Swanage Bijou Camping8.8
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Set in a secluded six-acre field and surrounded by high hedges, backed by public land and over 100m away from the nearest road or house, we are the closest site to Swanage town centre and its shops. We are located only a seven-minute level walk to the lovely sandy beach.
The camping area is tents only which means no car radios, no early morning engines starting up and no worries about kids and cars in the camping field.
Simple but clean facilities are provided on site: toilets, free hot showers, free use of hairdryers and plugs, and hot water washing-up facilities.
We also recharge your mobiles, blow up your air mattresses and freeze your ice packs for free.
Maps and information on walks and activities are available in the reception. We are always happy to help you choose what to do with your free time.
The surrounding 20 acres of fields are public open parkland space ideal for kite flying or ball games. A modern children’s adventure playground and a new skateboard park are only 80m away.
Visitors enjoy several walks to the long sandy beaches at Swanage and Studland, to the cliffs of the stunning Jurassic coastline or to go fossil hunting at Chapmans Pool.
Try any of the famous country pubs such as the Square and Compass perched on hills above the sea renowned for its homemade ciders and ales, or the Scott Arms with its sweeping views over Corfe Castle.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
|Studland Knoll House
|Shell Bay North
|Poole Sandbanks Peninsular
|Poole Shore Road Beach
|Busy 17th-c low-beamed local, wonderful choice of ciders and up to six well kept ales including Palmers, Ringwood, Sharps and Timothy Taylors, good value food from sandwiches and baked potatoes up; background music, some live; children welcome, picnic-sets in garden with partly covered terrace, bedrooms in former back coach house, open all day||Red Lion
|Very popular spot above fine beach, outstanding country, sea and cliff views from huge garden over road with lots of seating; comfortably basic big bar with raised drinking area, beams, flagstones and good log fire, well kept changing ales including own Isle of Purbeck, local cider, good wines by the glass, all-day food (they ask to keep a credit card while you eat), darts and pool in side area; background music, machines, sports TV, can get very busy with trippers on summer weekends and parking complicated (NT car park); over-8s and dogs welcome, just off Coast Path, big comfortable bedrooms||Bankes Arms
|Unchanging country tavern with masses of character, in the same family for many years; lovely sea views and fine nearby walks||Square & Compass
|Welcoming little two-room pub mentioned in Hardy's [I]Hand of Ethelberta[I], enjoyable fairly priced food using local supplies including popular Fri fish night, Dorset and Ringwood ales, heavy black beams, exposed stone walls, flagstones and open fire; children welcome, back terrace and big sunny garden with mature trees||Castle Inn
|Extensively modernised pub rambling through several levels, some sofas and easy chairs, beams, stripped stone, bare boards and log fires, good reasonably priced local food including fresh fish, well kept Dorset and Ringwood ales, decent wines, family dining area; dogs welcome, big attractive garden with outstanding views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills, summer barbecues, two well equipped bedrooms, good walks, open all day||Scott Arms
- Swanage Railway (0.4 miles)
- Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (3.3 miles)
- Corfe Castle (4.4 miles)
- Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (2.4 miles)
- Corfe Castle (4.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Herston - Worth Matravers - Corfe
- Swanage to Corfe Circular Walk (1.3 miles)
- Studland - Old Harry - Ballard Down - Studland (2.4 miles)
- Swanage to Corfe Circular Walk (1.3 miles)
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83% would recommend this site to a friend.
83% would stay here again.
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A lovely town site,excellent facilities, friendly family atmosphere 23 Aug 2013
Francine__H (Family with older children, 1 review) Confirmed
It was a lovely little campsite, near to local facilities 21 Aug 2013
lorrainemaclellan (Family with older children, 1 review, 1 photo) Confirmed
A fantastic little site very close to town centre and beache 2 Aug 2013
Lou_H (Mature couple, 1 review) Confirmed
Great site with unbeatable location! 9 Jul 2013
blondestar34 (Extended family, 1 review)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Swanage Bus Station — 0.4mi
0.4mi Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 4.2mi
4.2mi Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 7.3mi
- Train stations
Poole Rail Station — 7.4mi
7.4mi Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 7.7mi
7.7mi Hamworthy Rail Station — 8.1mi
- Ferry ports
Shell Bay Ferry Terminal — 4.8mi
4.8mi Sandbanks Ferry Terminal — 5.0mi
5.0mi Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 5.3mi
Bournemouth International Airport — 12.9mi
From Corfe Castle
Stay on the A351 until you have entered Swanage. Pass the skew bridge and follow the directions signposted Swanage 18-hole pitch and putt course at Kirkwood Park on your right.
Turn right into Victoria Avenue (A351); go past the coach car park on the left and follow the directions signposted Swanage 18-hole pitch and putt at Kirkwood Park signs on the left.
By public transport
There are trains to Wareham or Bournemouth with connecting bus services to Swanage. From Wareham, ask the bus driver to stop at Herston; from Bournemouth go to the Swanage town centre and walk to the campsite.
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Arrive:Mon 1 Jul 2013
Depart:Tue 2 Jul 2013
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