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- Part of a 2,000-acre National Trust estate on the Jurassic Coast
- A 150-metre stroll from a beach for sea angling and fossil hunting
- Fishing lake, gift shop, grocery sales and coffee area
Want to feel on top of the world? Travel down to Dorset and Golden Top, the highest point in the south of England and part of a 2000-acre National Trust estate.
Golden Cap Holiday Park is the most toptastic place to take all this in, as it’s surrounded by peaceful Dorset countryside and part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. And, as should be expected in Dorset, it’s right next to the water – in the seaside village of Seatown and 150 metres from a shingle beach known for its sea angling and fossil hunting.
Facilities at the park are excellent – there are two big modern shower/toilet blocks, a launderette and a well-stocked shop with three separate areas: gifts and local goods, groceries and a tourist information and coffee area. Wifi is available across the whole park priced from an hour to a season – just buy a ticket from reception.
Guests can also pay to use the leisure facilities at the other West Dorset Leisure Holiday Park in the area, Highlands End Holiday Park which has tennis, a sauna/steam room and a heated indoor pool. And if you just can’t bring yourself to walk that 150 metres for some beach fishing, you can take it easy instead at Golden Cap’s own fishing lake.
Open from 04/07/2020 to 02/11/2020
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Excellent family friendly site but be prepared to put in the legwork
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Indoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street
— 2.7 miles
2.7 miles Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 11.0 miles
11.0 miles Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Maiden Newton Rail Station — 11.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 18.2 miles
18.2 miles Exmouth Ferry Landing — 27.4 miles
27.4 miles Starcross Ferry Landing — 28.2 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 26.1 miles
Start at Stonebarrow Hill for 25 miles’ worth of walking trails around Golden Cap, making sure to pause after you puff uphill for the views across Lyme Bay to Dartmoor.
There’s a National Trust information point, shops and toilets in an old radar station on the hill to make a pitstop at before taking the trail through Langdon Hill Wood, taking the Smugglers’ Trail, or clambering cliffwards to see the ancient Thorncombe Beacon and views to Bridport and Chesil Beach, one of the biggest shingle stretches in the country. A walk east from the beacon will take you to the seaside village and coastal views of Eype, or you can wander west to the beach at Charmouth for more fossil hunting.
Other recommended day trips from Golden Cap are Lyme Regis with crazy golf on top of the promenade, the fishing village of Beer which can be combined with a trip to Seaton or Sidmouth, and the miles of sandy beach at West Bay with boat trips.
If you have little animal enthusiasts along on your trip, take them to hand-feed the 600 swans at Abbotsbury Swannery, or to get nautical at Weymouth Sea Life Park. For more grownup west Dorset attractions try Forde Abbey, Sherborne Castle or the Haynes Motor Museum... the kids might not mind these too much if you then take them to Dorchester’s award-winning Dinosaur Museum.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (7.0 miles)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (10.7 miles)
- Montacute House (16.4 miles)
- Shute Barton (11.0 miles)
- Loughwood Meeting House (11.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Golden Cap Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Golden Cap Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Golden Cap Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Golden Cap Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Golden Cap Holiday Park? Start at Stonebarrow Hill for 25 miles’ worth of walking trails around Golden Cap, making sure to pause after you puff uphill for the views across Lyme Bay to Dartmoor. There’s a … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Golden Cap Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.