St Gabriel's Campsite FAQs
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about St Gabriel's Campsite.
Who can stay at the site?
In order to stay at the site, you need to be a National Trust member or Camping and Caravanning Club member.
Is it true that you have no shower and toilet facilities?
Yes it is. There are no facilities so you must bring your own toilet facilities (toilet tent). There is a chemical disposal area and running water.
Where is the nearest food shop?
Felicity's Farm Shop in Morcombelake is situated about 2 miles from the campsite. A small convenience store can be found in Chideock.
Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
There are pubs and restaurants in the villages of Charmouth, Morcombelake and Chideock.
Where is the nearest bank?
The closest banks are in Bridport which is about 4 miles away. There is a post office and store just over a mile away in Chideock.
Do you take bookings?
Yes, we only take advance bookings. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to make a booking. Payment is taken in full at the time of booking. Your confirmation email will include terms and conditions and information about to access the site. Bookings can be made online at any time but are only processed during office hours (usually Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm).
Do you need to be a National Trust member to stay at St Gabriel’s?
If you’d like to stay at St Gabriel’s, you will need to be either a National Trust or Camping & Caravanning Club member. You will be asked for your membership number when you make your booking.
Do you accept dogs?
Yes, dogs are accepted. However, please be aware that you are staying in a farmland area and if your dog is not familiar with this type of environment, please keep them on a lead at all times. You are responsible for the actions of your animals.
Where are some good walks for families?
There is an easy circular route around the Golden Cap estate which covers just under 2 miles which you can find on the walking pages of the website.
Where is the nearest town or village?
The closest villages are Morcombelake and Chideock.
Where is the nearest bus stop?
X53 First links the Golden Cap estate to Exeter bus station, Beer, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Weymouth train station, Wareham and Bournemouth, bus every two hours. Route 31 First runs a regular service from Axminster train station, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorchester South train station and Weymouth train station. However schedules change so please check with operators.
Do you accept trailer tents/caravans/campervans?
Yes – as long as you have your own toilet facilities as there are none on the site.
What places are there to visit nearby?
The campsite is located in an SSSI, and there are plenty of local outdoor areas to explore including; Lambert’s and Coney’s castle, Pilsdon Pen, Lewesdon Hill. Burton Bradstock is also nearby which offers a spectacular coastline and family beach.
Are you open all year round?
We usually open in May and close in September, although if the weather is good we sometimes open for longer. If the weather is bad we may have to close the site for safety.
Can I have a fire or barbecue?
BBQs and campfires are only allowed if they are raised off the ground.
Can under 18s stay at the site?
Bookings may only be taken from people aged 18 or over. Anyone staying on the site under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The campsite is 4 miles west of Bridport (A35) between Chideock and Morecombelake. From Chideock take the first left on the brow of the hill just before Morecombelake (if you pass Felicity's Farm Shop you've gone too far). Follow down the narrow, unmarked minor road* for almost a mile, taking third left at Pick Axe Cross. Follow the track and through the gate into the field on the left as signed. Coming from Charmouth direction, drive through Morecombelake and turn right after leaving the village, just past Felicity's Farm Shop. Follow the minor road as instructed above. For Sat Navs use post code DT6 6EP and follow the instructions above.
*Please ignore the sign at the top of the road saying 'No cars beyond this point'.