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Camping in Swanage

Swanage is a traditional seaside resort at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. Situated right on the the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, the dramatic cliffs and beautiful Dorset countryside make for a breath-taking backdrop.

The town itself is built around Swanage bay which offers a brilliant stretch of sand for relaxing and plenty of traditional seaside entertainment to keep you busy!

For those wanting to get outdoors and explore, there's a vast network of walking routes, whether you wish to work your way along the coastal paths or into the surrounding Purbeck countryside. Be sure to include a visit to the coastal landmarks just a short distance from Swanage, including the iconic rock formations of Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks or the stunningly picturesque Lulworth Cove.

The Isle of Purbeck and surrounding area serve as a hotbed for outdoor activities and adventure. From climbing and mountain biking to kayaking and sailing, there are a number of companies offering adventure experiences, tours and equipment hire. Why not take a leap of faith and join a coasteering trip to explore the hidden secrets of the coast and really get the adrenaline going!

For a more relaxing time, spend a morning chugging through the hills on the Swanage Steam Railway and hop off at Corfe Castle for a closer look at the fascinating ruins with views across the Purbeck peninsular. Take a trip to Brownsea Island, a haven for wildlife in the centre of Poole Harbour or perhaps settle down for the afternoon in one of the many traditional country pubs or tearooms!

Campsites in Swanage

Knaveswell Farm Camping
2miles

Knaveswell Farm Camping

Knaveswell Farm, Knitson Lane, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JB

Pitches: 4 | Season: April - October

Primrose Hill Farm
2miles

Primrose Hill Farm

Primrose Hill Farm, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross, Swanage, BH19 3EE

Season: 23rd May to 9th september

The Railway Campsite
2miles

The Railway Campsite

The Railway Campsite, Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, BH19 3EB

Pitches: 40 | Season: Summer

Woodyhyde Camp Site
2miles

Woodyhyde Camp Site

Valley Road, Wareham, BH20 5HU

Pitches: 160

Weston Dairy Campsite
3miles

Weston Dairy Campsite

Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LJ

Season: 2017: July 21st-Aug 6th, 11th-13th Aug, 18th-20th Aug and 24th-28th Aug

Burnbake Campsite
4miles

Burnbake Campsite

Rempstone, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JH

Pitches: 130 | Season: Spring - Early October

Corfe Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site
5miles

Corfe Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Bucknowle, Wareham, BH20 5PQ

Pitches: 80 | Season: March - October

Norden Farm Touring Caravan & Camping Site
5miles

Norden Farm Touring Caravan & Camping Site

Norden, Wareham, BH20 5DS

Pitches: 92 + Tent Field | Season: 1st March - 31st October

Steeple Leaze Farm
7miles

Steeple Leaze Farm

Steeple, Wareham, BH20 5NY

Season: April - Sept

Priory Farm Campsite
9miles

Priory Farm Campsite

Priory Farm, East Holme, Wareham, BH20 6AG

Pitches: 30 | Season: Summer holidays

Sandford Holiday Park
9miles

Sandford Holiday Park

Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JZ

Pear Tree Touring Park
9miles

Pear Tree Touring Park

Organford Road, Poole, BH16 6LA

Pitches: 155 | Season: 1st March - 31st Oct

South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park
10miles

South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park

Dorchester Road, Poole, BH16 6JB

Pitches: 150 | Season: 1st March - 2nd January

Birchwood Tourist Park
10miles

Birchwood Tourist Park

Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham, BH20 7PA

Pitches: 175 | Season: Open all year

Highwood Camping
10miles

Highwood Camping

Highwood Camping, Highwood East Stoke, Wareham, BH20 6AR

Pitches: 40 | Season: 30 July - 26 August

Woodlands Camping Park
11miles

Woodlands Camping Park

Bindon Lane, Wareham, BH20 6AS

Pitches: 12 | Season: All Year

NeddyGreen
11miles

NeddyGreen

Neddy Green, Eddy Green Road, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6HL

Pitches: 15 | Season: May-September

Site partner
Fillybrook Farm Touring Caravan Park
15miles

Fillybrook Farm Touring Caravan Park

Matchams Lane, Hurn, BH23 6AW

Pitches: 18 | Season: Easter to 31 Oct

St Leonards Farm Caravan & Camping Park
15miles

St Leonards Farm Caravan & Camping Park

St Leonards Farm, Ringwood Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0AQ

Pitches: 150 | Season: April to October 1st

Galton Campsite
16miles

Galton Campsite

Manor Farm, Galton, DT2 8BY

Pitches: 30 | Season: 5th August to 2nd September 2017

Jim's Camping
16miles

Jim's Camping

19, Moreton Road, Owermoigne, DT2 8HT

Sandyholme Holiday Park
16miles

Sandyholme Holiday Park

Moreton Road, Dorchester, DT2 8HZ

Pitches: 90 | Season: March to November

Woolsbridge Manor Farm Caravan Park
17miles

Woolsbridge Manor Farm Caravan Park

Ringwood Road, Wimborne, BH21 6RA

Pitches: 60 | Season: 1st March to 31st October

Gundrys Farm Caravan & Camping
18miles

Gundrys Farm Caravan & Camping

School Lane, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, BH21 6RU

Pitches: 54 | Season: 1st April - 30 September

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre
18miles

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre

Braggers Lane, Bransgore, Christchurch, BH23 8ED

Pitches: 200 | Season: 1 March to 31 October

Meadow View Caravan Park
18miles

Meadow View Caravan Park

Wigbeth, Wimborne, BH21 7JH

Pitches: 200 | Season: OPEN ALL YEAR

Riverside Lakes
18miles

Riverside Lakes

Riverside, Slough Lane, Horton nr Wimborne, BH21 7JL

Pitches: 60 | Season: May > September inclusive

Whitehorse Campsite
19miles

Whitehorse Campsite

Whitehorse Farm, DT3 6ED

Pitches: 30 | Season: 3rd August till 31st August

Site partner
Thorncombe Farm
20miles

Thorncombe Farm

Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8QH

Pitches: 15 | Season: March to October

Acton Field Camping Site
1mile

Acton Field Camping Site

Old Malthouse Lane, Swanage, BH19 3JA

Yurt Holiday Village Swanage
1mile

Yurt Holiday Village Swanage

Washpond Lane, Swanage, BH19 3DJ

Pitches: 6 | Season: Open All Year