Owning a Holiday Home
Whether you’re travelling through the Dorset countryside or along the Jurassic Coast Road, you are greeted with breathtaking views. As you approach the Holiday Park, you relax and unwind and realise that becoming a Holiday Home Owner on one of the five West Dorset Leisure Holidays Parks was possible one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. With the keys to your own Caravan or Lodge Holiday Home, you have the freedom to come and go whenever you please during the season and a place to spend quality time with family, catch up with friends or just switch off and escape everyday life.
Our five Holiday Parks – Highlands End, Golden Cap, Graston Copse, Larkfield and Sandyholme are all in beautiful locations, each of them different, so we are sure you will find a Park to suit you and a lifestyle you will enjoy. Visit The Parks page to find out more about each of the five Holiday Parks and find the one for you!
The Jurassic Coast
All 5 of our Parks are located within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and on or near the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. This World Heritage Status recognises the landscape and history of this coastline as having international importance and ranks it alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. The cliffs, coastal formations, beaches and fossils along the 95 mile stretch of coastline is essentially a walk through time, depicting 185 million years of the earth’s history across the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
The different rocks along the Jurassic Coast have been carved by the sea into some fantastic and iconic landscapes and features including Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks and many more. It really is a fascinating and spectacular area that you need to explore for yourself! The South West Coast Path follows the length of the coastline all the way along the Dorset coast and is a brilliant way to discover this inspirational place. You may recognise some of these locations from TV and Film, such as Far From the Madding Crowd and ITV’s multi award-winning drama Broadchurch.
What To Do
As well as having a spectacular coastline, Dorset has mile after mile of unspoilt rolling countryside, scattered with traditional towns and pretty villages. There is a fantastic range of things to do in Dorset, including festivals, events and some of the best visitor attractions anywhere in the country. If you are looking for a slower pace then there are a range of beautiful houses & gardens, historic castles and galleries to visit. Dorset is also well renowned for its food and drink and you will find quality pubs, restaurants and cafes all across the county, as well as food festivals throughout the year.
Find out more about Dorset’s vibrant events calendar on the What’s On Page
Dorset is one of the best areas of the UK for stargazing, with clear night skies and a canopy of twinkling stars. There are many spectacular locations on and off the Parks to view the night sky and what could be better than being able to see the MilkyWay with the naked eye from your private Holiday Home decking (visible March to October).
The Jurassic Coast is a very special natural environment and thus we care greatly about nature. All give of our Parks have been received a gold award in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards. Across our Parks we: Create natural havens for wildlife, manage ponds, grow hedgerows and flowerbeds, install homemade bird and owl boxes, harvest rainwater to water plants, use local suppliers to reduce transport and much more.
At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, there is no need to leave your dogs behind you when you come away on holiday. We welcome up to 2 dogs in your Caravan or Lodge Holiday Home so the whole family can enjoy Dorset! All of our five Parks are surrounded by miles of footpaths and trails, so there is no better place to enjoy the views and explore with your pets. There are also enclosed dog exercises at Highlands End Holiday Park and Graston Copse Holiday Park with plenty of space for a run around off the lead.