Wonderfully located, seasonal campsite, sitting right on the clifftop, with spectacular sea views

Wonderfully located right on the clifftop, this seasonal campsite (August only) has spectacular sea views with a path leading down to its own shingle beach. Eweleaze is a certified organic working farm, with the campsite covering seven fields and offering solar-powered showers, plus tame goats, sheep, pigs and chickens for children to pet, as well as miniature ponies to ride. The farm shop sells organic local produce including the farm’s own beef and lamb, and there’s an on-site bakery, where you can buy homebaked organic bread, cakes and pastries. The site gets booked up quickly, but the farm runs two other camping fields nearby which tend to be less busy.

Our favourite spot

Every man and his dog (camper, tent).

The local area

The South West Coast Path follows this stunning coastline in both directions from the campsite, the stretch of Durdle Door to Weymouth is particularly rewarding. Nearby Weymouth is a great spot for sailing; courses for adults and kids aged 5 upwards are available. SailLaser (0845 337 3214) in Weymouth offer various levels and packages, from £150, or you can hire a boat if you’re already qualified. For a day trip, the Monkey World (01929 462537) ape rescue centre is a must.

Best local places to eat and drink

Have a lay in and send the kids down to the bakery to pick up the breakfast pain au chocolats. Tea and coffee is decaf only (the owner, Pete, believes the world doesn't need caffeine, but he's created a camping utopia, so we'll forgive him). Woodfire pizzas (served midday–8pm) are small but tasty. The on-site farm shop (8am–8pm) sells organic meats (some frozen) including goats leg, sirloin steak, sausages. You can buy fresh donuts, takeaway burgers, pies, kebabs and jackets and the perennial tea-time favourite, marshmellows. The Smugglers Inn (01305 833125) in Osmington is just less than 2 miles along the coast path, a view-tastic 40-minute walk. It has a pleasant family garden but is rammed in summer, so don’t expect a quiet pint. Or prompt service. For a sunset beer, seek out the terrace of The Cove House Inn (01305 820895) on Chesil Beach at Portland. It’s not exactly Café del Mar, but this no-frills locals pub is a good spot to catch the last of the day’s rays.

Why stay with us?

Campfires allowed. Around 400 spacious unmarked pitches over 8 fields; 33 showers – 8 outdoor solar-powered; toilets in each field; firewood and hay bales (for sitting and playing on) available; access to private beach (for snorkelling, swimming) with pontoon. As well as the bakery, there are pizza and ice-cream huts. A shop (open 8am-9pm) sells food, drinks, gas, kites, camping and snorkelling gear, and a mobile charging service (£1 per visit). There are no known dangerous currents or other hazards at the beach, but there’s no lifeguard, so appropriate supervision is required.

Reviews

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★★★★★

great

lovely site to spend the weekend my dog and i had a great time, close to everything you would want

by michelle
★★★★★

Beautiful Campsite

We have just returned from our second visit to Eweleaze Farm, it is an experience in itself. The views coming into camp are spectacular! The track is a dirt track but as long as you do not have a lower car you should be fine ! You can camp in whichever field you like and take up as much space as you like. You pay per person and £10 extra for each vehicle. Toilets and Showers: The toilets are compost, with a number of flushing toilets around the site. The showers are solar powered and hot. Not the best flow but enough to get shampoo out of our hair. You can also use the Dorset Bath to get cleaned. Camp Shop: There is a camp shop selling all esentials, reasobale price to say they could sharge what they want. It stocks alcohol, soft drinks, meat, milk, vegetables and fruit. Plus other camping items such as airbeds, BBQ’s and sleeping bags etc. You can only charge your phone for £1. There is a bakery selling bread, cakes and pastries. There is a hot food counter selling breakfast, toasties, pies and kebabs. They sell ice-cream and ice. In the evening and some mornings a pizza van selling a variety of oven baked pizzas. Beach: You walk down a steep path to the pebbled beach. Animals: There is a variety of animals on site and a range of activities for the children such as sheep shearing, dog walking and animal petting. Beauty Tent: You can book a range of treatments at reception for a reasonable price but book as soon as you get there because it gets very busy! Mediation Tent: A variety of activities for the children throughout the day such as storytelling, yoga and crafts. In the evening there is some activities for the adults. Campfires: You can have campfires and you can either forage for your own wood or pay £3.50 for a bag of logs. This campsite is amazing and one of the best experiences of rustic camping.

by Gemma1984
★★★★★

Great camping

Fantastic campsite that we were recommended by friends who go every year. Beautiful setting. Build your own campfire on their private stretch of beach. Go!

by Iolo Davies

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