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- Secluded and simple meadow site with stunning views
- A 10-minute drive from Poole and close to Isle of Purbeck attractions
- A mile's walk/drive from pubs and shops in Lytchett Matravers
As the name suggests, The View Campsite is all about the surroundings: it’s a simple site with stunning views over the Isle of Purbeck towards the Lulworth Hills and Corfe Castle. It’s the sort of site where you’ll wake up to birdsong (one reviewer spotted 22 species on the site), and may spot wild deer wandering through.
In keeping with the back to nature theme, pitches are in a natural meadow setting that’s all about the simple pleasures of being out in the gorgeous Dorset countryside. Facilities include a water tap and a regularly cleaned portaloo, along with a gas shower a short walk away in a converted horse box. Firepits can be used, and there's a limited number of them available to hire on site. You can also buy firewood (plus fresh eggs) to lighten the load you need to bring.
For food, it’s a walk or drive of a mile into Lytchett Matravers for some excellent pubs and shops (and a play park to entertain the nippers). Also locally, Bere Farm (10 minutes' walk or a minute in the car) has a much-loved café and tea shop selling hot, fresh local food. If you’d rather stick to your pitch, you’re welcome to light up a fire and pour a glass of something nice as the owls start to hoot and the stars come out.
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Great setting in the countryside with a quiet and peaceful …
Lovely site with delightful staff and lots of space to pitch!
Warm welcome. Clean toilets and showers. Kate, Cathy and nikki …
A fantastic stay at a cute site!
Lovely site, personal touch staff and nice pubs nearby.
One of the best campsites so far! The owners were …
Spacious with a lovely view. Able to have a campfire. …
Hand sanitising stations
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
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop
— 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
- Train stations
Holton Heath Rail Station
— 2.7 miles
2.7 miles Hamworthy Rail Station — 3.5 miles
3.5 miles Wareham Rail Station — 4.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal
— 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 7.2 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 11.5 miles
Poole (10 minutes’ drive) is a good place to start your explores: it’s home to the splendid Sandbanks beach and the start point for boat trips to Brownsea Island, a nature reserve laced with walking trails, rare red squirrels and tempting stop-offs for a picnic. For more beaches and things like watersports, take off to Bournemouth (20 minutes) or Swanage (half an hour).
For longer walks, the South West Coastal Path starts (or finishes) in Poole. It’s 630 miles all in, but the marked trails give ample chances for fine views and nature spotting all along; the seven-mile stretch between Poole and Swanage makes an easy day’s walk with a ferry ride back, and you’ll take in the clifftop geological freakery of Old Harry’s Rocks en route. For Jurassic Coast fossil hunts, Lulworth Cove and Charmouth beaches are top local tips, half an hour and an hour away.
Over on the Isle of Purbeck there’s a good collection of things to do, including nature-themed days at RSPB Arne (25 minutes), historic ambles around the ruins of Corfe Castle (25 minutes) and ape-based antics at Monkey World (15 minutes). Also close by for family days out are Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (five minutes) and the bowling, waterpark and other entertainment options at Tower Park (15 minutes).
- Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.0 miles)
- Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (6.6 miles)
- Brownsea Island (7.2 miles)
- White Mill (4.1 miles)
- Kingston Lacy (4.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||8 a.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||2 p.m.|
Please call on arrival so someone can come and direct you to your pitch.
The View Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
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 View Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The View Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The View Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The View Campsite? Poole (10 minutes’ drive) is a good place to start your explores: it’s home to the splendid Sandbanks beach and the start point for boat trips to Brownsea Island, a nature reserve … Read more
When can I check in and check out of The View Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 2 p.m.
Please call on arrival so someone can come and direct you to your pitch.Read more