9 Best Dorset Holiday Parks: On The Coast & With Swimming Pools

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A fantastic destination for couples and families wanting a memorable seaside break!

With great weather, you can enjoy a vast range of outdoor and water sport activities in this part of the world.

Golden beaches, picturesque views and exquisite local food all await you on a visit to Dorset.

Let’s dive right in and see what accommodation is on offer..

See Our Brilliant Caravan Holiday Parks In Dorset!

This caravan park has a wealth of activities such as mini golf, ten pin bowling, swimming and kids club.
A peaceful family run resort with direct access to the Jurassic Coast beach and the Heritage Coastal Path.
Overlooking the beautiful coastline, this elevated caravan site is an ideal base for exploring Dorset & East Devon.
Best suited for families with kids, these caravans are only a 15-minute walk to Charmouth for great days out.
This luxury park is set within secluded woodland and provides a rural break where you can connect with nature from your caravans.
Close to the historic Christchurch & New Forest National Park, you can enjoy some wonderful days out here with the family.
Located meters from the golden beaches, this resort has all the outdoor activities you could want for a memorable trip.
Hidden in Poole’s wonderful harbour, this kids will have heaps of fun here with segways, football, tennis, crazy golf and a climbing wall.
With direct access to the promenade, this will be an unforgettable seaside holiday. There is an outdoor swimming pool onsite.

Dorset

Warmell

With a huge choice of activities, your kids will have endless amounts of fun at this accommodation. They can spend the day in a pool, skiing, bowling, playing crazy golf, in the kids club or even in the soft play area if the weather isn’t the best.

For great days out, the lovely resort of Dorchester is within driving distance, where you can enjoy a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops.

The holiday park is extremely family-friendly and one of the most sought after accommodation sites if you have children.

Holiday parks are often cheap and for a group of 6, prices start as low as £249 for a week with 2 bedrooms and can go up towards £900 for a week if your after a larger or more luxury caravans.

Charmouth, Dorset

Seadown

Holiday parks here offer serene getaways and this park is no different, it provides an ideal rural retreat and is set in the untouched Charmouth Valley. Boarded by the River Char, this family run holiday park boasts it’s very own direct access to the beach with great views from any of the caravans.

The Dorset cliffs provide panoramic views with long walks and the holiday park resort of Lyme Regis is also nearby. You would enjoy a peaceful and idyllic retreat at one of these holiday parks.

Dorset is a great place for a family looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a city and in need of a coastal break by the sea with their dogs.

For a week for a family of 6 prices start as low as £230 and can right up to £355 for a week depending on the size of your group and the time of year you book.

Swanage, Dorset

Swanage Coastal Park

Just a mile from the town centre, this is an ideal base to explore the rest of Dorset. These luxury caravans and lodges are one of the top-rated in Dorset and continue to get exceptional reviews from customers.

The site itself is best suited for adults or couples as there are not many activities to keep the kids entertained. There are plenty of walks and trails nearby though, especially down to the Jurassic coast.

Due to the steep gradients and the number of steps, this accommodation is not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties.

For a basic caravan on this Dorset site, prices start at £294 for a group of 4 people and can go up to £700 a week for a large property with more luxurious features.

Charmouth, Dorset

Newlands

One of the most popular Dorset caravan holidays, this park is just a 15-minute walk from the famous village of Charmouth and is perfectly situated on the famous Jurassic Coastline.

The family-run club has a number of fun activities including an outdoor swimming pool, entertainment passes, soft play area, amusements & entertainment.

For fossil hunters, there are an abundance of locations for you to explore including Poole, Exeter & Bournemouth. There are a host of pubs, cafe’s, shops and restaurants for you to try and enjoy.

To rent a caravan for a week, prices start at £305 for 3 people and go up to £450 for a week for a group of 6 people.

Wimborne, Dorset

Merley Woodland Park

Surrounded by 10 acres of majestic parkland and 5 acres of private woodland, this caravan holiday park resort is an ideal escape for anyone looking to connect with nature. Your still only a mile from the ancient town of Wimborne with it’s cafes, restaurants and bars.

Facilities onsite offer a lot for families and children including an outdoor swimming pool, children’s play area, spa, gym, hot tub, steam room and even a bar.

Prices at this park start as low as £360 per week for a lodge that sleeps a family of 4 which we think is an absolute bargain considering how popular this place is.

