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:
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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Autumn Break

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
Very nice park in a great spot, especially if you enjoy walking. Nice and quiet with plenty of space to move around the site. My only negative would be the lack of lighting. I guess there could be a reason for the lack of lighting ( light pollution / conservation area etc), but at the very least, there should be more roadway/footpath post lights, so campers can walk around the site safely. Only a minor issue, but one to be aware of (so if you visit, bring a big torch). However, there is a plus side to the lighting issue; the night skies were terrific...

rockydog

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 04/11/2021 09:00

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One of our favourite sites

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this site, it was our second visit and is now a firm favourite. Al and Andie, the site wardens, are very friendly and helpful, and keep the site and the facilities very clean and tidy. The site is ideally situated to visit most of Dorset, Lyme Regis is about an hour and a half away ( this was in October though, could be a lot longer in the summer!) Bournemouth 45 mins using the chain ferry and Corfe village a 5 minute drive away. We’ll definitely be booking for next year, the site and the wardens are a credit to the club.

Timgee

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Reviewed on 02/11/2021 22:42

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Haycraft Caravan Club Site
We're regular visitors to the site and it's excellent. Here for four nights in mid-October, the pitch was excellent, the loo block clean, the ice cream (what was left of it as it was running down for the end of the season!) lovely, the dog walk perfect (though the piece of wood over a gully in the circular dog walk could do with some anti-slip strips as it's LETHAL when wet - an accident just waiting to happen!). Studland Bay, King Harry Rocks, Corfe, Bournemouth, Wareham, Wimborne all regular haunts and we always enjoy our visits here. A credit to the Club.

Perlican

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Reviewed on 28/10/2021 10:11

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A brilliant site

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
Such a lovely site - loo block immaculate - beautiful setting - can’t wait to come back

Matthew Hiley

Reviewed on 25/10/2021 21:34

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Great stay at Haycraft in our motorhome.

Haycraft Caravan Club Site
We enjoyed our stay on this excellent site. It is small, well laid out and beautifully kept. The toilets and showers were spotlessly clean and worked well. Delightful wardens who are working safely and efficiently and our thanks for all their hard work. Our stay was for 3 nights at the end of September in mixed weather. We like to park our motor home then use buses wherever possible and this site suited us well for this way of getting around. We caught the number 40 bus into Swanage at 9.33am (perfect for bus pass use). Turn left out of the site and walk up the road up a steep hill for around 15 minutes at a steady plod then at the junction turn right and the bus stop is just a few yards along. (Post box there also). The bus takes around 15 minutes into Swanage. It returns to Haycrafts Lane on the hour from the station and the first day we stayed on the bus back and went on to Wareham for a wander (nice walk along the river too) and then back on the bus again to Corfe for a wander and a nice cream tea at the Model Village cafe. The 40 route is Swanage to Poole. The second day we caught the same bus into Swanage then took the 50 at 10.25 from the station to Bournemouth. The 50 is half open topped upstairs and takes the route via the ferry across to Sandbanks, a lovely route of about an hour with great views of Brownsea Island from the ferry (you are not allowed off the bus). Stops at Studland Beach and the ferry point for Brownsea Island at the Sandbanks side of the ferry along the way. Times and service may change in the winter so do check. Good walks from the site I would think but the weather was showery so we didn’t follow any of the paths. The information hut was open and had helpful leaflets etc. We look forward to returning to the site as it was a lovely stay.

Ukulele Girl

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Reviewed on 04/10/2021 20:01

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

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 stay. 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 are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.