Corfe Castle

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.10 to £13.65 Per person/night
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Overview

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The Purbeck Hills, award winning beaches and a castle make this a popular family site.

Our Club campsite at Corfe Castle lies at the foot of the Purbeck Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has close proximity to the Blue Flag award-winning Studland beach with four miles of glorious sand and bustling Swanage with its pretty beach huts.  Lulworth Cove and the iconic Durdle Dor on the Jurassic Coastline are a must!

The campsite has an abundance of wildlife from badgers, owls and pretty moths to beautiful wild flowers such as bluebells and orchids.  It’s also near to the Arne RSPB nature reserve making this a great spot for lovers of the outdoors.

You will find a beach if you walk in any direction from the campsite and nearby Coombe Bridge offers a marine reserve and snorkelling whilst Poole Harbour has watersports for the more adventurous!  A leisurely 15 minute walk from site finds you at Corfe Castle, a stunning ruin from the English Civil War whose iconic silhouette can be seen from miles around. The pretty grey stone village of Corfe Castle lies in the shadow of the romantic castle ruins. Around its square is a cluster of tearooms, trinket shops and pubs.

Our family-friendly campsite offers a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches, some of pitches are under trees. There’s an on-site shop with fresh bread and newspapers delivered daily, a family shower room and wet room for disabled visitors.

Please use the downloadable map available here, rather than satnav to ensure you access the site via A351.

Motorhomes must be booked onto hardstandings.

Corfe Castle currently holds an AA 4 Pennant Award.

Access and SatNav Advice

There is no site signage from the Church Knowle direction.

Worth Noting

Boat owners please be aware there is an additional pitch fee policy. The site has level hardstandings, levellers may be required for grass pitches. Some pitches are under trees. TV reception can be poor.

Eat Local

Farmers’ Markets in Wareham and Wimborne. The Greyhound, The Castle Inn, the National Trust Tea Rooms, Corfe Castle Model Village and The New Inn, Church Knowle serve homemade produce. The site shop sells a good selection of locally-sourced produce.

Facilities

Corfe Castle has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Family shower room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Coastal

  • Public house within one mile

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

Great site ,welcoming staff always working to keep site clean and tidy.

This review is for Corfe Castle

Great site ,welcoming staff always working to keep site clean and tidy. Lane to site very bumpy and narrow lots over overhanging trees

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

We had looked forward to our visit but found the site disappointing.

This review is for Corfe Castle

We had looked forward to our visit but found the site disappointing. The approach road is shocking although apparently owned by the property next door who refuse to improve it. The pitches are very haphazard and even the hardstandings are not level. Some people had very dangerous looking piles of stones or blocks to lift up one or other end of their outfit. We gave up trying and resigned ourselves to a week with a sloping van. We couldn't access the steep pitch we had been originally allocated as the grass was wet and the tyres were slipping. There are only two water and grey waste points and one for the toilet, not really adequate for 80 pitches. Having said that, the shower blocks were always spotless and the laundry room had very handy shelves for drying off towels, boots and even maps! The site staff work very hard keeping the flower beds etc tidy and the fish and chip van was great. The lounge area is comfortable - a coffee machine would be a welcome bonus. Others have commented on the awful stones on the paths - horrible to walk on. There is a site rule regarding dog leads to be no longer than 2 metres but this seems to be generally ignored and not policed. This could be a great little site if some investment were made into the layout and levelling. The area is lovely and deserves better.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

I echo all the comments left by previous visitors, but one comment I have never seen is that...

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I echo all the comments left by previous visitors, but one comment I have never seen is that this site is "bus pass heaven". It is a strenuous walk to the bus stops at Corfe Castle but There ia=s a much easier way. At the end of the road at the junction with the main road is a gravel area which is officially designated parking (free all day). Immediately round thr corner on the main road are bus stops in both directions. One of these buses goes to Lulworth Cove and actually goes right down to the car park. Other destinations are Swanage, Wareham, Poole, Weymouth. If you get the bus to Swanage you can then transfer to the bus for Bournemouth. This is an open top bus and is a beautiful scenic ride down toStudland and over on the ferry to Sandbanks. A brilliant day out.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Wooded site with pitches in bays surrounded by hedges/trees.

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Wooded site with pitches in bays surrounded by hedges/trees. Access is not good with narrow lane and then steep slope to our pitch. Some pitches appeared to be better than others e.g. Level, larger, sheltered by trees or open to sun. We had difficulty getting level due to grass pitch. Walks from site to Corfe Castle and railway into Swanage.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.75 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Wareham 5 miles

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