Ref: UK1976

Smedmore Caravan Site

England, South West, Dorset, Wareham

Tel:
+44 1929 480702
Open:
1 May - 31 October

Alan Rogers Review

Escape to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the site includes part of the World Heritage Coastline, famous for its scenic beauty. The site itself is an open, partially sloping field surrounded by farmland with great views to the sea and Clavell Tower on one side and the Purbeck Hills on the other. Kimmeridge Bay, which is also part of the Smedmore Estate, is famous for fossils, fascinating geological strata and ecologically diverse rock pools. The site has 40 grass/hardstanding pitches (some seasonal) all with electric hook-up. Please note this site does not have a toilet block.

Smedmore is a Member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Affiliated Site Scheme, but non-members are also very welcome.

Smedmore site gives you easy access to fun water sport activities - there is windsurfing and diving on the ledges and a slipway for boats alongside the Dorset Wildlife Trust's fine marine centre. Many people stay at the site for its walking opportunities since the unforgettable Dorset Coastal Path starts nearby. For the avid explorer there is the wartime abandoned village of Tyneham, located on Ministry of Defence land (limited opening times). The distant tank fire that can be heard on the ranges during a north westerly wind is virtually the only intrusion to this otherwise peaceful oasis.

Facilities

Information Hut. Wi-Fi. Chemical toilet point. Dog Walk. Gas sales. BBQ’s allowed. TV reception poor.

Sainsbury’s 8 miles. Earliest time of arrival 12 noon. No tents allowed.

  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Location

From the North on the A351: on approaching Corfe Castle, at foot of Castle Hill turn right opposite Castle View National Trust information centre and car park (signposted Church Knowle, Kimmeridge); in 3.25 miles (1.5 mile past Church Knowle) turn left at the signpost to Kimmeridge; in about 1 mile on the outskirts of Kimmeridge turn left at the signpost to Smedmore House; in 0.5 mile at the house on left, turn right at the signpost to site. Please note, do not take any other turning right after Wareham despite signpost Kimmeridge as this narrow road goes over a 1 in 5 hill.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
50.60805 -2.10922
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N50 36 28 W2 6 33