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Swanage Bijou Camping

Swanage, Dorset



Swanage Bijou Camping is a 16 acre site that, while set in the heart of Swanage, is screened by high hedges and trees retaining a secluded countryside feel. At other times of the year the site is a golf course so you get to sleep on a lawn – no more tussocks and flints!

We are the closest (and easy level walking distance) to all the places you might want to go in Swanage meaning that once you are here you need not use your car or worry about the astronomical parking charges that go with that!

The site is completely level (an unusual feature in Purbeck) and we ‘free camp’ meaning you can choose the place that suits you best and group with friends if you want.

Vehicles are kept separate from the camping areas, meaning a quiet and child friendly environment with no early engine noises and radios. Wheelbarrows are provided to help you move your stuff across the footbridges. Vehicular access can be obtained in emergencies or special situations.

We allow small fires by your tent to give you a real camping experience – so don’t forget the marshmallows! Fires must be off the ground but fire pits are available free with a returnable deposit. Fire-packs for an evenings’ entertainment can be purchased in reception.

We have simple, clean and more than adequate free hot showers, flushing toilets, hot water, hand basins and washing up sinks. A freezer for icepacks and fridge for your perishables (or white wine!) is available free of charge as is a pump for lilo’s. We charge mobile phones (at your risk) for £1.

We don’t have a shop or bar because the nearest shop is only 30 meters from the site. Supermarkets and lots of pubs and restaurants are within easy walking distance (making late night taxis optional!)

The site is bordered by playing fields that lead into the town centre and the beach meaning kids can play on the walk to the beach which is just 10 minutes away. The playing fields have acres of free space, a really good free kids adventure playground and a challenging skateboard/bmx park.

There is masses to do in the area should you get bored of our sandy beaches. You can try 9 holes on our own pitch and putt or the staff will help you find fantastic walks of all lengths and great secret swimming places and picnic spots!

Corfe Castle, the Swanage Steam Railway (that runs alongside our site) and Durdle Door are on most peoples’ 'do' lists but if the weather isn’t kind then Putlake Farm and Durlston Castle are just up the road and the famous Tank Museum, Monkey World and Splashdown a short drive away.

You will find the site friendly and a pleasure to visit with our only strict rule being hushed voices from 11pm and silence from midnight – so you should get a good night’s sleep! Book at or call 07729 423780 for more details.

Booking enquiries for Swanage Bijou Camping

To make a reservation or to request more information about staying at Swanage Bijou Camping.

Contact Andy Kirkwood on 01929 426809 or fill in the form below.