Christchurch, Dorset

Hoburne Park

This holiday park is far and away best suited for families with kids due to the sheer number of activities and entertainment on offer here.

It is ideally located near the historic town of Christchurch and within driving distance of The New Forest. One of the most fascinating National Parks in the country, it is well worth a visit for the day.

With its exclusive location family breaks at these caravan parks are some of the most popular in the country. They include impeccably kept grounds with luxury caravans and lodges on site. There is also a football pitch on site for anyone who loves a kick about.

By far one of our cheapest holiday parks, prices start at a staggering £125 a week for a family of 6 depending on what time of the year you book your caravans.

Bridport, Dorset

West Bay

One of the most thriving family holiday parks in Dorset, this place isn’t for those wanting a peaceful retreat. This action-packed caravan retreat has all the activities kids dream of including amusements, slides and close access to the golden beaches.

Perfect for creating memories, you are ideally positioned on the famous Jurassic Coast with miles of coastline to explore whether that’s by foot or taking a drive into the nearby historic villages.

With the whole of the West Dorset coastline on your doorstep, there are plenty of fossils to be found, sandcastles to be built and trails to be cycled.

Dorset holiday parks don’t come at a much better value than this with caravans costing £189 a week for a family of 8 depending on when you go.

Poole, Dorset

Rockley Park

Tucked away in Poole, your only 2 miles from the centre, but the holiday park itself is surrounded by natural scenery and terrific views over Poole harbour.

There are a wealth of activities on offer here including archery, fencing, a climbing wall, football academy, tennis courts, crazy golf, 2 swimming pools, you name it and this park has it!

There are plenty of villages, walking trails and vast golden sand for you to enjoy if you feel like going off the parks as well.

Prices here start at £287 a week for a family of 6 which is brilliant value considering the number of activities and facilities this holiday park has compared to others.

Christchurch, South Dorset

Sandhills

A fantastic holiday resort set in between Friars Cliff Beach & Christchurch Harbour. With direct access to the promenade, you couldn’t get any closer to the beach if you tried.

It serves as an excellent base for exploring the New Forest, Dorset, Salisbury, Winchester and Bournemouth with ample shops, restaurants and bars to try.

If you have a car and fancy a great day out, the Isle Of Wight is just a short drive and is well worth a visit.

Holiday homes here are a bit more expensive starting at £457 a week for a family of 4.

Attractions Near Our Caravan Parks in Dorset

We have a lot of Dorset caravan parks on the beach which makes them extremely popular among families. Holiday park locations like this are some of the most popular in the UK due to the great weather, luxury activities like spa treatments and the county is extremely dog friendly.

Widely regarded as one of the top caravan holiday destinations in the UK, parks in Dorset are most suited for families with young children or couples wanting a romantic escape. The rugged coastline, golden beaches, beautiful weather and historic towns make it an appealing place for people wanting to enjoy a seaside adventure.

For great days out there are a host of attractions nearby including Moors Valley Country Park which is a terrific place to take the kids and enjoy a picnic. Another superb spot is Monkey World which is a 65 acre Ape rescue centre located in Wareham. If your kids love Dinosaurs, then the Dinosaur Museum is well worth a look with fascinating fossils, skeletons and reconstructions will keep your children intrigued for hours.

Famous for it’s world heritage site, many families, friends and tourists flock to the south west to explore family attractions and areas such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Holton Heath and scour the coast for dinosaur fossils. Another great day out for some family fun includes water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing.

Price Comparison

In this section, we are going to take a look at the various prices of each holiday park for 4 people wanting a self-catering break. We conducted the research in December of 2019 and searched for availability in June 2020 for a family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children below the ages of 17. We try to make the prices as accurate as possible but the parks do change depending on group size and any additional luxury features you may wish to include when booking a caravan.
  1. Warmell – £569
  2. Seadown – £458
  3. Swanage Coastal Holiday Park – £399
  4. Newlands Holiday – £741
  5. Merley Woodland – £558
  6. Hoburne £610
  7. West Bay – £480
  8. Rockley – £810
  9. Sandhills Holiday – £715
As you can see from the list above, a Dorset holiday is one of the slightly more expensive caravans escapes within the UK, but that is down to the great weather, wide range of watersport activities and it being very dog friendly. Lyme Regis, West Bay & Bridport are just some of the most visited towns and villages. From award-winning caravans, adult only lodges, glamping and pitches for a tent, you’ll be sure to find the ideal accommodation for you and the kids.

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