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The View From Swanage Coastal Park
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 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 or caravans, or our hot tub lodges, offering panoramic views of Swanage Bay and the Purbeck hills, make the ideal indulgent escape. Or if you are looking to get back to basics, during the summer we offer informal seasonal tent pitches with no electric.

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  • Spectacular views over the Jurassic Coast
  • Caravans and hot tub lodges
  • Surrounded by scenic Purbeck countryside
  • Use of facilities at the neighbouring park
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Informal summer camping pitches
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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.

  • 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, bar and entertainment 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
1 Children Crabbing At Swanage Pier

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

The Shorefield Edit

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

Upcoming Local Events

Swanage Blues Festival

60 gigs with 40 top bands across 15 indoor venues! Bringing together a collection of blues musicians, fans and friends, open mics and headline performances.

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

A two week festival supporting local artists. With events and talks by performers and artists as well as professional workshops.

Sandfest

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

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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

Beautiful Views

Great caravan park. Lovely and peaceful. Really friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful views of the hills and bay as it's up the hill. a

Penny Hayles – Nov 2019 Facebook 43
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Such an amazing place

Such an amazing place. We come here at least once a year. We always book a lodge to make use of the hot tub, they are beautiful and the view from the veranda is amazing. All staff on site are really friendly. Absolutely love this place, and already booked for next year.

lukie2015 – Nov 2019 Tripadvisor 50
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Exceeded my expectations

It's been many years since I stayed in a caravan, and as I was there to play for the Blues festival I didn't really know what to expect. Beautiful caravan with everything we could have wanted, including central heating and lovely bedrooms. Fabulous weekend and it changed my view of caravans.

KarenaKAshton – Oct 2019 Tripadvisor 50
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price of my Shorefield holiday?

Hopefully everything you need for a great holiday. The price includes access to the bars, restaurants, pool(s), entertainment facilities as well as health and fitness for all members of your party. Treatments at Reflections Day Spa are chargeable as are the VRoom, crazy golf, and Go Active activities at Oakdene Forest Park.

The kitchens are fully equipped with an oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, pots, pans, utensils etc. There are no additional charges for bed linen in our self-catering accommodation and the beds are made prior to your arrival. We recommend that you bring towels for your use as these are not supplied. NOTE: Towels are supplied in our Superior and Signature hot tub ranges.

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

Check-in is normally 4pm on the day of arrival. Note: for Signature lodges and houses this is 2pm and for Select and Superior lodge accommodation this is 3pm.

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

Is there wifi? What is the phone reception like?

Complimentary WiFi is fully 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.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn and Wilksworth

Complimentary WiFi is also available throughout the main facility buildings across the parks.

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.

What are your check-in and check-out times for 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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