Camping in DorsetFamily friendly campsite

Camping in Swanage

Ulwell Holiday Park is a favourite destination for families looking for a camping holiday in Swanage. Our Swanage campsite is set in an idyllic location, boasting spectacular views over the Purbeck Hills and surrounding countryside. Ulwell Holiday Park is just a short walk from Swanage beach and within easy reach of some of Dorset’s best loved attractions. The famed Jurassic Coastline, Poole harbour, Corfe Castle and Studland Bay are all nearby.

Spacious and level grass pitches

Our established holiday park has earned a fantastic reputation, with many guests choosing to return to our campsite with their families year on year. Our tenting pitches are spacious, level and equipped with electric hook up for your convenience. The grass pitches are up to 9m x 6m in length and suitable for a range of tent styles and sizes. Our standard grass pitches can accommodate a maximum of 6 people and 1 vehicle per pitch. We kindly ask that you let our reception team know the approximate dimensions of your tent at the time of booking.

We also have 1 all-weather bark chipping pitch and a number of ‘hike tent’ pitches, which are designed for one or two-man tents. These smaller pitches accommodate a maximum of 2 people and are the perfect choice if you’re visiting Ulwell Holiday Park for a walking or cycling holiday. Hiking pitches are located in the grassed area of our site with 10amp electric hook up.


Dog friendly campsite

Our Swanage holiday park is the perfect choice for visitors wanting to enjoy a camping holiday with their dogs. Our perfect location offers a range of scenic dog walks from the park and a number of dog friendly beaches are nearby. Our dog friendly camping pitches can accommodate a maximum of 2 dogs per pitch.

dog friendly camping at ulwell holiday park


Camping facilities

Guests can enjoy use of our pristine facilities during a stay at Ulwell Holiday Park. Our heated amenities block is maintained to a high standard and easily accessible from our camping pitches. Enjoy free hot showers, alongside hairdryers, shaving points and a laundrette with coin operated washers and dryers. We also have a number of family showers, accessible facilities and a baby change unit.

For your convenience there are a number of fresh drinking water and disposal points located throughout the campsite. There are also two washing up stations outside of the toilet block.

showers and toilets in the amenities block


Fun for all the family 

In addition to our well-maintained toilet and shower block, camping guests can make use of the wide range of family friendly facilities we have on site. Children will enjoy the adventure playground, slide and recreation field, offering plenty of space to play outdoor games with family or new found friends. Our camping tariff includes use of our indoor swimming pool, complete with slide and toddler pool – the perfect indoor entertainment to keep the kids busy come rain or shine.

families swimming in the pool at ulwell

If you’ve left something at home there’s no need to worry – our on-site shop sells a range of camping essentials as well as sweat treats and local produce. Stock up on food for your BBQ or camping breakfast.

If you’d prefer not to cook during your camping trip the Village Inn bar and restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious meals and local ales.


One of the best holiday parks in Swanage!


How to book

Our camping pitches are available to book at your convenience via our online booking system. Alternatively, you can call the park and speak to one of our friendly reception team, who can answer any questions you may have.

View the 2023 & 2024 camping tariff

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

All reviews


We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

Latest reviews

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



Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.