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Corfe Castle Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Corfe Castle
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH20 5PQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01929 480280

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Pitches: 80
Open: 03 March - 31 October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 103 Reviews
              8/10 from 103 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Stan on tour 31 reviews from this member

This is a very pretty campsite with good facilities and helpful staff. Do not be put off by the access road though I imagine it would be difficult for larger vehicles. It's a lovely walk across the fields into corfe castle which has pubs basic shops and cafes.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jeanlp 1 review from this member

Road access to the site is fine, but the final site access road is difficult, to say the least. It is only wide enough for 1 vehicle, with no passing places, and is VERY bumpy, with overhanging tree branches inches from the van.

The site itself is very pretty and the site staff are very friendly and helpful. We were on the hard stand pitch adjacent to the reception office and the information room, which itself is very useful and comfortable, because of the sofa and coffee table provided. The toilet block is good, seems fairly new, but the showers have folding glass doors which seem so unnecessary - why not just have a curtain? Also, there was a fitted stool, but it was huge and took up most of the floor space in the 'dry' area. Another niggle in the shower was that although there were a couple of hooks on the door, there was nowhere in the cubicle to place shower gel, shampoo, etc. , and there was not much room to bend over to pick them up from the floor. Additionally, the water flow button had to be pressed constantly.

We were very disappointed with the size of the pitches. We had a reasonable hard stand pitch, but nowhere to sit, no grass either front or back. We have an air awning and the space available for guys was not sufficient to peg. Instead, we had to peg on a higher level of grass, about 2 feet above ground level. Our car, because of wooden sleepers and fencing had to be driven into a fenced space with not much room to even open the car doors properly. We were visiting with tent campers, and our son could not even access his grass pitch because the access slope and the pitch were absolutely disgusting, with a sea of mud he was expected to drive and pitch over. It was also in deep shade. Our daughter's pitch was much better and more generous, but was still sited on deep mud, and it made a terrible mess of the groundsheet, when it was lifted. The majority of the site was in shade, and the grass pitches seemed to be chaotically arranged, which seemed to prevent easy access and egress from pitches. Several cars could not be accommodated adjacent to the tent and so had to park either outside the toilet block, or on areas nearby. The site was within waling distance of Corfe Castle itself, but only using s footpath through fields. The road had no pavements and were unlit at night. Corfe is a lovely little village with shops a couple of pubs, but the mount of heavy traffic travelling through its centre constantly, totally spoiled it.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Beppo 2 reviews from this member

Stayed here briefly a year ago and was impressed by how attractive it was. However, this stay was a big disappointment. Pitch was extremely small. Couldn't even roll out the awning. Miles to walk to the single toilet block. Roadways covered with a heavy layer of large loose stones that made rolling equipment nearly impossible. Pitch gravel was so deep and loose and approach so steep and tight we got stuck trying to manoeuvre out a 18ft motorhome. When staff member was asked for help just got a shrug and 'nothing we can do' Only when it was pointed out that we were now blocking other vans from moving did they suddenly produce a land rover and pull us out - no apologies! Waterpoints very inconvenient for motorhomes and no appropriate waste water disposal. Site is pretty and convenient for the local area but we definitely won't be going back.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lindilou2013 26 reviews from this member

The B road approach from Corfe Castle is fine, wide enough to cope with most outfits. The actual final approach to the campsite is narrow, virtually unsurfaced and very bumpy!

The welcome was warm and friendly. Facilities are spotless.

Fresh bread, rolls etc can be ordered from reception for next morning delivery, a nice touch as is the fish and chip van twice a week although the quality of the fish is not brilliant.

The site is in a quite isolated setting which means lots of wildlife. Enjoyed the owls, badgers, rabbits and the plethora of birdlife. It's a pretty place.

The pitches aren't small but some of the approaches to them are awkward and for many I would say a motor mover is preferable however, we don't have one but we coped. Our pitch was grass and it was a steeply sloping one, so not only were levellers required but blocks for the legs and jockey wheel. One suggestion, the grass pitches need to be marked more clearly as some people tend to overstep the mark on the grass with their windbreaks etc.

The hard standing pitches appeared to be level and many have little hedges around them meaning more privacy if that's what you want.

It appears almost compulsory to have a dog or three on this site, which we don't. Result is that we experienced a lot of yapping from dogs whilst walking around. Also, many appeared to avoid the leash rule.

Facilities are perfectly adequate apart from dishwashing. Three sinks in a small area is not sufficient. Be prepared to queue.

The walk into Corfe is lovely as is the walk up to the ridge of the Purbeck hills. Not really for anyone who has disability issues. To be fair the site itself is not one if you do have mobility issues due to the steepness of slopes around the site and also the hardcore service road. I would not advise walking on the road into Corfe as it can get quite busy during the day and is unlit at night.

There is a village shop in Corfe Castle but slightly further afield in Wareham there's a small Co-op and Sainsbury's local and a slightly larger Co-op and Budgens in Swanage. Local public transport if virtually non-existent (and doesn't run any where near the site) but there is the Swanage railway, although for a family that could prove expensive if used more than once!

We thoroughly enjoyed our nine nights there and will return. There is so much to see and do within the immediate vicinity that mileage was negligible.

Great site for walking and cycling and not too far away from the beaches either. No wifi but we had perfect mobile reception and G4 on two different networks, vodafone and talkmobile.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daveb88 1 review from this member

The wife and I stay at this site at the start of the summer and it aas lovely. Only down side of the site is the slope of some of the pitches, but it is well sheltered from the wind. Toilets where a bit of a walk but where very clean and well maintained.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Benfold1 11 reviews from this member

Easy to get to apparat from access road which is very narrow and branches need to be kept back to avoid damaging units. Extremely friendly team and we were shown to our pitch. On a slight incline and sometimes found it difficult to get over the wooden sleepers as they were wet which made the wheels spin! Direct access onto hill ridge walk, great if you have dogs or want to walk without taking your motorhome. The other way leads to Corfe Castle but was impassable due to cattle slurry on path (not quite sure how that got there - but no fault of the site!). Plenty of toilets and showers, all handryers etc in good working order and kept clean. All in all, good little site with plenty of privacy by trees and hedges.

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