Bagwell Farm Touring Park is a well populated holiday choice located on the West Dorset Heritage Coast and Dorset Jurassic Coast. The park is available for bookings all year round and its well maintained facilities have managed to contribute to a number of awards. The site welcomes guests with their touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. There are both Grass and Hard Standing plots available on site, with the guests having a choice between a 'back to basics' camping trip or they can go for one of the fully serviced plots that are available.
Bagwell Farm has seasonal pitches that are available, also guests that fancy making Bagwell their usual holiday base can grab a bargain and secure some storage on the site, which is a reasonable price. There is a lot of open space for kids to play on the site however there is also a set play area featuring a sandpit, slides, swings and more.
On site there is a laundrette, heated washrooms and toilets, and a camper's kitchen area.
Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub-tropical Gardens, West Bay Harbour, Brewers Quay (Weymouth),Portand Bill, The Maize Maze, Lyme Regis, World Heritage Site, Fossiling, Hardys Monument, Dorchester County Town
Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum Swanage Steam Railway (Swanage),
Beautiful Coastal Walks, Kite Flying
If you are looking for a very quiet relaxing stay on an exceptionally clean and well kept site, you won’t go far wrong with this one.
Run by friendly and helpful staff we found it to be an ideal base for visiting Dorset’s coast and attractions.
A large number of the touring pitches are on grassed terraces with fantastic views over the countryside, Chesil beach and Fleet lagoon. Tents are in a separate area with the benefit of a ‘campers shelter’.
From the site, the ‘coastal path’ is accessible by foot but transport is needed if you intend to get out and about. The site entrance is on a main bus route.
There are ample toilet/shower facilities, including two good sized bathrooms in one of the blocks. Showers are free but I have to say that they could have been warmer. The well stocked shop was open all day.
In the evenings the licensed Red Barn was open for food from 6pm till 9pm staying open subject to demand. Unfortunately on the couple of times we tried to use it around 7.30pm it had closed. Locally within a few minutes drive there are some very nice pubs & inns serving food till late.
If you are taking a dog there appeared to be an excellent designated dog walk/exercise area.
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This reviewer is a couple, a tourer/motorhomer
Alyson here from the editorial team of Practical Caravan. I recently stayed at this site when I went on a Great Escape to West Dorset - you can see the Great Escape in our July 2008 issue.
Just five minutes from Weymouth, Bagwell Farm Touring Park made a great base for exploring both the coast and inland towns. It’s open all year round, so a warm welcome, and a helping hand, will be waiting for you no matter which season you prefer for touring.
The site has a combination of grass and hardstanding pitches, with some fully serviced pitches as well. The pitches are all level, and many have great views out over Chesil Beach.
Free hot water is provided in the showers and the covered dishwashing area. The site also has a shop, a play area, a restaurant and bar and wi-fi.
When I stayed, work was underway on the main shower block and the one of the roads within the park, but as there is another shower block, the work didn't affect my stay at all.
I really enjoyed my stay here. The park is in a great location, has great views and the staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities were good, but the work on the main shower block should make them great. 6 May 2008