Back

Dorset

An ever-changing and unspoiled coastline with beautiful beaches, rolling countryside and picture-postcard villages, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our caravan parks or holiday parks in Dorset. Read More...

Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Things To Do whilst on one of our caravan holidays in Dorset.

1. Climb up Gold Hill
Shaftesbury is one of England’s most scenically located and charming historic market towns, made famous by the Hovis advert that featured Gold Hill – the steep cobbled street lined with its unique thatched and tiled Dorset cottages.

2. Fossil hunt on the Jurassic Coast
There are excellent fossil-hunting opportunities to be had along the entire length of the coast, so called because of the richness of its fossils. This World Heritage Site offers a unique insight into a record 185 million years of the Earth’s geological history.

3. Walk on Chesil Beach
This 16-mile long shingle beach is a sight to behold, with the pebbles graded from east to west – the largest at the Portland end. A walk along the beach starting either at West Bay, Abbotsbury or Ferrybridge is the best way to experience it.

4. Blush at the sight of the Cerne Abbas Giant
Cerne Abbas, with its abbey ruins, lies at the heart of Hardy’s Wessex. However, it is best known for its infamous Giant, a 180-foot nude male etched into the chalk hillside above the village. A walk around the Giant goes from the abbey up the hill and alongside the carving, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

5. Get up to some monkey business
Monkey World near Wareham is an internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, home to over 230 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Combining fun with conservation, half-hourly talks explain all about man’s closest living relative.

6. Take a boat trip to Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island lies just inside the entrance to Poole Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours. Boat trips are available to this National Trust-owned island which is only one-and-a-half miles long and most famous as a red squirrel sanctuary and the birthplace of the Scouting movement.

7. Swan about at Abbotsbury
The 600-year-old Abbotsbury Swannery is home to the only managed colony of free-flying mute swans in the world that visitors can walk among. During the nesting and hatching period (end May-end June), it is possible to be standing next to hatching eggs.

8. Picnic at Durdle Door
Lulworth Cove is an almost perfectly circular bay with pebble shores flanked by high cliffs. A short, albeit energetic walk, along the coastal path leads to the natural limestone arch called Durdle Door, and two small, busy shingle beaches separated by the rock formation, the perfect place for a picnic.

9. Stand at the end of the Cobb
The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis lies on the county border with Devon and is full of atmosphere. A narrow maze of streets and shops wind their way down to the ancient Cobb harbour with its spectacular sea views and safe, sandy beach. The Cobb has been a haven for shipping from the time it was built, made famous, more recently, as the location of the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons the book was written by the late, resident local author John Fowles.

10. Head to the ghost village where time stands still
The small coastal village of Tyneham was ‘temporarily’ evacuated as part of the war effort – but no one has lived there since. After the war the village was commandeered for military use and it took over 30 years for access to the village to be restored and even then, this is restricted. In its uninhabited state it continues to delight and intrigue.

If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in Dorset, and see what catches your eye?

Set Descending Direction

21 Items

  1. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.8/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Wimborne, Nr Bournemouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Merley Woodland Park is part of our exclusive Bouja Boutique Luxury Breaks Collection. Surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful parkland and boasting 5 acres of private woodland to...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.8/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  2. Check Availability

    Rated
    8/10
    based on 12
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Waterside Safari Lodges is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, a blissful haven of bespoke luxurious accommodation nestled on the edge of the world famous...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8/10
    based on 12 customer reviews

    View

  3. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.8/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Situated on the edge of the iconic heritage Jurrassic coast and just a short stroll from the bustling resort of Weymouth, Waterside Holiday Park and Spa provides the ultimate location...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.8/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  4. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.8/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Holton Heath, Dorset, South West of England

    Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, surrounded by nature walks and cycle routes. This hideaway is the perfect base to make memories with the...

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.8/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  5. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.6/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Crewkerne, Dorset, South West of England

    Peckmoor Farm Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, surrounded by 350 acres of blissful rolling countryside and woodland belonging to an organic farm nestled on the...

