Are you looking to avoid the hassle of travelling abroad but still want to relax poolside? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for.

There are some great places to stay in Dorset with outdoor swimming pools, so grab your beach towel and get ready to enjoy some of the south coast’s best weather.

Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park and Spa

Located alongside Weymouth’s Bowleaze Cove, enjoy luxurious accommodation and 5 star leisure facilities at this Holiday Park and Spa.

Experience "glamping" like never before in a Signature Safari Lodge with hot tub, or relax in comfort in one of the luxury self-catering Caravans.

With both indoor and outdoor heated pools, you’ll have a splashing good time whatever the weather. And their poolside sun loungers allow you to truly relax while soaking up some rays.

Outdoor swimming pool at Waterside Holiday Park, DorsetIf you want to get active, try out their 3G football pitch and outdoor gym with breath-taking views over Weymouth. Or for something a little more relaxing, their state-of-the-art spa includes a sauna, hydrotherapy pool, rain-forest shower, steam room, and treatment rooms. Perfect for having some ‘me time’ during your holiday to Dorset.

Sandford Holiday Park

There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained on this lively family park with a great range of fantastic facilities and activities. With everything from indoor and outdoor pools, a waterslide, crazy golf, soft play, tree house adventure play, amusements and sparkling entertainment, all members of the family will be kept amused. And being a pet-friendly park, you can bring along your faithful friend with you.

The outdoor swimming pool comes complete with a waterslide and children's pool. There are also sunloungers to relax on, so it's great for the little ones and parents too.

Outdoor swimming pool and slide at Sandford Holiday Park outdoor pool in Dorset

Choose from caravans, house, lodges or touring and camping pitches. And with a 4 Star Excellent Award from the English Tourist Board, this holiday park is certainly a winner.

Knoll House Hotel

With views of Studland Bay and the world famous Old Harry Rocks, this family-friendly hotel has been a firm favourite with many of its guests – which include the famous children’s author Enid Blyton. The hotel is also dog-friendly, so you’re welcome to bring your canine companion with you.

Outdoor swimming pool at Knoll House Hotel, Dorset

There is plenty on offer to keep all members of the family entertained – choose from golf, tennis or take a dip in their indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, complete with poolside sun loungers. And what better way to wind down the day than with a soak in the outdoor hot tub, overlooking the downs?

Wareham Forest Tourist Park

Situated in the heart of Wareham Forest, the Park is the perfect base to explore the Isle of Purbeck and further afield. Suitable for campers, motor homes and touring caravans, their spacious, level pitches are located in a tranquil woodland setting, with direct access for walks in the Forest.

The Park is open all year round, and has a friendly, relaxing, family atmosphere, with a shop, outdoor swimming pool, washing facilities, family room, and children's play area.

Outdoor swimming pool at Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Dorset

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and then have lunch at one of their picnic tables. Great for families looking to relax during their holiday to Dorset.

Lulworth Holiday Cottages

The 12 luxury holiday cottages are finished and furnished to a very high standard, with all the mod-cons you'd expect and those unique features that can only be found in a period building. The range of properties sleep from 2 people to 18 people and some are dog-friendly too.

With direct access to miles and miles of stunning countryside and coastline including the world famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, the gorgeous Dorset countryside awaits you.

Outdoor swimming pool at The Lindens - Lulworth Holiday Cottages in Dorset

The Lindens in East Lulworth has its own heated outdoor pool and the 6 cottages at Durdle Door have shared access to a fitness/recreation room and secluded outdoor pool.

Seaview Holiday Park

Located in a lovely rural setting near Weymouth, this compact site punches above its weight with the activities on offer. Have a go at archery, fencing and kayaking or why not cool off in their indoor and outdoor heated pools.

The Park is just a 15 minute walk down to Bowleaze Cove or 3 miles along the coast path brings you to Weymouth’s sandy beach and promenade (a short bus ride is also available).

Outdoor swimming pool at Seaview Holiday Park, Dorset

An added bonus is that you can also make use of the facilities at Weymouth Bay Holiday Park next door, including their pools and lazy river.


Sitting in the heart of West Dorset, Silverlake offers a stunning space that celebrates unspoilt nature, beautiful wildlife and everything the great outdoors has to offer. 

Choose from one of the architecturally designed, sustainable holiday homes and enjoy the exclusive on-site Hurricane Spa, outdoor swimming pool or outdoor activities in hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature reserve.

