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California Campsite
California Cottage
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH19 2RS   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01929 425049  or  07730680579

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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 2 Reviews
                6/10 from 2 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire  Glamping 

Special Offer available to UKCampsite.co.uk visitors - see below.

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Small, basic (no hot water or showers), isolated site on farm. 1 mile into Swanage.convenient for the South West coast path (2 fields away). ideal for walkers/cyclists/ climbers - Durlston country park and climbing cliffs nearby. The site is ideal for groups (up to 40 if entire field is booked) as there is a firepit for open fires and barbecue.

The site can be used in conjuction with a large holiday property a field away(california barn) which sleeps up to 17 and a studio/workshop functions room which is ideal for talks/meetings/exhibitions/get togethers etc. and a 100 year old shepherds hut which sleeps 2.
the whole site (barn, studio, shepherds hut and camp can probably accommodate 50-60 people as a group event for those staying on site. or up to 80-90 with day/evening visitors sleeping elsewhere. For large events/gatherings, car parking and access details would need to be by agreement with the owner

Ideal for workshop groups and is/has been used by yoga/meditative groups, arts/creative groups, storytelling/writers and music/performance groups, alternative therapy/life skills groups.
the area is renowned for its geology, archaeology/history, wildlife and marine life, fishing, diving, coasteering

The site can accommodate festivals and large events, weddings, family events, rallies. but is usually a small site than can accommodate small parties and gatherings. Willing to accept stag and hen parties/single sex groups if fields are booked.
Otherwise there are basic common sense rules regarding noise and respecting other peoples privacy and enjoyment.

There is a designated firepit away from tents for larger fires. Foil/disposable barbecues are banned as they are a hazard for wildlife. Purpose built barbecues are allowed on the field is raised off the ground. No wood containing nails or screws or metal fittings is allowed in firepits and local trees are not to be damaged.
The site follows a code of recycling. All rubbish is to be sorted by guests and glass, cans/metal and plastic bottles to be emptied, rinsed and put in the correct bins. Please bag other /food rubbish and put in lidded galvanised bins provided. Do not leave food outside/near tents as there are badgers/foxes and crows/seagulls on site.

Nearby Attractions

Swanage town 1 mile away with blue flag sandy beach, watersports (diving/sailing, fishing/surfing/boarding) cafes/pubs/clubs, cinema/theatre, shops, tennis, cricket,pitch and put, Purbeck Golf Club 6 miles . Swanage Steam railway, Heritage centre and pier museum. Swanage has several festivals each year - Blues/Jazz/folk, arts (Dorset Art weeks/Purbeck Art week), film and Blues/roots and week long carnival
Durlston Country Park nature reserve 2 fields away. indoor swimming/bar/cafe quarter mile
Corfe Castle/Studland beach/Old harry Rocks (National Trust) 6 miles. Brownsea Island/Poole Harbour 7 miles. Lulworth Cove 9 miles. Bovington Tank Museum/ Monkey world, 12 miles.


A351 -from wareham coming into Swanage take right turn into Herston end of Swanage high street.
or From Sandbanks ferry, to Swanage then A351 (wareham road out of Swanage). After hump back bridge take left into Herston end of High street

take right by Globe pub, up Bell street, left into Priests road and then the first right into Priests way and go into and through Swanage Coastal caravan Park. follow tarmac road for quarter mile over hill and downhill to a gate into a Quarry site. Go left through a gate on left and across a field and through another gate into the camping field.

Special Offers and Discounts for UKCampsite.co.uk Visitors

Carnival Weekend & Mid-augustExpiry: Never
Field available for group booking from the 24 August to end Sept at California Campsite. The price will be £120 per night down from £150. Minimum of 2 nights Call us on 01929 425049 or email us.

Family Yurt PackageExpiry: Never
Family yurt sleeping up to 5 to include visit to local hotel and use of hotel facilities.

Available for summer school holidays.

20% reduction for remaining weeks.

Now £450 a week.

Extra tents can be placed next to the yurt for friends and family at normal rates.

Please note all offers must be mentioned at the time of booking. Subject to availability. Usually only one offer can be used per booking, please check with site for further details.

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Nearest English Heritage Visitor Attractions

Christchurch Castle and Norman House - 12.81 miles from site Click here for details
Hurst Castle - 19.98 miles from site Click here for details

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