Tyneham Village


Wareham, BH20 5QN

A small village abandoned during World War II

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36.7 miles from Highlands End
38.7 miles from Golden Cap
34.5 miles from Graston Copse
14.2 miles from Sandyholme

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Tyneham is an abandoned village, close to Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast. Evacuated in 1943 during World War II, the village has been deserted ever since. All residents had just 28 days to leave the area when it was taken over for forces’ training. Sadly, they were never allowed to return. The village is still part of the Lulworth Ranges and is only open to the public on most weekends and public holidays. There are exhibitions about the village and its former residents in the church and school, which are the only 2 buildings that remain fully intact. The village was connected with tales of smuggling and shipwrecks as far back as the Iron Age.

The village is a 1 mile walk from the beautiful beach of Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast. There are limited toilet facilities just a 2 minute walk from the car park, which has no fixed charge but donations are welcome to help fund ongoing conservation work. As Tyneham and Worbarrow are a part of the range, you must keep to the marked paths at all times and dogs are welcome.

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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

  • 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
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  • 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.

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