Pet friendly holiday park DorsetDog friendly camping, touring and holiday homes

Dog Friendly Holidays

We know that dogs are an important part of the family, that’s why we welcome four legged friends, free of charge, to our Swanage holiday park. There’s no need to leave your canine companion at home, when you can bring them for a holiday to remember at Ulwell Holiday park!

Dorset is a fantastic destination, if you’re planning to holiday with dogs. There’s an abundance of dog friendly attractions, pubs, bars and restaurants, as well as some of the most scenic walks and dog friendly beaches in the country.

Our immaculately maintained holiday park is fast becoming the dog friendly holiday park of choice for guests visiting Swanage, with many returning year on year. We’re committed to providing all our guests an enjoyable stay with well-maintained facilities and high levels of customer service and care.

Dog friendly facilities

dog in the village inn at ulwell cottage caravan park in swanage

Dog friendly accommodation in Swanage

Our dog friendly holiday park has a range of self-catering accommodation options available, including our bronze, silver and premier caravan holiday homes. Our well equipped holiday homes are the perfect base for a dog friendly holiday in Dorset. They are clean and spacious, with plenty of room for the whole family to relax and unwind.

Pet friendly touring and camping

All of our touring and camping pitches are also dog friendly, so you won’t have to worry about finding a pet sitter. Simply pitch up and let your dog watch the world go by. 

Our pick of dog friendly beaches and walks

Ulwell Holiday Park is close to a number of beaches, many of which are dog friendly throughout the year. Our excellent location affords easy access to scenic dog walks, allowing you to explore more of our beautiful region by foot.

dog friendly beach

Our friendly reception team will be more than happy to point you in the right direction or offer helpful suggestions of pet friendly places to visit. Some of our favourite walks are accessible from the grounds of the park, offering picturesque views of the Purbeck Hills and the spectacular Dorset Coastline.

We personally recommend taking some time to explore Kimmeridge, Worbarrow Bay and iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door during your stay.

Dog holiday park rules

We respectfully ask dog owners to follow a number of rules whilst on the park to ensure all of our guests have an enjoyable stay.

  • Keep your dog on a lead and under control at all times
  • Pick up after your dogs and dispose waste in the on-site bins
  • We kindly ask that you do not allow your dog on the furniture
  • Do not leave your dog unattended in the accommodation for extended periods of time

Frequently asked questions

How many dogs can I bring to Ulwell Holiday Park?

We welcome up to 2 dogs per booking in a selection of our holiday homes and on all touring and camping pitches. Please let the reception team how many dogs you will bringing with you.

Are you facilities dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the bar area of the Village Inn bar and restaurant. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the swimming pool building, shop and restaurant.

Is there a fee to bring my dogs?

No, you can bring a maximum of 2 dogs free of charge.

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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