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Find the beat campsites in Dorset with swimming pools

Even on the balmiest summer days, swimming in the Channel isn't everybody's idea of fun. Pitch your tent in campsites in Dorset with swimming pools and you can swim your 20 lengths every day on holiday.

Sea Barn Farm (www.seabarnfarm.co.uk) near Weymouth is beautifully-located with spectacular vistas over Fleet Lagoon, Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. You are camping on a working farm which runs right down to the protected nature reserve and wildfowl haven of the Fleet Lagoon.

Campers can use the facilities of the clubhouse and swimming pool at West Fleet Farm, just 10 minutes walk away.  It's a great base for the active, with cycling and walking trails nearby, and water-sports facilities in Weymouth.

Freshwater Beach (www.freshwaterbeach.co.uk) near Bridport is a popular holiday park by the coast, which offers space for campers on their 13 acres of level grassland. Pitches for a tent with up to 6 people cost from around £25 a night.

The brand new leisure complex has indoor swimming pools including fun slides and wet play areas with islands and water features. There is even a gym and hot tub with a steam room. Follow them on Twitter for latest updates.

Beacon Hill Touring Park (www.beaconhilltouringpark.co.uk) near Poole is set in a tranquil area of wooded heathland. Pitches start at £3.75 per person in low season up to £9 per person in high season.

The  outdoor heated swimming pool is ideal for a relaxing swim before you head for a drink at the  Beacon Bar. It's hardly surprising that this is one of the most popular campsites in Dorset with swimming pools.

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