Woman in robe walking next to swimming pool at Silverlake Dorset

Chill out on the poolside loungers, relax on the roof terrace or unwind in the sauna. And if you’re feeling really energetic, you can burn some calories in the gym with your own personal trainer.

Weymouth Bay Holiday Park

Set amidst Dorset’s green fields and rolling hills with a path winding down to the beach at Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth Bay is a place where relaxation comes naturally.

You can wind in and out of the pool via the Lazy River, enjoy meals or drinks in the bar and restaurant terrace or get active with a game of football or rounders.

Outdoor swimming pool and Lazy River at Weymouth Bay Holiday Park, Dorset

Weymouth town centre and its sandy beach are just a five minute drive from the park or you can follow the South West Coast Path along the world famous Jurassic Coast.

Dower House Hotel

Surrounded by rolling hills and open fields, The Dower House is a perfect base to explore Dorset and East Devon's beautiful coastline and historical towns and villages.

Located in Lyme Regis within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not only can you enjoy the breath-taking views over two acres of gardens you can enjoy a refreshing dip in their outdoor heated swimming pool.

Outdoor swimming pool at The Dower House Hotel, Lyme Regis in Dorset

The 10 en-suite rooms are beautifully furnished, combining modern luxury with character and period features. And being a dog-friendly hotel, your four legged friends will receive first class treatment when they stay – their own breakfast, some great walks, and even an outside fenced dog exercise area.

For those of you looking to reduce your carbon footprint while travelling, The Dower House is an environmentally friendly and low carbon usage hotel.

Newlands Holidays

Newlands is a 5 star, family run park located in the picturesque World Heritage village of Charmouth, just a stone’s throw from the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast near the Dorset/Devon border.

Set in 23 acres of landscaped grounds, the park offers a range of accommodation, including pine lodges, apartments and caravans plus modern facilities for tents and tourers.

Outdoor swimming pool at Newlands Holiday Park, Dorset

The indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and soft play area are open daily from March to November and the heated outdoor pool with waterslide opens at Whitsun for the summer. The heated outdoor pool has sun beds for relaxing on warm sunny days and the water slide is always popular with the kids!

Osmington Mills Lodge Park

A relaxed luxury lodge park set in the beautiful wooded valley of Osmington Mills. The quiet rural setting is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway on the Dorset coast, whilst being just 15 minutes from the award-winning Weymouth beach and Weymouth town centre with its picturesque harbour.

Lounge by the heated outdoor swimming pool, keep fit in the on-site gym, enjoy a walk through the countryside or let the little ones play in the outdoor play area, overlooked by the bar and sun terrace.

Outdoor swimming pool at Osmington Lodge Park, Dorset

The Osmington Country Club bar and restaurant serves food and drink throughout the day, offering traditional breakfast, lunch and evening menus complimented by seafood specials and some authentic Thai dishes.

And if you’re looking for some true indulgence, you can visit the state-of-the-art spa, with a sauna, hydrotherapy pool, rain-forest shower, steam room, and treatment rooms at nearby Waterside Holiday Park.

Littlesea Holiday Park

The Park lies in the heart of a valley, gently sloping towards the East Fleet Lagoon nature reserve, and is just a short drive to Weymouth’s sandy beach.

You’ll find action and fun around the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, adventure golf, sports court and Show Bar. Be sure to enjoy the views from the bar and restaurant terrace as the spectacular sunset reflects on the water. It’s stunning – and even better when you’re sipping your favourite drink.

Dorset Cottage Holidays

Offering holiday homes, cottages and apartments throughout Dorset, this family owned agency has been established for over 20 years. Their accommodation is available in Swanage, Purbeck, Weymouth and surrounding areas and can cater for up to 14 people, so is great for family groups. They have something for everyone from romantic, cosy cottages to large open plan modern homes with space for all of the family, including the pet pooch.

Stable Cottage near the county town of Dorchester sleeps 2 adults plus a baby and also allows one small dog. This cute cottage offers a touch of rural living but with all the mod-cons you need. The outdoor swimming pool comes complete with a pool house, decking area and comfortable sun loungers.

Outdoor swimming pool at Stable Cottage near Dorchester, Dorset

The Coach House is located in the market town of Wareham and sleeps up to 6 adults plus a baby. Set within the walled courtyard, just off the owners home, you will discover a beautiful outdoor heated pool! Large enough for an experienced swimmer, but also perfect for endless fun with the kids, you will find this rare feature a real luxury. And the children will have hours of fun using the slide!