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The best campsites in Dorset

Discover top-rated stays in stunning surroundings

Dorset delights

Home to spectacular coastlines, stunning countryside and lots of lovely chocolate box towns and villages, one of the best ways of experiencing the beautiful county of Dorset is to pitch a tent.

We’ve selected our favourite campsites, all with five AA Pennants.

Back of Beyond Touring Park, St Leonards

Explore 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside at this adults-only touring, camping and glamping park. The site’s rustic, natural charm provides a tranquil base for your break – enjoy a lakeside stroll and while away an evening in front of your very own fire pit.

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Bridport

This family holiday centre located on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast boasts its very own private beach. A wide variety of family-friendly leisure and entertainment programmes are available, including the Jurassic Fun Centre and a six-lane bowling alley.

East Fleet Farm Touring Park, Weymouth

A working organic farm, on the shores of the Fleet Lagoon, overlooking Chesil Beach and the sea, with direct access to the South West Coast Path. Great play facilities including a separate play barn with table tennis and other activities.

Weymouth Bay Holiday Park, Weymouth

A great family site, just a short drive from Weymouth beach, everyone will enjoy excellent indoor and outdoor pools as well as the choice of eating outlets, the entertainment programme, and the sporting activities.

Shamba Holidays, St Leonards

This seven-acre park welcomes caravans, motorhomes and tents, and has 150 pitches all with electric hook-up facility. Ideal for both young families and couples alike, Shamba holidays is perfectly situated midway between Bournemouth and the New Forest, with many picturesque villages just a stone’s throw away.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Poole

Explore local beauty spots, places of historic interest and a wide variety of attractions from this warm and friendly site in the grounds of a historic manor house. Camping enthusiasts will have a choice of grass pitches, with glamping options also available for a more luxurious experience.

Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park, Swanage

Nestled under the Purbeck Hills, this popular caravan and camping site offers a variety of accommodation options. Grass and hardstanding pitches are available, along with excellent on-site facilities – the indoor swimming pool and outdoor adventure play park are a hit with families.

Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Wareham

This woodland park within the peaceful Wareham Forest is a walker’s paradise, with forest trails, the Purbeck Hills and Heritage Coast within easy reach. Relax by the heated outdoor swimming pool after a busy day exploring, or enjoy a game of table tennis in the family room.

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