Dorset Camping - Corfe Castle:
Burnbake Campsite

Dorset Camping UK - Corfe Castle (photo courtesy of National Trust)

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Burnbake Campsite


Corfe Castle



BH20 5JH


N50.650767° W002.00758°

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Dorset Camping UK - Burnbake Campsite (photo courtesy of Grace)

Burnbake Campsite offers secluded wild quiet family camping in the woods between Corfe Castle and the sea on the Isle of Purbeck (which isn’t actually an island by the way. It’s a 60 square mile area of land surrounded by the sea on 3 sides).

We live in London and this lovely small campsite saved me. I was extremely stressed out at work and felt I was about to have a break down. My boyfriend decided that a camping trip was in order to save my soul. We ended up at this Dorset Camping site for a long weekend. A few days of the simple life put me back on track. Thank you Burnbake!

Dorset Camping UK - sandy beaches of Studland

Burnbake Campsite has 12 acres of woodland and open grass with a stream running through the middle, where you can set up camp under the trees or out in the open. It is perfect for camper van camping or tent camping (access road not suitable for caravans). If you are in a large group you can go in the events field, giving you the space to have fun without disturbing the rest of the camp ground.

It’s a great family camping site as there are open fields to run in, woodlands to play in, a river to paddle in and rope swings to swing on.

Nearby Corfe Castle is a definite visit. What a beautiful little picture postcard town. To walk around the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle is very special, particularly if a steam train trundles past you, as it did when we were here.

The Jurassic coast of Dorset is very pretty. You can walk from Burnbake Campsite to the sandy beaches of Studland, across the heathland, in about an hour. It’s a lovely peaceful walk.


Burnbake Campsite is situated between Corfe Castle and Studland, just off the B3351.

From Wareham:

  • Take the A351 to Corfe Castle.
  • Turn left at the castle onto the B3351 Studland road
  • Go under the old stone railway arch
  • Take the third turning to the left, signposted to Rempstone. Follow the Campsite signs north for one mile
  • Turn right through fields onto the campsite.

From the Swanage Ferry from Sandbanks, Canfordcliffs to Shell Bay (highly recommend this - it takes 3 minute and costs under £5):

  • Follow the road through Studland
  • At the Swanage fork continue on towards Corfe Castle
  • Take the first turning right, after about 2 miles, on the brow of hill, signposted to Rempstone.
  • Follow the Campsite signs North for one mile
  • Turn right through fields onto the campsite.


Basic pitch: (1 adult, tent and car or camper van)

£8 per night (Low season: 5 April - 3 May, 24 Sept - 15 Oct) - plus £3 per additional adult, £1.50 per child (3 - 16 years), £2 for large tent/additional car/gazebo/boat

£9 per night (Mid season: 4 May - 31 May, 11 June - 5 July, 10 Sept - 23 Sept) - plus £4 per additional adult, £2 per child (3 - 16 years), £3 for large tent/additional car/gazebo/boat

£10 per night (High season: 1 - 10 June, 6 July - 9 Sept) - plus £5 per additional adult, £2.50 per child (3 - 16 years), £4 for large tent/additional car/gazebo/boat

Large non-family groups: (with many small tents)

£6 per person night (Low season)

£7 per person night (Mid season)

£8 per person night (High season)


7 powered campsite pitches (these were being built when we were here)

Unpowered campsite pitches are not designated


April - mid October


First come first served. You can call 01929 480570 to listen to a recorded message that will tell you if the campsite is full.

Reservations can be made for groups in the event field by emailing



Dorset Camping UK - Burnbake Campsite


  • Powered sites (7)
  • Grass area with no designated sites
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Showers (coin operated)
  • Drinking water
  • Laundry
  • Kid's playground
  • Phone
  • Shop on site
  • Baby room

Note: No campfires (although you can have a fire in raised fire proof bowl)


Yes, but on a leash






  • Hiking (walk to the sea across the heathland)
  • Mountain biking
  • Beach
  • Corfe Castle

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Nicola Simpson of Clapham, London

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