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General

  • Family-run site overlooking the Purbeck Hills
  • Within half a mile of scenic steam train rides on Swanage Railway
  • Well-stocked shop selling camping accessories as well as essentials

If a must on your family holiday sensibly includes a ride on a scenic steam railway (perhaps being able to drive it your very own self too), a first-class bet is Harmans Cross Camping Park within half a mile of vintage Swanage Railway.

The six-mile track runs from Wareham through splendidly scenic Dorset countryside including past legendary Corfe Castle, down to the award-winning sands of Swanage beach. You can step up to the plate yourself on a driving experience, turn up for one of the regular events, or book into the dining car to take dinner along with your views.

Elsewhere around, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, climbing and golf are all close by; the Purbeck Hills are within five miles, and more award-winning sands are at Poole six or so miles away.

Harmans Cross is a family-run site in eight acres of open countryside with views over the Purbeck Hills in the village of Harman's Cross, between Corfe Castle village and Swanage. Its well-stocked shop at reception sells essentials and camping accessories, and there's a well-maintained toilet and shower block and a washing-up area also on site.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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


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88% would stay here again.

 
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Very good site with clean facilities & friendly staff. 18/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The views & space around the tent. Very clean & tidy campsite.

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The peace and quiet and great shower block and shop 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The peace and quiet and great shower block and shop

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    Nothing

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Disappointing and ruined my holiday. 16/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Campsite itself was lovely although you have to make sure where you decide to pitch is level. The man there was helpful.

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    I was informed when I arrived that they don't allow single people to stay there - discrimination! Are single people not allowed holidays? I was visiting friends who live in the area. The lady was extremely unwelcoming/rude.

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Very pleasant camping park, toilets and showers good but could ... 15/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very pleasant camping park, toilets and showers good but could with hooks to hang towels and bags on around the sinks. Owners made you welcome and helpful.

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Good location, for walks and a train station next door. ... 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Good location, for walks and a train station next door. I went to Swanage bay by train very good value for money.

    Campsite was clean and tidy and ample of space, you can choose where to pitch your tent. Also the site was away from busy roads, nice and peaceful.

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an excllent site, helpfull and polite at all times, wash facilities al 09/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james e m g. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    every thing about the site

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Amazing thank you so much we will be back. Everything ... 04/07/2017

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

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    Amazing thank you so much we will be back. Everything you could need, within easy reach of swanage 😉

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Perfect site for all. Lovely clean showers and toilets and a really go 03/07/2017

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    Managers are readily available for help and info - nothing too much trouble for them. They are dedicated and are on site from 8.00 am til late.

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    Nothing to dislike

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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

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding 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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Faryls Way, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross Swanage, Dorset, England, BH19 3EB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6207°N 2.0265°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 1.7 miles
Swanage Bus Station — 3.0 miles
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Train stations
Wareham Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Holton Heath Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Poole Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Shell Bay Ferry Terminal — 5.3 miles
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal — 5.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 5.6 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 13.8 miles

Directions


Take the A351 between Swanage and Corfe Castle, when you come into Harmans Cross, turn into into Haycrafts Lane, take the second right into Faryls Way, the campsite is at the end of the lane.

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

Pick up the Swanage Railway in Harman's Cross village a couple of hundred metres' walk from the site (if you prefer to Park and Ride, you can do this at nearby Norden). The railway runs from its starting point of Wareham, past Harman's Cross, Corfe Castle and Herston Halt before arriving at Swanage beach.

At the sands of popular Dorset seaside town Swanage, you'll have miles of clean and safe beach to wander, along with an award-winning pier and access to the fossils and spectacular scenery of the splendid Jurassic Coast. (If you hanker after a nudist beach, one is a few miles away at Studland.)

More spectacular coastal sights can be seen with a trip west of Swanage, past Durlston Country Park to Seacombe, Winspit and St Aldhelms Head, via the pub and fossil museum at Worth Matravers. Inland, hike the Purbeck Hills five miles away, or have a nature spotting day at Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve, within seven.

Corfe Castle, the spiffing ruins that inspired Enid Blyton's Famous Five, is three miles away: picnics of ginger beer and hard-boiled eggs nearby are practically obligatory.

Must see

  • Corfe Castle (1.9 miles)
  • Swanage Railway (3.0 miles)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (3.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Corfe Castle (1.8 miles)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (3.7 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:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Harmans Cross Camping Park cancellation policy

No penalties

Please call the site at least 48 hours before 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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Do not use to hot water from the showers to wash up! If you want hot water please boil your kettle, this is all part of the camping experience, thank you.

Please note there is no card machine on site so all purchases are cash only.

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