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.

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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:
195
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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Well done Haycraft Club site

We just returned from four nights at Haycrafts Club site.This was our first trip away from home in many months like many other people. We found they staff very helpful and polite. They were very much on top of the social distancing and use of the shower block and other facilities in line with the required regulations required for COVID 19. Well done and thank you. It was lovely to be back.

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Haycraft revisited

We received a warm welcome from the wardens Andie and Al when we arrived on 4th July 2020. All the pitches were immaculate. During our stay the shower and toilet facilities were regularly kept spotless and set up to adhere to the Government guidelines. Our thanks to Andie and Al, as well as to their assistant wardens, Pauline and Keith for an enjoyable three week stay. We look forward to returning later in the year.

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What a pearl of a campsite

This was a last minute booking for us as our original booking was cancelled due to the campsite not opening this year. Are we glad that happened, this is a fantastic little site, run by Andie and Al they are an amazing couple who are friendly and couldn’t help more. The campsite was spotlessly clean and although we never used the facilities due to COVID, we could see that they were cleaned regularly. The dog walk area was great too as they had made the outside area one way so you never had to walk close to anyone. There was also an area of field for the dogs too. My three loved it. Nothing was too much for the owners and we loved it so much we are going to return next year. Andie and Al thank you from Richard and Elaine with the big Hobby
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Peaceful and relaxing. Lovely walk down Studland beach then off to a great pub for a perfect pint

Our default site for the Swanage area. Smallish site with well spaced, terraced pitches. The facilities are adequate, well kept and powerful showers. For dog owners there’s a good size field and dog walk. The Isle of Purbeck area is perfect for relaxing, walking and enjoying the beautiful countryside. Close by is sandy Studland beach, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Lulworth Cove. There’s some quite excellent pubs such as The Bankes Arms, The Scott’s Arms and the quirky Square and Compass, to name a few. The new wardens, Andie and Al, deserve a mention. So helpful and obliging. We, crime of all crimes, forgot our corkscrew. they lent us theirs until we could buy a new one the following day. Like Arnie, we’ll be back.
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Lovely small peaceful site.

This is an excellent site just over 2 miles from the edges of Swanage Town Centre. - Therefore perfect for us, as we attend the longstanding twice a year Swanage Blues Festival. The Wardens warned us on arrival to try to avoid the end pitches of the lower level as they had flooded over recent days. We accordingly chose a pitch on the upper level. However, we had extreme winds one night and have a pop top campervan. There is no shelter from the wind on the upper level, and we had to close the roof one night for fear of damage. This is no criticism of the wardens at all as they were in their first few days at this particular site, and had given us advice on avoiding the pitches that had flooded.
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Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.