Touring & camping in SwanageTouring, motorhomes and camping Holidays at Ulwell

Touring & Camping

Ulwell Holiday Park is set in an idyllic location, close to Swanage town centre and beach. Its stunning views of the rolling Purbeck hills and the surrounding countryside make it one of the most popular campsites in Swanage. From our camping and caravan park guests can explore all that Dorset has to offer, including a  award-winning attractions and the world famous Jurassic Coast.

The gently sloping, terraced park is both attractive and practical for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers. We offer grass and hard standing pitches – some are available with water and drainage. Electric hook-ups on all pitches. Touring and camping guests can make use of excellent on-site facilities, which provide something for the whole family to enjoy. We’re proud to offer guests free use of our indoor swimming pool, recreational field and outdoor adventure play park. There’s also a popular bar and restaurant, serving delicious cooked breakfasts and evening meals as well a shop selling food, drink and camping essentials.

Camping in Dorset

We are proud to create idyllic camping holidays from our beautiful Dorset location. We have a range of modern and well maintained camping facilities on our holiday park, which are available for our guests to use free of charge. If you’re planning a camping trip at our Swanage campsite you can enjoy spacious and level grass pitches, suitable for up to 6 people and 1 vehicle. We also have smaller ‘hike tent’ pitches suitable for up to 2 people as well as a bark chipping all weather pitch.

camping in swanage

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Touring & Motorhome Holidays in Swanage

motorhome at ulwell holiday parkWe have a variety of  touring caravan, motorhomes and campervan pitches at Ulwell Holiday Park. All our touring pitches have 10 amp electric hook up, including our grass pitches that are well suited to guests wanting only the basis during their stay. We also have spacious gravel pitches and well as fully serviced hardstanding pitches, which include electric, water and drainage.

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Touring and camping facilities

showers and toilets in the amenities blockWe have a modern and well equipped shower and toilet block located within easy reach of the touring and camping pitches. Showers are free and unlimited, and the two launderettes are a particular bonus to those with families. A washing up area is located near the entrance of the toilet block. There are a number of fresh drinking water taps are dotted throughout the site.

  • Electric hook-ups
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Toilet facilities
  • Showers
  • Two launderettes
  • On site shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Large outdoor play area
  • Bar and restaurant
  • WiFi access

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Camping Pod

camping pod at ulwell holiday parkWant to try something different during your stay at our holiday park? Then take a look at our fantastic camping pod – the perfect destination for a glamping holiday in Dorset.  We have one lovely wooden camping pod located on our caravan and camping site.

Situated just under the Purbeck Hills the pod enjoys spectacular views and is in close proximity to both the recreation area and our amenity block. It provides hassle free camping for those wanting to sleep under the stars and enjoy time surrounded by nature, without having to assemble a tent!

The camping pod sleeps 4 people and is fully heated, perfect for those slightly chillier evenings. There are electric sockets and ample storage for keeping your belongings neat and tidy. Our camping pod has its own outside seating with table, which is is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lovely views. Guests are required to bring all bedding, including duvet, pillows and bed linen.

As well as use of all the normal facilities on offer for users of the campsite.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Fully heated (included)
  • Electric sockets
  • Storage
  • Outside seating table
  • Stunning Views

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Dog friendly caravan and camping site

Ulwell Holiday Park is considered one of the best dog friendly holiday parks in Swanage. All of our camping and touring pitches welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs. There are a wide range of dog friendly beaches to explore nearby as well as scenic dog walks, which are accessible from the site.

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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