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UK England South West England Dorset Swanage & Isle of Purbeck Woodyhyde

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
Suitable for tents of all sizes. Swanage beach is a 10 minute drive. Turn right on to the main road and follow until you see the beach!

The Owner Says

Our family-run campsite has 160 unmarked pitches on 3 fields across 13 acres where wild deer, pheasants and birds roam. This spacious campsite with broad, countryside views never feels full even during the peak camping season.

One field is bordered by a steam train, linking Corfe Castle and Swanage. If you fancy a drink and a bite to eat after an exciting day out then visit the local village of Langton Matravers, where you can sample the local ales and hospitality of the Kings Arms, Scott Arms, or the Square and Compass public houses.

A new facilities block houses 18 showers (including separate male and female disabled shower/toilet). 60 electrical hook-up points are available and 20 of which are hard standings for camper vans. A large shop selling camping essentials plus basics like bread, milk, eggs and local beers and ice creams.

In addition to the existing shower block, there is also a new block housing 18 showers, 4 toilets and 16 basins. Disabled facilities are also provided. 11 separate sinks for washing up and a chemical disposal point are available. We endeavour to run a green site and have recently installed solar panels which help provide power to the shower block. We have recently been award the David Bellamy Silver Award for our campsite and are continuing to improve and develop the site year on year.

Things you need to know:

We do not offer fixed pitches, instead we offer the ability to pitch where you like. Prime locations or pitches cannot be reserved and are only on a first come first basis.

During the peak period (end of July and whole of August) bookings are required to be minimum of 3 nights.

Showers are token operated and tokens can be purchased from reception for 50p per token. Showers last 4 minutes per token. We advise you to purchase tokens on arrival to save any unnecessary queuing.

Woof!! Woof!! Yes dogs are welcome at Woodyhyde with the exception of field 3 which is a no dogs field. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Please be sure to select a dog from the extras menu before completing your booking.

We accept tents, trailer tents, camper vans or motor homes but do not allow caravans.

Train tickets can be purchased directly from the onsite shop at a discounted rate. Alternatively tickets can be purchased directly from Swanage Railway.

BBQs are encouraged! However, we do not allow open fires.

Phones and mobile devices can be charged in the shop for a cost of £1 per charge.

We do not hire equipment but we have a full stocked shop for all your camping essentials. We are a Calor gas wholesaler and carry a wide variety of camping gas. You can also hire ice packs.

The entrance to our site is via a railway bridge which is 10.5 feet high by 9 feet wide.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campsite. Code available from reception on arrival.

About Woodyhyde

Suitable For

Tents, dogs, groups – yes. Caravans – no. 


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. 

Food & 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.

Family Friendly

Waving at steam trains and choosing which ice creams to eat have always been our favourite pastimes. Timeless, traditional Woodyhyde Campsite can offer both. Sometimes even at the same time.
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Rated ★★★★☆ over 3 reviews


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.
Sep 8, 2015 by suziedoyle

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.
May 4, 2015 by shaunyshaun

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.
May 26, 2014 by Dunk


Woodyhyde is located at Valley Road, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5HT

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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.

Take the train to Wareham, then bus 142 (not very regular, unfortunately) to Harman's Cross. The bus will stop at the top of Valley Road, and the campsite is about 350 metres down the track from the main road.