Dog Friendly Holiday Parks in Dorset

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Dorset is a great county to visit if you are looking for a dog friendly holiday. There are parks in Dorset by the beach and inland with the New Forest being the perfect place for a stunning dog walk in beautiful countryside surrounded by nature. The South West  costal path runs along the coastline offering dramatic seascape, the Jurassic coast and beautiful harbour towns and villages.

Here we have picked out a small selection of the best holiday parks in Dorset that welcome dogs for you to have a look at. Whilst most holiday parks in the South West tend to be close to the beaches, Dorset has a more diverse offering with inland holiday parks that allow you to take advantage of the beautiful, natural environment that this county has to offer and many parks in Dorset have caravans for sale. You can also view other holiday parks that are dog friendly in the UK and our list of the best dog friendly holiday parks in the country as well as our dog friendly caravan parks in Dorset here.

St. Leonards, Dorset

Oakdene Forest Park is a great example of a holiday park that is in a beautiful woodland location set on the eastern edge of Dorset and the New Forest near to St Leaonards. The Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is right on your doorstep and Ringwood is just a short drive down the A31 that provides easy access to the park.

With dog friendly holiday homes, this is an ideal Dorset dog friendly holiday park if you are looking to explore the New Forest and also provides easy access to Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. As well as being ideal for pets, the park is also the only park on the south coast that is a Go Active+ park. This is designed to encourage active participation in a range of activities that are not always accessible. Activities at Oakdene Forest Park include raft building, mini jet skis, archery and crossbow, crazy karts and much more.

Oakdene Forest Park also offers great facilities including an indoor pool with flume, outdoor seasonal pool, daytime and evening entertainment, gym, play area, sauna and a lot more. The accommodation is primarily high quality lodges, some have hot tubs and static caravans with a range that are pet friendly. There is also a lot to do in the area, walks around the New Forest are endless, Peppa Pig World (Paultons Park) is 20 miles away and you can get close to the apes at Monkey World. A great place for a dog friendly holiday park in Dorset with a host of activities.

We think Oakdene Forest Park is a great Dog Friendly Holiday Park because:
•    Ideal base for a dog walking holiday in the New Forest.
•    Go Active+ park that keeps the kids happy and offers new experiences.
•    High quality lodges and static caravans that are pet friendly.


Oakdene Forest Park
St. Leonards
BH24 2RZ
Tel: 01202 865601


Oakdene Forest Park

A family going for dog walk at a dog friendly holiday in Dorset

Bridport, Dorset

Highlands End Holiday Park is to the west of West Bay and a 500m walk down to Eype Beach which is a pebble and shingle beach and is dog friendly all year around. Highlands End Holiday Park is part of the West Dorset Leisure Holidays Group and they have around 35% of their bookings as dog friendly holidays.

The park is also the location for the Martin’s Bar and Restaurant where you can enjoy a dedicated area in the restaurant for families with dogs and there is also a doggy menu for them to devour and there is also a doggy shower on the park. The shop at Highlands End Holiday Park also has food, treats, leads and other toys for sale in their shop. The park also has an enclosed exercising meadow. When a park offers these types of facilities, you know that they are targeting the dog friendly holiday market and your pet will be welcome.

Highlands End Holiday Park has all of the facilities that you would expect from a park of this size including swimming pool, steam room, sauna, soft play area and it even has a pitch and put golf course. The park is surrounded by fields and is a beautiful walk down into West Bay which is a really popular seaside destination and is the base for the series Broadchurch.

Why is Highlands End Holiday Park a Best Dog friendly Holiday Park in Dorset?
•    The park is geared towards dog friendly holidays with a doggy menu, shower and treats.
•    Ideal for walking the coastal path with several dog friendly beaches nearby.
•    Has all of the facilities for a complete family holiday with dogs.


Highlands End Holiday Park
Tel: 01308 426947


Highlands End Holiday Park

Highlands End Holiday park for dog friendly holiday parks in Dorset

Poole, Dorset

Rockley Park Holiday Park is in the Manworthy area of Poole in Dorset and has the small Rockley beach just outside of the park. This is a small beach and is dog friendly all year around so that your pet can enjoy a splash in the sea. The park is also a short walk to Hamm Common with a footpath down to Lake Pier, a beautiful walk in the evening with your pet with a range of wildlife.

