Enjoying FacilitiesHave fun


The excellent on site facilities at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park include an outdoor play area and indoor pool. For your convenience there is also our very own onsite shop, bar and restaurant to enjoy.

Our excellent facilities for a relaxing, carefree holiday:

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Extensive outdoor play area for younger guests to let off steam
  • On site well stocked shop for daily newspapers, groceries, off licence and daily fresh bread. Please note: the shop is closed November until March, customers can check with reception for daily opening times
  • Restaurant offering lunch time snacks and full evening menu
  • Bar with families room and outdoor patio area
  • Showers and toilets. Well maintained and conveniently located on the park
  • Two launderettes
  • 0.9 miles to the sandy beach
  • WiFi access

climbing frame in the children's play park

Splash out and have fun!

The indoor swimming pool complex is designed for the enjoyment of swimmers and non-swimmers alike, with a separate toddler’s pool. Why not watch the fun from our pool viewing area and enjoy a coffee or snack?

Swimming Pool

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Toddler pool
  • Water slide
  • Changing rooms and showers
  • Poolside viewing area
  • Monitored at all times

swimming pool and splash pool

Swimming Prices for Non Residents

All facilities are free for anyone staying on site who has booked through us. The pool is open to the general public at the following prices:

£4.00 Adults
£3.00 Children/OAPS
4 years old and under swim for free

We also sell books of 10 swimming tickets for £36.00 for adults and £27.00 for concessions.

Current Opening Times

Early Morning Swimming: Thursday and Sunday, 8am – 9am (adults only)

Pool times are subject to change, please note that the pool closes Monday-Thursday afternoons during term time for children’s swimming lessons. For up to date opening times, or enquiries about the swimming pool or swimming lessons please call 01929 422823

Total family fun

There is also a spacious and contained outdoor play area, in which the children can let off steam, enjoy a game of football and in no time make new friends.

The spacious and contained play area proves popular with children and parents alike.

playing field and play park at ulwell cottage caravan park


Normal camping supplies and gas are readily available from the shop or reception.

What our guests say

  • A gem of a place

    Sandra, Winchester

    What a find. I almost don’t want to tell you about it.

    It’s a family park with lovely, mostly new, fresh, clean spacious caravans – all set out almost in steps on the side of a small hill. The larger hill rises behind you, the sea spreads out in front and the swimming pool beckons behind the bar.

    The people are friendly, the site is clean and welcoming and the scenery unbeatable. It’s a gem of a place.

  • Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage


    Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage. A truly wonderful location, lying under the stunning Ballard Down and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Being only a 10 min walk from Swanage and the coast means it’s conveniently located for all amenities.

    The staff are always very helpful to sort out any problems and keep the site in fantastic condition. A 5-star park.

  • Friendly, clean & well kept

    Cheshire, UK

    Stayed here as a base to tour Isle of Purbeck and go on to Air show in Bournemouth. Not the cheapest site but definitely the cleanest and well thought out.

    Swimming pool , shop and pub/restaurant all in proximity and well kept/stocked. Bus stop right outside entrance. Grass pitches have plenty of space and well drained with shower blocks water/ drain points really handy.

    Will definitely be using this site again.

  • Lovely weekend

    Tina, London

    We have just returned from a lovely weekend caravanning at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park.
    Lovely clean site with indoor heated pool. We went in the pool around 5pm and were the only ones in there (apart from life guard) it was lovely and warm and clean.

    We walked to old Harry’s rock and then Down into Swanage itself and had fish and chips and an ice cream.
    Staff on the site were helpful and friendly. Lovely stay.

  • Our second, lovely Christmas at Ulwell

    Jane P, Cheltenham

    After the success of Christmas 2016 at Ulwell, we returned again for Christmas 2017 and had another great time. Lovely warm caravan, peaceful and relaxing on site and a fantastic carvery on Boxing Day at The Village Inn.

    Thanks to all staff who were working and made sure we had such a great break away.

All reviews


We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

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Proudly associated

Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain

Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

Please note: The Sandbanks Ferry will be out of action until at least October.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North

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