Newlands Holidays Park, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6RB, Tel 01297560259


To Find Site:- From the Bridport direction on A35 take slip road to Charmouth. Newlands is a few hundred yards on the left and is clearly signed. From the Axminster direction use this same approach via the bypass as towing or driving a large motorhome through Charmouth is to be avoided.


Newlands is a bit more than just a campsite with a variety of accommodation in addition to  about 200 touring pitches. The topography of the site is also difficult as it’s on the side of a hill and all the pitches are on terraces and site access roads are quite steep in places. The site is divided into several sections, the main one being to the left of the reception building. There are seasonal pitches situated around the perimeter of the lower site from the entrance and up the hill with statics forming the upper section of the site. Touring pitches are between the two. This section has mainly grass pitches but there are some premium pitches which have a section of hard standing with fresh water and drainage. It is a requirement of the site that units are placed nose first onto pitches which is somewhat unusual, although it does afford very nice views over the surrounding countryside. The exceptions are units with their door on the Continental side which have to pitch rear in, no doubt to provide more privacy. There are two further touring areas. One immediately behind reception and a large camping field beyond that. Touring pitch size is not particularly generous. Our 7.5 mts motorhome with bikes on the back just about fitted onto the pitch without encroaching on the roadway. Electric points, rated at 16amps, are conveniently situated and use standard CEE17 blue connectors.  Water points are dotted around the site. It is a little unclear where grey water can be disposed of although the water points do have quite large drains at their base. Alternatively there are three chemical disposal points, one in the middle of the main touring area and the other two at the toilet blocks. There is no dedicated motorhome service point but on request a member of staff will open a convenient drain cover to allow the emptying of grey water. There are two toilet blocks but during our stay only one was open. They are of a reasonable quality with quite large shower cubicles but no privacy cubicles.  However they seem quite gloomy during the day due to insufficient lighting. One central block houses the reception which also has local tourist information. Part of the building is taken up by a large bar/restaurant with a lovely indoor swimming pool leading off from this. There is also an outdoor pool which seems only to be used  in the hotter months of the years. Next to reception is a well-stocked shop and behind this a take-away meal service. Children are very well catered for with a large adventure style playground and an indoor softball area. There is site wide WiFi but the pricing is expensive. There is some road noise, especially on the lower pitches but we did not find it particularly intrusive. During the low season the site accepts Camping Cheques and will allow a pitch upgrade for the difference in price between standard and premium. 


From the site the beach at Charmouth is about a fifteen minute walk as is the town. There are several carparks  near to the beach but other than a café and a couple of shops not much else. In the town there are several shops including small NISA supermarket although for more comprehensive shops Bridport has both a Waitrose and Morrisons. For those not wanting to use their own transport there are two bus services available from outside the campsite entrance running in both directions along the coast. West Bay near Bridport is well worth a visit. Not far from the site towards Charmouth is a caravan dealer who has a very comprehensive accessory shop.

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