The park is ideally situated for the beautiful Purbeck Hills, the Jurassic Coastline and the wonderful sandy beaches at Studland and Sandbanks. The attractions of Poole, Bournemouth, Swanage and The New Forest are all within easy reach.
Local attractions include the Arne RSPB and Nature Reserve with its wonderful walks and views, popular with wildlife and bird watchers. The Purbeck Cycleway with its bridleways and footpaths, make walking, cycling and mountainbiking very popular in the area. Golf is available at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Course and the family friendly pitch and putt in Swanage, horse riding at Studland Stables, sea and river fishing at Warehan and Poole, with sailing, windsurfing, surfing and kite-surfing also extremely popular in the area. Climbing is another sport practised along the coast with diving courses on offer on Swanage's Victorian Pier.
Other popular visitor locations in the area include: The Steam Railway from Swanage to Corfe Castle, Wareham Quay, Durdle Door, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and The Blue Pool. The Isle of Purbeck and local area offer attractions and places of interest for all ages, so there is always something new to see and do, in and around, Ridge Farm Camping and Caravan Park.