Protecting the Natural Dorset Landscape & the Countryside Code

April 16th, 2021

We’re delighted to welcome guests back to our holiday park in Swanage. After a long winter and various restrictions, it’s lovely to see families making use of our facilities and enjoying a well-deserved caravan holiday in Dorset.

The Jurassic Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK and we’re anticipating a bumper season whilst foreign travel remains uncertain. With increased numbers of people set to visit comes a responsibility to protect our local community and the environment surrounding our park.

We must all be mindful or our actions and play our part in ensuring our natural landscape is well cared for during the busy summer months. We can all work together to protect our world-renowned coastline and picturesque countryside.

Countryside Code

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our guests of the Countryside Code. There are a number of simple rules we kindly ask our guests to adhere to when enjoying the scenic walks from our park. These rules also extend to coastal beauty spots around the county, such as Worbarrow Bay, Durdle Door, Studland Bay and Kimmeridge.

Below we paraphrase the Countryside Code as set out by the Government. For more detailed information, we encourage you to download the leaflet or visit the website ahead of your stay.

 Respecting local communities

  • Be considerate to other people – including those that work in the countryside. We’re a friendly bunch in Dorset, who love a good chat and to say hello
  • Leave gates and property as you find them (i.e., if you find a gate open, leave it open) 
  • Park in designated spaces. Do not block access to gateways or driveways. Ensure there is room for emergency vehicles 
  • Keep to public footpaths and avoid straying off the path – even if it’s muddy. Familiarise yourself with common signs and symbols
Leave gates as you find them

Credit: National Farmers Union

Protect the local environment

  • Always take your litter home. Be prepared and take a bag with you to tidy up
  • Keep dogs under close control. Pop them on a lead around livestock and give animals plenty of space. Ensure you pick up and dispose of their poo. If you’re heading to the beach, ensure that it is dog friendly
  • Do not damage any plants or disturb wildlife. Do not feed livestock or wild animals
  • Disposable barbeques pose a fire risk and danger to wildlife. Avoid forests and dry areas of grass. Only light a BBQ in areas that it is allowed. Be careful with naked flames and cigarettes 
keep your dog on a short lead

Credit: National Farmers Union

Enjoy the great outdoors

  • Plan ahead and drive carefully in rural areas
  • Check the weather, wind and tides before entering the water. There are plenty of beaches with a lifeguard service in Dorset
Leave no trace take your litter home

Credit: National Farmers Union

We really hope you enjoy your time exploring Dorset during your stay at our caravan and camping park. Dorset is a special place and spending time outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul – especially after spending so much time inside over the past year. Respect, protect and enjoy the local landscape and try new activities such as walking, fishing and watersports. We guarantee you’ll have a wonderful time and make many happy family memories to enjoy for years to come!


Ulwell Holiday Park is a family-owned caravan and camping site set in a scenic location on the outskirts of Swanage. It is surrounded by the Purbeck Hills and within walking distance of a number of beaches, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

We have a variety of holiday accommodation to choose from including static caravans for hire, touring and camping pitches and a wooden glamping pod. Our fantastic facilities include an indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant and outdoor play park.

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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