Holidays in Dorset
Dorset caravan holidays and holiday parks
Fancy a Dorset holiday? Head for one our Dorset holiday parks dotted around the country. They’re the perfect base for visiting one of the county’s claims to fame – the striking Jurassic coastline. Fossils and fascinating geological features aren’t the only order of the day here. There are golden beaches backed by rugged cliffs that are home to many different species of rare wildlife.
Four of our parks are on hand for a Dorset caravan holiday. Some of the best scenery in the country will be just steps from your accommodation, with easy access to the rest of the county brimming with things to do. Fancy bringing your dog? Check out our dog friendly holidays to Dorset.
Things to do in Dorset
Water fanatics will enjoy a day sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing or windsurfing. Or if you really don't like getting your toes wet, you can still visit Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Britain. Spend a few hours with a cool drink watching the multi-million-pound yachts make their way around – or just take advantage of Poole's buzzing social scene, with trendy restaurants and bars. If you're looking for things the little ones will love, swing by Monkey World. More creature features include Abbotsbury Swannery and Farmer Palmers Farm Park.
Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
Harbour and Quay
Frequently asked questions
Dorset is a largely rural county formed of many small villages and a few large towns. There are no cities in the county. Bournemouth, the largest town, came to exist in the Georgian era when bathing in the sea started to gain popularity.
Dorset’s South Coast is home to the second-largest natural harbour in the world. The picturesque Poole Harbour is second only to Sydney in this accolade.
Dorset was an area of rebellion during the 17th-century English Civil War. Shaftesbury was the site of an epic battle between vigilantes and Oliver Cromwell’s forces, which the latter ended up winning.
Over half of Dorset’s land area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meaning you’re never too far from a real breath of fresh scenic air inland and on the coast.
Most of Dorset’s coastline forms the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s 96 miles long and stretches from Exmouth in Devon to Studland.
With sights like the incredible Durdle Door within its borders, Dorset is full of picturesque places that are photogenic to say the least. The county is home to one of Britain’s largest numbers of conservation areas.
We’ve placed four of our fantastic parks around two of Dorset’s magnificent coastal towns. Stay at Seaview or Weymouth Bay holiday parks and enjoy easy access to the heart of the Jurassic Coast and the wonderful seaside town of Weymouth. To the west of the town lies Littlesea, which is also neighbours with unique Fleet Lagoon, a protected marina area. Rockley Park Holiday Park lies on the Rock Lea River, just a five-minute stroll from Poole and its magnificent harbour. You’re also just a 15-minute car ride away from Bournemouth, consistently voted as one of the UK’s premier spots for a staycation.
19 March 2023: Weymouth Half Marathon @ Weymouth town centre
Late August 2023: Great Dorset Steam Fair @ Blandford Forum
August 31 – September 2 2023: Bournemouth Air Festival @ Bournemouth Beach