Blue Pool Camping

From £40 For 1 night, 4 adults 9.5 79 reviews
Peeking through to the Blue Pool (added by manager 14 May 2021)
Bell tent exterior (added by manager 18 may 2021)
The blue pool nature reserve (added by manager 14 may 2021)
Bell tent exterior (added by manager 18 may 2021)

  • Bell tents in a two-acre private section of the Furzebrook Estate
  • A five-minute drive to Corfe Castle; 20 minutes to Jurassic Coast
  • Beds, firepit and lanterns provided; private toilet for each tent
Potter down to this pop-up Dorset glamping site… in a rather fabulous location within the Furzebrook Estate and right next to the gorgeous Blue Pool Nature Reserve on the Isle of Purbeck, Blue Pool Camping is a good place to put one’s feet up. Just a handful of tents are set up in the two-acre site here, so there’s plenty of space for everyone to relax (and plenty of privacy too, thanks in part to each tent having its own standalone long-drop compost toilet). It’s all been set up in an eco-conscious off-grid manner, with comfy but modest furnishings. Beds, a table and solar lighting have been provided in the tents, but please note that you’ll need to bring your own bedding. Each tent also has a firepit (with a box of firewood and kindling supplied and more available to buy), an outdoor seating area and lanterns to help you find your way around after dark. Whatever drinks and food you need for a fine evening by the fire can be picked up in Wareham, five minutes’ drive away; if you’d rather delegate cooking responsibilities, there’s a pub (with real ales) just under a mile away and a tearoom by the Blue Pool for hot drinks, cakes, pasties and cream teas. The dazzling Blue Pool, just next door, should obviously be top of your to-visit list, but there’s plenty more to keep you busy around here, including trips to Corfe Castle, Monkey World and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, 20 minutes’ drive away.

Site type

Tent sites 7
Rent a tent 7
Open now
Please note
  • This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • Each booking includes a free day pass to The Blue Pool Nature Reserve and Tearooms. The attraction area is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 27 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

96%

would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

The deers…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Darren P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (two person)

Liked: The deers

Recommend to friends Visit again

Good

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Rheda K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (four person)

Liked: The place around the lake

Disliked: The toilet was a bit too dirty The instructions when we arrived not clear

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Excellent location, friendly staff, a haven for nature & star gazing!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Kirsten D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site (wild)

Liked: Perfect location for exploring Dorset! Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door & Monkey World all less than 15 minute drive away. The Blue Pool is stunning & a huge bonus that we got to explore with free entry while staying on site. Staff were all extremely friendly. Campsite was all you could ask for, clean, peaceful, well maintained, a haven for nature, especially the stunning fallow deer. Fresh water tap on site was a welcome bonus! The lack of electric, reception & wifi on the wild camping site was great for a digital detox! The long drop toilets were well equipped with toilet roll & hand sanitiser! The night sky was stunning with minimal light pollution making it a great location for stargazing which was one of the highlights of our trip! We will definitely be back to stay again.

Disliked: The only downer was the walk of shame through the posh bell tent sites to get to the wild site!!!! Haha!!

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Excellent site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site (wild)

Liked: It was brilliant stay, lots of space between the pitches.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice bid bell tents! My girl (4 and 5) loved seeing the…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Kayleigh W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (four person)

Liked: Nice bid bell tents! My girl (4 and 5) loved seeing the wild life and doing the fairy hunt

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Friendly staff with spacious pitch

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Hannah B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (four person)

Liked: The peace and tranquility of the campsite and walking around the nature reserve. Bell tent was very spacious and didnt feel as though you were in a tent.

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Would definitely go again. Very worth the the money

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Abigail L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site (wild)

Liked: Great location, quiet camp with lots of space between other tent areas. Free entry to Blue Pool the day after camping. Helpful staff especially with disabilities. Saw deer upon arriving which was beautiful

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if you want quiet and countryside, it's for you.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Justin A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site (wild)

Liked: beautiful location, quiet, shared field with one other camper and a herd of deer. Staff were really nice, location excellent if a bit far from the blue pool. acccess to blue pool with price of camping,

Disliked: no phone signal so take that as positive or negative ... natural toilet facilities.. shame the blue pool facilities were only open to campsite during normal day opening.

