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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 hire a firepit, 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.
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Laid back basic site. Portacabin with toilets only.
Brilliant site. Clean toilets. Friendly owners.
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Would stay again but not on a bank holiday weekend!
Wonderful, rural site.
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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 site/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 sites
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Marks and Spencer
— 8.1 kilometres
8.1 kilometres South Station — 19.0 kilometres
19.0 kilometres Red Lion — 28.6 kilometres
- Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station
— 8.6 kilometres
8.6 kilometres Upwey Rail Station — 12.4 kilometres
12.4 kilometres Dorchester South Rail Station — 19.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 7.8 kilometres
7.8 kilometres Poole Ferry Terminal — 36.9 kilometres
36.9 kilometres Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 37.5 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport
— 50.6 kilometres
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 (8.7 kilometres)
- Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (9.7 kilometres)
- Lulworth Heritage Centre (16.1 kilometres)
- Max Gate (19.0 kilometres)
- Hardy's Cottage (21.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|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 caravan Arrive: Anytime – 9 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.