Coastal holiday staycations with the wow factorEnjoy a relaxing getaway on the Dorset coast

Coastal holiday staycations

If you’re looking for a UK staycation by the coast, look no further than Ulwell Holiday Park in Dorset. Our independent, family run caravan and camping site is the ideal place to get away with your loved ones and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Whether you’re dreaming of a family holiday with the children or a romantic couples break, you’ll have a wonderful time at our popular holiday park in Swanage. With a range of fantastic facilities and premium accommodation options available, experience a holiday to remember and quality time together.

Beach holidays in Dorset

We’re located in the picturesque seaside town of Swanage, just a short walk from the beach and town centre. Our prime location means that Ulwell Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to explore the world-famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site as well as other green spaces and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty nearby.

Ulwell is perfect for a coastal holiday staycation, where you can breathe the fresh salty sea air and enjoy the space and tranquillity our small seaside resort provides. We highly recommend a trip to the beaches of Studland Bay, Kimmeridge, Worbarrow Bay or iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door during your stay, to marvel at the regions beautiful views. Many of our local beaches are dog friendly.

durdle door jurassic coast

If you’re looking for open green spaces to make the most of the great outdoors, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your stay. Our Swanage holiday park’s enviable location offers guests the best of both worlds; views over the countryside and easy access to the beach. There are a number of scenic walks you can access from the park, or just a short drive away you can enjoy scenic walks around Blue Pool, Upton Country Park, Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Arne Nature Reserve. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous you may choose to walk a section of the South West Coast Path.


Premium self-catering accommodation

Ulwell Holiday Park has a range of self-catering accommodation options available to hire. If you’re travelling to Dorset in your own touring caravan, motorhome or campervan you can make use of our spacious pitches with electric hook up and scenic views over the rolling Purbeck hills. We have various pitch types available, including basic grass pitches and fully serviced hardstanding pitches with water and drainage.

Touring and camping guests can make use of our modern, clean and well-maintained amenities, which are conveniently located near the touring fields. Camping and touring holidays in Dorset are a fantastic way to spend more time outdoors and experience the very best of our unique location.


For guests who prefer the comfort of a holiday home, we have a number of static caravans for hire. – ideal for a summer or winter break. Our Oak models are top of the range, with luxury interiors and spacious outdoor seating areas. They are self-contained and well-equipped with everything you need to dine in and make the most of the home comforts. We also have dog friendly caravans if you’re planning on bringing your four-legged friend for a UK holiday this year.

Both our holiday home and touring and camping pitches are well spaced, so you can rest assured that you can enjoy a socially distanced staycation with your loved ones.

prestige view


Family friendly facilities

Visitors can make use of a range of facilities during a stay at Ulwell Holiday Park. We have an indoor swimming pool with toddler pool and waterslide open daily, perfect for wet weather days or letting the little ones burn off some steam. Younger members of the family will love the outdoor adventure playground and extensive recreational field. We also have a welcoming bar and restaurant as well as an onsite shop.

climbing frame in the children's play park

If you’d like to experience a staycation at Ulwell Holiday Park, you can search availability and book on our website. You can also contact our reception for up to date information and advice.

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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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