Acton Field Campsite

Camping in the rural surrounds of the hamlet of Acton will feel like wild camping, whilst giving you just the right amount of handy mod cons, such as flushing loos and hot showers.

This traditional set-up, just a stone’s throw from Swanage and many of the dramatic gems of Purbeck’s Jurassic coastline, will appeal to campers who like a quiet campsite with wide-reaching countryside views.

View of Ballard Down from Acton Field Campsite
Views across farmland toward the Purbeck Hills and the Isle of Wight
Acton Field Campsite's Reception area
Reception building

Facilities include toilets, a couple of electric points for charging devices, drinking water, sinks for washing up and hot-water showers (remember to bring some 20ps for these). Further facilities include two freezers for ice packs and two chemical-disposal points. Choose your own pitch on the spacious, gently sloping field.

Limited pitches with electric hook-ups are also available, but must be reserved in advance.

Leave the car behind and stroll down to the main road to pick up the hourly bus that runs through Langton and into Swanage one way, and over to Kingston and Corfe Castle, and on to Wareham and Poole in the other direction. Kingston’s great to visit for a walk and a pub lunch at the Scott Arms. Nearby Langton Matravers has a handy pub-cum-village store, The King’s Arms, which serves good pub grub and local beers, alongside typical village shop items, where you can grab most of the essentials.

Swanage and its sandy beaches and larger shops and supermarkets are just a ten-minute drive or bus-ride away, or a pleasant cycle-ride. If you’re bringing your bike, there are lots of great bike rides in this area – why not take the path past the pretty hamlet of Acton and its pretty cottages itself to the Spyway Dinosaur tracks.

If you’re a keen walker, you can easily access some of the Isle of Purbeck’s natural beauty spots from Acton Field, such as Dancing Ledge, St Aldhelm’s Head and Chapman’s Pool. And if you like a bit of live music, check what folk bands are playing at the Square and Compass in your adjacent village, Worth Matravers.

Noise is to be kept to a minimum after 11pm.

🔥 Open wood fires aren’t allowed here, but raised BBQs and fire pits are permitted.

🐾 Dogs are welcome at Acton Field, but must be kept on a lead

People exploring around the rocks at Chapman's Pool
Chapman's Pool
Benches outside the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers
The Square & Compass
Sea cave cleft into the cliff by Dancing Ledge
Sea cave to the east of Dancing Ledge
The King's Arms pub on the high street in Langton Matravers
King's Arms, Langton
Sheep grazing in field in front of Corfe Castle and village in gap between Purbeck Hills
View of Corfe Castle from the Acton to Kingston road
Swanage Beach groynes and Purbeck Hills in the distance
Swanage Beach

Tariffs

  • Single-person tent £10
  • Family tent £16 – £18
  • Large tent £18
  • Campervans £18 – £20
  • Caravans £20 – £23

Get in touch

To book a pitch at Acton Field Campsite visit their website and fill in a simple booking form or give them a call.

  • ℹ️ www.actonfieldcampsite.co.uk 
  • 📞 01929 424184
  • 📥 enquiries@actonfieldcampsite.co.uk
  • 📍 Acton Field Camping Site, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3BN

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