Five reasons to buy a static caravan in Dorset
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 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
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
Lidl Hamworthy, near Poole
Fitness First Fleetsbridge
Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre
Weymouth Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
Great for shopping
Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole
Weymouth Town Centre
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
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.
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
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.