Bournemouth in Dorset


Bournemouth, Dorset

7 miles of golden sandy beaches and an extensive range of entertainment facilities

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46.2 miles from Highlands End
48.3 miles from Golden Cap
44.1 miles from Graston Copse
26.3 miles from Sandyholme

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Bournemouth is the largest town in Dorset and a favourite amongst visitors to the area. The popular seaside resort is famed for its Victorian architecture and abundance of exciting things to see and do.

Beaches in Bournemouth

There are over 7 miles of beautiful golden sandy beaches in Bournemouth, which provide ample space for outdoors lovers to explore. Adrenaline junkies can take part in a number of water sports activities, including kayaking, sailing and surfing. If you prefer a gentler pace, sit back, relax and enjoy watching the world go by from the comfort of a deckchair. It’s also possible to rent one of the beach huts that line the promenade, including the oldest beach hut in England. At Bournemouth’s main beach, you can enjoy the pier, which houses a number of exciting attractions. If you’re feeling brave there is a zip wire as well as multiple climbing walls.


The town centre has a wonderful atmosphere and an excellent selection of high street stores, where you can shop the latest trends. In the small boroughs of Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne you will find a number of small independent shops and boutiques to pursue on a leisurely afternoon. Eating out is easy in Bournemouth thanks to the abundance of bars, restaurants, cafes and takeaways.

Live entertainment venues

The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a firm favourite and sells out shows from some of the biggest performers in the music industry. Bournemouth Pavilion is is also an excellent venue, showcasing an interesting mix of theatre productions and comedy shows. Bournemouth Football club are in the premier league so there’s also an opportunity to watch some of the top teams during your stay.

The Bournemouth Air Festival is a wonderful event that takes place in the skies above Bournemouth each year. This spectacular free event sees incredible acrobatic displays from the Red Arrows and an incredible lineup of air display teams.



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Holidays in Dorset

At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, we have a great choice of accommodation and facilities across 4 family-run holiday parks on or near the Jurassic Coast - Highlands End, Golden Cap, Graston Copse and Sandyholme, as well as Caravan and Lodge Holiday Homes for sale.

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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

  • 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