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 prestige 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

Covid-secure staycation

We take great pride in our holiday park and endeavour to provide the highest levels of customer service at all times. We’re dedicated to ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable stay and the well-being of our guests, staff and local community remains our utmost priority.

As part of our commitment to our guests we’ve taken a number of measures throughout the park to ensure Ulwell Holiday Park is Covid secure. This has been recognised by national tourism bodies and we’re now the proud holders of the Visit England ‘Good to Go’ industry mark. This has been created to reassure guests that all the appropriate health and safety measures have been taken.


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 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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