Dorset (Browse area)
Tel: 01929 425049 or 07730680579
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Subject to Covid restrictions we are taking bookings - see our opening dates below. Subject to clarification from Government our toilets may be closed between 12/04 and 17/05 - please contact us for further details.
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Opening Dates this year: 12/04/2021 to 31/10/2021
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 50 if entire field is booked) as there is a firepit for open fires and barbecue.
set in an important wildlife area adjacent to award winning durlston country park, the site is set in high species meadows with rare species on site, buzzards, skylarks and swallows overhead and with dark skies making it ideal for star gazing. Deer, badgers and foxes are regular visitors and walking is excellent from site.
The site can be used in conjuction with a large holiday property a field away(california barn) which sleeps up to 10 and a 100 year old shepherds hut which sleeps 2 and a small caravan .
the whole site (barn, shepherds hut and camp can probably accommodate 50-60 people as a group event for those staying on site. or up to 150 with day/evening visitors sleeping elsewhere. For large events/gatherings,weddings, 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.
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),pirates/history festival, fish festival, walking festival and triathlon, rowing regattas, folk festivals,film and Blues/roots and week long carnival and specialist steam and diesel railway weekends,
Durlston Country Park nature reserve 2 fields away. indoor swimming 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. many arts venues /studios.
| Tent Pitches
|| No Caravans
|| Motorhome Pitches
|| No Glamping Units
| Statics for Hire
|| No Statics on Sale
|| No Seasonal Pitches
|| No Caravan Storage
| No Electric Hookups
|| No Hardstanding Pitches
|| No Fully Serviced Pitches
|Who's it for|
| Families Welcome
|| Not Members Only
|| Rallies Welcome
|| Not Naturist Site
| Dogs Welcome
|| No Dogs Allowed
|| Groups Welcome
|| Motorbikers Welcome
| Toilet Facilities
|| No Showers
|| Washing Up
|| No Bathroom
| No Baby Changing
|| No Laundry
|| Drinking Water
|| Disabled Friendly
| No Chemical Disposal
|| No Battery Charging
|| No Gas Exchange
|| Recycling Facilities
| No Kitchen Facilities
|| No Freezer / Fridge
|| No Motorhome Point
|| No Wifi Access
| Shop <1 mile
|| Bar <1 mile
|| Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile
| No Playground
|| No TV Room
|| No Games Room
|| No Evening Ents
| Fishing <1 mile
|| No Wild Swimming
|| Indoor Pool <1 mile
|| No Outdoor Pool
| Horse Riding <5 miles
|| Cycle Hire <1 mile
|| Golf <5 miles
|| Tennis <1 mile
| Beach <1 mile
|| Watersports <1 mile
|| Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile
| Sea Views
|| Working Farm
|| Campfires Allowed
|| Not Open All Year
| No Waterside Pitches
|| Public Transport <1 mile
|| Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access
Site Location Map ( Click here to see all sites within 10 miles of this location )
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.
Where is the nearest shop to California Campsite? There is a shop within 1 mile
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Is California Campsite dog friendly? YES
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