Dolphins River Caravan Park - Charmouth Dorset
on the Jurassic Coast
 

A brief History

Dolphins River Park is one of Charmouth's oldest caravan parks having had caravans on its site for over 40 years. It nestles peacefully on the banks of the River Char,in the unspoilt Dorset countryside. Rich with wildlife including Kingfishers, Deer and Otters.
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.

It has always been privately and family owned up to 2019 when it was sold to Country Wide Park Homes at the beginning of July that year and then sold on to the current owners of The Royale Group at the end of the same month. The park then changed its name from Dolphins River Park to Dolphin River Country Park.
The park has 36 pitches made up with 34 static caravans, one lodge and one park home. The park has a licence to open all year and for holiday use only.

Being adjacent to the River Char it is prone to flooding although typically not significant. However there have been two major floods with the loss of caravans. One was on May 29th 1979 and the other on July 7th 2012.


Major flooding in 1979 - most caravans were washed away


The Char Valley in-flood in May 1979

   
Major flooding again in July 2012 (caravans were anchored-down then but many still ruined)


Covid Update 2021 - Dorset County
(i.e. not including Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch)

Cases per 100,000
 people
cases in
 latest week
compared to
previous week
Total cases
11 43 -64 11,774 to 6th April
12 47 -56 11,784 to 7th April
11 42 -52 11,795 to 8th April
11 42 -44 11,757 to 9th April
15 56 -1 11,755 to 11th April
       
Covid Update 2021 - East Devon
12 17 -27 4,172 to 6th April
12 17 -23 4,174 to 7th April
9 13 -27 4,175 to 8th April
7 10 -21 4,160 to 9th April
6 9 -16 4,159 to 11th April