Visiting Durdle Door Holiday Park with Specific Requirements
Durdle Door Holiday Park is set on gently sloping land, above the South West Coast path with access to Man O’ War beach and the famous Durdle Door landmark via a steep path with steps onto the beach, which may not be suitable for the elderly or disabled. Dogs are welcome on our Park, but owners are requested to keep them under control and on leads whilst on site. Dog bins are located throughout the Park.
Our Park has 280 caravan holiday homes, of these 35 are for hire, the remainder are privately owned. We also have pitches for camping, touring and motor-homes. All of our caravans for hire have a car parking space adjacent to the caravan holiday home, and outside space with furniture. There are steps fitted to the entrance doors on all of the caravans, either two or three tread with handrails. We have three caravan holiday homes, sleeping four, suitable for disabled users and others with special needs. These units are fitted with an entrance ramp and for the convenience of our customers is located nearby to the Man O’War Bar and Restaurant, shop and Reception.
Touring & Camping Areas : Sea View and Abbeyfield Pitches
15 Sea-view pitches are on sloping grass pitches with access to electric hook-ups for small (>5m) campervans only. Toilets and showers are located in the wooded camping area within 300 meters of the sea-view pitches.
Abbeyfield touring area offers 40 pitches with gravel hard standing area, electric, water and access to grey waste points. Located next to Abbeyfield is our wooded Rookery camping area, suitable only for smaller tents. The showers, toilets, baby changing units, dishwashing and chemical toilet disposal are located here. There is also a shower with seat, basin and toilet located in this building accessed by using a Radar key, available from Reception for those not having their own. Water points are also nestled amongst the trees.
The Park For the safety of all our guests there is a 5 mph speed limit and marked speed bumps throughout the Park. There is a level short stay car park adjacent to the Shop/Restaurant/Reception area for use when booking in on arrival. Access to Reception is either by a gentle ramp with handrail or by two steps. Reception has a low level counter for easier access. Reception is open everyday from 9am; closing times vary according to the season but are displayed together with an emergency telephone number outside the main door. Tourist information leaflets can also be found in Reception. Over the busy summer period, we have a security presence from the evening until the early hours of the morning.
Durdle Door Stores provides a wide range of goods:- general groceries, camping accessories and gifts. Open everyday from 8am (closing times vary, but are displayed outside) Access is by ramp with wheelchair access.
Man O’ War Bar & Restaurant is located next to the shop, offering a variety of entertainment, bar menus, specials board, local ales and a take-a-way menu from 1st March to 31st October. Entrance is via a ramp with the doors wide enough for wheelchairs. There are also gents, ladies and accessible toilets in the Bar.
Garrison Taxis (Telephone number 01929 463395 and free phone 0800 666666) offer eight and seven seaters plus wheelchair access vehicles. Please advise them of your requirements when booking.
There is a regular bus service to and from Dorchester (Door to Dorset 103 service) usually operating a low floor accessible vehicle. This route connects with the local train station at Wool, the main Weymouth – Waterloo line.
From Wool Railway station the X53 service is available, this service runs daily including public holidays and is a coastal route stopping at many villages and towns including Poole, Wareham, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Charmouth, Seaton, Beer and Exeter.
Services vary throughout the year, please ask at Reception for a bus / train timetable, alternatively for further information please call the Bus Transport Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950.
Wheelchair and scooter hire available from Purbeck Mobility (Wareham)- Daily and weekly hire. Telephone 01929 552623. If you have any comments to improve our accessibility please speak to a team member.
Looking For An Accessible Holiday Home?
We have a variety of wheelchair accessible holiday homes, including the ABI Derwent and the Willerby Richmond. These have been adapted for guests with disabilities. They offer a ramp, walk in wet-room, grab rails and trapeze lift handles. If you have any special requirements, accessibility questions or you’d like to stay in a specific model, please contact our Reception Team on 01929400200. They will be able to provide advice and help you make the best booking for you.