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Five reasons to buy a static caravan in Dorset

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Dorset is a gem of a county on the south coast of England. Over half its land area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s easy to see why whenever you make the journey to this beautiful part of the country. 

Towns like Dorset and Weymouth are hotbeds of seaside holidays, and as a Haven owner, you’ll have a place of your own just a stone’s throw from one of these fantastic destinations for all the family. 

Before we take through five reasons to buy a new or used static caravan in Dorset, let’s hear from some our Dorset owners about life at Haven. 

Barry Clapson says: ‘‘It’s like a holiday every weekend! Being on park is like a retreat, where we can relax as a couple and invite family and friends to enjoy the experience with us’’.

Sharon Ireland adds: ''It makes me happy to be an owner at Littlesea as it means we always have somewhere to stay on the coast and somewhere friends and family can come and enjoy with us.''

1. Choose from three magnificent holiday parks

1. Choose from three magnificent holiday parks
There's beautiful views all around Littlesea so remember to pack your walking shoes and explore, explore, explore

We’ve placed our three Dorset holiday parks in areas that maximise the beauty of Dorset. Littlesea sits on the magnificent East Fleet Lagoon, to the west of Weymouth and a short distance from the smashing Isle of Portland. The fleet itself is one of the rarest beach formations in the UK, with a sandy strip in between the lagoon and the English Channel. Weymouth Bay Holiday Park is over the other side of the town, with the beautiful Bowleaze Cove a short walk away and access to Weymouth equally easy. 

Rockley Park Holiday Park is the east of Dorset, just outside Poole and a neighbour to the area’s world-famous marina. The aptly named Rock Lea River it sits on leads to the second-largest natural harbour worldwide. 

2. All the essentials in easy reach

Poole and Weymouth are as convenient as they are beautiful places, and by picking one of these as the base for your second home, you’ll find all the essentials needed within a stress-free distance from your van. 

Here’s what to expect: 

On park mini markets 


Rockley Park 

Weymouth Bay 


Lidl Hamworthy, near Poole 

Asda Poole 

Sainsbury’s Poole 

Asda Weymouth 

Morrisons Weymouth 

Leisure centres 

Fitness First Fleetsbridge 

Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre 

Weymouth Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre 

Great for shopping 

Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole 

Weymouth Town Centre 

Train stations 

Poole Train Station – direct trains to London Waterloo and Weymouth 

Weymouth Train Station – direct trains to London Waterloo and Bristol Temple Meads

3. Loads to get involved in

3. Loads to get involved in

Dorset has all the ingredients needed to make memories that last a lifetime with the extended family and friends new and old. There’s loads to get involved in on and off park. All three of our Dorset sites lay on owners-only days out throughout the year, so you can get to know the community and make memories that last a lifetime with your loved ones. 

Weymouth is a seafarer’s paradise. There are angling clubs to get involved with and loads of ways to sail and yacht on one of Britain’s most picturesque waters. Weymouth is also home to Weymouth FC. If there are any football fans in the family, head to the Bob Lucas stadium for a great atmosphere and top-quality non-league matches. 

Poole is also a place that lays on loads for locals and visitors alike. Cobb’s Quay Marina is close to Rockley Park and is a centre of boating and making the most of the Holes Bay, the northern connection to Poole Harbour. Poole Town FC play at School Lane, and the Dolphin Leisure Centre hosts fitness classes throughout the week.

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4. Stunning South Coast scenery 

4. Stunning South Coast scenery 

Weymouth Beach is one of the most famous in Britain, and it’s easy to see why. With a unique balance of amenities, entertainment and scenery, it’s one of the go-to places for a breath of fresh sea air throughout the year. That’s the thing as owner, it doesn’t really matter if it’s hot or cold, there’s always something to enjoy in the vicinity, like the amusements or a long walk with a furry friend. Bowleaze Cove offers a serene and quieter way to enjoy the surroundings too, and it isn’t too far from Weymouth’s centre. 

Poole is famous for its spectacular harbour, the scene of many a postcard and one of the most iconic places on England’s south coast. The National Trust-owned Brownsea Island is just across the harbour, easily accessible by boat. Sandbanks Beach is a great day out, and west from Rockley Park is an area of immense beauty personified by the Holton Heath Nature Reserve.

5. There’s always something on

5. There’s always something on

Weymouth hosts over 200 events throughout the year, making full use of the town’s parks, beaches and open spaces. There’s loads to get involved in, from regular park runs to family fun days at the Radipole and Lodmoor RSPB Reserves. Weymouth Library is a great option for the kids too, organising story times and guided reading for little ones. 

In Poole, the quay is a centre of events, with everything from a weekly bike meet to outdoor entertainment hosted in the warmer months. The Lighthouse, an arts venue, has a massive programme of events, and Upton Country Park is another place to check out.

Important information

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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