This rural, back-to-nature campsite harks back to camping as it used to be, and is ideally located for Swanage, Corfe Castle and all the attractions and pretty villages in between.

Situated in the village of Langton Matravers, Tom’s Field is perfect for coastal walks down to spots such as Dancing Ledge, and handy for the beach – you can leave your car behind and simply hop on the bus that stops in Langton, which is Swanage’s closest village.

From the campsite, you’ll be treated to views of the Purbeck Hills and Swanage Bay. The site itself is an attractive and natural setting, with a choice of fields, all surrounded by the signature local dry-stone walls.

Also popular with locals who fancy a camping experience close to home, Tom’s Field has been welcoming guests for over 60 years.

There are some pitches with electric hook-up, and you can request a spot in the more secluded glades which are suitable for just a couple of tents.

Tom’s Field is a keen supporter of local wildlife and environmental issues and has been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Award for several years running. Active examples, which campers can contribute to, are a food compost area, bird feeding stations and home-grown container herbs outside the shop, which visitors may help themselves to for cooking purposes.

Old tree in one of the secluded camping fields at Tom's Field, Langton Matravers
Pretty camping field surrounded by hedgerows
Bell tend pitched in secluded 'Glade' area at Tom's Field Campsite in Langton
Track to the secluded 'Glade'
Tents and campervans pitched in a field at Tom's Field Campsite, with the Purbeck Ridgeway in the distance
Views of the Purbeck Hills from the campsite
Caravan and tent area at Tom's Field Campsite, near Swanage
Spacious camping field
Flowers and bird bath on the terrace outside the campsite shop at Tom's Field
Bird bath and geraniums on the terrace outside the shop
Camping area at Tom's Field, Langton Matravers
Campervans and tents pitched with views of the Purbeck Ridgeway
A tent at Tom's Field Campsite in a small field enclosed by hedgerow
Camp in a natural setting
The King's Arms pub on the high street in Langton Matravers
King's Arms, Langton

Facilities

Tom’s Field has an on-site shop, although there is also a small village store inside The King’s Arms pub in Langton for further supplies, and two main supermarkets in Swanage itself, which is around three miles away. The village pub, The King’s Arms isn’t far away, and there’s also The Square & Compass in nearby Worth Matravers.

Camping shop at Tom's Field Campsite in Langton Matravers, near Swanage

The on-site shop at Tom’s Field sells local produce and camping supplies

A true camping experience isn’t complete with the occasional cooked breakfast – and Tom’s Field provides these every weekend during the camping season and every day during school summer holidays. Enjoy your breakfast at either an indoor or outdoor table.

You’ll find a range of household and camping items in stock, as well as a selection of food (vegetarian included), including local and fairtrade options. There’s also a hot drinks machine in the shop, for warming up after a bracing cliff walk.

There’s a toilet and shower block, with hairdryers, as well as covered wash-up areas and a chemical disposal point.

Limited electric hook-ups are available, and there are electric points to charge mobiles.

It’s worth noting that, whilst facilities blocks are well-lit, bringing a torch is advised as the camping fields themselves are not lit – perfect for a spot of stargazing before bed.

Activities

Woman carving labyrinth design into stone at Burngate Stone Carving Centre near Worth Matravers

Burngate Stonecarving Centre

If you fancy trying your hand at a new craft or activity while you’re here, there are regular courses a short walk from the campsite at Burngate Stone Carving Centre.

Also, in the summer months, Tom’s Field Campsite itself holds various workshops for both children and adults, which are great fun – and often educational too.

Past workshops have included papier mâché, butterfly conservation and bee-keeping.

There’s also a wealth of activities on offer in Swanage – from watersports and diving in the bay during the summer months and year-round workshops, festivals and events.

Tariffs

Prices for camping at Tom’s Field vary across low and high season. High season covers the summer from late June to mid-September, as well as bank holidays throughout the year.

Tariffs range from £9 for a single camper in low season to £24 for an extra large tent a night in peak season.

There’s a small additional cost for extra guests and items such as gazebos, boats and extra cars.

Find a full, up-to-date tariff list on Tom’s Field Campsite’s website here: www.tomsfieldcamping.co.uk/price-list/ 

Self-catering holiday lets

As well as camping there are two holiday lets on-site, which can be rented all year round for a cosy, out-of-season break, or simply a basic, but comfortable, self-catering summer holiday if you don’t fancy camping this year.

Walkers Barn

The Walkers’ Barn offers three separate bedrooms, which all have a double bunk on the bottom and a single bunk above – great for a group or friends, a walking group or large family coming together for a budget holiday in a special spot.

There’s a cooking area and in the winter further seating and a TV are provided for guests.

The toilet and shower facilities  at the Walkers’ Barn are individual cubicles, which in the summer season are opened to campers for a couple of hours each morning.

  • £14 per person per night

Stone Room

The Stone Room is ideal for a couple or two friends, as there’s a choice of twin beds or a double sofa bed.

Described but the Tom’s Field team as a cosy ‘stone tent’, expect everything you need for a self-catering holiday, but in a basic fashion – there’s a table and chairs and cooking facilities (microwave, toaster, kettle), but you’ll need to bring your own bedding, crockery and cutlery. It’s basically easy camping without having to put a tent up!

There’s also a wet room and loo, and outside is a small, walled terrace with seating.

  • £32 for up to two people

For all enquiries and bookings relating to the Walkers’ Barn and the Stone Room, contact Tom’s Field direct.

Contact details

The best way to get in touch with the team at Tom’s Field Campsite is by email:

  • 📥 tomsfield@hotmail.com
  • 📍 Toms Field Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HN
  • 📞 01929 427110
  • ℹ️ www.tomsfieldcamping.co.uk

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