Rookery Camping Pitches

Up to 6 people included in pitch price
Call 01929 400200

Searching for a spot to pitch a tent that’s close to the sea, but sheltered from the coastal elements? Look no further than our Rookery Camping Pitches. Situated under the namesake nesting trees of the resident rooks, the tall tree canopy provides both a shaded setting for your camping retreat, and a home to the protected birds and their young.


Our Rookery Camping Pitches include:

  • Non-electric grass pitch for 1 tent
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Access to toilet and shower facilities (open 23 hours a day), including baby changing facilities and accessible wet room (please bring a radar key). Visit our Accessibility page here.
  • Access to dishwashing area with USB charging points
  • Access to water points
  • Park facilities (read more below)
  • Up to 6 guests included in pitch price


These pitches are suitable for:

  • Small tents, no larger than 18 m²


These pitches are not suitable for:

  • Roof tents and trailer tents (check out our Abbeyfield Touring Pitches instead)
  • Bell tents
  • Tents larger than 18 m². Please note that you will not be permitted to stay, and will not be given a refund if your tent is larger than this.
  • Sleeping in a vehicle, including cars and touring vehicles


Arrival and Departures

Check in is from 2:00pm on the day of arrival. Check in must be before 9:00pm. There is no parking available on the park prior to check in.

Check out is no later than 11:00am on the day of departure.


You should bring with you:

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Means of cooking/heating food and water, including a kettle
  • Means of charging electrical items such as phones and tablets

We welcome the use of BBQs in the Rookery Camping area – but ask you to think of the stunning local environment, and only bring a reusable one. We do not permit disposable BBQs anywhere on the park. All BBQs must be raised off of the ground, and should only be burned using charcoal or gas; we do not allow any camp fires on the park.


What chargeable extras can I add to my booking?:

  • Extra car
  • Pets (up to 2 per pitch)

If you have already made your booking, give our Customer Care Team a call to add any optional extras.


Park facilities:

Reception: You’ll find our friendly Customer Care Team based here from 9am daily, and our helpful Security Team into the late evening.

2 children’s play parks

Man O’ War Bar & Restaurant: less than 3 minutes’ walk from the furthest end of the Rookery Camping area, giving you tasty dining options without the need for travel.

Durdle Door Stores – On site shop: provides all the essentials you may need (or forgot to pack!).

To view our full list of Park Facilities, click here.


What else to expect:

It is worth noting that the nesting season for our rooks is between spring and early summer, and during this time they do make a considerable amount of noise which can wake you up in the morning – they may also leave some unwanted gifts on your tent or car! Though the noise doesn’t affect all of our guests, you may wish to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. Find out more about our resident rooks.

Pitches are unallocated, within our Rookery Camping area. Please note that this does mean that we are unable to guarantee that bookings of multiple tents will be able to find space next to each other.

Please note there is no Wi-Fi available in this area. Free Wi-Fi is available for use in the Bar & Restaurant.



You may find it useful to download our Park Map to see the location of the Rookery in relation to other areas of the park.

Before you book, please read our Terms and Conditions & Park Rules.

Park Facilities

Durdle Door Holiday Park is a great base to explore the Dorset coast. Find out more about the amenities on site.

See & Do

Dorset is well known for its beautiful beaches and coastline. Walk, play on the beach, swim, snorkel or just relax and admire the view.