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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.

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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.

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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.

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Walking Holidays

walking studland bayUlwell Holiday Park is perfectly placed to enjoy a walking holiday in Dorset. From the park you can access a number of scenic routes to beauty spots including, Old Harry Rocks and Corfe Castle. The Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path are both nearby.

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Cycling holidays

bike country lane poppy

Bring your bike to Ulwell Holiday Park and explore the Isle of Purbeck by pedal power. There are plenty of cycling routes to try out in Swanage and the wider Dorset area. Ideal for mountain bikes or road bikes. Routes suitable for all ages.

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Fishing holidays

sunset fishing in dorset

If you’re into fishing, Swanage is the place to go. There are a number of boat fishing trips available from the harbour where you can try and catch your dinner. There are plenty of shore fishing marks along the Jurassic Coast.

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Diving holidays

scuba diving dorset

Swanage is one of the best places to enjoy a diving holiday in the UK. Head out on a trip with one of the dive vessels, or explore the waters beneath Swanage Pier. There’s an excellent selection of activity providers. Gear hire is also available.

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Couple’s Breaks


couple breaksUlwell holiday day Park is the perfect place for couples to stay on a romantic getaway in Swanage. From coastal views to water sports, and horse riding to stone carving,  Dorset has something for everyone. We have a range of self-catering accommodation.

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May Half Term Holidays

may half term

Treat the family to a camping or caravan break at Ulwell Holiday Park this May half-term. Enjoy a host of family friendly activities and attractions in Dorset. Or just head to the beach! Ulwell is great for school holiday getaways.

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Weekend Breaks in Swanage

lulworth cove Escape from the stresses of daily life and visit Dorset for an incredible weekend break in Swanage. Ulwell Holiday Park is located on the Jurassic Coast, which has  variety of things to see and do including visiting breathtaking beaches to seeing charming coastal walks.

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Golf Holidays in Swanage

man playing golf in swanage


Dorset is fantastic place to visit for a relaxing Golf holiday away. There are a wide selection of fantastic and award-winning golf courses and clubs near Ulwell Holiday Park in Swanage.

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Midweek Break in Swanage

midweek breaks in dorset Midweek breaks in Dorset are the perfect way to enjoy a fantastic holiday, whilst avoiding all the hustle and bustle of those visiting over the weekend. Ulwell Holiday Park provides the perfect location and offers excellent accommodation options for those looking for midweek breaks in Swanage.

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What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    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.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

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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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