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Old 19 February 2006, 12:24   #1
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Dorset camp sites

Can anyone recomend any decent campsites between Weymouth, Kimmeridge bay and Poole area. We want a site that excepts dogs and with decent shower facilities and poss somewhere to get a beer.

We are trying to plan a weeks holiday down there with the boat, so all contributions will be greatfully received.

Ta very much
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Old 19 February 2006, 13:06   #2
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No!,but I can reccomend some good New Forest sites if you fancy coming to the Solent
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I stayed at this place with the boat last year. Clean site with showers, bar etc.


http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/de...asp?revid=1251

Good slips in Weymouth, Castletown and the Sailing Academy by the tank farm at Portland. There's also a brand new slip at Bridport which is well worth a visit. Bridport is one of the best fishing spots I've ever found especially for prawn using a basket net. Delicious!

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Thanks Dave. That site looks the business, just what we want Bridport sounds good, whats the slip like, is it all states of tide?? The only downside I could think of is seeing that Hugh Fernley 'whats his name' off the telly Might give ya a call soon Dave re mounting of auxillary tanks

Sorry Dino, but want to go somewhere we haven't been before mate and the waterbourne equivalent of the M25, dont appeal

Thanks a lot chaps
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is it all states of tide?
The new slip is all states of tide with pontoons to moor up to and good parking for car/trailer. There can be a bit of a rolling swell at times but there is a drying slip in the inner harbour. You do need to watch the weather as it can be a difficult entrance and it's the only bolt hole for miles, either East or West.

The harbour area is called West Bay and it's where the TV programme 'Harbour Lights' was filmed

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West Bay is also where Reg Perrin waded into the sea durring the hit 1970s TV show I think.
I Spent many a happy holiday at the camp site in west bay as a kid. We may pay another visit this year.
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Hi martin
we've stayed at the east fleet farm site a few years ago- nice site plenty of launching opportunities.
Big site though - when you select your pitch dont go too far away from the toilet block-from personal experience the distance from that nice secluded out of the way pitch seems to get further and further every day
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we've stayed at the east fleet farm site a few years ago- nice site plenty of launching opportunities.
Big site though - when you select your pitch dont go too far away from the toilet block-from personal experience the distance from that nice secluded out of the way pitch seems to get further and further every day
Now then Mr.Mallet,

Thanks for that, might take a bucket just to be on the safe side
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Have you looked at Swanage? there are a few round about it we stay on one called Priestways now called Swanage Coastal Park see here;

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/de...asp?revid=3454

Showers etc are similar to all camp sites, their static caravans(?) arent too bad.
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West Bay

We stayed at West Bay last summer on a basic field with crappy toilet block right in the village, fronting the eastern riverbank. It was cheap, but is only open July and August. There is another, better site - more of a holiday camp with static caravans, chalets, etc., but they do accept motorhomes and tourers - don't know about tents. Bridport Tourist Information Centre should be able to help. West Bay is a nice place to stay, with a few decent pubs which also serve meals.
Great slipway at West Bay, access all states of tide and some walk-on pontoons, but you can only use these for picking up/dropping off crew, etc. There was no overnight mooring available last August, so unless things have changed, you'll have to launch & recover every day, which may appeal more to you?
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