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- Dog-friendly family-run wild camping site on the Isle of Portland
- One kilometre from the Jurassic coast; a 20-minute drive from Weymouth
- Farm animals on the site; food shop, pubs and beaches nearby
From paddleboarding and sea kayaking to chasing the South West Coast Path over clifftops, Hallett’s Rural Campsite will pave the way to the Isle of Portland’s Jurassic coast. And it’s certainly full-on seaside here, as the family-run, dog-friendly wild camping site is half an hour’s walk from the nearest cove and 20 minutes’ drive from Weymouth’s chirpy beachfront. That means you’ll be set, whether you’ve got your mind on climbing and coasteering on the coast or simply hanging around seaside towns.
Bring along a barbecue or knock up a campfire, as both are permitted on site. The facilities are kept fairly simple (this includes an amenities block), as the site is fitted for wild camping… and there are farm animals around the site that children are likely to dote on.
Those of you who are barbecue keen might want to grab your buns and the important fillers from a couple of food shops within 10 minutes’ walk of the site. There are bus stops close by that will get you further afield, but happily, most amenities are within ten minutes’ walk of the site, including pubs, bakeries, cafés and fish and chip shops.
For a pretty backdrop while you tuck right into your fish and chips, perhaps one of the nearby beaches might be your cup of tea. There’s Church Ope Cove (half an hour’s walk) or Little Beach (35 minutes), both stops along the South West Coast Path.
Open from 11/06/2021 to 03/10/2021
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 20 or over.
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
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Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
One Tent or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 4.0m width x 4.0m depth (13.1ft width x 13.1ft depth) Calculated area: 16.0m² (172.2ft²)
Ground type: Grass and earth
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Exactly what it says on the tin. Very basic campsite …
I would definitely use this site again.
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent pitches
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Marks and Spencer
— 5.0 miles
5.0 miles South Station — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Red Lion — 17.8 miles
- Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station
— 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Upwey Rail Station — 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Dorchester South Rail Station — 11.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.9 miles
22.9 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 31.4 miles
This is the Jurassic coast and that means beaches, cliffs and coastal walks are on a whole other level… you might want to dive right down to Durdle Door (50 minutes) for the iconic photo spot or a picnic with the stone arch view. This area is quite unique for its historic holes all around the coast, from the fossil collection in Portland Museum (20 minutes’ walk) and the gun platforms at Portland Castle (five minutes’ drive) to the historic sea fort at Nothe Fort (20 minutes).
History’s strong inland too and that’s certainly the case at Maiden Castle (35 minutes), one of the hugest Iron Age hillforts in all of Europe. Dorchester’s got its own thing going on (35 minutes) – mainly museums, mummy replicas and Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century home.
Now, those of you who have a soft spot for the little pleasures might want to head towards Fantasy Island (25 minutes) for a funfair-style outing, or perhaps the SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth (25 minutes) for an aquarium and adventure park.
Nature’s all about too, especially at Abbotsbury Swannery (half an hour), where a colony of nesting swans reside or at Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens (35 minutes), where there’s a lake and animal park.
- Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5.4 miles)
- Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (6.0 miles)
- Lulworth Heritage Centre (10.0 miles)
- Max Gate (11.8 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (13.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||Anytime –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||Anytime –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Hallett's Rural Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Hallett's Rural Campsite on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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 Hallett's Rural Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Hallett's Rural Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Hallett's Rural Campsite? This is the Jurassic coast and that means beaches, cliffs and coastal walks are on a whole other level… you might want to dive right down to Durdle Door (50 minutes) for … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Hallett's Rural Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – 9 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: Anytime – 9 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Hallett's Rural Campsite? From £10 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability