Event: Swanage Lifeboat Week 2023

Date Event: 11th - 20th August

We highly recommend attending Swanage Lifeboat Week during your stay at Ulwell Holiday Park. There’s plenty to see and do over the course of the week – with an action-packed programme of activities and events to keep the whole family entertained. If previous years are anything to go by you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend your camping or caravan holiday by the coast!

All money raised goes towards the RNLI, to help ensure the team of volunteers are able to continue their vital work saving lives at sea.

Event info

The RNLI will have a presence in the town throughout the week and will help educate locals and visitors about beach and water safety. There will be a number of coordinated displays, which will give you the opportunity to see the crew in action. The lifeboat station will also be open to visitors, providing an up-close look at the all-weather Shannon class lifeboat. Inside you can learn more about the service’s heritage and the important role they play around the UK.

We’ll endeavour to update this page as soon as further information is announced by the RNLI. In the meantime you can stay up to date with all of the latest information by following the Swanage Lifeboat team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Where to stay

Ulwell Holiday Park is situated in an idyllic location on the outskirts of Swanage – within walking distance from the town centre and beach. We’re perfectly placed for enjoying Swanage Lifeboat Week festivities and other attractions during a family or couple’s holiday.

We have plenty of accommodation to choose from including touring and camping pitches, well-equipped holiday caravans and wooden camping pod. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, on-site bar and restaurant, well stocked shop and children’s play area with recreational field.

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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