Back of Beyond Touring Park – St Leonards, Dorset
Back of Beyond Touring Park is a relaxed, adult only caravan site set in 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside.
Owners Martin & Victoria have laid out 97 pitches so that guests can enjoy the woods, heathland, and fishing lakes.
Everything about Back of Beyond Touring Park is welcoming and well cared for.
The park is ideal for visiting the New Forest, Dorset Jurassic Coast, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and Christchurch.
It is also the ideal country retreat to return to in the evening.
Back of Beyond Touring Park is set back from the road among woods, heathland, lakes and river providing habitats for animals and spectacular bird-life.
Touring caravan pitches are level, mostly well-drained, very firm grass.
All pitches have 10A electric hook-up with fresh water taps and waste water drains at frequent intervals.
We also have a beautiful woodland glade, Emmasfield, which is for campers who want to get closer to the wildlife. Dogs are not permitted in this glade.
Back of Beyond Touring Park has three heated, high quality toilet and shower blocks with power-showers, ladies strip-wash cubicle, private/disabled shower room, hand-dryers, hairdryers and all the usual equipment.
Everything is free to use, open 24 hours and kept very clean.
Reception keeps a few essentials including gas, and you can order newspapers and fresh morning bakery.
For other supplies, supermarkets, caravan and camping centres are nearby.
We can help with lots of touring information and you can borrow a book from our small library.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
They must be on-lead in the caravan park though can run free over 10 acres of woodland within secure park boundaries.
Leisure activities on the park include a pitch & putt course which is almost 1/2 mile long if you laid the holes end to end.
Then there’s the Boule pitch. Both are free to use and we’ll lend you the clubs and balls. Rabbits, moles and squirrels add interest.
Lake and river fishing is free on-site.
Both waters can produce fine catches so don’t forget to bring your licence.
For the dedicated angler, the Stour, Avon and specialist fisheries are a walk or short drive.
At the end of another great day in the Dorset countryside, you will find hostelries serving refreshments and food within a comfortable walk from the caravan park.
Free WiFi is now available.
Enjoy camping the easy way! There’s plenty of choice at Back of Beyond with furnished and unfurnished glamping accommodation.
We provide a bed, basic furniture, electricity, heating and all you need for simple cooking and making hot drinks in the furnished accommodation:
- The new luxury yurt – Beach
- Three large pods – Magpie, Robin and Woodpecker
- Two dog friendly lodges – Squirrel and Otter
- The dog friendly pod – Kingfisher
If you want to bring your own camping gear, or if you like to camp without a power supply, choose from these ’empty’ units:
- Two bell tents in our Site of Special Scientific Interest (dogs not allowed) – Foxglove and Rabbit
- The dog friendly bell tent – Sorrel
Whether you want to spend a long weekend or a longer holiday, glamping is a great way to enjoy our peaceful park for over 18s. You can be sure of a comfortable stay while you explore the beautiful New Forest or Dorset countryside and coastline.
What’s On Nearby
Headline attractions are the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast, though there is much, much more and many ways you can enjoy East Dorset: walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching, natural history or just capturing the scenery in photographs.
Near to Back of Beyond Touring Park are the Moors Valley Country Park, Avon Heath Country Park, Hurn Forest and small shops.
Collect your free guide to local cycle paths from reception.
A cycle ride or short drive takes you to the New Forest villages, Ringwood and Matchams Raceway, Stapehill Abbey Crafts & Gardens, Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Wimborne Minster, shopping centres, places to eat, entertainment, museums, boot sales and markets.
30-60 minutes’ drive will take you to any part of our stunning Dorset Coast from the Jurassic Coast Centre at Lulworth Cove to Durdle Dor, Swanage and Corfe Castle, Wareham, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth beaches, Christchurch Harbour, Lymington (for Isle of Wight ferry), Buckler’s Hard and the Solent.
If you need to take a break from all this outdoor activity, there’s sightseeing and visitor attractions around lovely historic towns and cities at Bournemouth, Beaulieu, Winchester and Salisbury.
Other Dorset visitor attractions are Poole Pottery and Branksome China.
How To Find Us
Either click the map below or, click here for directions to Back-of-Beyond Touring Park.
1) We cannot accept arrivals after 19.00 or after dark. ‘unless by prior arrangement’
2) Please have £10.00 cash security barrier tag available on arrival
3) Rock pegs are recommended pegs for tents and awnings