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General

  • Family-friendly park just outside Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast
  • Pools, bar, meals, takeaways, play areas and indoor play
  • Modern amenities including hot showers, launderette and food shop

There’s nothing fossilised about a stay at Newlands Holiday Park a stone’s throw away from the Jurassic Coast on the Devon/Dorset border, where the staff and facilities will crater to your every holiday need: two separate play areas for the mini dinos, an in-house chef dishing up the best of local food, takeaway fish and chips using the freshest of the local catch, an indoor heated pool – and an outdoor one with waterslides and loungers so you can bask in the sun and wonder where the kids get all that energy…

Shale we continue? There’s the nightly entertainment in the lounge and bar, the conservatory with picturesque patio for having a glass of wine and drinking in the uninterrupted Dorset views, games show Tuesdays, the indoor soft play area and Dino Dan's disco…Use family-run Newlands as a base for a Lyme Regis fossil hunting holiday or just lounge about on site; either way we think you’ll have an epic time.

The 23-acre landscaped park has pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes and with all the facilities you’d expect from a thoroughly modern site: food shop, internet access and clean up to date amenities including hot showers and a launderette.

The World Heritage village of Charmouth is on the doorstep for shops, restaurants and pubs, and is also known for its hardy souls taking to the sea in fancy dress on Christmas Day.

Please note

All: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2 per person per session.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 20/05 and 04/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 10/03 and 06/11.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Groups of five or more under 21s are not accepted via Pitchup.com.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 154 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 
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Loved the location and the park, clubhouse and restaurant were ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mickaela r. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the location and the park, clubhouse and restaurant were perfectly fine and we enjoyed the evening quiz and bingo!

    Disliked: 

    Showers could have been cleaner, and the temperature could have been better, very erratic some days!
    The washing up sinks also didn't always have hot water which can make washing up greasy items very difficult!
    I do also feel you should have signs up as some people were regularly washing out their camp toilets in the shower blocks which is quite disgusting! Especially as you provide camp toilet facilities where these can be disposed of and cleaned out - maybe signs would help!

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Excellent site. Would reccomend 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lucy_b181470 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Plenty to do for the kids. All nice a clean. Fab area

    Disliked: 

    Only disapointment was with the breakfast

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Close to the town and beach. On site shop was ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mandy C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to the town and beach.

    On site shop was reasonably priced.

    Very attractive aspect, nature all around.

    Nice views.

    Great for older kids

    Disliked: 

    Dirty shower block, showers very hot then very cold, there was no even temperature to the point I thought it dangerous for youngsters.

    Unsupervised soft play meant older kids were in there being nasty to youngsters when we were in there this required parental intervention.

    Tent pitches were too close together, we were told where to pitch, if we had put up our tent where told we would have blocked our neighbours car in. There were a number of 'disagreements' amoungst campers regarding the proximity of cars and tents during our stay.

    It was noisy very late at night. Older kids were up and playing at gone midnight.

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Excellent site, clean facilities & friendly staff 07/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely brilliant site, we have 3 young children under the age of 11& 2 doggies and there was facilities to cater for all of them. The toilets & showers were always clean & the staff were very friendly. We will be returning next year.

    Disliked: 

    There was no dislikes.

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Facilities clean and helpful staff beautiful location . 05/08/2017

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

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

    The friendly staff and facilities, outdoor pool free to use and clubhouse reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy at night on our last 2 nights very selfish when others in tents had very young children. Paying for indoor pool.

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The facilities were excellent. 03/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities were excellent.

    Disliked: 

    We were unable to use the bar and cafe because of there was no access for the dog Therefore sorry but we will not be back unless you can provide full access to all facilities.

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Very good facilities, friendly staff and the pitch itself was level 02/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jacqueline c. Confirmed

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

    The staff who were very helpful. the facilities (ie) toilets were of a very high standard. the dog walking area was quite good as well. The views were amazing.The bus service outside was brill.

    Disliked: 

    Being as we are elderly the steepness of the site was a bit hard sometimes .The only really disapointment was the food, Sunday lunch was disgusting only ploughmans or bagettes. The other meals we had there were pretty mundane, i think chips with everything. Our suggestion could be a "specials board" with something really different on it.

