Can I please have some suggestions for a basic, (ie cheap), campsite in this area? We're heading down next week and haven't camped in the area and so would appreciate some suggestions based on experience.
Thanks in advance.
Swanage: Quarr camping £12 a night and 20p for showers. There's a 1mile footpath through woods and fields to the pub at Langton and a little bit further to Dancing Ledge.
Me and the Misses recently stayed in Littlesea campsite (£16 per person per night) which is just up on the mainland and we had a lovely stay. We could park the car right next to the tent so our drive onto Portland each morning was easy.
We chose it because it had hot showers and proper toilets which none of the campsites on Portland seemed able to offer.
It also has a Papa John's, a Fish n Chip shop on site and a reasonably priced convenience store but it's also quiet enough over in the tent area that you can keep yourself to yourself and cook on the camp stove and watch the birds flying around the Fleet which is what we did.
There arent any properly cheap (£5 a night) sites. Expect to get fleeced.
Hi, Jerry is a friendly guy with a field on Portland. I.have used him several times. He was sorting toilets and showers last time I spoke to him. His number is 07879 894688
He was charging £10 per night , so worth a call.
Just spoke to Jerry, it's £10 per unit per night and there are flushing male and female toilets on site. No showers as yet.
Hope that helps.
Steeple Lease Farm is one of my favourites in the area. Basic campsite. Small campfires allowed.
Steeple Lease Farm
Can't remember what it is called, but I have used the farm one not far from the Smugglers pub in Wyke Regis a few times and it was decent enough. Though as others have said you won't find cheap in the same way as the Gwern Gofs on the A5, say.
Edit: Martleaves Farm, I believe.
Me too. I guess £20 isn't considered cheap, especially given the lack of facilities. Nice spot though.
(*Lack of shower facilities) However that for two people (£10pp/night)...