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Osmington Corner Camp Site
Dorset   (Browse area)
Tel: 01305 264091
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Pitches: 70
Open: 01/07/2020 to 31/08/2020
           01/07/2021 to 31/08/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 33 Reviews
                9/10 from 33 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

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Coronavirus Update

We are taking bookings , please be assured you can book with confidence. Our toilets are Open. Our showers are Open. Other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: SteppieBristol 18 reviews from this member

 We had a lovely long weekend at Osmington Mills Corner Campsite. It's a beautiful spot in a great location, with a lovely relaxed feel. Yes the facilities are pretty basic but for £16 per night you can't complain as the cost of camping in the UK is going up all the time. Lack of hot water for dishwashing and hand washing is a bit of a pain but the showers are adequate and free.

The site was busy - not surprising post lockdown and with a lot of children not in school. The site does lend itself to, and attracts larger groups, but the terraced layout means that you can also find a more secluded spot if you are on your own or just a small group. Lack of marked spaces can be a risk but if you choose your spot carefully you can usually get plenty of space. It was busy and full when we were there but didn't feel overcrowded.

Be prepared for a little bit of a slope but the natural terracing means there are plenty of reasonably flat area. What you do get are lovely views of the surrounding countryside, including George III on his horse! Great for stargazing on a a clear night as well. There is a dairy farm shop next door with a small delicatessen and tea shop.

Sadly the local village pub is closed and up for sale, but the Smugglers Arms which is an reasonable 25 minute walk over the fields has adapted very well to social distancing and still offers great food and drink (you are advised to book and only get 90 mins at your table though).

We also walked through Osmington Village and across the fields on a lovely flat 40 minute walk to the SpringHead Inn at Sutton Poyntz which is also great for food and drink.

There are loads of things to do in the area. Osmington Mills has a beach but it is quite rocky has steps down. If you clamber along you can get to a shingle beach where you can swim. There is another small beach at Ringstead Cove (40 mins walk, or drive) or if you follow the coastal path in the direction of Weymouth after a couple of miles there are steps down to what looks like a lovely long, secluded shingle beach.

We did the walk to Weymouth which naturally had its ups and downs (being the coastal path) but wasn't excessively challenging and took about 90 minutes to get to Bowleaze Cove at the end of Weymouth Beach - its shingle but has several bars and food offers so makes a good day out. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dave n Claire 4 reviews from this member

 Second stay in two weeks! Busier this time and we were told we could move to wherever we wanted as other campers left after the weekend. As we were in a camper van we tried 3 different spots over 4 nights! Warden friendly as before.

Great relaxed atmosphere and considerate campers all round.

Very basic, regularly cleaned facilities. Nice hot showers. Only 9/10 as washing up station only has cold water taps. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Popsical 2 reviews from this member

 A very basic campsite but perfect for a nice weekend away, no set pitches or check on or out times, toilets and showers are basic but available an at £15 a night all year round you can't knock it.

Basic milk ect sold from a little caravan on site aswel as tea and coffee and reasonable priced toys,

10 mins drive for Weymouth and a short walk to a pub icecreams sold at the dairy farm next door.

Owners very helpful and nothing was too much trouble 
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Danistyles91 1 review from this member

 Good points:

Owners greet you near entrance to pay and have kites, bbqs, food, drink for sale on the gate

Very nice clean site children friendly

Located near many shops and not to far from the town

Hot showers, toilets and sinks to wash up

Very close to pub and horses/deer

Feels like a safe site everyone friendly

Bad points

It is not a sea view as shown in pictures

Weymouth is around a 15 minute drive away could not walk it

Not great for disabled access and the campsite is not level (not an issue for us)

Showers need somewhere to put clothes and wipe feet after

Cold water to wash up (didn't bother us)

Cannot wait to camp again 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Roxy165 2 reviews from this member

