A Guide to Rockley Park in Poole: Everything You Need to Know

View from a static caravan at Rockley Park Poole

Rockley Park is one of the most popular holiday parks in Dorset. Owned and run by Haven Holidays, Rockley Park is a large site in the Hamworthy area of Poole that attracts families looking for plenty of outdoor activities.

With the stunning Dorset beaches nearby and an abundance of onsite facilities on offer, it’s easy to see why Rockley Park attracts so many holidaymakers each year.

If you are looking for a holiday home, Rockley Park also has static caravans ownership opportunities, meaning you can come back to this fantastic park again and again.

Read on to find out all there is to know about Rockley Park in Poole.

swimming pool at Rockley Park
Swimming Pool at Rockley Park

Accommodation At Rockley Park

There are various different types of accommodation at Rockley Park – caravans, lodges and glamping pods.

All of the accommodation is well-equipped and spacious, meaning you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Caravan and Lodges at Rockley Park

The caravan options range from two-bedroom to three-bedroom, sleeping up to 8 guests. Haven caravans and lodges are classified in the following categories;

Saver

  • 10ft wide
  • Bathroom (with shower)
  • 2 or 3 bedroom (up to 6 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • 32-inch Freeview TV in lounge
  • Under-counter fridge
  • Microwave
  • Gas, water and electricity
  • Heater or gas fire in lounge
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Beds made up
  • Bed linen
Bike Rides at Rockley Park

Bronze

  • 12ft wide
  • Bathroom (with shower)
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (up to 8 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • Double glazing
  • 32-inch Freeview TV in lounge
  • Under-counter fridge
  • Microwave
  • Pull-out bed in the lounge
  • Gas, water and electricity
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Beds made up
  • Bed linen
caravans at Rockley Park
There are a range of caravans at Rockley Park

Silver

  • 12ft wide
  • Bathroom (with shower)
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (up to 8 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • Central heating
  • Patio doors leading to decking and seating
  • 22-inch Freeview TV in master bedroom
  • 40-inch Freeview TV with DVD player in lounge
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Double glazing
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Gas, water and electricity
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Beds made up
  • Bed linen
family walking at Rockley Park

Gold

  • 14ft wide
  • Bathroom (with shower)
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (up to 6 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • Central heating
  • Furnished wrap around decking
  • Allocated parking (where possible)
  • 22-inch Freeview TV in the master bedroom
  • 40-inch Freeview TV with DVD player in lounge
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Double glazing
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Gas, water and electricity
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Beds made up
  • Bed linen
Accommodation at Rockley Park
Accommodation at Rockley Park

Signature

  • 12ft wide
  • Bathroom (with shower)
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (up to 6 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • Central heating
  • Patio doors leading to decking with seating
  • 22-inch Freeview TV in master bedroom
  • 40-inch Freeview TV with DVD player in lounge
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Towels provided
  • Top quality furnishings
  • Hairdryer
  • Double glazing
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Gas, water and electricity
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Beds made up
  • Bed linen
View from a static caravan at Rockley Park Poole

Luxury Lodges

  • 16ft wide
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms (up to 6 guests)
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Lounge
  • Balcony
  • Allocated parking
  • Fully heated throughout
  • Fridge and microwave
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Gas and electricity
  • Gas or electric fire in the lounge
  • Freeview TV with DVD player

When you book a caravan holiday through the Haven Holidays online booking portal you can choose between the ‘Haven’ which also gives you access to the restaurants and a Play Pass for swimming, entertainment, free and paid for activities or the cheaper ‘Haven Hideaway’ which gives access to the restaurants.

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Glamping Pods at Rockley Park

If you fancy a different style of accommodation Rockley Park offer glamping pod options sleeping up to 6 people.

Glamping pods have been available at Rockley Park since 2019 and come with a decking area as well as outdoor space.

  • Bathroom with shower
  • 1 bedroom (up to 2 guests)
  • Kitchen and lounge area (with 2 pull out beds to sleep 4 more people)
  • Allocated parking
  • Bed linen included
  • Fully heated throughout
  • Gas and electricity
  • Fridge and microwave
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Freeview TV with DVD player

View glamping pod options at Rockley Park >>


Is Rockley Park Dog Friendly?

Yes, dogs are welcome at Rockley Park. When you come to book your holiday simply select ‘dog’ under the guests dropdown.

There are many dog-friendly activities in the area – both you and your four-legged friend will love the dog-friendly Dorset beaches!


Is Rockley Park Open All Year?

Rockley Park is open for 9 months a year for holiday bookings and 10 months for owners.


Book A Holiday At Rockley Park

For all the latest deals and offers head directly to the Haven Holiday website. They quite often have special deals available if you want to grab a cheap caravan holiday.

Late Offers at Haven Holidays >>


Private Caravan Hire Rockley Park

Although many guests book directly through Haven Holidays, there are also opportunities to book directly with owners at Rockley Park.

Options include;


Ownership At Rockley Park

Caravans at Rockley Park

Ownership at Rockley Park includes exclusive use of Rockley Watersports centre as well as unlimited access to a private lounge and bar as well as tennis courts, an owners’ only gym, steam room, spa and owner only swimming times.