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.6/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  6. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.5/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Christchurch, Dorset, South West of England

    Within walking distance of the beautiful beaches of Friars Cliff and Avon, this pristine, flower-filled park combines a warm welcome with superb...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.5/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  7. Check Availability

    Rated
    7.5/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Swanage, Dorset, South West of England

    Boasting stunning views from its ideal location just a mile from Swanage town centre, this relaxing park is perfect for exploring the many delights of wonderful Dorset and East Devon. On...

    Check Availability

    Rated 7.5/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  8. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.9/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Burnbake, Wareham, Dorset, South West of England

    Burnbake Forest Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, a stunning cluster of architect designed luxury lodges enjoying a magical woodland setting in the heart of the...

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.9/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  9. Check Availability

    Rated
    7.6/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Poole, Dorset, South West of England

    Tucked away inside Poole’s beautiful harbour, only 2 miles from the centre of Poole, Rockley Park has plenty of natural scenery, a sand and shingle beach and fantastic on park...

    Check Availability

    Rated 7.6/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  10. Check Availability

    Rated
    8/10
    based on 1
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Christchurch, Dorset, South West of England

    Enjoying a delightful setting in the wooded grounds of an 18th century Manor House, Sandhills is situated right on the sea front between Friars Cliff Beach and Christchurch Harbour....

    Check Availability

    Rated 8/10
    based on 1 customer reviews

    View

  11. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.5/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Dorset, South West of England

    Swandown Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, enviably set within the breathtaking parkland of the renowned historic Cricket St Thomas Estate on the Dorset/Somerset...

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.5/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  12. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.4/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Enjoying a fantastic location just minutes away from Chesil Beach and the centre of Weymouth, Chesil Vista is ideal for a wonderful family holiday. There is a heated indoor pool.

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.4/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  13. Check Availability

    Rated
    9.1/10
    based on 14
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Crewkerne, Dorset, South West of England

    The perfect rural retreat! Nestling deep in the heart of the beautiful countryside on the borders of Somerset and Dorset. Oat Hill Farm Lodges sit within ten tranquil, carefully...

    Check Availability

    Rated 9.1/10
    based on 14 customer reviews

    View

  14. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.1/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Littlesea Holiday Park offers caravan holidays with an elevated difference. Perched on sweeping banks on the side of a placid lagoon, you enjoy panoramic views of Chesil Bank and the...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.1/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  15. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.9/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Based in one of Dorset’s finest countryside locations in the peaceful hamlet of Osmington Mills, the park is nestled within a beautiful wooded valley yet is just 200m from the...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.9/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  16. Check Availability

    Rated
    7.8/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Weymouth Seaview has a lovely, rural setting near a pretty, sweeping bay. Just a fifteen minute walk down to the beach and a short bus ride in to Weymouth itself.

    There are a...

    Check Availability

    Rated 7.8/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  17. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.9/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Warmwell, Weymouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Set among acres of beautifully landscaped woodland, Warmwell awarded The David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation is a stunning lodge park with a few surprises up its sleeve! Everyone...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.9/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  18. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.3/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Sandford, Poole, Dorset, South West of England

    Set in the peaceful Dorset countryside, close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, it’s easy to enjoy an amazing holiday at Sandford. Glorious sandy beaches are close by and...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.3/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  19. Check Availability

    Rated
    7.5/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Charmouth, Dorset, South West of England

    Seadown Park, set in the beautiful, unspoilt Charmouth Valley, is the perfect choice for your seaside holiday. Bordered by the River Char, this peaceful, level, family run park boasts...

    Check Availability

    Rated 7.5/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  20. Check Availability

    Rated
    7.5/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Charmouth, Dorset, South West of England

    ust 15 minutes’ walk from the famous fossil beach and village of Charmouth, this family run park on the beautiful Jurassic coast, offers you the ideal base for your Dorset holiday....

    Check Availability

    Rated 7.5/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

  21. Check Availability

    Rated
    8.1/10
    based on 15
    customer
    reviews

    View

    Bridport, Dorset, South West of England

    This family park awarded The David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation is right next door to the marina in the heart of a pretty harbour village. Also just two minutes’ walk from a...

    Check Availability

    Rated 8.1/10
    based on 15 customer reviews

    View

Set Descending Direction

21 Items

Find your perfect holiday

Holiday ideas