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Golden Cap Holiday Park

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The area surrounding the park

General

  • 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.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 82 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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85% described Golden Cap Holiday Park as Spectacular scenery ?

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Friendly staff, facilities were great for a U.K. campsite & ... 24/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kati P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Classic camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, facilities were great for a U.K. campsite & beautiful location.

    Disliked: 

    The mattresses reminded me of my university halls of residence mattresses, springs & all!

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback - we're very lucky to have our park situated in such a beautiful location.
We will pass on your comments about the mattress to the team at Golden Cap.

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Loved our stay in a premier pod. Would happily recommend. 18/09/2018

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  • Camping pod (no pets, premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The premier pod was clean and very comfortable. Even better than it looks in the photos.
    Good toilet/shower facilities.
    Location is amazing.
    Would happily stay here again.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Wow 10 out of 10 we are really proud.
Its great to now that you enjoyed everything and found it better than the photos.
Thank you for recommending us to others.

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The site is well laid out. Many pitches are sloped. Very good location 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent locality and base for walking the Coastal Path. Staff in reception were very good at welcoming new guests and explaining details about the site.

    Disliked: 

    The washing facilities were dated and some shower units had bad leaks. Shower heads were fixed which meant users had to stand close to the fittings to feel a proper spray. Water often ran cold, this was more evident in the washing up area where it was necessary to run the hot tap for some time before 'warm' water came through. Often this then ran cold again.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and comments.
We are pleased that you found us a great base for exploring and found our staff friendly.
We do apologise if you had some issues with the showers, we will look into this.

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Very friendly and helpful staff would recommend a stay here ... 15/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rosemary B. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful staff would recommend a stay here even though it is a fair walk to the village where we enjoyed their film night

    Disliked: 

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Thank you from all of the team for the 10 out of 10 rating.
We are really proud that you would recommend us.

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The site was well kept. Shower facilities clean, hot water 12/09/2018

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  • Camping pod (pet friendly, premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod, location, friendly staff... all was great!

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you from all of the team for the 10 out of 10 rating.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our pet friendly Premier Camping pod.

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Don't use the Big Berries field unless weather is still, calm and nice 28/08/2018

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  • Big Berries non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower block facilities. View of sea and surrounding countryside.

    Disliked: 

    Slope of field.
    Also that the field was very exposed when the violent wind and rain struck Sunday morning destroying the whole site. Most tents were blown down or damaged in many ways and quite a few were totally destroyed, being blown down the field, over the fence or smashing into other tents. Ours was one of those that was beyond saving and had to ve dumped at the bins. The two tents belonging to my sons were also badly damaged and as yet are uncertain as to whether they can be saved or repaired - one being brand new, the other only used a couple of times since buying this year.
    We therefore had to abandon our holiday a day early. There were only a handful of tents left in the field when we left around lunchtime and some of those were in a very bad state awaiting their owners return.

From the manager...

Thank you for commenting on how you liked the facilities onsite and the views.
We are so sorry that the weather turned during your stay and damaged your tents.

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Location of the campsite offers beautiful views of the sea. ... 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Barna S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Big Berries non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location of the campsite offers beautiful views of the sea. Also, the amenities are very clean and regularily attended to and the staff was friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    There is a water treatment facility quite close to the tent area, strong smells coming sometimes from there

From the manager...

Such lovely photos! Its always good to now that you found everything clean and staff friendly.

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Would definitely recommend and use again. 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dan W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Big Berries non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to beach, nice local pub, dog friendly and very relaxed atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We do have to point out to you that Golden Cap beach does not allow dogs on at any time, the next beach at Eype allows dogs all year.

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Staff friendly site not good 26/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom vicky s. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Big Berries non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Put in a field long walk to toilet block had to drive field was more hills so tent was not strait no lights but rest off campsite had lights made to feel like we not impertant when you went through rest off campsite there was much more welcoming

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback.
Big Berries is a field that we open just in the summer holidays.
It is only non electric pitches, all of the main park is electric.
We apologise if you did not know that you had booked Big Berries field, we do not allocate.

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Good ,clean , staff very friendly 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharron S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Right by the beach

    Disliked: 

    Narrow road to get to the park

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Thank you for the 10 out of 10 feedback and we loved the photo!!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Seatown, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, England, DT6 6JX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7235°N 2.8221°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 2.7 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 11.0 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 18.2 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 27.4 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 28.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 26.1 miles

Directions


From the north
Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow the signs for Yeovil. From Yeovil follow the signs to Dorchester.

From the east
From the M3 take the M27 to Ringwood and on to Dorchester.

From the west
From Honiton, take the A35 towards Lyme Regis and Bridport.

Once on the A35, follow it to Chideock. In the village turn off opposite the church into Duck Street signposted for Seatown. Follow this road down to the sea and the park entrance is on the left hand side just before the beach. Please note that this is a narrow lane.

The nearest bus stop is Chideock Bridge which the X53 and 31 buses stop at.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (7.0 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (10.7 miles)
  • Montacute House (16.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (11.0 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (11.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Golden Cap Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

84 - 22 days before arrival : the balance will be refunded minus a £25 fee.

Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Golden Cap Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/03 and 30/11.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Dogs are not permitted on Seatown Beach.

The use of drones on the park is not permitted in accordance with the Drone Code issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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