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Swanage Coastal Park holiday park with sea views
Nestled into the hills above Swanage With breathtaking views across the rolling Purbeck hills

Swanage Coastal Park

The ultimate independent holiday base

Smartsurvey 88 Out Of 10
Our peaceful and quiet holiday park offers stunning scenery in this beautiful and secluded part of Dorset.

A holiday here is all about enjoying the great outdoors and, with its crumbling castles, rocky clifftop paths, and beautiful beaches, Dorset is ripe for exploring.

Back at base, families can opt to holiday in either our caravans or our lodges, some with the added luxury of their own hot tub. Our accommodation offers panoramic views of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck hills, making here the ideal indulgent escape. Alternatively, if you're looking to get back to basics, during the summer we offer informal seasonal tent pitches with no electric on our Coastal Heights camping field.

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  • Spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast
  • Caravans and lodges, some with their very own hot tub
  • Surrounded by scenic Purbeck countryside
  • Use of facilities at the neighbouring park
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Informal summer camping pitches
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Discover Our Amenities

We have everything you need to make your stay at Swanage Coastal Park the perfect holiday.

Overview

Overview

Swanage Coastal Park offers peace and quiet with stunning scenery in a beautiful and secluded part of Dorset. This park is perfect for a South Coast holiday, and Swanage is famous for its seaside location.

(Note: due to the hillside location of the park, it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties)

  • Accommodation with spectacular views
  • Hot tub lodges
  • Short walk from Swanage Town
  • Perfect base for exploring the Jurassic coast
  • Summer only camping pitches
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Swanage Coastal Park

Accommodation

Accommodation

Enjoy a holiday at Swanage in our caravans or hot tub lodges, some with spectacular views of Swanage Bay or the Purbeck hills.

Our self-catering accommodation at Swanage Coastal Park offers you a holiday that matches your individual needs at any time of the year.

  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • Luxury hot tub lodges
  • 2 & 3 bedroom caravans
  • Pet-friendly park
  • Wi-Fi to the accommodation
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Accommodation with amazing views | Swanage Coastal Park

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Contemporary designed caravans | Swanage Coastal Park

5 Hot Tub Overlooking The Bay And Purbeck Hills

Signature hot tub lodge overlooking the Purbeck Hills | Swanage Coastal Park

6 Spacious Master Bedroom In Our Signature 2 Bed Lodge

Spacious master bedroom in our Signature lodges | Swanage Coastal Park

7 Well Equipped Kitchens In Our Caravans At Swanage Coastal Park

Fully fitted well equipped kitchens in all our caravans | Swanage Coastal Park

8 Stunning Views Across Swanage Bay From The Park

Stunning views across Swanage Bay | Coastal Heights Swanage Coastal Park

9 Caravans Overlooking Swanage Bay

A peaceful and quiet park with spectacular views | Swanage Coastal Park

Coastal Heights Camping

Coastal Heights Camping

For the summer holidays we open Coastal Heights, an area laid out for informal camping, sorry no tourers or motorhomes.

These grass pitches are available in our informal seasonal camping field at Swanage. They are only suitable for tents and available in the school summer holidays. Get back to basics and camp under the stars. This area has no access to an electric hook up.

  • Perfect for tents (no electric)
  • Available in the school summer holidays
  • 19th July to 9th September 2020
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Stunning views across Swanage Bay

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

There are no bars, restaurants or shop facilities at the park but Swanage town centre is just a short stroll away with the wonderful views of Swanage Bay.

You will always get a friendly welcome and local knowledge from the team in reception and Swanage is home to many award-winning restaurants and bars, with even more to be discovered in the surrounding area. Whatever takes your fancy, Swanage always has something to suit your tastes.

  • Award-winning restaurants, pubs and bars
  • Enjoy fish ‘n’ chips on the promenade
  • Ask our team for their recommendations
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Swanage town centre | Swanage Coastal Park

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Swanage beach is a short walk away, offering some of the best places to eat and drink | Swanage Coastal Park

Entertainment

Entertainment

You won’t find any bars or club facilities on park, so we can retain the park’s tranquil and natural atmosphere.

Swanage Town offers a vast variety of entertainment for everyone. From the Swanage Blues Festival to Tankfest there's always lots of fun and interesting events to attend and Swanage Coastal Park offers the perfect location and accommodation to explore all these.

The neighbouring park allows access to their heated pool for a small daily fee, payable locally.

