We Found a Hidden Secret Lake at Rockley Park

So imagine our surprise and delight when we walking our dog around the beautiful nature reserve at Ham Common next to Rockley Park and we stumbled across an oasis.

Well, maybe oasis is generous, but we were shocked as the bushes opened up and we were treated to a vast secret lake we never knew even existed!

Thankfully, we can our camera with us so we can share it with you.

It’s really quite beautiful, especially on a sunny day.

Have you found it for yourself?

The Beach At Rockley Park

The beach at Rockley Park remains one of our favourite activities when we come to visit.

The sandy beach, the adventure play area for the children, the new coffee (and cake!) hut and of course plenty of watersports available for kids of all ages!

We shot a new and updated video so you can see what to expect when you stay at Rockley Park.

Our Caravan For Rent At Rockley Park

We’ve recorded this short video to give you a guided tour around our caravan for rent at Rockley Park in Poole.

She’s a Swift Moselle and we love her!

With 3 bedrooms she can sleep 8 in comfort and is a real home from home.   She has an open plan living arrangement with two comfy sofas and a table which seats 6.

The kids will stay entertained with the iPod dock, board games and of course the Xbox.

Rockley Park itself has so much to do, and our caravan is located in one of the best areas, Purbeck View.   You’re only a two minute stroll away from the main entertainment areas and the nature reserve.   Close enough to enjoy the entertainment area but not so close that you can hear it!

If you’re looking for a caravan for rent in Poole then why not check out The Rockley Retreat?

You can check her availability here.

Dog Friendly Caravan Makes A New Chum

As a dog friendly caravan we get to make lots of new friends here at The Rockley Retreat.

And it is easy to see why; as a dog owner Rockley Park is a dream. There is plenty to do and so many walks locally as well as further afield.

Great for stretching all four legs!

Vinnie the French bulldog came to stay recently and this is what happened on a day trip to Lyme Regis.

Well, even dogs love the seaside!

Rockley Park Nature Reserve Views

Take a stroll in the afternoon sun around Rockley Park nature reserve and enjoy the wonderful views.   Stretching to Brownsea Island on a clear day you can see for miles.

Our own little piece of heaven, right on our doorstep.

Just one of the magnificent features of Rockley Park.

If you’ve never taken a wander through Rockley Park nature reserve and down to the beach and water then here is your chance.



A Guided Tour Of Rockley Park

Tickets, please!   All aboard this guided tour of Rockley Park caravan park in Poole.

Excuse some of the dodgy camera work but this should give you a good idea of some of the many things to do and see here at Rockley Park.

From the swimming pools to the many restaurants and from the awesome outdoor facilities to the beach and nature reserve the kids certainly won’t get bored here – even if the British weather doesn’t play ball!

And it’s not just for the kids either – there is plenty to do for the adults.  Have a look!

Want to see more?   Check out my video of the beach at Rockley Park here.

And for a tour of Rockley Park outdoor leisure facilities then you can click here.


The Beach At Rockley Park

One of the most asked questions we receive is “how far away is the beach at Rockley Park?”

And it’s a good question!

Thankfully, the answer is not very far!   To demonstrate we recorded this video when the park was closed and the roof was down so that you can see for yourself.

The small but sandy beach at Rockley Park is perfect on a summer’s day for the children to play or even during the colder months to wrap up warm and take a picturesque stroll.

For the more adventurous amongst you there is windsurfing, kayaking and even jetskiing available for a charge.


The Outdoor Facilities At Rockley Park

Here is a short compilation video of the outdoor facilities at Rockley Park.

There really is so much to do for kids or all ages!  These are all included with your prepaid Activity Pass (not included in our rental price).

From the climbing wall to the four swimming pools and from the lawn green bowls to the awesome beach you’ll be kept well entertained!

Plus there are some unbelievable watersports to be enjoyed.   Kayaking, jetskiing and windsurfing is all available at Rockley Watersports for an extra fee.

You’ll need another holiday when you get home!

Get involved and have some fun – crazy golf is our family favourite!


The Rockley Retreat – Your Home Away From Home

Welcome to our retreat in Rockley Park, Poole in Dorset!

We are Hollie and Ryan, husband and wife from Bournemouth.  We have recently purchased a beautiful static home and we are very excited to it share it with you!

We absolutely LOVE living in Dorset – it’s packed full of wonderful things to see and do, from beautiful views, stacks of entertainment. stunning beaches, awesome restaurants, loads of free activities and somehow the sun always seems to shine a little more down here on the beautiful south coast.

When we decided to buy our holiday home, it seemed silly to go any further than our doorstep – with the quaint towns and abundant history of the New Forset one way, and award winning, golden sandy beaches the other – why buy anywhere else?

And Rockley Park was the ultimate place for us to enjoy – with so many onsite activities for both the children in our families – and lots for the grown ups too, it was the obvious choice.

We have handpicked our home, decorated it with a little love, created a little haven for people wanting to step away from real life and chosen the perfect spot for it await all the happy guests that will visit. It’s our retreat.  (You can see some pictures of it here).

As busy business people, it was important for us to have a little bolt-hole where we can escape to – and although it’s just up the road for us, we feel like we’ve left the country whenever we visit!

Our Home

We have chosen a larger home to make sure there’s plenty of room for us and guests when they visit. We have 3 bedrooms and the pull out sofa in the living room sleeps a further 2 people, so The Rockley Retreat can accommodate 8 in total.

We held out for the perfect spot – a spot that we know most guests will find ideal. We are a 3 minute walk from the fun stuff – the indoor and outdoor pools, entertainment, restaurants, crazy golf, coffee bars, Spar shop and kids Playzone – so it’s easy to get to the fun bit!  We are also super close to the nature walks with breathtaking views of Brownsea Island and the water. (You can see some pictures of Rockley Park here to get a feel for what’s around)/

We welcome dogs – we love dogs!  As long as your pup is well behaved and house-trained, we are happy for you to bring them along.

Most of all, we hope you enjoy our retreat as much as we do. Its a beautiful little home away from home, in a wonderful place – perfect for families and couples alike.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Ryan and Hollie x