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Haycraft Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

England, South West, Dorset, Swanage

+44 1929 480572
5 March - 1 November

Alan Rogers Review

This popular club site is visited year after year by many due to its ideal location for exploring the Dorset Jurassic coast and the Isle of Purbeck. As with all CAMC sites you expect high standards and here you will not be disappointed. With a total of 55 pitches, all with 16 amp electricity, 39 are level hardstanding and 16 on grass. The central sanitary block, motorhome service point and two service areas offer everything you will need. Harmans Cross station is just a short walk offering steam trains to Corfe Castle or Swanage. With great views down the valley towards the coast this site is ideal for visiting everything the area has to offer; from the Tank museum in Bovington to the beaches in Swanage and even Monkey World. Ideal for walking and cycling or just a quiet rest. There are numerous public footpaths and coastal walks near the site for walking enthusiasts, and if you are a beach lover you will be a short distance from the sandy beaches of Swanage or the glorious stretch of golden sands at Studland Bay.

Explore Dorset by foot, cycle, train or car from this small site. The Jurassic coast, the beaches, the Arne Nature reserve and the Purbeck Hills are all close to hand. The site also offers easy access to the charming attractions of Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham and the National Trust's Brownsea Island, home to the traditional red squirrel. Haycraft is situated just a few minutes' walk away from the magnificent Swanage Railway, allowing the opportunity to ride on heritage steam and diesel trains to Swanage town centre and the attractive Corfe Castle village, which is a great favourite with both the young and old alike. However many campers just come here for the peace and quiet and are happy to sit and watch the soaring buzzards, the friendly robins or the glorious views. If you're looking for a holiday destination in Dorset, that's away from the beaten track but within convenient distance to it, you'll find this peaceful site to be the perfect location with its great views. Whatever you are seeking this site is an ideal base.


One excellent centrally located sanitary block provides WCs, wash basins and showers. Laundry with washing machine and dryer. Motorhome service point. 2 service points. Dog walking area. Accessible sanitary facilities. Chemical toilet point. BBQ’s allowed, charcoal, gas and electric. TV reception booster system. Wi-Fi fair, charged. Defibrillator. Information room. Pets allowed. Dog walk. Twin axle caravans accepted. No late-night arrivals area. Bus stop 1600 metres. Budgens 4 miles. Maximum outfit length 9 metres. Earliest time of arrival 12 noon.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Green Credentials

  • Green Tourism Award - Bronze


Turn left off the A35 (Poole - Dorchester) at the roundabout onto the A351 (signposted Wareham, Swanage). In 11 miles at Harmans Cross turn right just before the petrol station into Haycrafts Lane (signposted Downshay). Continue with the village hall and railway station on the right, up a steep hill and narrow approach road with passing places. The site entrance is on the left in 0.75 mile (past railway station and past signposts for Downshay Farm).

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Location Coordinates
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50.61647 -2.0231
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
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N50 36 59 W2 1 23

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