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Golden Cap Glamping

Glamping in Dorset

For a fantastic glamping holiday in Dorset, Golden Cap has a great range of pods and tents, just a few hundred metres from the beach. Choose from our Jurassic Escape Pods, Premier Camping Pods, Safari Tents, Classic Camping Pods and Stargazer Bell Tents and we even welcome up to 1 dog in some of the Jurassic Escape Pods, Safari Tents and Premier Pods!

If you enjoy the great outdoors but prefer some home comforts like a warm bed, heating and electric, then glamping is perfect for you. View the opening dates.

Why should you go glamping?

  • Sleep up to 4 people
  • 5 min walk to Seatown Beach
  • 4 different types to choose from
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Great for young families, couples and friends
  • Lighting, heating and electric included
  • Dog friendly (max of 1)
  • Short breaks available
  • Kitchenette in Jurassic Escape Pods, Safari Tents & Premier Pods
  • Outside area with seating
  • Arrival days of Friday or Monday
  • View the opening dates

Important Covid-19 Information

The Holiday Parks are open, with the only facility remaining closed being the Little Fire Station Soft Play at Highlands End Holiday Park. We have a number of measures in place to provide a safe holiday in Dorset. For more information, please see our pre-arrival information

The glamping accommodation is located in a beautiful Dorset valley on Golden Cap Holiday Park. Surrounded by 2,000 acres of National Trust land and the clifftops of Golden Cap and Thorncombe Beacon with their amazing views, there are plenty of footpaths and trails to explore. There are 3 excellent pubs within walking distance and just a 5 minute walk from your pod or tent is the beach of Seatown on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

The glamping accommodation (other than the new Jurassic Escape Pods which have their own shower rooms), have use of the toilet and shower block with clean and well-maintained facilities including a laundry room (charges apply), a freezer for ice blocks, washing up sinks, free hairdryers and more.  Also on the park, there is a park reception, pizza takeaway, park shop, fishing lake, picnic area and children’s play area.

Jurassic Escape Pods

Our Jurassic Escape Pods are our most luxurious glamping accommodation yet with compact living, a modern style, a shower room and 1 double bed & 2 single beds sleeping up to 4 people. There is an open-plan feel with a bright and airy living space, plus a fully glass front with french doors onto an integrated and covered veranda with decking area and outdoor furniture, perfect for al-fresco dining, evening drinks and for enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside and partial sea views.

There is a comfortable L shaped sofa, bluetooth speakers, an electric fire and wall mounted TV and a kitchen area with microwave, oven, grill and 4 ring hob, an under-counter fridge, kettle and sink. The rear dining area transforms at night with a wall mounted pull-down double bed and above the dining area is a high level fixed mezzanine floor with 2 single beds and ladder access. Please note this may not be suitable for very young children. There are plug sockets and USB sockets.

The generous washroom includes a large shower, heated towel rail, toilet and sink with shaver socket. Up to 1 dog is welcome in select dog-friendly Jurassic Escape Pods and each Pod has allocated parking next to it for 1 car. Please note that photos are provided by the manufacturer and are intended for general marketing purposes only and should not be relied upon by any person as being complete or accurate. The photos provided show a double bed on the upper level, but for us this will be 2 single beds.  

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Safari Tents

Our most spacious glamping accommodation, the Safari Tents sleep up to 4 people, have an outdoor decking with seating, an open-plan living area with sofa and dining table, separate bedrooms with double and twin beds and a kitchenette with a fridge, kettle, 2 ring induction hob and cooking equipment. Electric, lighting and a heater are included. Bedding and linen are provided in Safari Tents and beds are made up for your arrival.

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Premier Camping Pods

The Premier Camping Pods are unique, warm, modern and cosy. They have a gated decking area with seating, a covered porch, a double bed, double sofa bed, wardrobe, fold-down table and a kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, 2 ring electric hob and cooking equipment. Electric, lighting and a heater are included. Bedding and linen packs can be provided for an additional fee – see the Booking Information section.

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Classic Camping Pods

The Classic Camping Pods provide a more rustic and basic glamping experience – close to camping but with a few essentials. The pods are secure, warm and cosy with a double bed and 2 single camp beds. There is also lighting, a heater, plug sockets, a boot store, a covered porch and a picnic bench outside. They are great for couples and young families. Bedding and linen packs can be provided for an additional fee – see the Booking Information section.

