Haycraft Club Campsite

Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Haycraft Club Campsite 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 Campsite 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: Gold

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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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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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Peace and tranquility in Dorset

Haycraft Club Campsite
My wife and I decided to re-visit this site in April this year in our motorhome having stayed here in between the ‘lockdowns’ in 2020. What a great little site… immaculately kept by wardens Andie & Al who we found to be very personable and helpful. Nice walk over the fields to the Kings Arms at Langton Matravers who provide pub grub and from their oven installed in an out building in the garden…quality pizzas. Corfe village and castle is a mere 2.5 mile walk across the fields or alternatively can be reached via the Swanage steam railway which stops at Harman’s Cross just up the road from the site. The bus to Swanage runs on a regular schedule. An absolute gem of a site 😁Jane, Phil & Barney the yellow Labrador - Swift Escape 614

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Reviewed on 15/05/2022 23:20

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What a lovely area

Haycraft Club Campsite
The site is in a nice quiet location and within easy reach of Swanage. Signage could have been better as we ended up in the village hall carpark. The only let down was the toilet facilities which could do with updating. There is noting there to sit on when trying to dry your feet not even a flip down seat. When you get older trying to ballance on one leg is a bit of a challange.

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Reviewed on 11/05/2022 14:57

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Haycraft Club Campsite
Short but sweet, the wardens couldn't do enough to be helpful and friendly, even mending our TV aerial for us - the TV reception is fabulous here and ours was too with a little help. Yes as the reviews say the shower block is dated but immaculately clean and perfectly functional. Small and perfectly formed site, grass mowed apart rom the wildlife areas which state they are wildlife areas, our dog loves the fenced in dog walk for a good run around. Can't fault it. We did overhear someone saying the pot wash roof was dirty, not sure they should be away in a caravan is this was even noticed. We will be back. (Not sure about good for families but lovely for a couple and a dog).

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Reviewed on 11/05/2022 11:32

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Great weekend > However!!

Haycraft Club Campsite
Please update this little gem of a site it’s long overdue. Thank You.

The Furbies

Reviewed on 10/05/2022 21:49

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Haycraft Club Campsite
We stayed at Haycraft at the end of April and were shocked to be charged, as Club members, over £35 per night. The site is quiet and rural, but so are many CLs at half the price. Other than that, it has little to recommend it, for the price. The nearest bus stop is a 15 minute uphill walk away, there are no eating establishments within easy walking distance and we were not aware of any catering vans visiting the site. The grass around and between the pitches was fairly long, this may be policy to attract wildlife but it gave the site an unkempt look. The weather had been dry for some while, so plenty of opportunities for mowing. But what really lets it down is the shower and toilet block, which although clean, is very dated. There are three toilets, three washbasin cubicles and three showers for each sex. The showers in the gents ran intermittently hot and cold. Both sides had open roof lights and doors wedged open, which doesn’t make for a pleasant showering experience when the outside temperature is in single figures. One of the showers in the ladies didn’t work properly, so most preferred to queue rather than risk using it. This is a holiday area and there are plenty of good sites nearby. We walked on a public footpath through a Premier Parks site not far away. It was immaculate, with good facilities. The cost per night in the week we were there was £30, which included use of the indoor swimming pool. Enough said.

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Reviewed on 02/05/2022 08:40

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Telephone:
01929 480572

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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