There is also Ham Common nature reserve to enjoy as well as wonderful views of stunning Poole Harbour.

With direct beach access, Rockley Park is suitable for families, couples and is a dog-friendly site.

If you are looking to buy a static caravan in Poole, Rockley Park is a great option.

Rockley Park Caravans For Sale

Haven sell a range of different static caravans and lodges from different manufacturers including ABI, Atlas, Swift and Willerby.

Both preowned and new holiday homes are for sale at Rockley, with new prices starting at £26,399.

Rockley Park site fees start at £8,305 per year and running costs are from £1,377 per year. Running costs include:

  • Gas & electricity costs
  • Water charges
  • Holiday home insurance
  • Non-domestic business rates

All the above prices are correct at the time of writing. Check directly with Haven Holidays for exact amounts.

Ownership options at Rockley Park >>

mother and 2 daughters walking through the park at Rockley Park
Walking through the woods at Rockley Park

Is It Possible To Sublet A Caravan At Rockley Park?

Yes, many owners rent out their holiday homes during times when they are not using them. This helps to offset some of the site fees and general running costs.

You can choose to use the holiday letting service provided by Haven Holidays, or, as some owners do, rent your holiday home privately.


Can You Live At Rockley Park?

No, Rockley Park cannot be used as a permanent place to live. Rockley Park is a holiday park and therefore can only be used for holidays and recreational use.


Does Rockley Park Have A Beach?

Rockley Sands is accessible from Rockley Park. The sandy beach is 150 metres long and dogs are welcome on it all year round.


Things To Do At Rockley Park – Facilities and Activities

indoor slides at Rockley Park
Indoor Slides at Rockley Park

Rockley Park is a large holiday park with plenty of things to do.

With Ham Common nature reserve and a beach, there are opportunities to explore the beauty of the local area.

Other facilities include;

  • Outdoor play areas
  • Entertainment
  • Food and drink venues (including Papa Johns and Cook’s Fish and Chips)
  • Two heated swimming pools and an outdoor flume
  • Launderette
  • Supermarket
  • Crazy golf
  • Nature trail
  • Junior Segway
  • Archery
  • Mini-Sports
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Climbing Wall

Things To Do Near Rockley Park

Rockley Park is located in a wonderful part of Dorset with so much to do you’ll need to keep coming back for more!

Below are just some of the things to do in the local area;

Poole Harbour and Quay

poole harbour and quay

The harbour and quay is Poole’s historic waterfront, where you’ll find a number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The quay is a popular spot for fishing and local boat trips.

For those looking for something more active, there are a number of windsurfing and sailing schools located around the harbour.

Visitors can learn more about the history of the lifeboats in the area at the RNLI Museum or visit the Poole Museum to learn more about the history of the harbour.

There are also a number of walking and cycling routes around the area for all ages and fitness levels.

Be sure to check out Poole Tourism for the latest events taking place at the harbour throughout the year.

Poole Harbour is a 10-minute drive from Rockley Park, or a 20-minute bus ride (on the 60 Breezer).

Sandbanks

Sandbanks Poole
Sandbanks, Poole

Sandbanks beach with its soft golden sand and stunningly clear waters, it’s easy to see why this beach is so popular. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and soak up the sun or want to try some water sports, Sandbanks is definitely worth a visit.

Sandbanks is well known around the world as being one of the most exclusive areas to buy a property and is the most expensive coastal location in the UK.

There is a good-sized carpark next to Sandbanks beach but it does get very busy on a hot summer day.

Brownsea Island

brownsea island dorset

Brownsea Island is a small, uninhabited island located in Poole Harbour, England. The island is home to several species of wildlife, including red squirrels and deer.

It is also a popular tourist destination, offering visitors the chance to explore its forests, beaches, and lakes. Brownsea Island has played an important role in the history of Scouting, as it was here that Lord Baden-Powell first began testing his ideas for the Scouting movement.

Today, the island remains a popular spot for Scout camping trips.

Brownsea Island can be reached by boat from Poole Quay, the journey time is about 20 minutes.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle Dorset
Corfe Castle, Dorset

Travelling to Corfe Castle is like stepping back in time. This centuries-old fortress has been standing guard over the village of Corfe since the 11th century and offers visitors a unique glimpse into England’s history.

Climb to the top of the castle for stunning views over the surrounding countryside, or explore the winding passages and hidden chambers that make up this medieval marvel. Corfe Castle is a 30-minute drive from Rockley Park.

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Restaurants Near Rockley Park

Although there are plenty of eating options available on Rockley Park, there are also more choices near the holiday park in the local area;


How Far Is Rockley Park From Poole?

Rockley Park is 2.5 miles from Poole town centre.

By Car: It takes about 10 minutes to drive from the park to the centre of Poole.

By Bus: The number 60 Breezer bus leaves from outside Rockley Park and takes about 12 minutes to get to Poole town centre.


Where Is Rockley Park?

Rockley Park is located in the Hamworthy area of Poole, on the south coast of England.

The postcode for Rockley Park is BH15 4LZ.

The park is just a short drive from some of Dorset’s most popular beaches, including Sandbanks Beach, Canford Cliffs Beach and Studland Beach.

Related: The Best Beaches in Dorset

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