Exploring the Duck Pond at Sandyholme Holiday Park

29 November 2021Holiday Park News, West Dorset Tourism

The pond at Sandyholme Holiday Park has always been popular with visitors who love to watch the different ducks, geese and other birds swimming and building nests. Sandyholme has a number of resident ducks including Call Ducks, New Zealand Scaup and White Muscovy Ducks, as well as many regular visiting birds who stop by at different points during the year.

In preparation for the next holiday season, we have designed a sign for the edge of the pond, to help people learn a little about each bird and try to identify them.

duck identification signage to be placed next to the pond at Sandyholme Holiday Park


Next to the duck pond, you’ll find our two bug hotels, specifically designed to provide shelter for a variety of insects. We’ve also designed a number of areas on the park to be bee and butterfly friendly, with lots of wildflowers growing freely. These are things we do across all 5 of our parks as part of our ongoing pledge to sustainability.

You can see the duck pond and our bug hotels if you walk our Sandyholme Nature Trail. Please do not feed the ducks.

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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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
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    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

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    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
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    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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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