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A brilliantly located and very friendly camping and glamping site with a well-established backpackers hostel attached. 

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

Burnham Deepdale PE31 8DD 01485 210 256

We say

An energetic and enterprising business, situated in an excellent position just off the main coastal road, in the heart of Burnham Deepdale, this wonderful campsite-cum-hostel-cum café and information centre has been around for years, and has recently received a loving and extensive revamp from its original owners. With multiple grass pitches and a backpackers hostel, it's long been the heart and soul of this coastal village – and not just because of the diversity and excellence of its accommodation, but also for the shops and cafés of Dalegate Market next door, its annual Christmas Market and regular summer activities and events. If you want to explore this part of the North Norfolk Coast on a budget, there's no better place. 

There are around 75 basic camping pitches for tents, campervans and motorhomes (sorry, no caravans) and of course the backpackers hostel, which has both beds in dormitories and private en-suite rooms. Hostelling, old school camping, or a spot of romantic glamping – it's basically up to you.

There are also diversions a-plenty in and around Burnham Deepdale. Kick-start the morning with a coffee at the café, browse the shops and pop-up retailers at the market ,or check out the site's excellent information centre and shop, and then hire a bike or slip on your walking boots. You can follow the nearby coastal path in either direction (west to Hunstanton or east to Wells), or just mess around in the marshes to your heart's content, before lunch at the excellent and renowned White Horse or Jolly Sailors – both in the village. You won't want to leave.

They say

Our Favourite Spot

Sit in our backpackers' courtyard as it floods with sunlight. Watch the sparrows busily exploring the hedges around the campsite. Enjoy the sunsets and the changing colours of the trees and fields. Relax by the fire pits during one of our music events.

The local area

We love the changing seasons and huge skies. You can enjoy a bracing walk on the beach, watch wildlife year round, take the dogs for a walk, take a moment to enjoy the views, find space to clear your head and find yourself.

Best local places to eat and drink

The North Norfolk Coast is a wonderful place to eat and drink. Next door you can get great breakfasts at Deepdale Cafe. There are two excellent pubs in the village, and many more in cycling distance. Try the local seafood, mussels in months with an 'r' in their name, lobsters, crabs, oysters, samphire and more, all seriously delicious.

Why stay with us?

Clean, friendly, budget accommodation on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, what's not to like?

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

A fun winter retreat ★★★★★

We had a great stay here in late February. The extra light allowed us to enjoy a bbq, badminton and fun river walks to the lovely coast. Great location for exploring and also plenty of close good quality pubs! Camp site was clean, friendly staff and very considerate of environmental issues. We will return!

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping reviewed by on September 25th, 2015

Great location, always good. ★★★★★

We have camped here and stayed in the hostel. Great location, always very helpful and well managed.

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping reviewed by on April 6th, 2014

Great little find. ★★★★★

Visited May bank holiday weekend and had a great stay – spacious and friendly with great places to eat and visit nearby.

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping reviewed by on March 17th, 2014

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75 grass camping pitches, 7 hard standing fully serviced pitches. Backpackers Hostel offers a range of rooms including double, twin, triple, quad and family rooms as well as single-sex and mixed dormitories.

How much?

Pitches start at £7 per night. There's a pitch fee and a per person price, so in low season the pitch is £6 and £1 per person, in mid season its £13 and £2 per person, and in high season its £20 and £3 per person.


  • Café
  • Camping Available
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Private Rooms
  • Shop
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Activities
  • Family-Friendly
  • Independent hostels
  • Seaside
  • Something Different
  • Walking

Getting There

The site is approximately halfway between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea on A149 coast road, and the best way to reach Deepdale is by bike or on the coastal footpath. But there's also the Coasthopper Bus Service, which operates every half-hour during summer (every hour during winter) and stops right at the site. The service runs both ways along the North Norfolk Coast, between King's Lynn, Sheringham and Cromer. 


Open all year.

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