With warm weather and spectacular coastal views, Dorset is one of the best places in the country to go glamping. A great thing about glamping in Dorset is that there are tons of exciting attractions to visit and outdoor activities to get involved in, so you won’t run out of things to do. Sold on holidaying in Dorset? Here are the best glamping sites to check out.
Back of Beyond Touring Park
If you’re looking for an adults-only glamping site, Back of Beyond is an award-winning campsite which guarantees peace and relaxation. There are two shepherd huts which are furnished with wood burners – perfect for a cosy, romantic getaway. Alternatively, stay in the luxurious yurt tent for a more spacious stay. There is also a range of glamping pods, one of them being dog-friendly. Each one is furnished with beds, furniture, camping utensils, power, outdoor table and chairs, and an outdoor camping kitchen.
Highlands End Holiday Park
For a 5-star stay, look no further than Highlands End. There is a choice of Jurassic Escape Pods, Premier Camping Pods, Safari Tents, Classic Camping Pods and Bell Tents – all of them perfect for couples, families or groups. The accommodation has heaters, plug sockets and power, and some of them are even dog friendly! With panoramic views of the coastline, the holiday park offers various activities including golf, kids’ play areas and a leisure club.
Head into the heart of the Dorset countryside with a relaxing rural retreat at Caalm Camp. There are six traditional hand-painted yurts from Mongolia, each sleeping up to six people. Each yurt has a luxury private shower room and toilet, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and a fridge for each yurt. The camp is child-friendly, and there are safe play areas for kids to run around in. However, dogs aren’t permitted as there is a farm and livestock at the camp.
Golden Cap Holiday Park
Golden Cap is a welcoming spot right on the Jurassic Coast. It’s a fantastic place for being outdoors, as the site is surrounded by 2,000 acres of National Trust land and is only 150 yards from Seatown Beach. There are a great range of pods and tents, all which include lighting, heating and electric. Some of the pods even have kitchenettes! There is a shower block, laundry room, shop, fishing lake and picnic area all on-site.
Only three miles from the edge of the New Forest National Park, Forest Yurts is a beautiful glamp site. The yurts are handmade in Mongolia, and individually furnished with private bathrooms, eco-friendly bath products, kitchenware, tableware, cooking stations with BBQs, gas rings, fridges, wood burners and covered outside dining. Relax in a hammock with views over Sopley Lake. The site is within close walking distance to the beach, local pubs and the village of Bransgore.
Dorset Forest Garden
Less than 10 miles from the Jurassic Coast, Dorset Forest Garden is an excellent adults-only glamping site with a farm and forest garden. The glamping huts each have a small wood burner, restored furniture and vintage fittings, king-sized bed, ensuite shower and toilet and candles for lighting. Outside, each hut has a fire pit, hot tub and BBQ hut to share. The farm often has seasonal food available to cook, but you can also head down the road for a local pub.
Green Valley Yurts
Nestled in the heart of the Cerne Valley, Green Valley Yurts is a family-friendly glamping spot offering comfortable and relaxing stays in Mongolian yurts. Each yurt is furnished with rustic furniture, a double bed, cushions, blankets, a wood stove, a fire pit and a private picnic area. The facilities barn has everything you need for cooking, playing and relaxing, plus hot showers and toilets. Located in the Dorset Downs, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do in the area. It’s also a short drive from the sea, charming villages and historic sites.
This adults-only, luxury glamping spot is the ideal place for some private relaxation. Whether it’s a yurt, tipi or shepherd’s hut, each accommodation features kind-sized beds, electricity sockets and log burners. Outside each accommodation you’ll find a pizza oven, fridge, sink, crockery, BBQ, hammock and a wood burner. There are also outdoor showers. Being very close to the Jurassic Coast, there are plenty of things to do in the area, whether it’s walks, hikes or visiting historic sites.
Stock Gaylard Glamping
If you don’t fancy sharing facilities with anyone, Stock Gaylard Glamping could be the right choice for you. This dog-friendly site is ideal for families and groups wanting to get away together. Depending on the campsite, you can sleep up to 16 people on one site. Each site has fully-furnished yurts with all the facilities you need. Looking for something a little quirky? How about a stay in the refurbished double-decker bus with sitting room, kitchen and open top dining?
The Dorset Hideaway
The Dorset Hideaway has a choice of Geodesic Domes or Contemporary Yurts to stay in. The domes are stylish and comfortable, and come fully furnished with everything you need. There is a king-sized bed, two Z beds, a sofa, log burner, underfloor heating, fridge, USB charging facilities and inside toilet. Alternatively, the yurts have a king-sized bed, two futon beds, a fridge, and USB charging facilities. There are private toilets and showers a few steps away. Set amongst rolling hills, there are many stunning walks in the local area. There’s also plenty for the kids to enjoy on-site, including an adventure playground, animal feeding, and a wet weather barn for games.