Explore the area

Places to visit near Seaview

A World Heritage landscape of sandy beaches, craggy cliffs and rare wildlife in this quintessentially English county – from the Jurassic Coast to the Dorset Down. Whether you love cove hopping, fossil hunting, local shrimps or lively beach resorts, it's all here, and very distinctively Dorset. A stunning stretch of sheltered southern coastline that harbours everything from smart marinas and water sports to awesome cliffs and outstanding attractions.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Corfe Castle

Places of interest

Corfe Castle

Please visit the website for more information

Corfe Castle is a favourite haunt for adults and children alike. All ages are captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breath-taking views across Purbeck. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.

Address:

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
26 miles from Littlesea
17 miles from Rockley Park
19 miles from Seaview Park
19 miles from Weymouth Bay
A little girl looking at pigglets at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Attractions

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Please visit the website for more information

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park has a full daily timetable of events, giving hands-on animal experiences for your children, in a safe and welcoming environment.

Address:

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
27 miles from Littlesea
7 miles from Rockley Park
20 miles from Seaview Park
20 miles from Weymouth Bay
The entrance to Lulworth Castle

Places of interest

Lulworth Castle

Please visit the website for more information

At the heart of Dorset, set in 20 square miles of rolling countryside, lies the Lulworth Estate. Home to Lulworth Castle and Park and an outdoor adventure centre.

Address:

Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
21 miles from Littlesea
18 miles from Rockley Park
15 miles from Seaview Park
15 miles from Weymouth Bay
Sunset at Poole Harbour & Quay

Places of interest

Poole Harbour & Quay

Please visit the website for more information

Poole has the largest natural harbour in Europe and it is just the place for those who love sailing, fishing and jet-skiing (or those who wish to try). Chic café bars, amazing water sports and stylish quayside shops line the impressive harbour.

Address:

Poole Harbour, Poole Dorset, BH15 4AF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
33 miles from Littlesea
3 miles from Rockley Park
27 miles from Seaview Park
27 miles from Weymouth Bay
Portland Harbour - Castle Cove

Beaches

Portland Harbour - Castle Cove

Please visit the website for more information

Portland Harbour beaches are small and secluded. There is a network of coastal footpaths and the added attraction of three castles to visit in the local area.

Address:

Portland Harbour, Portland, Dorset, DT4 8QG

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions: Dog restrictions may apply
Distance from park:
3 miles from Littlesea
33 miles from Rockley Park
5 miles from Seaview Park
5 miles from Weymouth Bay
Sandbanks Beach © Robert Linsdell (flickr)

Beaches

Sandbanks Beach

Please visit the website for more information

Sandbanks Beach has a reputation as one of the best beaches on the South Coast of England. Enjoy the sandy beach or explore the small peninsula where you will find some of the most expensive houses in the country. The popular sandy beach stretching over five kilometres from the tip of Sandbanks Spit to merge with the beaches of Bournemouth. A trip to Sandbanks beach will be fun for all the family.

Address:

Sandbanks Beach, Dorset, BH13 7QQ

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dog restrictions apply on neighbouring Sandbanks peninsular beach.
 
Lifeguards: Daily 30 March-30 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
37 miles from Littlesea
7 miles from Rockley Park
31 miles from Seaview Park
31 miles from Weymouth Bay
Visitors bottle feeding lambs

Attractions

Abbotsbury Children's Farm

Please visit the website for more information

This is a great place for the young family looking for things to do in Dorset. There are lots of animals for the children to meet, greet and feed. Considered one of the best Children’s Farms in Dorset, there are fun things to do every day. Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area, jump around on our new bouncy castle (don’t forget your socks!) and bottle feed the lambs.

Address:

Abbotsbury Children's Farm, Church Street, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JJ

Open dates: Until 28 October
Distance from park:
10 miles from Littlesea
35 miles from Rockley Park
9 miles from Seaview Park
9 miles from Weymouth Bay
Walkway at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Attractions

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Please visit the website for more information

The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for it’s Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden. Facilities include the Colonial Restaurant, a quality gift shop and a fantastic plant centre where many of the flowers grown in the Garden can be purchased.

