Camping at Eweleaze

Camping at Eweleaze

Every August we open Eweleaze Farm for tent camping for just 4 weeks.

The campsite is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it quiet and secluded, and safe for children. There are extensive sea views from most parts of the site, and guests have the use of the of the private beach, which forms part of the farm.

The site covers several fields there is plenty of space even on busy weekends, and it is usually possible to choose your own pitch. Friends and families can camp in groups as they please, and parking by your tent is allowed on most of the fields. There is loads of room for kids to run around, fly kites, play ball games and the like.

Campfires are allowed, adding to the atmosphere. Firewood is available bagged in the shop, and there is usually some free brushwood available from an area near the farmyard.

Please note this is a tent only campsite.


 

Facilities

Toilets - every field has toilets
Showers - there are free hot showers at four locations around the campsite
Solar Showers - in addition to the main showers, we have outside solar wash-off showers by the beach
Washing Up - washing up sinks with hot water are located around the site
Drinking Water - from stand pipes around the site
Laundry - drop off at the Booking Centre

Recycling Facilities - these are available at several locations
Ice Pack Exchange - this is available in the farmyard area
Camp Fires - these are allowed, firewood is available to buy in the new barn
Pets - are welcome both on-site and on the beach
Bicycles - the site covers a fairly large area, so some people bring bicycles to get around the site

Bell Tent Hire - luxury tents pitched in the most desirable spots on the site
 

 

Retail & Catering
In the central farmyard area

Farmshop
Bakery
Patisserie
Ice Cream Shop
Logshop
Hot Food Outlet
Pizza Van
Juice Bar
Barn Restaurant

 

On-Site Activities

Play Areas - there are hay bale play areas for the kids around the farm
Animals - we have tame goats, pigs, dogs, puppies, ponies, alpacas, cows, guinea pigs etc for the children to see and touch
Dog Walks - with the farm collies, several times a day starting from the dog pen
Guinea Pig Handling - several times a day, in the inner yard
Animal Petting - several times a day, near the dog pen (ponies, lambs, pigs etc)
Sheep Shearing - on Saturday afternoons
Bicycle Hire - available from Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire

Massage & Therapeautic Spa - on-site, book treatments at the Booking Centre
Turkish Bath House - located in the woodland area - somewhere to unwind
Wood Fired Sauna - like the Turkish Bath, there is no charge for this

 

Beach

The beach is a quiet, shingly cove running alongside the site and out to a rocky headland. The headland forms a sheltered area with rockpools which is good for snorkelling. The beach is clean and good for swimming. Fires and barbeques are allowed on the beach - some people catch their own supper...

Swim Raft - located off the beach, for more experienced swimmers
Beach Kiosk - selling drinks, ice creams and snacks
Fossil Hunting - this coastline forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with an abundance of fossils about for those with the eye for them

Other local beaches include:

Ringstead Bay - this bay is 6km from Eweleaze, along a toll road, £5 including parking for the day.
Bowleaze Cove - popular with windsurfers, this beach is 6km from the site. Free on-road parking.
Weymouth - this is a long sandy beach with a typical English seaside theme. It does get busy in the season.

And for more try www.dorsetbeaches.co.uk

 

Local Area - print the guide

The South West Coast path runs along the edge of the fields by the beach, with walks to Osmington MillsRingsteadDurdle Door and Lulworth to the east and Weymouth and the Isle of Portland to the west.

Weymouth is 6km by car (walking 5km), and has a sandy beach, a harbour and very good nightlife
Dorchester with its museums, market and other attractions is about 10km
Isle of Portland is worth a visit, with highlights including Portland Bill, the Verne Prison & Jailhouse Cafe, and Tout Sculpture Park among others

A good source of local info is the Visit Dorset website

 

Local Activities - print the guide

Horse Riding - available at Rosewall Equestrian
Kayak Tours - available from Jurassic Coast Activities
Coasteering  - available from Jurassic Coast Activities
Bicycle Hire - available from Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire

 

Local Shops - print the guide

The nearest shops are the Spar and Co-op located in Preston 2km down the road towards Weymouth.
In Weymouth itself there is a large range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
Dorchester is less hectic in the summer, and has more upmarket shops for crafts, gifts and antiques

Preston - 1.5km walk from Flat Field or 2km drive towards Weymouth - Spar with Post Office, Co-op (small) (cashpoints at both)
Overcombe Corner - 2.5 km towards Weymouth, on the roundabout - Charlbury Wine Store, Chemist
Littlemoor - 5km - Co-op (large), Chemist, Hardware shop, Newagents, Chinese takeaway
Dorchester Road, Weymouth - 8km, outskirts of Weymouth - Morrisons, Lidl, Tesco Express, Laundrette, Takeaways
Weymouth Centre - 8km - Asda, Iceland, Aldi, Tesco Express, Outdoor Store (camping equipment) etc.
Dorchester - 10km - Tesco superstore, Halfords, Waitrose, Co-op (Large), Great Western Camping etc.

 

Local Pubs & Cafes print the guide

We have a number of good pubs and cafes within walking distance (1-3km) of the site. Of note are the Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills, and the Oasis Cafe just west of Bowleaze Cove.

East along the coast path - Smugglers Inn, Osmington Mills (recommended)
West along the coast path - Oasis Cafe, Spyglass Inn
Preston via path from Flat Field - Spice Ship, Bridge Inn, and a little further the Springhead, Sutton Poyntz (newly renovated with recommended restaurant)
Weymouth - Floods, Vaughans, Oasis Bistro, Galley Bistro, Dining Room, Mallams, Enzos (Italian), Balti House and many others
Dorchester - Brewery Square, Sienna (Michelin, book!), La Caverna (Italian), Rajpoot (Indian) and others

For local food and drink the Visit Dorset website is very comprehensive

 

Fees for 2017

Adults
£8/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£16/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)

Children, 3-14 inclusive
£4/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£8/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)

Vehicles
Flat fee of £10 for each vehicle brought onto site for the stay

No charge for: Infants under 3, pets, extra tents, gazebos etc.

 

Booking System
 

How - Bookings are taken exclusively by debit/credit card on the online booking system (link above right)
- No bookings can be taken by phone or email
- Note there is a 2% fee for using credit cards
Deposit - A 10% non-refundable deposit (min £10) is payable immediately on booking
- You should receive a confirmation email with your booking reference
Changes  - Log on with your booking reference to make changes
- Adjustments to dates or people can be made up until the balance is paid
Balance - You must pay the balance at least 2 weeks before your stay otherwise your booking will cancel
- We do not store card details so you must log back in to pay the balance
- We send email reminders from 3 weeks before your stay
- Note: No more changes are possible after the balance is paid

Comments

Camping Dates 2017

Monday 5th June 2017 15:21

Camping Dates 2017

Each site opens for just 4 weeks each year Read more

Jobs

Monday 12th September 2016 14:28

Jobs

During the summer months we have a range of full time vacancies for hardworking fun-loving people Read more

Boat Trips

Friday 19th August 2016 12:49

Boat Trips

Coastline Cruises offer boat trips to Portland and along the Jurassic Coast Read more

About the Farm

Friday 18th December 2015 14:17

About the Farm

Eweleaze Farm is a small organic farm on the south Dorset coast. It is situated in a secluded valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, includes 1/2 mile of private beach and cliffs, which now forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Read more

Farmshop and Catering

Friday 20th November 2015 12:12

Farmshop and Catering

Eweleaze farm shop is open during the camping season every day from 8 am to 9 pm. We stock a large range of mostly organic produce. Read more

Monday, 25 September 2017
17 guests online
Camping Booking Systems
Status: Open
Pixel IT create this website