Acton Field Campsite
Welcome to Acton Field Campsite set on the Purbeck hill with breath taking views over Swanage Bay.
We believe in the more simple style of family camping where you can choose your own pitch anywhere on our open plan grass areas.
A mobile grocery van visits the site providing fresh bread, vegetables, newspapers and other essential items. If you like to be able to walk to the pub for food and drink then we have The Kings Arms only about half a mile away in Langton Matravers. Otherwise there is the now world famous Square and Compass in Worth Matravers about three miles from the campsite.
Nearest beaches are at Swanage, about 3 miles away and Studland which is about 6 miles away.
Arrive early in peak season to claim the best-sheltered and flat spot you can find. No booking is required except from the last week in July to the end of August, and outside those dates campers need to be members of Natural England-approved clubs such as the Camping and Caravanning Club. Don't let this put you off though, the minimal effort it takes to join rewards with a beautifully rugged camping experience that not every man and his dog can overpopulate.
Essential day trips include the scenic cliff-top walk from the village to swim at the Dancing Ledge tidal rock pool and caves. In 40 minutes you can walk along Priests Way down to Swanage Bay for a fish-and-chip beach supper, or to the famous Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers. Buy a pint of cider and a pasty through a hole in the wall before relaxing on the pub's very own little slope…it could be a long stagger back.