Touring & campingTouring, motorhomes and camping in Swanage

Touring & Camping

Our location makes us one of the most popular campsites in Swanage. The gently sloping, terraced park is both attractive and practical for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers. We offer hard standing pitches and some are available with water and drainage. Electric hook-ups are available on all pitches.

Touring & Camping in Dorset

We are proud to create idyllic caravan and camping holidays from our beautiful Dorset location. We have wonderful facilities on our holiday park, which are available for our campers to use.

motorhome at ulwell holiday park

We 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!

  • 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

Want to try some glamping and experience a whole new kind of camping? We have one lovely wooden camping pod (currently bookable by telephone only).

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. The glamping pod is conveniently located in close proximity to both the recreation area and our amenity block.

camping pod at ulwell holiday park

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.

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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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.

Please note: The Sandbanks Ferry will be out of action until at least October.

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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