The start of a new year isn’t the only thing we’re celebrating, as we’re excited to announce that camping booking is now open for our magical woodland campsite. We’re ready to welcome guests from 7th April 2023 and just in case you’re not already dreaming of your Dorset camping trip, we’ve put together a few reasons why a holiday under canvas at Burnbake makes the perfect adventure this spring.

Take a sunny, seaside stroll

White dog on a beach with blue skies behind

A walk on the beach is always the perfect refresher, but there’s something extra special about seeing those first few rays of sun peeking through clouds whilst you stroll along the sand. Our unique location along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast means that you’re in a prime location to enjoy some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches when you book a camping stay with us.

Just a short drive from Burnbake, you’ll find Swanage beach, with its golden sands and clear water. We’re big advocates of dog-friendly getaways and Swanage in early spring is an idyllic spot, as four-legged friends are welcome on the beach until 1st May. The Dorset coastline is also home to plenty more breathtaking beaches to explore.

Explore Dorset’s wildlife

Red squirrel eats a nut whilst perched in tree.

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Dorset is a haven of fascinating wildlife, including our campsite, where you can spot rabbits, deer and all kinds of wonderful birds. Brownsea Island is famous for its red squirrels and is one of the few places in the UK where these indigenous creatures survive.

Under an hour from our campsite, you’ll find Poole harbour, where regular ferries run to this National Trust-owned beauty spot. As nature begins to wake up from its winter slumber, the island springs into life, so April makes the ideal time to stay with us and pop over to Brownsea, as resident squirrels give birth to their litters around March.

Beat the summer rush

Family enjoy picnic and barbecue food around a brown picnic bench.

Our visitor numbers reach their peak in summer, so what better time to beat the crowds than with an Easter holiday? Whether it’s a spot of hide and seek in the forest or a game of badminton, take advantage of a quieter campsite during spring and roam free with the whole family.

It’s also prime time to explore local tourist hotspots with more space to yourself, such as the Dorset Cider Farm, just a short walk or cycle from Burnbake campsite. Sample refreshing, locally-made drinks and take a stroll through the Purbeck Cider apple orchard. Or head to Corfe Castle and its surrounding village, with its awe-inspiring history and stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Book your 2023 camping holiday today, from just £21 per pitch. We look forward to seeing you!