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Newlands Holiday Park

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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 166 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Grounds were clean 16/09/2017

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

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

    Grounds were clean

    Disliked: 

    Pitch was very uneven and waterlogged.
    Dog walking area. Was a joke.
    And £2 a day for a dog very expensive when the facilities are so poor

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First time camping with my 2 kids - 10 and ... 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom aron_g Confirmed

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

    First time camping with my 2 kids - 10 and 12 yrs old. Really enjoyed it. Campsite and facilities were excellent. Toilets and showers very clean, good shop - nice morning croissants! Really nice bar and restaurant area and nice friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    My only dislike - but not really the campsites fault, is the proximity to the busy A road. Unfortunately you do have the constant white noise of traffic in the background.

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Swuming pool play areas for kids ,walking distance to the ... 04/09/2017

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

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

    Swuming pool play areas for kids ,walking distance to the fossil beach

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Great location, walking distance to beach and bus ride from ... 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heather M. Confirmed

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

    Great location, walking distance to beach and bus ride from Lyme Regis.

    Good shower facilities.

    Swimming pools great.

    Shop had everything you could need.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets could do with a make-over but were perfectly adequate.

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Excellent family friendly site, well laid out, clean facilities.great! 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Veronica K. Confirmed

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

    Almost everything! Lots to do with my seven year old grandson with lovely open spaces to run and play. The site is very well laid out and is safe for children to play. Everything was very clean and well looked after. The staff were very courteous and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. I really appreciated the golf cart escort to our pitch and the help given to me parking my campervan!
    I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday park to my friends.e

    Disliked: 

    I was a little disappointed that the fish and chip shop was not open during our stay and felt that food in the restaurant was overpriced, although the service was good.p

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Amazing will def book again 01/09/2017

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

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

    Great family atmosphere
    Great facilities
    Fantastic hot and clean showers
    Reasonable prices, both for the stay and then at / food
    Spar shop onsite :)
    Easy walk to the beach

    Disliked: 

    Literally nothing. We will be returning

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i would stay and recommend if the above dislike issues was addressed 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria R. Confirmed

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

    overall the had a great holiday people where great
    showers was always clean and tidy
    site always clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    i think it is a stupid idea to turning the caravans around it is a lot of hard work
    having swimmers walking through bar/dinning room
    not as dog friendly as thought as only a little space out side the shop to sit and have a drink as could not get to the other terrace from the outside
    fish shop only open on a friday/saturday night
    chemical waste was a bit of a issue to empty into
    thought it bad that was charged for the wifi

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Good holiday. Probably wouldn't return but good for the money we paid! 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hollie_s0 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location
    Food in restaurant was nice and not too expensive.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from club went on too late.
    Could hear the duel carriageway at night time.
    Tent pitches were stoney and too small.
    Very strict on how and where to pitch your tent.
    Facilities not very clean
    Paid for 4 days of wifi on up to 5 devices and couldn't get it to work on 1 device 😔

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As we arrived I knew I'd like the place. Great ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie m. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    As we arrived I knew I'd like the place. Great place for families, lots to do on site with swimming pools, a well equipped kids indoor and outdoor play area. A well stocked shop which was open until 8 pm. A bar, food and entertainment. Would definitely recommend and will return, valve for money.

    Disliked: 

    Not the fault of the Newlands but disliked the constant wasps and seagulls stealing food.

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Great site, great pitch options and clean facilities 26/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic park for girls 3/7/9 and soft play for the 3 year old!
    Lovely well maintained sight and facilities

    Disliked: 

    Extra cost for ice block freezing and indoor pool not overly priced but an added extra cost! We were told about pool cost but quite expensive for a small pool of water!
    Outdoor pool was free and had a slide but to cold for the 3 year old even on sunny days!
    Extra cost for wifi not that it worried us but may others!

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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

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Take away

Tennis

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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

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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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