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A charming family campsite spread over a few fields right in the heart of Dorset's Isle of Purbeck.

Woodyhyde

Valley Road Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck Dorset BH20 5HT 01929 480 274

We say

It's a known fact that Dorset has its fair share of brilliant campsites, but somehow, Woodyhyde still manages to stand out amongst them.  Essentially, it's a fantastic family campsite, spread over three separate fields: a small field adjacent to the Swanage Steam Railway line, a spacious medium field, where you’ll also find the main facilities block, and a large field with acres of room and broad, countryside views.  The wide open nature of the fields makes the site perfect for ball games and larking about in the sun.  But despite the peaceful nature of the surrounding countryside, you will still be able to hear the roaring steam engine of the Swanage Railway throughout the day now and again.  Being based on the Isle of Purbeck, you're just a stone's throw from some of the great beaches and coastal views that align Dorset's famed Jurassic Coast. Be sure to take time to visit the iconic Durdle Door –  a huge natural limestone sea arch, and, more importantly, an unmissable photo opportunity. 

They say

Woodyhyde is a modern back-to-basic campsite set in the heart of the beautiful Purbeck countryside. 160 unmarked pitches on 3 fields across 13 acres where wild deer, pheasants and birds roam. The fields are large enough that it never feels full even during peak camping season. One field is bordered by a steam train, linking Corfe Castle and Swanage. A brand new facilities block houses 18 showers (including separate male and female disabled shower/toilet). A large shop selling camping essentials plus basics like bread, milk, eggs and local beers and ice creams.

The local area

Situated on the Isle of Purbeck makes it the ideal place for discovering the Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle and nearby villages. Swanage with its white sandy beaches and Victorian pier is a short drive away. 

Best local places to eat and drink

The nearest pub is 15 mins walk way through beautiful countryside. Recently been upgraded to AA 3 pennant status and hold a bronze David Bellamy award.

You say Average Rating ★★★☆☆

Not Cool Camping! ★☆☆☆☆

We stayed here for 3 nights recently and it was not a pleasant experience. This camp site was so over crowded I question it's safety. Their relaxed pitching policy was taken way too far and the camp rules completely overlooked, with revenue definitely taking priority over comfort and safety. We came home one day from a day out to find a tent either side, each one metre from ours. There was no room for our car - clearly pitching was not monitored. The camp site owner was totally unwilling to resolve the issue. Won't be returning.

Woodyhyde reviewed by on September 14th, 2015

brilliant site ★★★★★

We love this site we have been coming for years and it never fails to impress. Well tended pitches clean showers and toilets, water is always hot. Well stocked shop. Not forgetting the steam trains.

Woodyhyde reviewed by on May 14th, 2015

May break ★★★★★

From arrival to departure, this relaxing family orientated campsite hits all the spots. Roomy, spacious site with a choice of well tended pitches. There are a large amount of electric hook up points spread across the site leaving it up to you where you want to pitch. This is the sixth year we have visited this site and improvements and changes are made every time we visit. There is the added attraction of the Swanage steam railway which runs through my families favourite field, the kids love waving at the train as it chuff's it's way past.. There is a well equipped shop that stocks an array of equipment, food, snacks, alcohol. Facilities are also clean tidy and plentiful.

Woodyhyde reviewed by on May 27th, 2014

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How much?

Adults £8, children (3- 13), children under 3 no charge, £4, a family of 4 £20, hook-up £5, shower tokens 50p.

Facilities

  • Dogs Welcome
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Pub
  • Showers
  • Tent Only

Looking for...

  • Countryside
  • Groups Welcome
  • Sensational Views

Getting There

From the village of Corfe Castle, take the A351 towards Swanage. A mile outside Corfe, look out for the ‘Woodyhyde’ sign and turning on the right, then follow the track under the bridge and into the campsite.

When?

Open 1st March – end of October.

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