Holiday Parks in Dorset

With its dramatic coastline, long beaches, quaint inland villages, smart towns and laid-back atmosphere, Dorset must have been invented for holidays.

And even though it can get busy, especially during school holidays, there's plenty of varied accommodation to suit all types of visitors, including a number of top-class holiday parks.

Dorset offers a superb range of fun-filled, high-energy activities for the whole family, like kite and windsurfing. Theme parks like Monkey World will tempt the children. Or you can just simply relax and enjoy the county's quieter pleasures, like the subtropical gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury.

Stay in one of the many holiday parks in Dorset and you'll never be far from award winning, Blue Flag beaches with traditional seafront amusements and entertainments for all ages. But Dorset's biggest attraction has to be the 'Jurassic Coast', famous for dinosaur fossils and footprints, and the many coastal paths provide great walking with stunning views at almost every turn.

So here's a small selection of the very best holiday parks in Dorset. Where will you choose to stay?

Littlesea Holiday Park, Weymouth

Littlesea Holiday Park, with its panoramic views of Chesil Bank and the Fleet Nature Reserve, is not just one of the best holiday parks in Dorset, but was actually voted best in the UK by Holiday Watchdog.

With its indoor and outdoor heated pools, all-weather multi-sports court, adventure playground and activity programmes and coaching, Littlesea is great for a fun-filled activity holiday. For the grown-ups there's nightly entertainment, a lounge-bar and cafe, and various kids' clubs to keep the little ones busy.

Accommodation at Littlesea consists of a wide choice of two and three bedroom caravans with TV, kitchen and shower, and all gas and electricity included. High chairs are available on request and pets are welcome in some of the properties.

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Chesil Holiday Park, Weymouth

Just minutes from the centre of Weymouth and right by the seaside, Chesil is the perfect place for a wonderful family holiday.

The park itself has great facilities like a heated indoor pool with a slide for the kids and a sauna and gym for the adults. Alongside, there's an action packed entertainment programme with children's activities and live entertainment for every night of the season.

Weymouth, a stunning Georgian seaside resort boasts a beautiful sandy beach and safe bathing waters, and the picturesque Old Harbour is a great place for a romantic dinner or entertainment.

Accommodation includes a superb choice of two and three bedroom caravans or two bedroom apartments, all well appointed and comfortably equipped. Parking is alongside your caravan or near your apartment.

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Seadown Park, Charmouth

One of the more traditional holiday parks in Dorset, Seadown Park beside the River Char, is a peaceful haven with direct access to the beach and coastal path.

From here you can enjoy unrivalled walks across the stunning Dorset cliffs, or through the beautiful Charmouth Valley. Alternatively, the famous fossil beach and the seaside resort of Lyme Regis with its many attractions are close.

Seadown Park offers accommodation in two and three bedroom caravans, with kitchen, shower, TV, all bed linen and gas & electricity included. Cots and high chairs are available on request and pets are welcome in some of the properties.

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Sandford Holiday Park, Poole

With is indoor and outdoor heated pools, extensive sports facilities, adventure playground, kids' clubs, great choice of restaurants and bars, and top-class entertainment, Sandford is one of the best holiday parks in Dorset for a memorable family holiday.

Sandford Park is set in acres of peaceful Dorset countryside, with glorious sandy beaches close by.

But it's also a superb location if you want to explore the New Forest or the bustling towns of Poole and Bournemouth.

Sandford offers a great choice of well-equipped caravans and lodges. Cots, highchairs and buggies are available on request and pets are welcome in some of the properties.

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Dorset is a great county to visit, wether you're touring, exploring or wanting a quiet break away from it all. And there are holiday parks in Dorset to suit every style of holiday. The ones I've listed here are merely the tip of the iceberg, so if you'd like to explore other holiday parks in Dorset, please check out this website.