Camping is a popular summer past time, with hoards of Brits jumping in the car each year in search of adventure. Whilst sleeping under canvas in a traditional tent is many peoples idea of fun, more and more families are opting to camp in style and choosing ‘glamorous camping’ or glamping as it is more commonly known. Fortunately many of Weymouth’s campsites are starting to embrace this up and coming trend, providing the opportunity to stay in quirky accommodation by the sea.
Here’s our pick of some of the best glamping options in Dorset.
Higher Moor Farm
Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Weymouth town centre, Higher Moor Farm is a 5 star campsite tucked away in the quiet village of Nottington. With fabulous on site facilities including an indoor games barn, wooden play park and award winning toilet block, a stay at this wonderful site is set to leave lasting memories and dreams of returning.
There is even a vintage marquee bar during the summer months providing ample opportunity to sample delicious locally sourced beers and ciders with newfound friends.
Luxury pod lodges at Higher Moor Farm
Built from the finest materials with views over Dorset’s patchwork hills, Higher Moor Farm’s pod lodges are leading the way in contemporary camping. They are packed full of home comforts and modern furnishings that exude luxury and an en suite toilet and shower means you will never trip over a guide rope in your search for the toilet again!
The lodges even have their own decked area and outside seating, meaning you can sit back, relax and watch the sun go down in style as you dine alfresco!
Higher Moor Farm also has Bell tents to hire as well as standard tent and touring pitches.
Perched on a hillside in Osmington with far reaching views over Weymouth Bay, Eweleaze Farm is a family and dog friendly campsite that opens for just 4 weeks in August. Packed full of exciting activities such as craft workshops and animal handling to keep the children entertained; this rustic campsite has everything you could need and more.
Direct access to a secluded beach with swimming pontoons provides the perfect place to while away a lazy summers day and the Turkish bath House will leave you revitalised. There is even an onsite bakery, wood fired pizza van and crepe bar to feed hungry tummies after a busy day.
Bell Tents at Eweleaze Farm
The pre-erected bell tents boast prime positions around the park and can be booked with a number of additional extras to make your stay even more special. If you’re on a budget the standard hire basic allows you to furnish the tent however you see fit, whereas the luxury package contains everything you will need for a comfortable stay including two double airbeds and linen.
Eweleaze farm also has standard camping pitches available.
Waterside Holiday Park
A hop, skip and jump from the Bowleaze Cove end of Weymouth Beach, Waterside Holiday Park is the ultimate in family fun. With both an indoor and outside swimming pool, waterslides and organised entertainment for all ages, there is something to keep the whole family happy. Unwind in the on site sauna and spa or if you’re feeling adventurous head to the beach and hire a stand up paddle board and or kayak to explore the crystal blue waters surrounding the park.
Safari Tents at Waterside Holiday Park
It may look like something out of the Serengeti, but rest assured, you won’t see a lion during a stay at Waterside Holiday Park! These sleep 8, 3 bedroom tents are the ultimate in luxury and contain a kitchen, seating area and bathroom. Outside, on your own private and covered veranda, there is outdoor seating as well as a BBQ to cook up a storm
Waterside Holiday Park also has holiday homes to rent.