Sea Barn Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Weymouth

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Sea views and a good location to explore Dorset

Tucked down single-track country roads, shaded with tall trees on either side, this little tenters’ campsite is perfectly pitched atop Fleet Lagoon, Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. Many of the pitches have countryside or sea views, and a low-key ambience thrives.

This is a traditional site with a well-stocked shop and facilities that include the two most impressive family bathrooms we’ve seen at any UK campsite, with a self-contained WC, shower, sink and even a bath. It is actually part of a larger operation that includes an adjacent campsite; guests can use their facilities too, including an outdoor heated pool and a bar. So, it’s the best of both worlds – quiet camping, with extra entertainment just next door. 

Regulars to Sea Barn tend to be visitors who travel from afar on long breaks. Parents like to pitch near the small children’s playground. Older families enjoy all the grassy space for ball games. Climbers come to be near Portland’s cliffs and quarries; and walkers just love the Fleet Lagoon – a unique nature reserve that attracts migrating waterfowl in spring and autumn. It’s just a 500-metre stroll down private, scenic farm trails to the South West Coast Path, which runs along the shore of the lagoon. Take binoculars and a good bird book and you can tick the breeds off one by one.

Details

Facilities

Up to 250 pitches in peak summer, including 50 with hook-ups. 2 blocks with free hot showers and toilets, 2 beautiful, large family shower rooms and disabled facilities. There’s a laundry, bar and swimming pool at adjacent West Fleet Farm during peak season, a 15-minute walk along flat roads. No campfires.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, dogs (on leads) – yes. Groups – by arrangement. Caravans – no.

Nearby

You can walk from the site down to the Fleet Lagoon – a protected nature reserve – then follow the South West Coast Path along its length. Weymouth’s bustling sands and Georgian promenade offers the quintessential seaside experience. Get up close to seals, seahorses and starfish at The Sea Life Centre (01202 666900) there or, for something really adventurous, treat yourself to a wreck dive at one of the many shipwrecks off the coast; dive boats can be chartered from Skin Deep Diving (01305 787372) in town.

Food & Drink

Some of Dorset’s best seafood can be enjoyed at the famous Hive (01308 897070) while, slightly closer, the Elm Tree Inn (01305 871257) at Langton Herring specialises in game. Nearer still, the pedigree cattle grazing the working farmland produce amazing steaks, which are on the menu at the all-new Bar in the Barn, which opens daily at West Fleet Campsite. Bride Valley Farm Shop (01305 871235) also on Market Street in Abbotsbury is the place to head to for good-quality local meats, including the famous Dorset Longhorn beef, plus pâtés, chutneys, bread and cereals.

The Ilchester Arms (01305 871243) on Market Street in Abbotsbury, 5 miles away, is a handsome 17th century coaching inn with some comfy leather chairs, open fires and a good selection of beers, including Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.

Opening Times

March–October.

Family Friendly

There’s not much you need to worry about when you pull up at Sea Barn Farm. The wash-block facilities have all family eventualities covered and the views from the campsite are sublime.

The Owner Says

Sea Barn Farm is one of the most beautiful licensed camping parks in Dorset. We offer a mixture of standard grass pitches and electric hook-ups with a modern facilities block including family bathrooms and laundry room. Ours is a quiet park for families and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts who enjoy and appreciate great scenery, a good night's sleep and peaceful enjoyment of this uniquely stunning stretch of the Jurassic Coast.

Location

Contact Sea Barn Farm, Fleet, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4ED

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Getting There

Via the A354 from Dorchester to Weymouth, follow signs for Bridport and the B3157. After Chickerell, turn left at the mini roundabout to Fleet. At the top of the hill, after the church, turn left at the crossroads to Sea Barn Farm.

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