Weekend Breaks in SwanageEnjoy a fantastic weekend break in Dorset

Weekend Breaks in Swanage

Dorset is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking for a retreat away from the stresses of everyday life. The Jurassic Coast has plenty of amazing sites to see, from breathtaking beaches to charming coastal walks. Located in a scenic position at the foot of the Purbeck Hills, Ulwell Holiday Park provides the ideal accommodation for those seeking a weekend break in Swanage. Whether you’re looking for a camping, touring or holiday home break, you’re find what you’re looking for during a long-weekend stay at Ulwell.

Family-Friendly Holiday Park in Swanage

If you’re looking to book a fantastic weekend break in Swanage, then consider staying at Ulwell Holiday Park. Our independently run and family-owned camping and caravan park is conveniently located in the beautiful countryside near Swanage, making it the perfect base to discover all the towns and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that Dorset has to offer.

We have a wide selection of excellent accommodation options available for short breaks in Dorset. Ulwell Holiday Park offers a brilliant range of touring and camping pitches and holiday homes for you to choose from. We also offer some excellent on-site facilities such as a large play park for children, an indoor swimming pool, an onsite shop, a laundrette, a shower block as well as a bar and restaurant for your convenience.

Fantastic Location

Swanage is the closest town to us at Ulwell Holiday Park. This charming Victorian seaside town has plenty of attractions for everyone to enjoy. The beach at Swanage is an excellent place to sunbathe or go swimming on sunnier days. There are also plenty of opportunities to go diving off the pier or partake in a voyage to sea on a boat trip.  Like any other traditional British seaside town, Swanage is home to many fantastic ice cream parlours, amusements arcades, gift shops and fish and chip takeaways.

Our fantastic location means that Ulwell Holiday Park is the perfect place to stay if you’re wishing to explore the coastal walks and beaches along the Jurassic Coastline. A walk in the gorgeous countryside is the perfect way to unwind over a weekend break in Dorset. If you’re looking for some fantastic beaches to visit over your holiday, we highly recommend visiting Studland Bay, Kimmeridge Bay, Worbarrow Bay or the world-famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.  Alternatively, Dorset has plenty of unique attractions to visit inland too, including a day at Blue Pool, The Tank Museum or  Corfe Castle.

man o war bay near durdle door

Book a Weekend Break in Dorset

To secure your long weekend break in Dorset, you can either book your accommodation online or call our friendly reception team at 01929 422823.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ulwell Holiday Park soon.

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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