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  • Access to neighbouring park's facilities (fees payable)
  • Live music venues and entertainment throughout the year in Swanage
  • Excellent local festivals
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Crabbing at Swanage Pier | Swanage Coastal Park

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

It’s all about exploring, a friendly welcome and sea views that will take your breath away.

When you're not out discovering the spectacular sights, you can find the following facilities at Swanage Coastal Park.

  • Children’s play area
  • Laundrette
  • Reception and local information
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Seasonal toilet & shower block for camping guests
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Children's play area | Swanage Coastal Park

2 Child Slide Play Park

Play park slide | Swanage Coastal Park

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Pick up your essentials from Reception | Swanage Coastal Park

Location

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See the great local attractions and days out that are close to our park.

Upcoming Local Events

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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

A celebration of art across many forms including, participatory experience, diverse music, art and dance, site-specific installations and large scale spectaculars.
Poole-Sandfest

Sandfest

A boutique summer beach festival in a luxurious beach location.
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Swanage Carnival

An 8 day carnival with air displays, live music, sporting events, games, competitions, firework displays and one of the longest carnival processions.
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ParkLife Blog

Keep up to date with our latest news and stories below, a great read to help with some of the reasons why you should choose to enjoy the park life with us.

Swanage Coastal Park

Perfect Location
Peace and quiet with stunning scenery, an ideal base to discover Dorset
Days Out
Picture-postcard beaches along the historic Jurassic coast
Swanage Town
Award-winning restaurants and bars, just a 15-minute stroll away
Wonderful Accommodation
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What our guests have to say

Peaceful park with stunning views

We've just returned from 4 nights in a 'Seaside 4' van. We were a bit nervous about going away during the pandemic, but I've honestly never seen such a clean place to stay. It was immaculate. The vans are new for this year, but it had been cleaned thoroughly. The park itself is lovely and quiet.

Cheeseaddict1 – Aug 2020 Tripadvisor 50
4 Swanage Sea Views Summer Swanage Coastal Park Swanage, Dorset Tripadvisor
Wonderful Views

The Seaside is a really nice caravan, we liked it a lot. As usual the site is quiet and has wonderful views, which is why we keep returning. Thank you for being up and running so soon after Boris' announcement - it meant a lot to us to be able to have our "usual" holiday in such a strange year.

Mr Sullivan – Jul 2020 Smartsurvey 10
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Well furnished

Good sized, well furnished caravans at a convenient location

Andy Donaldson – Jul 2020 Google 44 2020
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Stunning Views

Friendly staff, stunning views. Lovely walk into town. Have always chosen this site.

Michelle Theresa – Jul 2020 Facebook 43
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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to Coronavirus, if I don’t want to arrive for my holiday can I get a refund?

All 2020 holidays booked with us are covered by our Booking Guarantee, letting you move your booking free of charge, provided you give us 4 weeks notice. You can move your holiday to any date up until the end of 2021*.

Should the Government issue a local lock-down in your area, meaning you cannot travel to our holiday parks, you can move your booking to an alternative date free of charge* even if you are within the 4 weeks' notice period.

(*Charges may apply if your holiday is moved to a date with an increased tariff period). Please check our Booking Guarantee page for details of alternative dates available. Any holidays outside 4 weeks of arrival are bound by our normal T&Cs.

What are your check-in and check-out times for self-catering accommodation?

Check-in is from 5pm on the day of your arrival across all our accommodation. Please note that due to the enhanced cleaning procedures, we cannot always guarantee that your accommodation will be ready at 5pm. We therefore advise that check-in may be any time between 5pm and 5.30pm.

Check-out is by 10am on the day of departure. Note: Sunday departures for two night breaks are by 7pm.

In order to maintain social distancing, we kindly ask that you DO NOT arrive any earlier than the assigned check-in time of 5pm.

Is there wifi? What is the phone reception like?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available around the parks and inside your accommodation at Swanage Coastal Park, Oakdene Forest Park*, Shorefield Country Park, Merley Court Holiday Park and Forest Edge Holiday Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout the main facility buildings across these parks.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn and Wilksworth.

Mobile phone reception in the New Forest area can sometimes be patchy on some networks but is generally improving over time. There is usually no problem at Swanage Coastal Park or Merley Court Holiday Park.

*Please note that there is no Wi-Fi access from the summer camping pitches at Oakdene Forest Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi can still be accessed from the park's main facility buildings.

What are your check-in and check-out times for touring and camping?

Check-in is from 12 NOON on the day of arrival, and check-out is at 11AM on the day of departure.

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