Dorset has much to offer as a holiday destination, from Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World to Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast. So why not set up base and explore them all from one of these superb recommended campsites.
South Lytchett Manor, Poole, BH16 6JB
South Lytchett Manor is an ideal base for exploring outstanding local beauty spots, places of historic interest and a wide variety of nearby family attractions. With clean and modern facilities this campsite is of top quality. On site is a fully stocked shop selling locally produced organic meat products, and off licence. There is plenty for children to do including a games room, playground, ball games area and seasonal treasure hunts. There are also two bus stops at the main gates, opening up your options to visit neighbouring towns.
Wilksworth Farm, Wimborne, BH21 4HW
Wilksworth Farm is a luxury campsite situated just outside of Wimborne, in the heart of the Dorset countryside with some beautiful views. There is a private dog walk which enjoys some of these spectacular views across the unspoilt countryside, as well as a dog exercise paddock. The site boasts of a swimming pool, tennis court, large play area and even a BMX track! They also have a restaurant and café on site where you can enjoy a full English breakfast or even just a clotted cream tea.
The Inside Park, Blandford, DT11 9AD
The Inside Park is situated in the heart of a family farm. Wildlife on the farm is abundant, including deer, foxes, badgers, buzzards, woodpeckers and many more. A relaxed and tranquil site but still with plenty of activities like a games room, children’s play area and a variety of walking and cycling routes. The town of Blandford Forum is just a short distance down the road, offering local shops and pubs.
Bingham Grange, Bridport, DT6 3TT
Bingham Grange is a quiet, peaceful park developed within the grounds of a former country farm. Located within West Dorset’s area of outstanding natural beauty, and being only 5 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, they offer an ideal base to ‘set up camp’ and live amidst the breath-taking scenery for which this part of Britain is internationally renowned. Bingham Grange is an adult only campsite; they have an on-site lounge bar and restaurant which also offers food to take away.
Durdle Door Holiday Park, Wareham, BH20 5QS
Exclusively for tourers and motorhomes, the Sea View site offers gently sloping grass pitches with tremendous views of the Jurassic Coast. This is a family orientated site with a children’s play area, an on-site bar and café. The campsite provides direct access to the stunning Durdle Door and Man O’War beaches.
The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle, DT10 2JW
The Trooper Inn is a quiet friendly pub in a tiny village in North Dorset with a field out the back for campers. The pub provides good quality food and there is a play area for children. The coast is about half an hour away by car and there are lots of walks and public footpaths nearby. This site is ideal for people who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of busy campsites.
Monkton Wyld Holiday Park, Charmouth, DT6 6DB
Monkton Wyld Holiday Park is an ideal holiday location for families and those who prefer a relaxing and spacious spot in the country. Being only a short drive from the coast there are many popular attractions in the vicinity; safe, sandy bathing beaches, the Heritage Coastline, famous for its abundance of fossils and the countryside of West Dorset which is remarkably un-spoilt and in many ways is quite unique. The site is spacious and peaceful and has a shop on-site for basic necessities.
Mill Paddock Campsite, Wareham, BH20 6AW
Mill Paddock Campsite is situated in the Frome Valley between the village of Wool and the Saxon town of Wareham. The site is level and well maintained and is aimed in particular at families and couples looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay. It is situated within 5 miles of the world famous Jurassic Coast, Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, as well as many other great places to visit.
Bagwell Farm, Weymouth, DT3 4EA
Bagwell Farm provides magnificent views of the World Heritage “Jurassic Coast”, the Chesil Bank, Fleet Lagoon and Lyme Bay. The park is in a tranquil rural location but benefits from easy-access to Weymouth and its sandy beaches . This campsite is well suited to any camper, there is an on-site launderette, shop and off license. They also boast an on-site Bar and Grill for when you want a break from cooking or if you just fancy a drink! There is also a play area with slides, swings and a sandpit to keep the kids entertained.
Wareham Forest Touring Park, Wareham, BH20 7NZ
Wareham Forest Tourist Park is a family run site set in 55 acres of delightful woodlands with open grassy spaces and direct access to 14 square miles of Wareham Forest. The site has been developed and maintained to a high standard by the resident proprietors who place a high emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene. The site with its excellent facilities offers an ideal base to explore the delights of Dorset. Castles, coves, quaint villages and spectacular countryside with miles of golden sandy beaches await you. Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Swanage and the Purbeck hills are just a short journey away.
Highlands End, Bridport, WD4 8SZ
Highlands End Holiday Park is located in the delightful small village of Eype, situated on the World Heritage Coast just outside the busy market town of Bridport in West Dorset. Highlands End offers everything you need for a family self-catering holiday. The facilities on offer include an indoor heated swimming pool along with sauna and steam rooms and a gymnasium. Outside you will find a large children’s adventure playground, tennis court and 9-hole pitch and putt. Being just 500 metres from the lovely unspoiled Eype beach, Highlands End is at cliff top height with outstanding panoramic views over Lyme Bay – Portland Bill and Weymouth Harbour to the East and Lyme Regis, Beer and Torbay to the West.
Pear Tree Holiday Park, Poole, BH16 6LA
Pear Tree is a peaceful and safe, family-friendly, touring caravan and camping holiday park ideally situated near the World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Dorset and near main towns such as Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth and Swanage. There is an on-site shop and an enclosed child’s play area. The site is handy for the Purbeck Hills and beaches. A Family pub is just a short walk from the site and buses for Poole and Swanage stop at the entrance to the site.
Wood Farm Caravan Park, Charmouth, DT6 6BT
Set amongst mature native trees and pristine rolling Dorset countryside, Wood Farm is the perfect caravan and camping park to get away from it all, relax and take in the magnificent rural scenery. With its stunning fishing lake, wide open spaces and indoor swimming pool to enjoy, it has something for everyone. Wood Farm nestles in the Char Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty less than a mile from Charmouth beach and the Jurassic Coast.
Hunter’s Moon, Wareham, BH20 7PA
Hunter’s Moon Caravan Club Site lies just on the edge of the lovely Wareham Forest. This is a lovely caravan park which provides an excellent base for touring the lovely area of Dorset. It is rich in coombs, cliffs, bays and islands – particularly rewarding for the visitor interested in birdlife and walking. The nearby Golden Cap, owned by the National Trust , with 2,000 acres of hills, farmlands and beaches, has the highest cliff in England and delights with its covering of brilliant yellow gorse.
West Farm CL, Verwood, BH31 7LE
West Farm is a 5 pitch Certificated Location site for Caravan Club members only. The campsite is situated in the peaceful rural area of East Dorset, and is perfectly situated for touring Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Places to visit include Hardy’s Wessex, the New Forest, historic Salisbury and the large resort of Bournemouth for shops, shows and miles of sandy beaches. Verwood is just one mile away with a variety of shops and plenty of places to eat.
Travel Guide Dorset
- Monkey World
- Weymouth Beach
- Jurassic Coast
- Corfe Castle
- Durdle Door
- Lulworth Cove
- Swanage Railway
- Bovington Tank Museum
- Oceanarium, Bournemouth