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Rosewall Camping

Weymouth, Dorset

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Rosewall Camping is a family run camping park found a short distance outside the popular seaside resort of Weymouth, on the World Heritage Dorset Jurassic Coast. The park is open from early April to mid October, and it has a 13-acre field that can host up to 225 tents.

Please note, this campsite is for tent campers only, not for motorhomes, caravans or campervans. Rosewall Camping has a three-pennant AA rating.

While the camping experience at Rosewall is as authentic as it gets, the on-site facilities will ensure guests can enjoy a degree of comfort while staying here. There are modern toilet and shower blocks with hairdryer points and shaver points, as well as washing up facilities and a laundrette. The on-site camp shop is well-stocked with a range of camping essentials as well as basic groceries, camping gas and freezer packs. Rosewall Camping is also an approved riding school and Pony Club Centre.

This campsite in Dorset is close to the river, which has numerous charming spots in case you'd like the spend some time fishing on your camping holidays. Keen anglers are also able to use the nearby lakes – Wally’s Lake and Meadow Lake. Both are found in beautiful woodland and offer a number of well sheltered fishing stations. And both are well stocked so guests have every opportunity to catch their supper during a day spent by either lake!

Fancy a walking holiday? There are also numerous walking routes that head across the countryside and open fields, as well as easy access to the South West Coast Path, a National Trail that runs for over 600 miles. The Purbeck Heritage Coast to the east of this campsite, which contains the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve, is also worth exploring, and arguably the best way to do this is on foot.

Families might like the idea of a beach holiday and the calm and clear seas of the Dorset beaches will be waiting for you if you've pitched your tent at Rosewall Camping. And you won't have far to go at all. The nearest beach is easily reached via a path from this campsite, a small shingle beach where there will often only be a handful of tourists at any one time.

For an alternative day out, how about the Tank Museum in Bovington, about 20 minutes from Rosewall Camping by car. Or let the kids tire themselves out at Clay Pigeon Raceway, a karting circuit around 40 minutes from the site.

If you need a good sized town to top up on supplies or maybe to enjoy a meal out, Weymouth is just a 15-minute drive from Rosewell Camping. Further afield are Poole (about a 45-minute drive) and Bournemouth (approximately an hour's drive from site), but both are worth visiting for a day out. Splashdown in Poole will certainly tire the children, while Oceanarium, the Bournemouth aquarium, not to mention the beach and the games on the pier, will make for a fun and maybe even an informative day out.

Open from:
April to October (approx.)

Disabled access, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Take away food, Bar, Restaurant, Club house

Motorhome pitches, 225 Tent pitches

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Outdoor), Games Room, Gym access

The World Heritage Coastline. Monkey World. Sealife Centre. Sandy bathing beaches at Weymouth. Bovington Tank Museum. Nothe Fort. Lulworth Cove and Castle. Corfe Castle

Walking on World Heritage Coast.

Rosewall Camping

The Ranch House, Osmington Mills
Dorset, South West England
United Kingdom
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We visited this site in September 06, and while the site is a pleasent place and overall good, there were a few things that niggled.
The main thing which could be improved were the communications. When we first sent an e-mail it was never answered. Unfortunately we left behind some things on our departure and once again our e-mail to them wasn't answered, and phone calls weren't returned.
When we did manage to speak on the phone we were told that no- one would be going into the caravan until Monday / Tuesday as there was nobody booked after us.
What if we had left the place in a mess or left somthing really important?
The boiler for the pool wasn't working and the washing facilities were out of order too. In our caravan itself the shower would not clear away fast enough.
This could be a really good site with a bit more oomph from the owners.

As of 2009 this site is under new ownership and to include a stay at the weekend a week will now cost £280 instead of £190 in 2008.
Osmington Mills Holidays Ltd