Downshay Farm

Welcome to Downshay Farm

2022 opening

The caravan site is now open until 1 November 2022. We take caravans, campervans, motorhomes and trailer tents. Booked pitches only.  Please email or call to book  on 01929 480316. Sorry, we are unable to allocate pitches.

The campsite (tents & small campervans)- opening dates are Friday 27 May to Monday 6 June and Friday 8 July to Wednesday 31 August.  You can get all the latest updates on our Facebook page.


To book please contact us by phone or email. We are no longer a turn up and pitch site.

About us

Downshay Farm is a working farm in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, ideally located for exploring the stunning World Heritage Site coastline. The Pike family has farmed here since 1956. The farmhouse is largely Victorian although parts of the house and some farm buildings are much older. It looks out over the lovely views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The seaside town of Swanage is just over 4 miles away as are the sandy beaches of Studland Bay. Local footpaths and Swanage Steam Railway also make exploring Purbeck easy, and we are a few minutes’ walk from Harmans Cross Station. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Shell Bay, Studland and Swanage or go rock pooling or fossil hunting at Kimmeridge Bay.  The Coastal Path will take you along the coast to Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge and Winspit. The deserted village of Tyneham and its own bay is a short drive away, then follow the scenic road over the Ranges to Lulworth and Durdle Door. Local attractions include Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, and a walk through the RSPB bird sanctuary at Arne to Poole Harbour is recommended.

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Information on other websites about our caravan and campsite may not be accurate, e.g. opening times and prices.

Don’t just take our word for it

We have been featured by The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain and the UK press. Find out more: