27 years of visits to our favourite place!

14 August 2020Holiday Park News

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Highlands End Holiday Park, we are delighted to hear from guests and holiday home owners that have been visiting the park and making memories for many years! We spoke to Felicity Wills who has been visiting with friends and children every summer since 1994!

How long have you been visiting Highlands End Holiday Park?

This year is our 27th year visiting Highlands End and we come every summer for one week!

What inspired your first visit?

A long summer holiday stretched ahead so we planned a mum’s and kid’s caravan trip to keep the children occupied. We found Highlands End in a caravan brochure and it was highly recommended back in 1994. One year there were 9 mums and 21 children! Three of us still come every year with some of our 9 children.

What are your favourite memories from visiting the park?

Swimming in the sea, walking up Thorncombe Beacon and Colmer’s Hill, afternoon tea at Downhouse Farm, lunch at Rachel’s in West Bay, drinking and dancing at Martin’s Bar & Restaurant, going swimming at Highlands End Leisure Club, chatting, having BBQs, mackerel fishing and crabbing at West Bay and playing tennis. We love being outside all day long and play games in the caravan in the evenings.

How has the park changed over the years?

Every year the park has improved in some way. The caravans are much warmer and better equipped. The adventure playground is more adventurous and Martin’s Bar is bigger and open longer hours.

How have the children enjoyed growing up visiting Highlands End?

Our children LOVE Highlands End. They were toddlers when we started coming and they are all adults now but still come on holiday with us because they love Highlands End so much. One of the kids works for TikTok and all of the team were asked to make a montage of their happy place – needless to say, all his photos were of Highlands End.

What are your favourite places to visit in the local area?

West Bay, Thorncombe Beacon, Bridport Market, the Electric Palace, Golden Cap, the Ilchester Arms and the rope playground at West Bay. We don’t go far, it’s just great to walk and spend time together.

If you are a longstanding visitor to Highlands End and would like to tell us about your holidays and memories, please email marketing@wdlh.co.uk!

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse