean and plenty for size of site. Hot showers - occasionally had to queue but not for long. While we were there a foal was born in the next field. Seeing it growing up over its first few days was amazing and really unique. Milford and the surrounding area is lovely. The walk to Hurst Castle is very enjoyable. There’s a good fish and chip shop and a few pubs which are walking distance from the campsite. My only advice would be to pitch your tent on the opposite side of the field to the South Lawn hotel if you prefer sleeping in the dark because they have very bright floodlights on all night. Perfect campsite and I would recommend to anyone.
Aug 21, 2018 by Megan

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you for your kind words Megan, glad you enjoyed your stay

Great Site

Lovely easy site. No heavy rules just pitch and enjoy your stay. Showers really plentiful and hot. Our second stay and we will return next year for another peaceful week under the trees. Great butchers in village, sausages are the best.
Aug 20, 2018 by Jenny

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks Jenny

The Great Outdoors - getting amongst it

Being able to light a fire was The Best. We sat by it and surveyed the stars, watched the bats and listened to owls hooting in the trees right above us. Very friendly and welcoming team, carried our wood to our pitch at the other end of the site for us! And delivered my sneakers to me personally when I'd left them in the shower. Thanks guys! Swam in the sea nearby, cycled to Keyhaven and got the ferry to Hurst Castle, and caught about a hundred crabs off the quay there. Walked across the saltmarsh at sunset. Dream hol. Coming back again next year deffo.
Aug 20, 2018 by Lindy Zubairy

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Glad you enjoyed yourself

Will return

Ideal location. Nice hot showers. No frills campsite. Set in a large field. Easy access to all parts of the new forest plus Lymington and Bournemouth. Will book again. 
Aug 19, 2018 by tony

Great campsite. Basic but everything you need

Great campsite. Turn up and pitch where you want. When the office is open pop in and say hello and that's it. Great and so friendly staff and owners. We decided to stay another night just because Friday nights are pizza nights. Great pizzas and cooked right in front of you. We want up Saturday morning to find that the owners are serving coffee and freshly baked croissants. Amazing, but the icing on the cake was where we pitched our tent, in our back garden was to newly born ponies and our children loved them. Every morning waking and going to see them and at 6pm the owners came to feed them, another great experience. Our whole stay our children were trying to find the best names for them. We will stay next year Thank you
Aug 16, 2018 by Karolina

The space we had was amazing, not all on top of each other.

Some of us were fairly new to camping so this was a great experience. Turn up and pitch up wherever you feel like it. Price per person rather than number of tents and small camp fires allowed. Clean toilets, hot showers and close to so many interesting places. We had a ball and hope to visit again.
Aug 15, 2018 by The Rees/Mitchell Gang

Lovely campsite

Had a lovely stay at Muddycreek Farm with our two young boys, had a lovely time, perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area, the beach at Milford on Sea was great and we highly recommend the butchers in the village and the chip shop. The campsite had lovely hot showers and a freeze block exchange, very useful during the hot weather, we will definitely be visiting again, thank you.
Aug 15, 2018 by Sonya Coster

Beautiful area and great campsite

We had a lovely weekend at MuddyCreek - the campsite itself was well equipped with nice toilets, washing up sinks and showers, plus friendly staff who provided cold ice packs and a BBQ to borrow, as well as selling us firewood and kindling. Lots of open space for the kids to run around and close to the lovely beaches of Avon and Milford on Sea! We had a lovely lunch at 'the Beach House'.
Aug 15, 2018 by Alice

Very chilled lovely campsite

I loved this place! Really friendly but non intrusive staff, very chilled vibe, great that you can have a campfire. Will definitely return here.
Aug 13, 2018 by Helen

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you Helen. Glad you enjoyed your stay

Nice relaxed campsite

This campsite is great. This was my third visit - it's always chilled and staff are helpful. Other campers always seem friendly, plenty of kids but not a noisy site. Even at it's busiest, there's pleanty of space in the field. Showers are good and the ladies toilets loog nice, but the men's facilities could deo with an upgrade.
Aug 13, 2018 by Ninja666

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you for your comments. We will look into improving the men's loos 

Great campsite!

