Camping Pitch

UK England South West England Dorset Portland Sweet Hill Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
Spacious grass pitches with no electricity

The Owner Says

By day you will see kestrels, owls and wildflowers, and with zero light pollution by night you can enjoy the most beautiful star gazing. We own a riding school so you can also book to ride and see the island on horseback. Here we offer nearly wild camping. With minimal facilities and as little impact on the land as possible, we have handcrafted compost toilets and cold water on tap in each field. Come prepared for some wild weather but enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and coastline.

About Sweet Hill Farm

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, children, groups (of up to six people), dogs (on leads) – yes. Stag and hen parties, caravans – no.


Portland Bill Lighthouse (01305 821050), the isle’s most famous landmark, is a 30-minute walk or five-minute drive away. Its accompanying Visitor Centre provides those brave enough to scale its 153 steps with the history of the 144-year old structure, while you’ll even be rewarded with a badge for making it to the top. Chesil Equestrian (01305 823719) is an on-site stable that provides horse trekking experiences around Portland’s coast, while Portland Climbing (07752454602) will get you set up with scaling the isle’s cliffs and Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre (01305 457400) will let you book sailing or watersports days out. The nearest beach, Church Ope Cove, is a five-minute drive or 25-minute walk away, while Chesil Beach is a 10-minute drive and Weymouth Beach is a 30-minute drive away.

Food & Drink

The Lobster Pot (01305 820242) offers cream tea and crab sandwiches with a great view, though for a stiffer drink, The Eight Kings (01305 822110) serves real ale, a selection of home-cooked food, and the occasional live music. Quiddles Cafe (01305 820651) is a unique beach bar on Chesil Beach, a 10-minute drive away, providing delicious seafood straight from the source.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews



Myself and my partner loved our stay on sweet hill farm we were camping right next to the horses, the site it beautiful with a fabulous view of the sea and farmland. Would highly recommend

Lovely quiet site - great views and good location

Great site, large enough for space for everyone without feeling too crowded. Nice and flat ground for our van. We had 2 of our 3 nights almost alone (during the week) which was really nice! No showers but the compost toilets were clean and plenty of them. A nice walk (15mins or so) to Portland Bill plus a local pub and cafe (nice breakfast at the cafe). All in all a great stay at a lovely site - hopefully we'll be back next year! thanks :)
Sep 23, 2021 by Kerry Verified Review

Sweeping views and epic sunsets

Beautiful wild camping spot perched on the Portland coast. Clean, friendly, wild camping. Just as described on Cool Camping. A brilliant place to explore, chill and and enjoy remarkable sunsets.
Sep 14, 2021 by Tom Verified Review

Simple and satiusfying relaxing weekend

This campsite is as close as it gets to wild camping, while still being in a designated campsite. The pitches are "as you please" around the edges of fields and are flat and well mowed. Horses are in the surrounding fields. There are plenty of taps and composting toilets around the site, which do not smell unpleasant like some I could mention. REMEMBER to bring your own toilet paper... The dark skies make stargazing at night a pleasure, and in the morning it is a short walk down to the lighthouse for breakfast at the Lobster Pot. Plans a re afoot to ban cars completely from the pith areas and move them to a car-park away from the tents. This will make life a lot more peaceful at night. I also enjoyed the natural vibe of the place, especially the animals and children. Most campers are reasonably friendly, but here the camaraderie was excellent. The location means this is often a windy pitch, so put a peg in first. The ground can be hard, so a stone or a small hammer can be useful. But the wind keeps the mosquitoes at bay and minimizes dew; and who doesn't love lying snug in your tent listening to the wind rustling your flysheet. I'll be back in a couple of weeks.
Sep 13, 2021 by LJ Dellar Verified Review

the best camping spot!

we had the most wonderful few days here, the views are amazing! the sunsets and clear view of the stars are worth the trip alone. in a perfect location for walks down to the sea, and close to chesil beach, there’s no better place to stay! everyone was so friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed using a campfire in the evenings. we can’t wait to go back!
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Sweet Hill Farm is located at Sweet Hill Road, Portland, Dorset DT5 2DS

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Getting There

Travel to Sweet Hill Road (DT5 2DS). As you drive up the road and it starts to bend, you will see a sign for Chesil Equestrian on the left. Take the left up the track and as you continue driving, you will see Sweet Hill Farm’s '5mph' sign and stables. You will then arrive at the open car parking area, where you should call Sweet Hill Farm’s owners and they'll show you to the camping areas.

There are buses and taxis situated next to the Weymouth train station. For the bus, you need to walk to the Kings Statue and get on the No.1.