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Holiday Park Profile: Ulwell Holiday Park, Dorset


Your place on the Dorset coast with bays, beaches and towns all waiting to be explored.

Ulwell Holiday Park is just a mile and a half from the lovely resort of Swanage. It’s a comprehensive holiday centre, with a swimming pool, a shop, a play park and its own pub-restaurant, the Village Inn. Meals are served from breakfast through to dinner; the menu offers a wide range of meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes plus gluten-free options.

Holiday homes are available at a variety of price points, from manufacturers including Swift, Atlas and ABI. And here, because Ulwell has a hire fleet, you can ‘try before you buy’, by renting a holiday home for a few days to get to know the park and the area.

We know the region well; these are some of the attractions that will convince you that Ulwell is an ideal place in which to buy your holiday home…

The sheltered, west-facing curve of Swanage Bay stretches from Old Harry Rocks to Peveril Point. Between the two lies a gorgeous sandy beach, the charming little resort of Swanage and a lot of walking opportunity. Whether you like a gentle stroll along the promenade of Swanage or something more challenging, this stretch of coastline has you covered. Peveril Point is on the tip of Purbeck, characterised by friable rocks that dip into the sea. Old Harry Rocks are a series of spectacular chalk stacks that were, before the Ice Age, connected to the chalk promontory known as The Needles on the Isle of Wight.


The coastline can be explored on foot, of course – or from the sea; during the summer, cruises leave from Swanage Pier. One of the boats on these routes is the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, the Waverley, built in 1947. There are many boat trips available along this stretch of coastline including river trips, aboard a paddle steamer called Monarch, one of only three working paddle steamers in the UK. Monarch cruises down the River Frome from Wareham.

From Poole Quay, boats leave for Brownsea Island (owned by the National Trust) – or you can even take a day trip to Guernsey from Poole!

With Ulwell as a base, you’d never be short of areas to explore, on foot, by boat or by car. You can head for the spectacular beaches of Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge or Studland Bay, for example. Or inland, to the walled town of Wareham, or further afield to Dorchester, for eight museums – or venture into the New Forest. It’s all within easy distance of Ulwell Holiday Park.


For more information on Ulwell Holiday Park click here.

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