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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

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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. Swanage Coastal Park has been given the 'Good To Go' mark by Visit England, promoting safer stays.

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.

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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
  • Small well stocked shop within Reception
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
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We have everything you need to make your stay at Swanage Coastal Park the perfect holiday.



Swanage Coastal Park offers a relaxed environment with stunning scenery in a beautiful and secluded part of Dorset. This park is perfect for a South Coast holiday with Bournemouth and Poole right on your doorstep, plus Swanage is famous for its seaside location along the Jurassic Coast.

As testament to our stunning staycations, we are delighted that Swanage Coastal Park received Bronze for Holiday Park of the Year at the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards (Note: due to the hillside location of the park, it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties)

  • Self-catering accommodation with spectacular views
  • Hot tub lodges
  • Achieved Bronze at the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards
  • Short walk from Swanage Town
  • Perfect base for exploring the Jurassic coast
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Swanage Coastal Park



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.

Our caravans here are available with a choice of either two bedrooms (sleeps up to 4) or three bedrooms (sleeps up to six guests). We also have hot tub lodges for an added touch of luxury. The features and styles vary depending on your choice of accommodation, so we recommend taking a look at each on our holiday search!

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

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Contemporary designed caravans. A look inside our Sublime hot tub caravans | Swanage Coastal Park


A look inside our Seaside caravans | Swanage Coastal Park

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

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Spacious master bedroom in our Signature hot tub lodge | Swanage Coastal Park

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

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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
  • 19 July to 01 September 2024

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

Things To Do

Things To Do

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.

  • 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.

  • Small well stocked shop within Reception
  • Children’s play area
  • Laundrette
  • Reception and local information
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
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Pick up your essentials from Reception | Swanage Coastal Park

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Children's play area | Swanage Coastal Park

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Play park slide | Swanage Coastal Park


The Shorefield Edit

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

Upcoming Local Events

Poole Sandfest


Party like never before on the golden shores of the glamorous and internationally famous Sandbanks beach. One of the most anticipated events in the social calendar, SandFest is a boutique beach festival like no other.
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Ingenious Inventions at The Tank Museum

Looking for something to do this Summer Holiday? Experience the biggest day out in history this summer holidays with interactive exhibitions, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset's largest indoor attraction.
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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
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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.

Shorefield Summer Festival Guide 2024

The sun is starting to shine through and the days are getting longer, that means summer is just around the corner...So let's get right to it, here's our top festivals and events across Dorset & Hampshire this summer!

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

What our guests have to say

Supreme 2

We had a lovely 4 night stay in a supreme 2 bedroom caravan. It was very clean and comfortable. I would certainly stay again. Fabulous walks nearby and a nice walk into town.

Andy F – Jun 2022 Tripadvisor 50
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Great Place

Great place, our second visit. Walk to town via alleyway at the back of caravan park, great views. Reception always happy to help.

Zoë Powell – Aug 2022 Google 44 2020
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No comments for improvement, perfect as it is, thank you, already booked 2023!

Janet Stagg – Sep 2022 10 Out Of 10
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Would definitely return

Arrived here early for a stay during the summer holidays. The seaside 3 pet friendly caravan was spotless and perfect for our family of 6 and a dog. Reception were lovely each time we visited to use the small shop inside and were great with the children.

Kaylee F – Aug 2023 Tripadvisor 50
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What a lovely setting

View to die for. The lodge was spotless and well situated. Good size bedrooms, lovely showers, lovely kitchen with all you need and a spacious living room with a good television and good Wi-Fi reception. Nice walk to Swanage. We loved it here and definitely recommend it for a nice quiet break.

bridlu45 – Jul 2023 Tripadvisor 50
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Check-in will vary depending on the accommodation you have booked.

  • All our Signature lodges, Treehouses, Lavender House, Wisteria House and Honeysuckle Cottage have check-in from 2pm
  • All other lodges (Select, Select +, Superior and Superior +) plus The Burrow, Tudor Rose House and Sublime Hot Tub Caravans have check-in from 3pm
  • All remaining accommodation (Forest, Supreme, Serene, Sensation, Seaside and Statement Caravans) have check-in from 4pm

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

You are welcome to arrive earlier and make use of any of the parks facilities, but please do not head to your accommodation until you have received your text confirming that it is all ready for you.

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 (including Downton Holiday 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.

Please be aware that the Wi-Fi service is suitable for light browsing and checking emails, but during peak times may be limited. Streaming/gaming/video conferencing is not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, mobile phone reception and network is dependent on your mobile phone provider and therefore is out of our control. 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.

Will the hot tub be warm when we arrive?

All our hot tubs are emptied, cleaned and refilled with every departure/new arrival. We do endeavour to make sure these are up to temperature when you arrive, however this is not always a guarantee, especially in colder months as this will naturally take longer.

Please note: Our shepherd huts do not have hot tubs.

Do you provide towels?

Towels are provided in our hot tub accommodation, all our houses, treehouses and Select+ lodges, however we recommend bringing a spare as you never know when it may come in handy (trips to the beach or having a separate towel for use in the hot tub is ideal!) We supply one hand towel and one bath towel per person.

We therefore do not provide towels in our Select lodges or our range of caravan accommodation (with the exception of our Sublime Hot Tub Caravans) and therefore advise that you bring your own.

You can hire towels for your holiday and can even add these to your booking, should your accommodation not come with them as standard! A set of towels is charged at £6.50 per set and includes one hand towel and one bath towel. Simply add these to your booking when reviewing your accommodation online and they'll be ready and waiting for you when you arrive. If you would like to hire towels on arrival at reception a set is charged at £8.75.

We do also recommend bringing your own toiletries including soap, shower gel, shampoo and other bathroom necessities.

Can we arrange a supermarket delivery to our accommodation?

Yes, you are more than welcome to have supermarket deliveries once you have checked in. Please ensure you are available and at your accommodation at the time of delivery to accept your order. You will also need to provide the delivery driver with your holiday home number and directions to your accommodation.

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Why choose Swanage Coastal Park?