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Wonderful facilities, helpful staff, excellent green-space for kids 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved the facilities, especially the shower & loo block (very clean and efficient) and the main bar/restaurant was excellent.
    The weather was very windy and wet, so we made the most of the pools and the bar area. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we felt that the cost of food and drinks were reasonable. I especially liked the Spar shop, which had everything we needed and normal prices.
    Pitches were well spaced and level, and the green spaces were perfect for our kids to explore and play in.

    Disliked: 

    On a windy day, being so high on the side of the hill, we were blown away! The wind even snapped a few of our tent poles.

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Very beautiful place and many interesting places to visit. 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ivans_g Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very beautiful place and many interesting places to visit.

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Great site 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Belgium kris_w102521 Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice level pitches, great restaurant, does alot of activities. Great facilities and close to the town. Easy access.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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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

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Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Tennis nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Nr Stonebarrow Lane Charmouth, Dorset, England, DT6 6RB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7383°N 2.8899°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 5.6 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 8.3 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 13.6 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 21.4 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 24.9 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 25.6 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 23.1 miles

Directions


We are just off the A35 between Bridport and Axminster 3 miles east of Lyme Regis. Newlands is clearly signed with an excellent wide entrance for tourers.

Satnav:
The road to Newlands does not have a name, causing problems for satnav systems. The nearest listed roads are Stonebarrow Lane and The Street. Our postcode is DT6 6RB.

From Bristol, M5:
Exit at junction 25 signposted Taunton, continue on the A358 to Chard, Axminster then take the A35 to Charmouth. Continue on the A35 signed Dorchester (bypassing Charmouth village), then take the next turning right. Newlands is 50 yards on the left.

From London, M3:
Join the M27 then the A31 to Ringwood. Take the A35 to Wimborne, Dorchester, Bridport, Chideock, Morcombelake, then left to Charmouth. Newlands is 50 yards on the left.

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

Charmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and has some of the best fossils to be found in Dorset: the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has fossil collections, guided fossil walks and is where you can proudly bring in your very own fossil find to be identified.

The beach is a 15-minute walk from Newlands: stroll from here to Lyme Regis keeping your head down for fossily finds, then wander around Lyme to take a look at Cobb Harbour, made famous in Jane Austen’s Persuasion; buy freshly ground flour at the fourteenth century watermill; amble along to at the ammonites, exhibitions and events at the museum, or swing off on the cliff at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

Once you’ve found your fossils, there are heaps of other historical highlights in the area: Exeter is only half an hour’s drive away for the eleventh century cathedral and peering at Parliament Street, one of the narrowest streets in the world.

Pick your own fruit and play giant snakes and ladders at the Grade I listed Forde Abbey and Gardens, or walk along the ancient River Exe just outside Exeter with a stop off at fishing town Topsham.

Mini fossil hunters will love the award-winning Dinosaur Museum at Dorchester where they can take a detour to the Teddy Bear Museum; while if they’re watery types they’ll have a whale of a time at the Splashdown Water Park in Poole and the walk-through underwater tunnel at the Bournemouth Oceanarium.

Closer to Newland and Dino Dan, families can see zebras and meerkats at the Axe Valley Wildlife Park, trundle along on the Seaton Tramway for a scenic trip through the estuary of the River Axe, or feed a shoal of mullet (not the haircut) at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (8.9 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (13.8 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (15.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (7.9 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (8.1 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Newlands Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds are given except under the terms of the cancellation plan that protects you up to and including the day before your holiday commences, against loss of balance paid (excluding premium) due to redundancy, jury service, accident, injury, illness or death of any member of your party or close relative.

Supporting evidence such as a doctor’s certificate or redundancy notice is required.

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. Newlands 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.

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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
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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 £2 per person per session.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 10/03 and 06/11.
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 10/03 and 06/11.
The grocery shop is open between 10/03 and 06/11.
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 10/03 and 06/11.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 20/05 and 04/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Gazebos are not permitted between the following dates: 3 - 6 April, 22 - 26 May, 24 July - 30 August.

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