Traditional Family Camping at Acton Field Campsite on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

Welcome to Acton Field Campsite, on the Isle of Purbeck with breathtaking coastal views over Swanage Bay.

Please Note:

Open for Folk Festival 8th-10th September.

Organized groups and members of groups only from the 10th September-October 31st EHU available.

Acton Field is a rural camping site founded in 1948 and owned by the current proprietors for 34 years. Gently sloping with plenty of flat grass pitches, a basic camping experience is offered that invites all to choose their own pitch, enjoy the fabulous Jurassic coast and Dorset countryside views and unwind.

Vehicles are parked right next to your tents, so no heavy carrying of camping equipment is required. All are welcome; it's a very family friendly and dog friendly campsite.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Jurassic coast and very near the South West Coastal Path. Dancing Ledge is only a mile walk from the site. Turn left at the Ledge and walkers can take the path to Swanage; a right turn along the coastal path leads to Winspit & turn right here to wander up through the valley to Worth Matravers and the famous Square and Compass pub. Stop for a beer or cider and a pasty or a pie and enjoy the wonderful views whilst sat outside. Take the footpath back to Langton Matravers and Acton Field.

Acton Field Campsite is ideal for camping, walking and cycling with many footpaths and bridle paths close by. It's also ideally placed if you're looking for Swanage festival camping.

The beaches of Swanage and Studland are sandy and safe and are within easy reach. A bus stop is 5 minutes walk from the campsite and a regular bus service can transport you to Swanage, Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth and beyond. Wareham train station is on the main line to London, Waterloo.

Langton Matravers is a small Dorset village in the Purbecks, with stone cottages and some modern dwellings, mostly built with Purbeck stone. Some stone quarries are still operational and provide stone for local use and further afield.

St Georges Church is in the centre of the village and just below is the one remaining pub, The Kings Arms. This is a small public house offering affordable good food and excellent beers. Langton Matravers Post Office and stores are next door but one.

The campsite offers basic clean facilities - toilets, showers, washing-up sinks, two freezers for ice packs and there is also a chemical disposal point. There is an electric point in the ladies and a shaver socket in the gents and constant hot water.

A mobile grocer calls daily during the school holidays selling provisions, papers and doughnuts. The children never forget the experience of running and queuing for "Andy's" van.

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Acton Field Campsite
Langton Matravers
BH19 3HS

Tel: 01929 424184

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