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Haycraft Caravan Club Site

Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Haycraft Club Site makes for an ideal base from which to explore the historic towns, picturesque villages and beautiful coastline of Dorset. There are numerous public footpaths and coastal walks near the caravan site for walking enthusiasts, and if you're a beach lover you will be a short distance from the sandy beaches of Swanage or the glorious stretch of golden sands at Studland Bay.

The caravan park also offers easy access to the charming attractions of Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham and the National Trust's Brownsea Island, home to the traditional red squirrel. Haycraft Club Site is situated just a few minutes' walk away from the magnificent Swanage Railway, allowing the opportunity to ride on heritage steam and diesel trains to Swanage town centre and the attractive Corfe Castle village, which is a great favourite with both the young and old alike. If you're looking for a caravan holiday destination in Dorset, that's away from the beaten track but within convenient distance to it, you'll find this peaceful caravan park to be the perfect location with its great views.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Holiday Cottage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

The Purbeck Way runs near the site and there are many public footpaths from the site in all directions. Maps are available from Reception. Also visit Studland Bay, where fine sandy beaches stretch for 3 miles, and there is a nature reserve behind the heathland.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Co-op or Budgens in Swanage, about 4 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Turn left off the A35 (Poole - Dorchester) at the roundabout onto the A351 (signposted Wareham, Swanage). In 11 miles at Harmans Cross turn right just before the petrol station into Haycrafts Lane (signposted Downshay). Continue with the village hall and railway station on the right, up a steep hill and narrow approach road with passing places. The site entrance is on the left in 0.75 mile (past railway station and past signposts for Downshay Farm).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BH19 3EB
GPS:
Lat 50.61667 / Lon -2.02223
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OS field ref:
SY984797
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
G2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (16 miles)
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Another enjoyable stay here

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
Good for visiting many places eg Durlston Country Park, Studland, Lulworth Cove/Durdle Door, Lulworth Castle, local towns and walks direct from site. Only downside for us was heavy grey waste cover on the slope so very grateful for assitant/relief warden's help. For info - I found turning down the water flow in the shower stopped flooding/clothes getting wet. We will return at some point as we like the peaceful location.

JayOutdoors

Reviewed on 25/07/2021 07:53

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Haycraft Caravan Club Site
As previously mentioned the showers need updating. The shower goes all over the place including splashing dry clothes. Really disappointed with the view from pitches. You have to go to highest level and strain your neck for a good view The dog walk is good, but again the view is not good (scrap yard of some sort). Washing machine out of order (only one). Staff lovely. Location ok. Swanage and Corfe Castle were great. Unfortunately the steam train was restricted and could only pick up from Swanage, not the sites fault but maybe useful to note.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 16:29

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Peaceful Stay

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
Must be our first time out of school holidays and what a difference - peace and quiet. Al and Andi were so helpful and accommodating - great couple. We used our E-Bikes to get to Sand Banks and back with out a hitch - 50 mins each way. The toilet block was spotless but have to agree it is in need of an update. Look forward to returning.

TRSLUK

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Reviewed on 05/07/2021 18:56

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Haycraft Caravan Club Site
We had just a two night stay here, thankfully they were able to accommodate us as they had had to cancel quite a few bookings due to waterlogged pitches. Nice friendly wardens keeping the site and amenities up to the usual high standards. Sadly the washing machine was out of action and as we had done a few CL sites on a lengthy trip from home I was hoping to do some washing, never mind these things happen and they were trying to get it sorted. I really think the band system has to be re-thought out, I wonder if the policy will change if Boris eases restrictions on the 19th July? But until then and after then if CAMC continues with this restricted use policy it will continue to be a little chaotic. I turned up at the showers one morning, all bands in the bucket, but both showers were being used, one of the women who came out said she had definitely put a band on the hook but said "to be honest I don't think anyone's bothering with it anymore because no one agrees with it!!" Anyway on to brighter things, we cycled into Swanage and had a lovely day on the beach and walking around the town. As others have said Corfe and it's castle is worth a visit although admission charges to the castle are a little high but a must visit is the Square and Compass pub, very busy and be warned that it may well mean sitting outside. A walk down to the bay and Kimmeridge are also good spots, so much to see and do on this coastline. Wareham is lovely little town, with a Sainsbury's to stock up on essentials before reaching the site, a good car park just on the edge of the town which can easily accommodate a motorhome. We have electric bikes to get about on, but although some steep climbs most of it is doable. We really liked Swanage so if we were ever to visit again would definitely come back to this site. When in Swanage a walk along the pier is good, plenty of watersports and boat trips, ferry and self drive motor boats. The steam trains also run from here to Corfe, didn't use so can't pass any comment or advice.

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Reviewed on 02/07/2021 18:10

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Haycraft Caravan Club Site
We have stayed at this site many times, and it never disappoints. Apart from the peaceful location, one of the key benefits for us is that there is such good walking from the site. Apart from hopping in the car each morning to pick up the daily paper, we've left it parked where it is. It's a fifteen minute walk to the King's Arms in Langton across some lovely fields - good beer and food. Mind you, I got into trouble from my better half after checking out a wild water swim spot at Dancing Ledge, after a large lunch plus refreshment at said pub that did not combine well with the six miles on foot that followed. No, I didn't go for a swim after the lunch. Winspit is a better wild swim spot as is Chapmans Pool that are similar distances from the site. Note, Dancing Ledge and Winspit are for confident swimmers only. For something more leisurely, there is a great cafe take away in Worth which is about thirty minutes walk away. There is also a good looking pub there too, which I've not visited yet - only a matter of time. Corfe and Swanage are also easily walkable from the site. There are great views of Poole Harbour from the hill across the valley from the site. We will be back.

SwedishMetal

Reviewed on 30/06/2021 17:34

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

Please Note: The washing machine in the laundry room is currently out of operation due to mechanical breakdown.