Rockley Park Holiday Park is a great choice if you are looking for a large, dog friendly holiday park in Dorset with all of the facilities. The park is also boarded by the Rockley Point Sailing School and a water sports activity centre and café. This is a relatively safe area for water sports including boating, dinghy and catamaran sailing and wind surfing, if you have ever wanted to try them, why not have a go!

Rockley Park Holiday Park is a large holiday park and that brings with it the benefit of great facilities and entertainment. This includes and indoor and outdoor pool, crazy gold and climbing wall, water sports centre, three play areas for the kids and a large entertainment centre for some great evening’s entertainment. You can explore the wonderful town of Poole which is nearby or have a walk down Sandbanks and see how the other half live!

Why is Rockley Park Holiday Park Great for a Pet Friendly Holiday?
•    The park has extensive facilities, ideal for families that need entertainment.
•    Water sports centre offers something different to do on holiday.
•    Close to a small dog friendly beach and nature trail.


Rockley Park Holiday Park
BH15 4LZ
Tel: 01202 679393


Rockley Park Holiday Park

A dad playing in an outdoor pool at Rockley Park for pet friendly family holiday in Dorset

West Lulworth Dorset

Durdle Door Holiday Park is a little bit different and is part of the 12 000 acre Lulworth Estate on the Jurassic coast. This means that the holiday park has been developed sympathetically, to enhance the environment for a relaxing holiday without spoiling the location. This is a quiet park, it does not have the facilities of the larger parks and offers a more tranquil, relaxing location and a great base to explore the coastline.

Durdle Door Holiday Park is ideal if you want a dog friendly holiday park that is warm, welcoming and intimate with friendly staff in a peaceful location. It makes an ideal base for exploring the area and provides a range of high quality dog friendly accommodation.

The park offers a warm welcome to families with pets and is set in a beautiful location if you want to explore Dorset without the crowds. Durdle Door and Man O’War Bay are dog friendly all year around and this fantastic park for dog friendly holidays in Dorset has produced this excellent guide to a range of other dog friendly locations near the park for you to enjoy on your holiday.

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Why is Durdle Door Holiday Park Ideal for Dog Friendly Holidays?
•    Peaceful, tranquil location with some brilliant places to visit.
•    Dog friendly holiday park with a range of walks nearby.
•    Holiday park by the sea but without the crowds, great for a relaxing holiday.


Durdle Door Holiday Park
West Lulworth
BH20 5PU
Tel: 01929 400200.


Durdle Door Holiday Park

A lady and two boys sitting with their dog on a blanket on the grass in front of a VW camper

Charmouth, Dorset

Wood Farm Holiday Park is really a mixture between all of the above. This is a very spacious park with a lot of grassland and a family fishing lake, a relaxing park with some facilities and a short drive to Charmouth Beach and Lyme Regis. Set on the western edge of Dorset, Wood Farm Holiday Park is an ideal location if you want a relaxed family holiday in a very beautiful location that really is at the heart of the Jurassic coast. Charmouth beach is a long beach at low tide with a great walk although there are various restrictions on the beach for dog walking depending on the area and the time of year. This is the centre for fossil hunting and there is a heritage centre and guided walks so that you can learn about the Jurassic period.

Wood Farm Holiday Park has some beautiful views, quality accommodation and is quiet but offers facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, fishing lake, playground, tennis court and bar. The park is really aimed at families that want a peaceful location with the added bonus  of the facilities and a great coastline to explore. Lyme Regis is worth the short drive, it has a rich heritage, quaint shops and is well known for its seafood restaurants. 

Why Choose Wood Farm Holiday Park?
•    The Jurassic coast is right on your doorstep.
•    A range of fantastic attractions nearby and beautiful Dorset beaches.
•    The park is tranquil, great views and is never cramped.


Wood Farm Holiday Park
Axminster Road
Tel: 01297 300819


Wood Farm Holiday Park

Wood Farm Holiday Park view of a lake with a background for caravan holidays that are dog friendly

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about our holiday parks in Dorset that welcome dogs and would always love to hear from you if you have any more suggestions. If you have a dog, then you should take them on holiday and let them enjoy different scenery, smells, walks and to have some fun with your family.


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