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Highlands End Holiday Park

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General

  • Family park overlooking Lyme Bay
  • Indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym
  • Café, bar and restaurant - with fire engine

Bridport’s Highlands End Holiday Park is certainly on high land, all the way up at clifftop level on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, overlooking the spectacular blue waters of Lyme Bay and with bridleway access to the walks of the World Heritage Coast. Most uplifting.

Highlands End was the first park in the West Dorset Leisure group and the team has learnt a thing or three about family hols in the 30 or so years since: the first-class facilities here include a generously-sized heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam room, and there are active options on site for all ages such as tennis, two children’s play areas and even a duck pond to feed the natives (pick up duck food at the park shop). (If you’re all of a conundrum about what to do in Dorset, make for the onsite tourist information office which has leaflets and videos on local attractions.)

Eats are covered by the exceedingly smart Cowshed Café, again with views across the coastline, and at the park bar and restaurant dishing up all sorts of homemade meals using fresh local produce (probably the only restaurant you’ll ever go to with a 1936 Leyland Fire Engine and 1902 Merryweather Steam fire engine). Too nice a day to sit inside? There’s a beer garden – and children’s play area – out the back.

From Highlands End it’s a 500-metre coastal walk to the sand and shingle beach at Eypemouth and the village of Eype, in our humble opinion one of the prettiest villages in Dorset (a beach hut here was listed at the sky high price of £200,000 in 2011). The bridleway near the park will also take you to Symondsbury, West Bay, and over acres of countryside and farmland, much of it maintained by the National Trust.

Launderette facilities are available including washing machines, tumble dryers, deep sinks and ironing boards. Please note there's an additional charge to use the tennis courts.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/02 and 30/11.

Facilities/activities including tennis courts, swimming pool, sauna and steam room are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

All: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £3.50 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 107 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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Lovely place .. no problems 24/07/2017

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

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The view ... stunning , showers & wash area all great

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Worth a stay, great location. 22/07/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kind staff, great indoor pool, clean facilities,
    lovely walks to West Bay & Eype, stunning views, close to the sea, nice restaurant with friendly staff, excellent playground (suitable for both small and bigger children), spacious pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Shop could be bigger. Restrictions for the pool for children. No free WiFi.

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Everything- lovely and clean, restaurant, entertainment, the local walks 18/07/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything- lovely and clean, restaurant, entertainment, the local walks

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Excellent facilities pool, bar immaculately kept site 18/07/2017

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

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities pool, bar immaculately kept site

    Disliked: 

    Pitch and putt course - needed more attention/upkeep to be chargeable

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it was our first time loved it site was so ... 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia R. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    it was our first time loved it site was so clean and the views were lovley . we had a nice meal in your lovley restaurant we will defo be back again.

    Disliked: 

    the only thing was not enough showers open in the week.

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rules are ignored 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gillian d. Confirmed

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    the views very tidy enjoyed the sauna and pool

    Disliked: 

    the dogs running around by our tent and soiling by us all tho it stipulates in your rules that all dog must be kept on leads this does not seem to be the case went home early due to noise well after 11 pm with parties going on into the early hours food very expensive all so toilet block was a long to walk to them and would be better if there was a toilet block in the camping area

From the manager...

We are sorry that other campers disturbed the stay at our site.
Our restaurant is competitive with the prices in the area. We are pleased that you enjoyed the views and overall enjoyed your stay.

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Really lovely well presented holiday park. Facilities were of a ... 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harriet D. Confirmed

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really lovely well presented holiday park.
    Facilities were of a really high standard & lovely & clean.
    Location of the tent pictures was excellent with a beautiful view across the bay.
    Onsite Bar looked like it had recently been refurbished to a very high standard; was lovely & modern, & reasonably priced.
    All in all, had a really great weekend stay! Will definitely be recommending to my friends!

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!

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Friendly site with spacious pitches and beautiful views 13/07/2017

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

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Beautiful views
    Quite space
    Great facilities
    Access to parks and beach on site

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From the manager...

A big thank you from all of the team for the 10 out of 10 review.

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Brilliant stay ! Excellent facilities . 12/07/2017

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

  • South Rye Acres electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The view was amazing, pitch sizes where large. Swimming pool was nice.

    Disliked: 

    Some idiot poo'd on the gents toilets floor ... However this was shortly cleaned.

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Would like some of my money back 10/07/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Not a lot leaving

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    Didn't stay for the full seven days only stay for three days Had rats running around when I asked can I be moved they said no because pitchup get them available plasces because they know The other pitchs only available if you book direct

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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

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports 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

Camping pods

Location

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  • Eype Bridport, Dorset, England, DT6 6AR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7172°N 2.7774°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 1.3 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 12.9 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 14.9 miles
Train stations
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 10.1 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Axminster Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 16.3 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 29.2 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 30.0 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 28.1 miles

Directions


Take the turning for Eype signposted from the A35, follow the road round and take the fourth exit.

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

From beautiful beaches to historic towns, fossil hunting to wholesome hikes, the Dorset coast has a colossal amount of activities and attractions whatever floats your boat. Cast off for some sea fishing, take a boat trip or scuba dive to the depths from local beaches, or tee off instead with a course around the clifftop 18 holes of the Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club.

West Bay and Bridport are both about a mile from Highlands End (just the right distance to walk for an ice-cream on a sunny day) and we recommend at least a day in each: the miles of West Bay for sunbathing, watersports and landing mackerel from a boat; and the market town of Bridport for its seventeenth century museum and the market, going strong since Elizabethan times and the place to pick up everyday items like local food and more outlandish bits and bobs like clothes and antiques.

Beachcombers and fossil finders will probably find themselves at Lyme Regis at some point, one of the most famed stretches on the Jurassic Coast and along with Bridport one of its gateway towns – it was here that famous geologist Mary Anning made her first finds in the nineteenth century and the town holds an annual Mary Anning Day as well as the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Visitor centres and museums are dotted all around the coast; if you’re not sure where to start, most have guided tours available.

Hikers will be happy too with the wealth of paths and bridleways snaking around coast and countryside from Highlands and beyond – the South West Coast Path follows the entire 95-mile Jurassic coastline and Dorset has around 300 miles of waymarked paths and trails. Buses stop at many coastal spots, or hire a minibus to spectate the scenery in style.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (6.1 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (8.7 miles)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (15.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (13.0 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (13.2 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:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Highlands End Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a £25 fee.

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

Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

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

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. Highlands End 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.

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.

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.

Extras
All: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £3.50 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.
Facilities/activities including tennis courts, swimming pool, sauna and steam room are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 05/02 and 30/11.
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.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 05/02 and 30/11.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/02 and 30/11.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/03 and 31/10.

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.

Additional terms

Please note that the site bar is closed from November to March. The courts and the children’s play areas are open all year round.

Children under 15 must be supervised by an adult swimmer. There is no spectator area in the Leisure Club.

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

Gazebos are not permitted.

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