The Telegraph Travel


The high number of repeat visitors is testament to the charm of this site, which has 130 pitches, close to the sandy delights of the beaches at Studland Bay, a short drive away and the proximity of excellent cycle paths means it is worth bringing children's bikes. Corfe Castle and Swanage are just six miles away. Facilities include showers, washing machines, baby-changing facilities and a small shop stocking camping and cooking equipment.

Where to eat:

There's a good on-site café selling pizza and vegetarian food and the shop sells some local produce, including baker's goods made nearby by Williams of Wool, meat products from Curtis Butchers in Wareham, milk delivered daily from Swanage Dairy, and Purbeck Ice Cream. Head for a more formal option at Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant, on the shores of Poole Harbour, which has views to Brownsea Island.