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Dorset Holiday Inspiration

Ulwell Holiday Park is a popular caravan and camping site in Swanage. It is a favourite retreat for families and couples looking to enjoy a holiday on the Dorset coast. Over the years our family run holiday park has earned an enviable reputation, with many visitors returning to the park year on year to experience our warm welcome, fantastic facilities and high quality accommodation. If you’re yet to visit our Swanage holiday park and need some holiday inspiration, take a look at our suggestions below. We outline some of favourite types of holiday to enjoy in Dorset during a stay at Ulwell Holiday Park.

Holiday inspiration

Of course, we might be biased but we think Dorset is the best place for a holiday in the UK. With miles upon miles of world famous coastline, picturesque countryside and award-winning attractions to explore, there’s so much to see and do during your stay at our holiday park.

Ulwell Holiday Park is an independent and family run site that has been under the same ownership for more than 50 years. During this time, we like to think we know a thing or two about creating memorable breaks that the whole family will enjoy. If you’re in need of some holiday inspiration, to help you craft your dream getaway on the South Coast, make sure you read the info below. Our ‘inspire’ pages have been created with you, the customer in mind, to help you plan your break at our Swanage holiday park.


Coastal staycations

Swanage Bay

Ulwell Holiday Park is set in an idyllic location, just a short walk from the picturesque seaside town of Swanage. Alongside our touring and camping accommodation we have a range of caravan holiday homes for hire. Our coastal holiday park is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

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Dog friendly Holidays

dog friendly camping at ulwell holiday park

Ulwell Holiday Park has a range of dog friendly accommodation on offer, including static caravans and camping and touring pitches. Our park’s fantastic location affords visitors easy access to a number of scenic dog walks and beaches.

Find out more about dog friendly holidays

Autumn and winter breaks

Holidays aren’t just for summer! You can experience a memorable break at our popular holiday park in the autumn and winter months. Make the most of fewer visitors when exploring nearby beauty spots before returning to the comfort of our warm and cosy accommodation.

Find out more about autumn and winter breaks 

Easter Family breaks

Treat the family to an Easter holiday in Swanage this year. Enjoy quality time together exploring the Jurassic Coast and visiting award-winning attractions within easy reach of our park. There are plenty of Easter themed activities taking place across Dorset.

Find out more about Easter family breaks

What our guests say

  • Great location

    Paul James

    Great location, 25 mins walk from the front and nice settings, friendly and clean site with good facilities including a good play area for the kids & a free swimming pool. On site pub and pizza. Will be back

  • Amazing views

    Daniel Hare

    Amazing long weekend spent with family in a static park home at Ulwell we had amazing views over swanage and surrounding hills and the night sky from there is picture perfect, the accommodation was everything we could of required, highly recommend Ulwell Holiday Park

  • Fantastic site

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Lovely Caravan Park

    Simon MA

    I’ve been coming to Ulwell now for around 20 years and have always been impressed by the site. The caravans are always an excellent standard, indoor swimming pool, great on site shop and great restaurant. Have never had any problems in all the years I’ve been coming here and I’m sure will continue to spend my holidays here in the coming years. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

  • Home from home

    Cara M

    I have been visiting Ulwell for 10 years and as soon as I arrive I feel at home. This time I stayed in a caravan and was so happy with the layout and cleanliness. The shop is well stocked and sells some nice pastries. The village Inn is a nice little spot to relax and have a drink. The food is good too.

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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
  • premier park 2020 logo

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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