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Buckland Campsite: Space for all the family

General

  • Quiet and simple family-run site a 15-minute drive from Weymouth
  • A 15-minute drive from Chesil beach and 20 from Dorchester
  • Half an hour's drive from Lulworth Cove and Monkey World

Busy days out and peaceful times back at Buckland Campsite: that’s the order of the day at this rural Dorset spot, a 15-minute drive from the seaside harbour town of Weymouth. You'll stay on the kind of field you want to run through, arms outstretched, pretending to be an aeroplane. And why not? You’re on holiday…

It's all nicely simple here, with basic but spick and span washrooms with hot showers, and a washing-up area for pots and pans. Barbecues and fires are fine, but so as not to harm the lush wide field the owners ask that you borrow some bricks from the fire points before you start sizzling your sausages.

It’s a five-minute drive to a pub with food; for supermarkets, Weymouth is your closet bet. Not that shopping’s the only thing going on here… Weymouth's a grand town with a posh Georgian seafront, a sandy bay and a fine spread of stuff to see and do: you could meet the stingrays, turtles and sharks at the SEA Life Adventure Park, explore the Victorian fort in the harbour and spot rare birds at the RSPB reserves at Radipole Lake and Lodmoor.

Please note

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 123 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything - Showers great, toilets clean and the washing facilities …07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul B.Confirmed

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

    Everything - Showers great, toilets clean and the washing facilities superb.
    The shop sells a few local goods, which is nice, there is also cleaning facilities available.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Toilets and showers04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilets and showers

    Disliked: 

    No walks from the campsite

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Anonymous user

The new facilities. Having the shop there now is fantastic …02/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The new facilities.
    Having the shop there now is fantastic rather than the horse box, as there is much more variety.
    Having a good size pitch is a bonus too. The site does quieten down quickly.
    Love clean facilities which is why we return on a yearly basis

    Disliked: 

    Not picking our own pitch this year.

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We stayed for 4 nights with our children and friends lovely clean site01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula Q.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean facilities and friendly owners.

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Lovely friendly site. The facilities were clean and well kept.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichaela H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The staff were so kind and helpful. The toilet and shower facilities were excellent.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities,friendly staff and level pitches31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    This is the most fantastic site and I would highly recommend it! The owners are lovely, extremely kind and gave us a very warm welcome. We had 3 pitches as we were there as a family group and it was perfectly organised for us. The facilities are excellent, clean and well situated and there was always plenty of hot water for a shower. The shop is super and there is a great play area for the kids and plenty of space for a game of football. The kids loved it! The views from the campsite are super and we were blessed with wonderful weather. What makes this really super is it is quite a small site so feels safe and friendly; the owners don't bother you but are always around if you have a question or need anything, like jump leads on the last day to get us off the site! It really was a magical stay, absolute gem of a place and we are already planning our next visit. Thank you Bucklands!

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Very friendly owners. Extremely clean facilities. Close to Town centre …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly owners. Extremely clean facilities.
    Close to Town centre with a Taxi costing £10-11.

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Large pitch, picturesque views of countryside, short drive to Weymouth. …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Large pitch, picturesque views of countryside, short drive to Weymouth.
    Friendly and helpful on arrival, small shop with essential items.
    Play area and area for football which the children enjoyed.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with more sinks for washing face/teeth!

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All in all we had a very enjoyable stay.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Nice location, friendly staff, decent little shop, clean toilets , showers that worked and were hot all the time, flat well trimmed pitches, good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    If I'm honest the only thing to criticize is the size of the toilet cubicles, if you're average height/build they are fine but if you're a bit taller/larger, over 6ft, then it's a bit of a squeeze getting in the door I had to straddle the loo to shut the door and wiping yer bum became a bit of a hazard as I kept hitting the toilet roll holder with my elbow and more than once I hit my head on the door handle standing up. 😆

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Clean facilities good showers30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Area

    Disliked: 

    Noisy neighbors

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Buckland Ripers, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 4BT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6445°N 2.4970°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Marks and Spencer — 3.0 miles
South Station — 5.2 miles
Coach Station — 13.2 miles
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Weymouth Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Dorchester West Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 3.3 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.6 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 30.6 miles

Directions


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

After a wander round Weymouth, make for Chesil Beach (20 minutes' drive), a narrow and wild spit of land that’s more like an airstrip. From here, hike the South West Coast Path down to Portland Bill and its lighthouse; you’ll bag sights of half a dozen castles and forts along the way.

Alternatively, go east around the coast for about half an hour, taking in Lulworth Castle then dipping down to the blue waters, white pebble beach and wacky rock formations of Lulworth Cove, a prime spot for rockpooling as well as filling up the photo album.

If it’s windsurfing, kayaking round the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast or paddleboarding you're seeking, Weymouth has a good handful of hire shops and schools, with more round the coast at Charmouth (40 minutes). The beach there is a brill spot to get the kids fossil hunting; head into nearby Lyme Regis (45 minutes) to learn about the billion years of history that created the coast and to see some fab fossil treasures.

There’s more history to be had at Dorchester a 20-minute drive away, from a Roman amphitheatre to a Neolithic henge and an Iron Age fort. To meet your ancestors (in a manner of speaking) go see the antics at Monkey World, half an hour from the site, or monkey about yourself on the slides, flumes and chutes of Splashdown Waterpark, an hour away in Poole.

Must see

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (2.6 miles)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (2.6 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (4.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (5.5 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (7.5 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:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Buckland Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Buckland Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Buckland Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Buckland Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Buckland Campsite? After a wander round Weymouth, make for Chesil Beach (20 minutes' drive), a narrow and wild spit of land that’s more like an airstrip. From here, hike the South West Coast Path … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Buckland Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Buckland Campsite? From £23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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
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.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

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