Chapman’s Pool

Chapman's Pool is a remote but beautiful cove. The reward of this wild beach is well worth the effort.

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46.2 miles from Highlands End
48.3 miles from Golden Cap
44 miles from Graston Copse
21.3 miles from Sandyholme

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The area surrounding Worth Matravers provides visitors with a true taste of rural Purbeck and the wild beach of Chapman’s Pool is no exception. Because the beach is so secluded, it rarely gets busy. Even in the height of summer you will probably only find around 20 or so people dotted along the shoreline. To get to the beach head through Worth Matravers village and follow Weston Road which will lead you to Renscombe car park. There is no charge for using it however there is a vehicle height limit so only suitable for cars. You will need to take everything you need with you as there are no facilities at the beach itself.

We recommend taking your beach shoes if you have them. The beach is stoney and the rocks here are slippery to walk on near the shoreline. Make sure you also take plenty of water and food if you’re planning in staying for a while. However there are lots of fossils to be found which should keep older children amused for hours. And if you are heading in the water for a swim make sure you take your snorkelling equipment. The sea is usually very calm and boasts crystal clear waters. Save some energy for the way back though as it’s a very hot walk back up the cliff path if you’re visiting in the summer. The beach is dog friendly throughout the year but there is little shade for them on the beach.

Fantastic pub

After your day at the beach and as a reward for your walk back up to the car park, we highly recommend refreshing yourself at the fantastic pub in Worth Matravers village. The Square and Compass dates back to 1752 as an inn. Amazingly it has been in the same family for over 100 years. Uniquely, there is a fossil museum in the pub, including some dinosaur fossils, as well as other fascinating artefacts from local history. These include prehistoric tools, Roman coins, bits of 18th century shipwrecks, and agricultural curiosities like cow cake cutters and turnip crunchers. There is also a very picturesque beer garden which has stunning views down to Winspit and the sea beyond.

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  • 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.

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    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