Join Date: Feb 2008
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Swanage area overnight parking
You can wildcamp overnight, and many do, at the foot of the Corfe Castle mound. Turn right just before entering the village and there is a big parking area immediately on your right. As has been said you can park on the sea front but be aware that next weekend (4-6 March) is the Swanage Blues Festival weekend and overnight spaces will fill up quickly on the plus side, if you're into live music in general and the Blues in particular, there's a stack of great music most of it free all around the town.
Also be aware that the seafront parking will cease when the front is closed at the end of April but the South Beach car park will still be available for a fee.
Sadly the most spectacular wild camping spot on the Corfe to Studland road was severely abused and has now been subjected to the dreaded 'no overnight camping' signs which are enforced. Shame.