Dreamy Dorset beaches close to our Club Sites
The jewel of Jurassic coast camping, Dorset is a dream location for a holiday by the sea. Boasting nearly 100 miles of scintillating coastline, it’s the perfect place to walk, unwind and clear the cobwebs.
Camping south coast style doesn’t get any better than Dorset. Best-known for its protected Jurassic Coast, Dorset is a paradise for budding palaeontologists with beaches brimming with fossils just waiting to be found. The coastline offers a stunning array of sparkling ribbons of sand and secluded coves tucked away behind steep cliffs and rocky crags.
There’s something to do for everyone in Dorset. Enjoy glorious clifftop walks as a family and traditional entertainment at one of the region’s splendid beaches. You can set up base at one of our 3 Jurassic coast camping Club Sites, which are within easy reach of the county’s coastline.
Beaches near our Charmouth Campsite
The charming Charmouth Beach is a seductive sanctuary, a blend of sand and shingle split in half by the mouth of the stunning River Char. Just 10-minutes away from our Charmouth Club Site, it’s one of the closest shorelines to our caravan parks on the Dorset Coast. Boasting eye-catching and inspiring views, the eastern part of the beach is a hotspot for families who enjoy basking in lovely deep sands. Meanwhile the western side, which stretches for a mile and a half from the mouth of the river, is a fossil-hunters treasure trove teeming with excavation sites beneath rocks and cobbles.
Equally, the pebbly beaches around Lyme Regis are great for fossil fanatics, with ammonites and tiny remains of sea creatures scattered among the sand and shingle. For more fascinating fossil finds, head to Cobb Beach or Church Beach at Lyme Regis, where you can hunt for prehistoric remnants along the foreshore.
The steep, shingle covered Seatown Beach near Chideock is fossil rich too, with a multitude of treasures waiting to be discovered. It’s a great environment for shorefishing as well.
If you like to walk, Ringstead Bay near West Bexington – located on the famous South West Coast Path – is the place to be. Hive Beach, near Burton Bradstock is home to a lovely stretch of sloping sand spread over one mile. This picturesque piece of the Dorset coast is overlooked by flawless farmlands and jaw-dropping cliffs.
The wondrous West Bay Beach at Bridpost Harbour is a magnificent, must see location, which is characterised by its spectacular sandstone cliffs, towering over sweeping sands.
Beaches near our Moreton Campsite
Sitting pretty on the Jurassic Coast, nestling near Lulworth, is Durdle Door. No coastal camping holiday in Dorset is complete without a visit to this delightful stretch of coastline. A 20-minute drive from our Moreton Club Site, and accessible on foot via a steep path and steps from the hill at Lulworth Cove, this shingle covered shoreline is a beauty of a beach. It welcomes dogs too!
Set against a backdrop of breathtaking grassy cliffs, which plunge down to a pristine bay boasting clean and clear shores, Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch jutting out into the waters - crafted by the sea itself over thousands of years. Get a picture perfect view of this jaw-dropping landscape from atop the majestic cliffs.
Nearby Lulworth Cove, a 30-minute walk away along the South West Coast Path, is another amazing place of natural beauty nestled on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Characterised by a striking, shell-shaped bay carved out of the coastline, Lulworth Cove’s beautiful narrow band of shingle is surrounded by splendid scenery. Steps at the eastern end of the cove will take you to Fossil Forest and Mupe Bay, while the local Heritage Centre provides plenty of information about the area and the Jurassic Coast. The village is home to shops, numerous places to eat and restrooms when required.
For a totally different beach experience, Bowleaze Cove near Weymouth is the ‘go to’ destination. This quaint, shell and shingle beach is a family favourite and is ripe for rockpooling at low tide, while taking in glorious views of Weymouth. The most spectacular sights can be seen from the South West Coast Path, which offers a panoramic view of White Horse of Osmington Hill.
When in Weymouth, don’t miss out on Lodmoor Beach – home of the Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve and just a mile from the town centre. This serene, shingle beach has a rustic feel about it, transporting you to another world. It’s a regular haunt for watersports enthusiasts and swimmers because of its clear, calm waters.
Beaches near our Corfe Castle Campsite
Closest to our Corfe Castle Club Site is the heavenly, Harbour Lake Beach in Poole. Known as Rockley Sands, this small beach sits 6 miles away from our campsite, and is all-action when it comes to water activities and local entertainment.
The award-winning coast of Studland is 6 miles away too, where you can let the sand sift between your toes at Knoll Beach and Shell Bay, while the family-friendly Swanage Beach on Horsecliff Lane is a secluded shoreline characterised by gently sloping sands and a promenade, shielded by stunning chalk headlands on either side.
Our campsites, in Dorset Coast locations, are your doorway to the county’s unforgettable coastline. We invite you to journey to the Jurassic Coast to enjoy a memorable camping experience by the sea.