 Was recommended this site by a friend. Was worried after reading reviews. So will try and leave a honest reviews for others. Arrived at the campsite and no wardens present so was free to pitch up wherever, pitches not marked so nice to pick your own spot. After driving round a little found a nice pitch quiet high up. The ground is Un level in places and is almost in steps up (if that makes sense!) the site itself is well maintained and wardens very pleasant giving advise on beaches, chip shops etc, and a little stocked caravan with bits and pieces for kids and selling tea, coffee hot chocolate etc. The toilets are basic but very clean and also the showers the same. The showers don't have doors just thick plastic like material you hook up but did provide a baby bath, fab for bathing my three year old in inside the shower cubicle. For £15 a night it is a fab site 5 mins from Weymouth and about 15 minutes from lulworth cove. Worth a visit if like a relaxing no frills campsite. Will defo return. Hope this is helpful 


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

 Booked in for 6 nights and extended our stay twice, in the end we stayed 10 nights and we will return in the future. Beautiful country views from this site. We were able to put our tent up where we liked and there were plenty of sheltered spaces. This site gets busier at the weekends and bank holidays, so to get plenty of choice arrive midweek if possible. We had some strong wind and rain one night but the water drained away quickly. Also the ground was easy to get the pegs in I. E. Not stony. We loved the old fashioned no frills feel to this site and the terraced pitches. We loved the price best of all £15 per night whatever size your tent, up to 4 people staying in the tent, all in, no extras for dog or car. Which leaves more money for actually going out and about. Quite a basic site as regards facilities, we chose to do our washing up at the tent by heating the water ourselves in the kettle. Free hot showers. We least liked that there was only cold water to wash our hands after using the toilets, although there was soap. However compared to prices some sites are charging and the beauty of the surrounding area, we would highly recommend this site. Plenty of room for children to play and great for flying kites. We found the site owners to be friendly. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Kontikikev 1 review from this member

 We came across this campsite by chance and will definitely return.

The owners we brilliant, helpful, polite and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The showers were clean and hot and toilets were clean too. There are electrical points in the shower/toilet block too. We have toilet and shower in our motor home but we chose to use the facilities on site. The owners Ross and his wife, walked the site several times a day picking up any litter that campers may have dropped or may have blown on to the site. There were some noisy guests one night and a camping family called Ross who came straight away and dealt with the situation immediately, he received abuse from the noisy campers, but did not retaliate and the camp was soon just as it should be. £15. 00 per night is great value, there were some slopes (but lets face it, it is the Dorset countryside and you would be a little naive not to expect any!) however you could choose your own spot and we didn't have any problems finding a suitable place to pitch. There are a few essentials available at the entrance and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the prices were very reasonable, (the owners did not take advantage of the convenience and up the prices as some places do). The owners helped suggest places to go when asked and we think that it is definitely worth a visit, what have you got to lose at only £15. 00 per night? 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Davemw 21 reviews from this member

 This is a great campsite, plenty of room, nice pitches. Toilets/showers clean and tidy, could do with a lick of paint, and perhaps hot water tap to wash up in. We had nice stay there and would go back anytime. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Keran30 14 reviews from this member

 I am a seasoned camper and I donít mind roughing it, but this camp really wasnít for me.

The site was not level and mostly sloping. Yes, the facilities were rough. The showers were dreadful, with a piece of tarpaulin for a shower curtain and a communal shelf to leave your belongings outside. It also had the bonus of a resident gaggle of teenage girls hanging around outside the toilet block every night. The owners seemed pretty strict and fussy, yet we were kept awake until 3am (both nights) by a noisy party in the field. We were treated to loud music, car doors slamming and a car alarm going off. To top that, there was another family who kept going to the toilet on their pitch in daylight! Would not return ever! 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: PoireBelle 2 reviews from this member

 A great site for anyone travelling by public transport. Facilities are basic but clean and at £14 per night represent excellent value. The pitches have been well levelled and we slept comfortably without airbeds or mats under our sleeping bags.

The owners are helpful and drew our attention to the public footpath alongside the site which meant we didn't need to use the road down to the beach. The road has regular traffic and no pavements. The beach is rocky, some fascinating shapes & sizes (never thought I'd say that about rocks) and good for rock pooling. The walk down to the beach and on the beach would be difficult with very young children or anyone with mobility issues.

There are other walks that can be done from the campsite, we went to the Springhead pub along the valley on the footpath under the White Horse; approx 1. 5 miles each way and a lovely walk to good food.

Whilst the site has no child-specific facilities, it has a nice feel to it and my 5 year old was delighted to spot a rabbit in the bottom field. We would certainly return if in that part of the world again. 

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