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If you really want to get the most out of your holiday in Dorset then you can't beat packing your tent and going camping. The joys of long days in the great outdoors and nights under the stars are the stuff of childhood memories. There are no shortage of great campsites in Dorset both on the farm and by the coast.

Gold Hill, Dorset cottages

Of course going camping has come a long way in recent years both in terms of popularity and facilities. Long gone are the days when a campsite meant a field on a slope which you might have to share with a herd of cows. These days campsites have a fantastic array of facilities with hot showers, electric hook ups and internet access the norm. Many of the bigger campsites have swimming pools or alternatively you could find one offering camping by the beach. Good news for pooches too, many of these offer dog friendly camping.

With the advent of glamping much of the effort and hardship of camping has been eliminated. Combining glamour and camping, the glamping experience saves you the effort (and potential disaster) of pitching up your tent. The yurts, bell-tents, safari tents, camping pods, tipis, or whatever luxury canvas you choose to sleep under are all set up and ready to go when you arrive. Just imagine it, coming in from cooking your sausages on the open fire to crash out on your comfy bed!
In the old days, if you wanted this kind of luxury you had to rent a caravan and the good news is you still can. There are quite a few caravan sites in Dorset including several Caravan Club approved sites.

If you're looking for a bit more mobility and fleibility then you may be looking for a cool campsite where you can park up your campervan. Oh, you don't have a camper van?! Not a problem. There are several campervan hire companies based in dorset that are more than happy to supply you with a classiv VW camper or modern motorhome with all the home comforts.

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Camping and caravan parks

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Caravan and Motorcaravan pitches, a tent field and caravan holiday homes available for hire. On site facilities include indoor swimming pool, tennis court, shop and play area.
A family oriented, multi award winning caravan park. Touring and camping areas with electric hook ups and toilet block with family bathroom, disabled showers, free hot showers and laundrette. The Olde Carte Shed serves breakfasts, lunches, evening meals a
A 5 star, 6 berth luxury caravan for hire, situated in the Waterside Holiday Park in Bowleaze Cove.
A family-friendly campsite in the popular tourist haunt of Worth Matravers.
Kids love camping at West Fleet, with its outdoor pool, family clubhouse, and space to play.
A 5 star rated Holiday Park. Luxury 6 and 8 berth holiday homes and extensive facilities including childrens play areas, sports & leisure facilities, mini market, diner and laundrette.
A long established campsite situated amongst the Purbeck Hills, within reach of Englands only natural World Heritage Site and Swanage seafront.
A farm-based touring caravan and campsite. Facilities include modern washrooms, shop, launderette and large childrens adventure playground.
A variety of caravans available in this holiday park situated in the former gardens of the Pennsylvania Castle. Facilities include 'Supermarkette', Launderette and Games Room.
Sea Barn Farm is probably the most beautiful licensed camping park in Dorset. Its spectacular views of the Fleet Lagoon, Lyme Bay and World Heritage Jurassic Coast are breathtaking.
Sandyholme Holiday Park nestles on the edge of the picturesque villages of Owermoigne and Moreton in West Dorset, and is pleasantly secluded and surrounded by trees.
Family camping park near to Weymouth, camping, fishing and riding stables
Based in Portland, Dorset with breathtaking views from Portland Bill to Weymouth Bay.
A range of accommodation available at this holiday park, including caravan holiday homes, Cezanne Chalets, Lodges and a camping area. Facilities include shops, bar, swimming pool and riding stables.
Old Bidlake Farm is a smallholding situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Marshwood Vale, three miles from the Jurassic Coast. We offer the chance of sleeping under canvas, close to nature and free from the stresses of modern life.
Caravan holiday home accommodation in a range of sizes and a touring field.
2,4 and 6 Berth motorhomes for hire. short weekends, weekly, fortnightly or long term hire available
A large variety of privately owned caravans located in the Haven Weymouth Bay Caravan Park & Seaview Park, Weymouth. Caravans sleep from 4 - 8 people and have a microwave, TV, fridge and gas cooker as standard. Park facilities include indoor and outdoor s
A selection of privately owned caravans on Rockley Park. Amenities include Indoor Aqua Park, entertainment venue and supermarket.
Range of caravan and camping options including well appointed static homes. The hospitality centre has a shop, takeaway, licensed bar and restaurant.
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