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Dog Friendly Campsite

Dorset is great for dogs!

With so many dog friendly areas surrounding us there is no shortage of places you can take your four legged friends. The beautiful Dorset countryside is covered with some of the best dog walks in the country. There are some amazing coastal walks and wooded valleys to explore right on our door step, just come and ask us and we’ll provide you with lots of options. We keep a comprehensive folder in our information centre for local dog friendly walks. On our reception counter we even have dog biscuits to keep your four legged friends happy!

Going camping with your dog is one of life’s little pleasures, for them a trip to a new camping ground enables them to enjoy new experiences and meet new people and other dogs.

Dog-friendly facilities at South Lytchett Manor

Some of the facilities at South Lytchett Manor include:


Off lead dog exercise area

We have a dedicated dog-walking field that comprises a 2.5 acre mowed area where your dog can run and exercise off their lead. We also have hand sanitizers here and free poo bags for you to use. We guarantee that they’ll be lots of interesting scents here for your dog to enjoy!

Dog shower

One of our greatest assets as a dog-friendly holiday park is our dedicated dog shower. Located outside with a selection of brushes available to use, you can ensure muddy paws are washed clean before returning to your caravan, tent, motorhome or glamping accommodation.

Dog bed wash

We have a dedicated washing machine available for washing dog beds. Please feel free to use our washing line adjacent to the washing block to dry them.

Dog walks near South Lytchett Manor

If you want to venture further afield, there are a number of excellent dog walks that can be accessed from the grounds of our Dorset caravan and camping site. We’ve made a selection of our favourite circular dog walks available to download from our website. We’ve also created a handy guide for dog owners filled with helpful hints and tips.

Download Rosie And Penny’s Guide For Dog Owners > Download
Download Circular Walk 1 > Download
Download Circular Walk 2 > Download
Download Circular Walk 3 > Download

Dog-friendly pubs in Dorset

Many of the dog-friendly pubs and restaurants nearby, including our local, St Peter’s Finger. This lovely pub has a small beer garden and its friendly staff will make you and your dog feel most welcome. Dogs are allowed throughout and you can enjoy good value food. Dogs are also welcome at the Courtyard Craft Centre which is just down the road from us.

Dogs on beaches

Our central locations mean we’re within easy reach of some of Dorset’s best dog-friendly beaches. Take your dog for a fun-filled walk along the water or a swim if they’re feeling brave. Some of the beaches in Dorset have restrictions during the summer season.

  • During the winter, from 1 October to 30 April dogs, are allowed on all Poole’s beaches.
  • During the summer season, from 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed on any of Poole’s Blue Flag beaches, including Sandbanks, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine.
  • You and your dog(s) can use the following designated beaches all year round:
    • the eastern side of Branksome Chine beach office to the Poole Bournemouth boundary.
    • The western end of Sandbanks beach to Haven Point (by the chain ferry).
    • Hamworthy Park Beach is a designated dog beach and can be used all year round. It’s only 3 miles away from us at South Lytchett Manor.
    • Lake Pier is a designated dog beach and can be used all year round.

More the most up-to-date information about dogs on beaches in Poole can be found on Poole Council’s website.

Dog rules at South Lytchett Manor

We try to keep rules and regulations to a minimum however if you bring your dog with you when you stay with us we kindly ask that you:

  • Keep the dog on a short lead on the park at all times.
  • Use the designated off lead exercise area.
  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in black dustbins.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended at any time.

We reserve the right to require that the owner removes their dog, or any other pet, from the Park if it is a nuisance or danger to other guests.

dog friendly camping and caravan park in dorset
dog friendly caravan and camping park

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We are keen that your whole family should enjoy camping in Dorset, including your four-legged family members. So what are you waiting for?! Gather up your canine companion and come and find out why we’re one of the best dog friendly campsites in Dorset.

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