Holiday Parks in Dorset
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Dorset Caravan 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.
Three great things about Dorset
Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
This spectacular 155-mile stretch of Dorset coastline runs from Studland all the way to Exmouth in Devon. Encompassing beautiful places like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, it’s an unmissable part of Dorset.
Traditional seaside towns
Dorset’s seaside towns cover everything from traditional days out along the coast with the family to untouched areas of wilderness that are yours to enjoy. Our Dorset holiday parks are perfectly placed for both experiences.
Britain’s largest tidal lagoon
The Fleet Lagoon at Chesil Beach is Britain’s largest and runs for around 18 miles. This unique place is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is consistently regarded as one of the UK’s best coastal views.
Things to do in Dorset
Top things to do for
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.
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre
Putlake Adventure Farm
RockReef at Bournemouth Pier
Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
Walk the Jurassic Coast
Visit Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester home
What our park team love about Dorset
Head to Bowleaze Cove where you will find not only the beach but also Fantasy Island which is great for tots with an indoor play area and lots of rides in the summer. There's also a cafe and ice-cream shop.
Weymouth and the surrounding area boasts something for everyone. Get your steps in exploring the Jurassic Coast, let your tastebuds explore at our local restaurants, markets, breweries or vineyards, and for the more energetic, enjoy a number of excursions or activities on land and sea.
You can take a stroll down to the Beach Cafe, which even has dog-friendly areas, or visit Upton Country Park which is a great day out for the whole family.
Head to Bowleaze Cove where you will find the Sunset Bar and Restaurant. Great food and drink right on the beach!
There’s lots to do in the local area and Littlesea is a superb base to explore Dorset from. A visit to the SeaLife Centre or Monkey World has to be on your itinerary for a day filled with fun and helping little minds to grow.
Poole Park is perfect for all weathers: The Ark located inside the park has a big soft play area, or you can take in the park's open outdoor space.
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.
Late August 2023: Great Dorset Steam Fair @ Blandford Forum
August 31 – September 2 2023: Bournemouth Air Festival @ Bournemouth Beach