We stayed as a large group of friends and family for a week at the beginning of August. First night I heard the horse behind our tent give birth woke up to the sweetest little lanky legged horse! So cute. The space is great. No camping on top of each other or fixed pitches which is brilliant. The facilities are always clean and well stocked with toilet rolls. My kids loved the showers and had more in the week we stayed than I would have had to force them to at home! Milford on Sea is a short walk away to the pub or curry house for dinner. Also the beach is just down the road too lovely ice cream shop. Would definitely recommend this site. Totally love the idea of pop up camping and will be coming back!
Aug 13, 2018 by clairealki

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks Claire. Glad you enjoyed it. We are thinking of naming that foal Muddycreek Cheeky Charlie!

simple basic camping

Field a bit rough, hoof marks I guess from when wet, but no slope so easy to find tent rotation.! Nice to have a camp fires in barbeque bucket. Toilets and showers kept clean. Public footpath across road. Plenty hot water, staff friendly. Relaxed site.
Aug 11, 2018 by charlie

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks for the review. Yes the ground is a little rough this year sadly as the lack of rain meant the ground was too hard to roll hopefully next year will be back to normal

My idea of great camping

Uncrowded field, friendly neighbours. The way camping used to be, only better: inexpensive pitches with hot showers and clean loos. Sensible approach to fire risk in the dry weather and useful freezers for cooling ice blocks. Would question what happens to rubbish as no recycling bins - does it really get sorted later? Also agree with other reviewer, somebody to enforce the quiet policy around 22:30 would be a plus - it only takes one unsociable tent to disturb everyone else.
Aug 11, 2018 by Alison

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks for the review. I am sorry if you were disturbed by a noisy neighbor,  we do patrol the campsite after 10.30 and ask everyone to keep the noise down but on this occasion we obviously didn't hear the people in question so I apologise for that. With regard to the recycling, we have been told that the skip is sorted through and I've not been given a reason to doubt this but maybe we should also have a separate recycling bin? Thank you for your feedback.

Great value

Stayed for a couple of nights. Owners really helpful and welcoming. Nice clean facilities. Would definitely recommend and will be returning next year
Aug 11, 2018 by Melissa

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you for your feedback, we looking forward to welcoming you back next year!

Lovely friendly campsite with good basic facilities

Great value for August, lots of space and good basic facilities.
Aug 9, 2018 by Clare

Brilliant campsite 👍🏻

We stayed the first weekend of August and it was brilliant, hot showers , nice loos and loads of space. The owners are so lovely and accommodating. We will be back next year x
Aug 9, 2018 by Lucy

An amazing find for the month of August

What a fantastic idea....pop up camp site for August. We loved it, although we could only spend 1 night, luckily it was a Friday night so the pizza van was there. Spacious, flat, friendly, hot showers, flushing loos and incredible croissants for breakfast too. We will be back with family members too. A BIG THANK YOU.
Aug 8, 2018 by Julie

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thank you for your kind words

Brilliant camping trip

We stayed for 3 nights over a very hot weekend in August. The ground was bone dry, but the field is flat and we managed to get the pegs in the ground! We were allowed a fire (off the ground - we bought our own portable bbq) and there were lots of precautionary water filled bins around the field 'just in case'. The owners were lovely, the showers hot, the toilets were very good too. We bought firewood and kindling there and swapped our ice blocks over in the owners freezer. They had a pizza van on the Friday night and a coffee/croisaant van on weekend mornings too. Milford on Sea is an easy walk and you can get everything there. Lymington is a short drive. We actually walked from the site to Hurst castle and back as a day out (6.5 mile round trip) stopping at the Smugglers for lunch on the way home. I've already told 2 friends to come here. We would definitely come again.
Aug 7, 2018 by Kelly

