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Open Dates: 1st March 2024 - 2nd January 2025
Total Acreage: 20

Recognised not only as one of the best campsites in Dorset but in fact the whole UK, South Lytchett Manor offers all modern facilities and is set in an idyllic location. South Lytchett Manor was named best Caravan and Camping Park in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2020-21.

Nestled in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland on the former Lytchett Manor estate, this top quality tent, caravan and motorhome park is a firm favourite with many.

If you’re looking for a Bournemouth camping option then the town is only a 20 minute drive and Poole is only 3 miles away. Located in pretty Dorset countryside, South Lytchett Manor is an ideal base for exploring outstanding local beauty spots, places of historic interest and a wide variety of nearby family attractions.

Superbly maintained and continually improved, South Lytchett Manor has long been a firm favourite with caravanners and campers alike, many of who return year after year to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere on this family-run campsite. It is also known as one of the best dog-friendly campsites in Dorset.

The holiday park is known for its clean and modern facilities, achieving the Diamond Loo of the Year accolade four years in a row. Great examples are the new shower rooms, luxurious, heated yet sustainable amenities of the highest standard. The site also offers a wide range of walks through manicured parkland, a two and a half acre mown lead dog walking field with access to the village pub. We also have new dog washing facilities to give your four legged friends a clean after a muddy adventure.

There’s even a regular bus service which stops right outside the park gates. This is particularly useful for our motorhome guests who can leave their vehicle on site and hop straight on public transport to explore the local area. Even the buses are dog friendly too!

This combination of excellent facilities and ideal location makes South Lytchett Manor one of the top holiday campsites – not only in Dorset but in the whole UK, as numerous awards have testified.

The park claimed 3 national awards for Best Site for Camping, Best Site for Motorhomes and Best Site for Caravans. The park was also awarded the Dorset Tourism Silver Award and South West England Tourism Excellence Bronze Award.

Don’t forget to visit our café and bakery onsite, serving fresh baked goods in the morning, with barista level coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes. Food vans are also a regular fixture in high season, with fish and chips, wood-fired pizza and burgers being among the offerings.

New for 2024: We have expanded our glamping accommodation to include eight luxury star-gazing yurts. Each sleeping up to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children aged up to 14) and some pet-friendly.

Coastal Location
Disabled Facilties
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Options
Serviced Pitches
Shop Onsite
Tent Pitches
Touring Caravans
WiFi Available
Cycle Hire
Dog Walk
Extra Large Pitches
Family Amenities
Football / Basketball Area
Mobile Food Van
Table Tennis
Tourer & Motorhome Pitches

Other features include...

Award alt AA Campsite Year England Overall Winner
Award alt AA Campsite 5 Platinum Award
Award alt Loo of the year awards Platinum
Award alt Dorest tourism awards gold
Award alt Green Tourism Gold

Mark Willcock

Wonderful site. Beautiful aspect, lovely grounds, super-clean facilities and lovely communal buildings. And this was in November!! Must be paradise in Summer.

Tony Fearn

Best site we have been on in 20 years of motorhoming. Bus outside the gate to Poole and opposite to Swanage. This is the first site I have seen with a hand sanitizer pump at the grey water/ toilet emptying point. A brilliant idea that all sites should have. The toilets/showers are the best we have used in our 20 years of motorhoming.

Paul Stonestreet

Fantastic site very clean. Staff very helpful and would go out of their way to help. The whole staff and site are a credit. Great.

Linda Chadwick

The best site to visit in Dorset, plenty to see and enjoy. The facilities excellent and spotlessly clean. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. A great shop with loads of choice, especially their bread, rolls, fresh eggs and wine selection! The dog field especially good, our dog loves it, even doggie bags and bin are provided. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.
South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park
  • South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park
  • Dorchester Road
  • Lytchett Minster
  • Poole
  • BH16 6JB

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