Address:

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4LA

Open dates: 2 January - 21 December
Distance from park:
10 miles from Littlesea
35 miles from Rockley Park
9 miles from Seaview Park
9 miles from Weymouth Bay
A bevy of swans at Abbotsbury Swannery

Attractions

Abbotsbury Swannery

Please visit the website for more information

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to this beautiful place is considered to be one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Address:

Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JG

Open dates: Until 28 October
Distance from park:
7 miles from Littlesea
33 miles from Rockley Park
9 miles from Seaview Park
9 miles from Weymouth Bay
Ride the Ghostly Galleon at Adventure Wonderland

Attractions

Adventure Wonderland

Please visit the website for more information

Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park perfect for children up to 12 years old. With over 30 rides and attractions there's even more to do and see than ever before. It's a full day of fun for the whole family.

Address:

Adventure Wonderland, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA

Open dates: 24 March - 28 October
Distance from park:
39 miles from Littlesea
15 miles from Rockley Park
32 miles from Seaview Park
32 miles from Weymouth Bay
world famous stone arch, Durdle Door

Places of interest

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Please visit the website for more information

Durdle Door is probably the most famous stone arch anywhere in the world. It was created when the sea pierced through the Portland limestone around 10,000 years ago. Looking west over the beach, isolated stacks out at sea show where an older coastline once lay. This part of the coast is formed from merged bays and shows how Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole may look in several thousand years time.

Address:

Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
17 miles from Littlesea
18 miles from Rockley Park
10 miles from Seaview Park
10 miles from Weymouth Bay
Pearl of Dorset, Lyme Regis

Places of interest

Lyme Regis

Please visit the website for more information

Also known as the 'Pearl of Dorset' , Lyme Regis is an unspoiled historic seaside resort surrounded by beautiful countryside. Here you can enjoy the views as you stroll along the ancient Cobb.

Address:

Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall Cottage, Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3BS

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
27 miles from Littlesea
49 miles from Rockley Park
29 miles from Seaview Park
29 miles from Weymouth Bay
Two monkeys in the trees

Attractions

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Please visit the website for more information

Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Wareham. The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world.

Address:

Monkey World, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
18 miles from Littlesea
16 miles from Rockley Park
12 miles from Seaview Park
12 miles from Weymouth Bay
Coastal view of Weymouth Beach

Beaches

Weymouth Beach

Please visit the website for more information

Weymouth lies within the 'World Heritage Coast'. The central beach is adjacent to the town and harbour with lots of events, activities and water sports during summer.

Address:

Weymouth Bay Holiday Park Information Office, The Kings Statue, The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7AN

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from 1 May-30 September apart from in the clearly marked dog area.
 
Lifeguards: Daily 5 May-30 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
2 miles from Littlesea
27 miles from Rockley Park
3 miles from Seaview Park
3 miles from Weymouth Bay
Colourful houses and boats along Weymouth Harbour

Places of interest

Weymouth Harbour

Please visit the website for more information

A busy port at the heart of Weymouth with the beach and Brewers Quay a short walk away. Or sit back and enjoy the scenery on one of the daily boat trips around the bay. A sheltered inlet lined with colourful buildings, boats, restaurants, pubs and cafés.

Address:

Weymouth Harbour Office, 13 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
3 miles from Littlesea
28 miles from Rockley Park
4 miles from Seaview Park
4 miles from Weymouth Bay
Bowleaze Cove © Andrew Bone (flickr)

Beaches

Bowleaze Cove

Please visit the website for more information

Just a 15 minute walk from Weymouth Bay or Seaview is the sand/shingle/pebble beach of Bowleaze Cove. Here you can enjoy fantastic views over Weymouth and experience the weekly firework displays in the Summer season. Or you can take a walk to the top of Jordan Hill to explore the Roman ruins.

Address:

Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PR

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions Dog restrictions may apply further south at Weymouth
Distance from park:
6 miles from Littlesea
28 miles from Rockley Park
24 miles from Seaview Park
24 miles from Weymouth Bay
2 Squirrels in the woodlands

Places of interest

Brownsea Island

Please visit the website for more information

Enjoy fine walks and fantastic views of Poole Harbour on this beautiful 500 acre National Trust island of woodland and wildlife.

Address: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, BH13 7EE
Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
38 miles from Littlesea
8 miles from Rockley Park
29 miles from Seaview Park
29 miles from Weymouth Bay