Back of Beyond Touring Park

“A haven for wildlife with improving pitches and quirky glamping options” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Hand sanitiser on all water stations, elsen points, grey waste, reception and shower blocks. Fogger purchased for shower blocks and glamping. New signage inplace and contactless check in and departure. Crockery removed from glamping units. Shower blocks only available to those who don't have their own facilites. Floor stands outside shower blocks showing clear instructions on how many in the block at any one time and how they need to sanitise. PPE available for all staff. Full communication with customers as to what we expect of them and to consider local community. Limits on how many in shop

Our Inspector's view

This lovely adults-only park, a member of the Tranquil Parks group, is set in 30 acres of woodland and offers plenty of pleasant walks. Visitors are sure to receive a warm welcome from the owners and their team. In addition to good caravan and motorhome pitches, including new premium fully serviced pitches, there are some excellent areas for tents. The site has a fishing lake and a picnic area, and the whole area is a haven for wildlife. The facilities are well appointed and very clean. There is a new bar and alfresco seating area, plus fish and chip and pizza nights as well as BBQ evenings, and guests will find an excellent shop stocked with local produce. A secluded and separate glamping area offers camping pods, a yurt, two shepherd's huts, and cabins for hire – all have their own spacious decking areas.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Gold Pennant Campsite
David Bellamy Gold Award

Awards and ratings may only apply to specific accommodation units at this location.

Back of Beyond Touring Park
234 Ringwood Rd,ST LEONARDS,Dorset,BH24 2SB
Phone : 01202 876968


  • Golf Course
  • Fishing
  • Launderette
  • Fast food/takeaway
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop onsite
  • Wifi available
  • Motorvan service point
  • Calor Gas
  • Camping Gaz
  • Battery Charging
  • Toilet fluid
Site Information
  • Total Touring Pitches: 80
  • Caravan Pitches Available
  • Motorhome Pitches Available
  • Tent Pitches Available

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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