Charmouth Camping and Caravanning Club Site Charmouth, Dorset, South West England, DT6 6DB (Location map)
16th March - 28th October 2018
Charmouth Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a visually stunning Dorest holiday park, with the accolades to back up the reputation. Holder of a five-star rating from the Camping and Caravanning Tourist Board, a five-star Visit Britain Award, and a regular feature in the Top 100 UK parks, this park attracts visitors from across the UK and western Europe.
Open from early March until late October, Charmouth Camping and Caravanning Club Site welcomes tents, touring caravans, and motorhomes, with children and pets welcome to come along for the trip, too. Those who love the park are often seen again, meaning that in the summer our site is like a community of old friends catching up for the first time in a year. Serviced pitches, including electricity hook-ups, are available, while a range of other facilities, including chemical disposal, washing up, and laundry, are within easy reach of all our pitches. There are also a number of brand new all weather hardstanding pitches available. Charmouth Camping and Caravanning Club Site also features an on-site shop, meaning you can simply relax and stay in the peaceful surroundings of the park during your trip if you wish to do so.
However, a trip to Dorset, famed for its Heritage Coastline and affluent towns, would not be complete if you simply stayed on site the whole time you were here. The whole coastline is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, meaning the only question you need to ask yourself is where you are going to start exploring. Cliff top walks are a “must do” here, while heading into small towns on the coast will enable you to find fishing and diving trips, both in caves and coves close to the shoreline as well as out into the sea.
Whether you want to get involved with fossil hunting, visit museums, or simply take everything in, you’re in the perfect place to do it. If you’d prefer to head into Dorset’s best towns, Weymouth and Exmouth are both easily reached from the site. Bournemouth and Exeter are a little further away, but are brilliant places in their own right and definitely worth exploring on a day out.
You can also take a tram from Seaton to Colyton, which will show you some of the best scenery in the south, while all the villages close to the site have local businesses and country pubs that welcome your whole family and allow to relax and immerse yourself in the local community.
The coast at Charmouth is part of the Jurassic Coast of Dorset – now a World Heritage Site.
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is home to interactive displays and information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. The famous fossil beach is three miles from the site.
Lyme Regis has a 17th century harbour wall, known as the Cobb, and events include a Jazz Festival, Life Boat Week (both in July) and Carnival Week (August).
Axe Valley Zoo is just three miles away and is perfect for younger children.
Donkey Sanctuary at Branscombe
The Swannery at Abbotsbury - the only place in the world where you can walk through a nesting colony of Mute Swans.
Take a tram along the beautiful Axe Valley from Seaton to Colyton
Walk the Coastal path from Charmouth to Golden Cap or Lyme Regis to Seaton.
Exeter is the regional capital of the south west. Red Coat Guides give tours of the ancient city on foot. The Walls tour takes two hours, while the Customs House tour is 30 minutes long.
Inland is Forde Abbey, set in 30 acres of grounds including a bog garden and arboretum.
The market towns of Axminster, Beaminster, Honiton and Bridport are all worth a visit.