Not many bus services can be described as awesome, however we think that the Purbeck Breezer routes are. They are billed as a spectacular ride through Purbeck and frankly, we couldn’t agree more. The five bus route which make up the network have sea, sand and some of the most beautiful landscape you will find anywhere in the British Isles. We think this makes it one of the UK’s prettiest bus routes.
And best of all you can hop on board the number 40 from right outside our caravan and camping park gates. So when you’re ready for your day out you can leave your car with us and get whisked on your way to see more beautiful Dorset countryside and coastline. The buses are also dog friendly so you can also take your four legged family members along for the ride too.
Once on the number 40 you can expect to be wowed by stunning scenery, catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife and have grandstand views of the historic buildings and picturesque villages.
From our park you will head on your way to the Saxon walled market town of Wareham and then on through to the Purbeck peninsula. The next highlight stop is Corfe Castle. Here you could hop off and explore castle ruins and opt to head the rest of the way to Swanage on the historic steam railway.
When you arrive in Swanage you can enjoy a day on the beach at this traditional seaside resort. Alternatively a trip up to Durlston Country Park is well worth the effort especially if you love bird watching.
Rather than heading back to our campsite on the return bus trip, from Swanage you can switch to the number 50 bus which will take you on a coastal ride through the pretty village of Studland and the stunning area which surrounds it. The bus will then board the chain ferry and make the short hop on to Sandbanks where you can take in views of Poole Harbour and the mansions, which adorn this exclusive neighbourhood.
Switch on to the number 60 and this will take you right into Poole town centre before getting back onto the 40 which will deliver you safely back to our park gates.
The purpose-built buses, some of which are open top, will provide comfort and reliability for all those travelling. The Purbeck Breezer routes are all part of the morebus network and the tickets can be used interchangeably across the different routes on the network.
Singles and returns are available, but with a dayrider meaning you can hop on and off all day long! You can even get a group dayrider for up to five people travelling together to save you money on your travel.
You can pay for you trip using a variety of methods. Cash, contactless debit/credit card, Apple Pay, Android Pay, theKey and Clickit2ride are all accepted.
We booked for two nights in our Motorhome and ended up staying six nights. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Shower blocks were kept clean and water was lovely and hot. Bus stop directly outside site going to Poole and Swanage on the he number 40 bus route. Worth getting a return ticket to save money Mo, Oct 2021
We had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend this Beth, Nov 2020
Great campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time.... Richard , Oct 2020