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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.

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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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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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Lovely little site

We stayed here 15th to 19th Sept and would love to go back. Although the site was fully booked we were able to choose from 5 different pitches and selected pitch 8, a grass pitch near the entrance which was a great choice with lots more room and more privacy than the hard standing sites and not in full sun all day which suited us We didn’t see anyone on pitch 4 (see previous review) but it did look slightly small. The site is perfect for the steam railway (5 mins walk), Corfe, Swanage, Kimmeridge Bay, plenty of local walks including down to the coastal path - must visit dinosaur footprints at Keates Quarry. It was really peaceful especially at night (apart from the hooting of owls!) - no kids when we stayed. The staff were helpful, good dog walk area and we would highly recommend this site.
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Good site, away from the main road. It can be very windy on the top section of the site. Wardens friendly and keep pitches and areas tidy, however the toilet/shower block needs attention, facilities are clean but they are very tired. Steam railway within easy walking which can take you to Swanage & Corfe Castle. There are walks from site too.

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Not a great stay

Our pitch No.4 was inadequate. It was in a corner and had a slope in two directions. Despite moving the 6m van to every possible direction, the best we ended up with was the drivers front wheel down a slope. It wouldn't hold on chocs due to pitch of slope so we spent 2 nights sleeping at a jaunty angle. Would not have been room to wind out the awning. Site was fully booked. Nice enough place but too crammed in for us. If you are going there I'd suggest you avoid Pitch No.4.
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01929 480572