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Nice for a few days

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Lily M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Unpowered grass tent site (wild)

Liked: Very private 3 compost loos Herd of deer for company each evening Buses to Lulworth Cove and Swanage

Disliked: For the price you don’t get much, one tap in field (no washing up place) and 3 shared compost loos. No place to charge devices or freeze ice blocks. Not really wild camping, just a spot in a field. Crossing the road for the bus stop is very dangerous

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Beautiful site with caring staff.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Louise F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (two person)

Liked: Everything was clean, the tents were far enough away from each other, the attention to detail from the staff, the Deer right outside our tent, the surrounding areas beauty....I could go on and on.

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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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Blue Pool Camping

Furzebrook Road

Wareham

Dorset

England

BH20 5AR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.65071°N
-2.09375°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.1 km East Street
3.1 km East Street
4.1 km Red Lion
Rail
4.9 km Wareham Rail Station
6.8 km Holton Heath Rail Station
9.7 km Wool Rail Station
Ferry
9.6 km Poole Ferry Terminal
10.2 km Poole Quay Ferry Landing
10.6 km Brownsea Island Ferry Landing
Airport
23.2 km Bournemouth International Airport

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

Those of you who rate beach days highly there will be in a good patch here. Whether it’s setting sail with the help of the nearby Wareham Boat Hire (five minutes’ drive), loafing about at Lulworth Cove (20 minutes) for the afternoon or getting dreamy-eyed over Durdle Door (25 minutes), there’s a fair-sized serving of the coast. What other seaside spots are there to take in? Well, there’s Studland beach (15 minutes) too or Swanage (15 minutes), where there’s a beach and the heritage railway to hark back to the old times. For a little more of that sort of historic stuff, The Tank Museum (15 minutes) has a good collection of war tanks going on and Corfe Castle (five minutes) has a lot of tales within its walls, from its life as a Saxon stronghold, Norman castle and palace for the royals. To finish things off with a visit to the animal world, there’s the Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (15 minutes) and the family-friendly Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (20 minutes) for tractor rides and other farm-themed adventures.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Kimmeridge Bay 5.1 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Poole Harbour Rockley Sands 8.5 km Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Poole Harbour Lake 8.5 km Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Studland Knoll House 9.9 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Swanage Central 10.5 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Corfe Castle 2.8 km

Lulworth Castle & Park 8.2 km

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve 9.1 km

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre 10.1 km

Swanage Railway 10.5 km

National Trust

Corfe Castle 2.9 km

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve 10 km

Brownsea Island 10.5 km

Clouds Hill 13.4 km

White Mill 17.3 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

STOBOROUGH HEATH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 18/01/2004) 1.4 km

East Creech Figure-Of-Eight 1.8 km

GRANGE HEATH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 30/03/2005) 2.3 km

West From Corfe Castle 2.6 km

Corfe - East Creech - West Hill 2.6 km

Local events

  • Camp Bestival Dorset (Thursday, 25 July 2024 – Thursday, 25 July 2024)

    Wareham, England 8.2 km

  • Tankfest (Friday, 28 June 2024 – Friday, 28 June 2024)

    Wareham, England 11.6 km

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and Rally (Friday, 19 July 2024 – Friday, 19 July 2024)

    Dorchester, England 18 km

  • Dorset County Show (Saturday, 7 September 2024 – Saturday, 7 September 2024)

    Dorchester, England 24.7 km

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show (Tuesday, 30 July 2024 – Tuesday, 30 July 2024)

    Brockenhurst, England 41.7 km

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.

Want to know more about camping in Dorset?

  • Does Blue Pool Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Blue Pool Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Blue Pool Camping? Those of you who rate beach days highly there will be in a good patch here. Whether it’s setting sail with the help of the nearby Wareham Boat Hire (five minutes’ drive), … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Blue Pool Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Blue Pool Camping? From $84.55 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.