Ulwell Holiday Park in Swanage

Ulwell Holiday Park is nestled under the Purbeck Hills and surrounded by the outstandingly beautiful Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast. Our popular camping and caravan site is situated within close proximity to Swanage and is open from March to January each year, making it an ideal holiday location for both families and couples.

There are a number of accommodation options available including, caravan holiday homes, camping, and spacious touring pitches. We’re proud to have a number of modern and well maintained facilities on site for your convenience, including an indoor swimming pool, children’s play park and delicious bar and restaurant. Many returning visitors consider Ulwell one of the best holiday parks in Dorset. We look forward to welcoming you to our independent and family run site!

Looking for a winter holiday?

Here at Ulwell Holiday Park we have comfortable accommodation to suit couples, families and groups of all ages. From one bedroom Delta Dens to three bedroom Prestige holiday homes, as well as hard standing and serviced pitches for motorhomes and touring caravans.

All our holiday homes have gas central heating and double glazing and make for a cosy base for a November holiday exploring Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck.

Our on-site bar and restaurant will open for you to come and enjoy lunch or an evening meal, or just a drink by the log fire and our indoor heated swimming pool will be open and is free for guests staying on site.

To book or enquire call 01929 422823 or book online.

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Holiday homes

We offer modern, attractively furnished and very well equipped caravan holiday homes for rental throughout the year.

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Touring & camping

The gently sloping, terraced park is both picturesque and practical for touring caravans, motorhomes and camping near Swanage.

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Caravans for sale

Enjoy holidays by the sea time and time again. We currently have an exciting range of new Caravan Holiday Homes for sale.

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Make a booking

Give one of our reception team a call to discuss your holiday requirements and availability, or book your Swanage holiday online now.

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What our guests say

  • A gem of a place

    Sandra, Winchester

    What a find. I almost don’t want to tell you about it.

    It’s a family park with lovely, mostly new, fresh, clean spacious caravans – all set out almost in steps on the side of a small hill. The larger hill rises behind you, the sea spreads out in front and the swimming pool beckons behind the bar.

    The people are friendly, the site is clean and welcoming and the scenery unbeatable. It’s a gem of a place.

  • Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage


    Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage. A truly wonderful location, lying under the stunning Ballard Down and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Being only a 10 min walk from Swanage and the coast means it’s conveniently located for all amenities.

    The staff are always very helpful to sort out any problems and keep the site in fantastic condition. A 5-star park.

  • Friendly, clean & well kept

    Cheshire, UK

    Stayed here as a base to tour Isle of Purbeck and go on to Air show in Bournemouth. Not the cheapest site but definitely the cleanest and well thought out.

    Swimming pool , shop and pub/restaurant all in proximity and well kept/stocked. Bus stop right outside entrance. Grass pitches have plenty of space and well drained with shower blocks water/ drain points really handy.

    Will definitely be using this site again.

  • Lovely weekend

    Tina, London

    We have just returned from a lovely weekend caravanning at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park.
    Lovely clean site with indoor heated pool. We went in the pool around 5pm and were the only ones in there (apart from life guard) it was lovely and warm and clean.

    We walked to old Harry’s rock and then Down into Swanage itself and had fish and chips and an ice cream.
    Staff on the site were helpful and friendly. Lovely stay.

  • Our second, lovely Christmas at Ulwell

    Jane P, Cheltenham

    After the success of Christmas 2016 at Ulwell, we returned again for Christmas 2017 and had another great time. Lovely warm caravan, peaceful and relaxing on site and a fantastic carvery on Boxing Day at The Village Inn.

    Thanks to all staff who were working and made sure we had such a great break away.

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We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

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Proudly associated

Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain

Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



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