Eco-Friendly Accommodation in Dorset

You’ll be pleased to hear that many of Dorset’s hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks are working towards being more sustainable and reducing their carbon footprint.

Not changing bath towels and bedsheets everyday is now accepted as standard, but many businesses are going even further to make your holiday more planet-friendly.

Whether they have installed electric car charging points, are serving local produce breakfasts or have gone plastic free, every little step is towards becoming more eco-conscious. So if you choose to book a break with them, you will be helping the environment whilst on holiday.

Some of the accommodation shown on this page have been accredited by Green Tourism or have taken the David Bellamy Pledge for Nature.

Green Tourism businesses

Businesses awarded by Green Tourism are given a Bronze, Silver or Gold award based on energy and water efficiency, recycling, wildlife, local produce and more. Many of the actions taken add to your comfort and enjoyment while making sure that your eco-footprint is minimal.

David Bellamy Pledge for Nature

Want to camp where the environment matters? Then look out for campsites which have taken the Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature. Holiday parks and campsites which show active concern for the environment can take the pledge and make both humans and wildlife welcome.

By taking The Pledge, they commit to improving existing and creating new wildlife habitats, managing their green space in as environmentally friendly a way as possible and getting guests and staff involved in wildlife conservation. Each year they will take on a new project to help nature.

Places to stay with EV charging points

If you are bringing your electric vehicle with you to Dorset (or hiring one for your holiday), you will probably want to find somewhere to stay that has an EV charger or the facility to charge-up overnight.

There is a small, but growing number of places to stay which offers these facilities, including:

The Bridge House, Bridport

Highlands End Holiday Park, Bridport

The Heights Hotel, Isle of Portland

Chesil Vista Holiday Park, Weymouth

Waterside Holiday Park and Spa, Weymouth

Moonfleet Manor, Weymouth

The Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne

The Grange at Oborne, near Sherborne

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot

Silverlake, near Dorchester

The Pines Hotel, Swanage

Southern Breeze Lodge, near Bournemouth

Plan your eco-friendly holiday to Dorset

Once you’ve chosen where to stay, you can then get some inspiration for days out without your car and where to buy local produce.

Don’t forget to bring your water bottles and re-usable coffee cups for refills while visiting our towns and villages. Some of our towns have even become plastic free communities, so be sure to look out for plastic alternatives when going shopping or getting a takeaway lunch.

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