Dolphins River Caravan Park - Charmouth Dorset
on the Jurassic Coast

About Us

Dolphins River Park is one of Charmouth's oldest caravan parks having had caravans on its site for well over 40 years.
 The park nestles peacefully on the banks of the River Char in the unspoilt Dorset countryside. Rich with wildlife including kingfishers, deer, herons, egrets
and even otters have been spotted.
Only one mile inland from the famous "fossil" beach of Charmouth and just three miles from Lyme Regis - the "pearl" of Dorset. The coastline having been awarded World Heritage Status. This area makes an excellent base from which to discover the many obvious and hidden delights of West Dorset and East Devon. Also very close to the ITV's fictional Broadchurch town at West Bay.

Charmouth is mainly known for its beach and the incredible prehistoric fossils that are found there. Itís a family-friendly beach that slopes
very gently to the water and contains many rockpools to explore. Some of the film "Ammonite" starring Kate Winslet as Mary Anning was filmed on Charmouth beach as well as in neighbouring Lyme Regis.
The Jurassic coastline extends for around 90 miles with stunning beaches, towering cliffs and hidden coves. Regular buses run from Weymouth (X53) and Dorchester (X51) to Axminster station via Lyme Regis and through Charmouth. There is a Park-And-Ride from Lyme Regis into Lyme Regis itself. Also the X52 open top bus runs from Bridport bus station to and from Weymouth (Kings Statue) during the summer months.

on Charmouth beach.....

filming locally "Ammonite" with Kate Winslet as Mary Anning

Dolphins is a popular caravan park because it offers tranquillity having no bar or restaurant, just an office and a laundry room.
So the only entertainment is watching your washing go round in the washing machine :-)
There are walks which can be had and the river Char can be crossed, with care, at the northern end of the park.
Dolphins has 36 pitches made up with 34 static caravans, one lodge and one park home.
The park has a licence for holiday use only.  The season runs from March to the end of October.
The park is dog friendly but obviously dogs have to be kept on lead when out walking and be well behaved.

The Park is well situated for visiting so many places of interest in Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

The magnificent Galeon Andalucia visiting Weymouth end of May 2023. A replica of a 16th-17th century galleon.
Visiting Weymouth soon from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2024

Portland Marina / Port with modern cruise ship berthed

number of views of this website this month is 81,026

Abbotsbury Hill - looking across The Fleet Lagoon and towards Portland. Always spectacular.

Sandsfoot Castle Weymouth. Was constructed by Henry VIII

Seaton Harbour / River Axe

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