We have just returned from three nights at Tom's Field. We arrived on Sunday and were told to drive around and find a pitch, not too close to another tent, which we did, and we managed to find a pitch with a view of Swanage and the sea. The site sloped a bit, but nothing really worth mentioning. We saw rabbits in the evening and the site is very quiet from 11.45pm onwards.
The people who run the place were very pleasant and helpful, this is our first time camping so we decided to pay each day and then we could leave when we wanted,and they were very happy with that. Yes the showers are 25p for three minutes, but I found this long enough. The toilets may have a few cobwebs but they are very clean everywhere else. We did not have to wait for a shower or to wash up as there were enough sinks.
The shop sold most things you might want, from camping items to Purbeck ice cream (which was lovely) and it stayed open, during the week, till 7pm.
There is a walk down to the sea, which took us about 40 mins, but the view is magnificent, just take your time. There's a sea pool at the bottom but you can only use it when the tide is out!
Swanage is lovely and is only a short drive away, and we took the ferry from Swanage to Poole (£3.50) which was quicker than driving.
Being our first time we met some lovely people (our car had a flat battery on leaving and we had offers from campers to help with jump leads) and I think we stayed in a lovely campsite. We would definitely go back and I would definitely recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Tom`s Field Hotel Langton Matravers
- Tom's Field Langton Matravers, Dorset