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Bell Tent

The Bell Tent at Golden Cap is a circular 5m tent all set up and ready to go. Sleeping up to 4 people, the tents are spacious and have a double bed and 2 single camp beds. There is plenty of headroom, plug sockets, lighting and a heater, as well as an outdoor picnic bench. Please beware that this is a tent and that warm clothing and blankets may be required on cold nights. Bedding and linen packs can be provided for an additional fee – see the Booking Information section.

Holidaymakers staying at Golden Cap Holiday Park are welcome to use facilities at nearby Highlands End Holiday Park (3.6 mile drive). There is Highlands End Leisure Club with a swimming pool, sauna and steam room (charges apply), Martin’s Bar & Restaurant with a children’s soft play (charges apply), sunday carvery, live sport, live music & events and more, as well as a Pitch ‘n’ Putt course (charges apply), a nature trail and children’s play areas.

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Facilities at Highlands End Holiday Park

Guests at all West Dorset Leisure Holiday’s parks are welcome to use the facilities at nearby Highlands End Holiday Park (3.6 mile drive), which includes Highlands End Leisure Club with swimming pool, sauna and steam room, pitch ‘n’ putt course, children’s soft play, nature trail and the dog friendly Martin’s Bar & Restaurant with sunday carvery, live sport, events, Costa Coffee and more. Please note charges apply for many of these facilities.

Plan your Holiday

There is a fantastic range of attractions, beaches, places to visit and places to eat in Dorset. Visit our Holiday Planner to see over 150 different things you can see and do during your holiday in Dorset. Save your favourites to your itinerary to come back to and make sure you don’t miss any of the best things to do while you are here!

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Jurassic Escape Pod

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • Linen & Bedding Pack provided
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • 1 x double pull out bed
  • 2 x single beds on mezzanine floor
  • Wall-mounted TV
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Integrated covered veranda with seating
  • Open-plan living area with sofa & dining table
  • Shower room with WC
  • Kitchen with oven, fridge, microwave & kettle
  • 4 ring hob & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heating included

Jurassic Escape Pod – Dog friendly

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Up to 1 dog welcome (additional charges apply)
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • Linen & Bedding Pack provided
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • 1 x double pull out bed
  • 2 x single beds on mezzanine floor
  • Wall-mounted TV
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Integrated covered veranda with seating
  • Open-plan living area with sofa & dining table
  • Shower room with WC
  • Kitchen with oven, fridge, microwave & kettle
  • 4 ring hob & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heating included
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Premier Camping Pod – Dog Friendly

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • Up to 1 dog welcome (additional charges apply)
  • Bedding Packs available (extra charge)
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • Double bed & double sofabed
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Gated decking area with seating
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, kettle
  • 2 ring electric hob & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heater included
  • Fold-down table, integrated wardrobe
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Premier Camping Pod

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • No dogs allowed
  • Bedding Packs available (extra charge)
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • Double bed & double sofa-bed
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Gated decking area with seating
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, kettle
  • 2 ring electric hob & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heater included
  • Fold-down table, integrated wardrobe
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Bell Tent

Golden Cap

Please note the photos show a previous model with windows in the roof. The Bell Tent we have for 2020 does not have this feature.

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • No dogs allowed
  • Bedding Packs available (extra charge)
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • Double bed & 2 x single camp beds
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Grass area with picnic bench
  • Front & rear entrance for ventilation
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Electric, lighting and heater included
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Safari Tent – Dog friendly

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • Up to 1 dog welcome (additional charges apply)
  • Linen included & ready-made beds
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • Double bedroom & twin bedroom
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Decking area with seating
  • Open-plan living area with sofa & dining table
  • Grass area with picnic bench
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Kitchenette with fridge & kettle
  • 2 ring induction & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heater included
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Safari Tent

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • View the opening dates
  • Friday or Monday arrivals only
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • No dogs allowed
  • Linen included & ready-made beds
  • 3 & 4 night short breaks available
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Double bedroom & twin bedroom
  • Decking area with seating
  • Grass area with picnic bench
  • Open-plan living area with sofa & dining table
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Kitchenette with fridge & kettle
  • 2 ring induction hob & cooking equipment
  • Electric, lighting and heater included
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Classic Camping Pod

Golden Cap
  • Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • View the opening dates
  • Minimum of 2 nights in low / mid season & 3 nights in peak season
  • Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am
  • No dogs allowed
  • Bedding Packs available (extra charge)
  • Any day arrivals
  • Double bed & 2 x single camp beds
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Picnic bench outside
  • Washroom facilities & WC available nearby
  • Electric, lighting and heater included

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

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