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Hallett's Rural Campsite

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Hallett's Rural Campsite: Pitches on the site

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 121 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  74% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Great site with clean facilities, friendly and easy to get pitched up23/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Very easy to pitch up and incredibly good price

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Level pitch, clean toilets and friendly owner. Lots of animals …23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Level pitch, clean toilets and friendly owner. Lots of animals nearby!

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Basic, but safe and secure21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomErin E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    How quiet it was even though there were plenty campers, the field feels very private still

    Disliked: 

    No hot water but basic facilities were fine for two nights

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Flat ground21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmaad A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Flat ground

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    Bathroom, water access, toilet, lack of showers, cleanliness of shared facility

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Exactly what it says on the tin. Very basic campsite …20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Exactly what it says on the tin. Very basic campsite but great value. We only needed somewhere to get our heads down for the night after attending a wedding on Portland, for that purpose is was great. Met with the site manager the next morning to settle up the balance.

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Friendly quiet site. Basic but clean facilities.20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Very friendly owner. Quiet. Great access for climbing. Flat field. Easy walk to shops/pub.

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Friendly, easy check-in, location, local amenities19/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Friendly, easy check-in, location, local amenities

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Lovely site, made a perfect location for our walking and …17/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFreya U.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Lovely site, made a perfect location for our walking and swimming trip. Basic facilities but clean and they had recycling!! Pitch was very level and the site was clean.

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Friendly staff and level pitches.16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    The informality of the site and extreme helpfulness of the owner and his son. I felt safe and relaxed. No marked out pitches here!

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    I hadn't expected there to be QUITE so few facilities. Toilets and tap only, but hey, I enjoyed the freedom and informality.

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I would definitely use this site again.16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNemone V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Loved everything about it.

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    Only one very small negative, the toilet rooms could be slightly longer as my knees were touching the door when I was sitting down.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Watery Lane, Weston, Dorset, England, DT52DF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5383°N 2.4403°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Marks and Spencer — 5.0 miles
South Station — 11.8 miles
Red Lion — 17.8 miles
Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Upwey Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Dorchester South Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 4.8 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.9 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 31.4 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

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.

Must see

  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5.4 miles)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (6.0 miles)
  • Lulworth Heritage Centre (10.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (11.8 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (13.4 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:  Anytime –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Hallett's Rural Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

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 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.
    Read more
  • 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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 20 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

General
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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