Small market town situated on the edge of the River Frome

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36 miles from Highlands End
38.2 miles from Golden Cap
33.9 miles from Graston Copse
12.6 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Wareham in Dorset
  • Wareham in Dorset

Wareham is a small Saxon town located on the edge of the River Frome. It has a rich and chequered history, which can be seen as you explore the town today. Follow the ‘Walls Walk’, to learn about the towns three walls, which were erected to prevent a viking invasion. The grassy mounds are now managed to ensure that wildlife and flowers thrive.

The town has an excellent selection of small independent shops, galleries and eateries dotted along a traditional high street. The Rex cinema remains a popular destination for visitors and locals alike, thanks to its unique 1930’s vintage style.

Bustling Quayside

The quayside is a hive of activity, especially during the warmer months. There is a small farmers market, where local producers and artisan makers come to sell their wares on Saturday’s each week. On Wednesday’s during the summer there is live music, dancing and fireworks. Children will love the traditional family friendly activities, which happen earlier in the evening and include duck races, tug of war and face painting.

The quay is lined with a selection of quaint pubs and cafe’s, ideal for grabbing a bite to eat and watching the world go by. If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous you can hire a kayak or self drive boat, allowing you to explore the River Frome at your leisure.

Nature to discover

Keen walkers will enjoy a gentle stroll along the river bank, where there is abundance of birdlife to admire. There are two circular routes to follow, both of which start at the quay. Just a short drive from the town centre, Arne is definitely worth a visit. This RSPB managed nature reserve boasts impressive views across Poole harbour to Brownsea Island and woodland nature trails to explore.


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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.

2021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21david bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022tatse of the west south east england gold awarddavid bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park award

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