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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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A farm-based touring caravan and campsite. Facilities include modern washrooms, shop, launderette and large childrens adventure playground.
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.
Caravan holiday home accommodation in a range of sizes and a touring field.
Over 5 acres of camping space and some static caravans available for hire. Two purpose built blocks provide toilet & washroom facilities and laundry & drying facilities. On site shop.
Range of caravan and camping options including well appointed static homes. The hospitality centre has a shop, takeaway, licensed bar and restaurant.
A selection of privately owned caravans on Rockley Park. Amenities include Indoor Aqua Park, entertainment venue and supermarket.
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.
6 holiday caravans available located in an attractive small family run caravan park, on the South facing slope of the Purbeck Hills.
A long established campsite situated amongst the Purbeck Hills, within reach of Englands only natural World Heritage Site and Swanage seafront.
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 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.
A 5 star, 6 berth luxury caravan for hire, situated in the Waterside Holiday Park in Bowleaze Cove.
A small secluded site overlooking Portland Harbour, with its own private access to a safe, sandy beach. Caravans available are 2 bedroomed, 6 berth and fully equipped.
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.
Kids love camping at West Fleet, with its outdoor pool, family clubhouse, and space to play.
A friendly, family welcome for Touring Vans, Motor Vans and Tents. Facilities include bar/grill, mini supermarket, launderette, off licence, plus toilet, shower & bathroom blocks. Disabled facilities also available. Children and Pets Welcome.
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 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
10 exclusive camping pitches for adults and tents set in a glorious field overlooking a wooded valley. Superb and easy to use facilities. Just 5 minutes drive from seaside town of Lyme Regis & 3 mins drive from River Cottage HQ. Handy for Axminster. Ne
Family camping park near to Weymouth, camping, fishing and riding stables
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