Response from Muddycreek Farm

Thanks Kelly. Glad you enjoyed your stay

Perfect spot and lovely owners

I stayed for 2 nights the first weekend of August solo and it was a perfect stay. The place is easy to reach, calm and spacious and super tidy: there is plenty of space to pitch up and everyone is very considerate. The showers where greatly original and spacious, the restroom facilities were clean and tidy, I did not need to use other facilities myself but everything looked easy to use. The owner were very welcoming and also took the time to pop over on Saturday night to check if everything was ok, asked if I had everything I needed and have a friendly chat. Note also Friday night they had options for Pizza and the Saturday evening was hotdog, cash only, which is not only of great convenience and great idea but they also have some sets of table and chairs nearby where you can have a chat with other campers over "diner". As a solo hiking traveller, this is a great added bonus, was able to get some additional input on where to go the following day which I was really appreciative off.
Aug 6, 2018 by Amandine DURIEUX

Lovely location and friendly people

A very quiet, family campsite. A lovely field with solid, if basic, facilities. Extremely friendly, helpful people running the site and making coffee and croissants in the morning. My only gripe is that we all got bitten to death by mosquitoes, despite the smoke from BBQs and a fire. If that’s the norm it would have been good to have a bit of warning to slap on the repellent!
Aug 6, 2018 by Andy OC

A basic camping field, with great showers/toilets

We stayed here for one night on a hiking trip, during terrible storms! The camping field is huge, so we had lots of space, the shower block was great, hot water and clean, same goes for the toilets. There's a good washing up area and access to fresh water. For the price I'd say it was great.
Aug 2, 2018 by Jen

Lovely simple site with very friendly welcoming owners.

The Friday night pizzas were great and the coffee and croissants in the morning a welcome touch. Toilets are also v upmarket ;)
Jul 30, 2018 by alice.v.carroll

Just what I was looking for

Camping in the New Forest in peak season is outrageously over priced. This place had good facilities, nice hot showers, clean. There is plenty of space. The owners were really helpful and friendly and it's just a short walk to Millford. Fires are allowed, all at a reasonable price.
Sep 28, 2017 by Ali

Easy Going

I stayed for a week with my 2 grown up sons. We enjoyed it. Easy going owners, good showers and clean toilets. Lots of room so campers were far away from each other so very private. A chance to relax in peaceful surroundings but lots to do locally if you wanted. I`ll go there again, no doubt!
Sep 25, 2017 by James Gibbs

Ruined by party.

Good campsite . Sufficient facilities. Ruined by a large party of adults and kids singing and slamming car doors way past the 10.30 quiet policy. Nobody around to enforce the laws so they easily get broken. Ruined for many occupants around us too. Fortunately it was our last night of 4 otherwise we would have complained. Overall the other 3 nights and days were fine.
Aug 4, 2017 by Matt

First time lucky

I loved Muddycreek. It was my first experience of camping and it was friendly, relaxed, near to great beaches on a fantastic coastline, and the Friday night pizzas were delicious. If you want a quiet campsite with lots of space, nice showers, and a high standard of care (and cleanliness), this is a perfect place.
Sep 8, 2016 by Hilary D


Muddy creek has got to be one of the best campsites I've been to. I'm a Seasoned camper and have visited muddycreek for the past five years because it's such a relaxed set up. The field is large enough that you don't feel cramped at all and they allow camp fires which is a bonus! It's family friendly and thankfully so quiet in the evenings ready for a peaceful sleep. Lovely loos and fantastic showers! It's a short walk into the main village of Milford on sea where there's great little village shops and very nice selection of eateries. Perfectly close to the beach! And a short ten minute drive to either Lymington town or the forest. Booking was no stress and the owners were really accommodating. Definitely recommend as a go to location! See you again next year!
Aug 28, 2016 by Quaintrelle

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