Mission Bay Campers

England / Bournemouth, Dorset
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If you like to camp in style but don’t fancy the hassle of taking your own tent, it’s time to book a stay in Daisy – the pride and joy of Mission Bay Campers! 

Because if there’s one thing that makes camping more fun, it’s doing it in a classic 1979 VW campervan…

Mission Bay Campers promise ready-made camping you’ll remember forever when you hire Daisy for your holiday.  Just choose your campsite and they’ll meet you there!  No more packing the car with everything but the kitchen sink.  Say goodbye to pitching that tent in gale-force winds.  Mission Bay Campers will bring everything you could possibly need, all wrapped up in beautiful Daisy.  They’ll even book your pitch for you!

A true California girl, Daisy spent her youth in the Mission Bay area – a stunning lagoon just north of San Diego.  After years of sunshine, seaside, and plenty of Californian camping trips, she made her way to the UK in 2013 to start a new life with Mission Bay Campers. After a little spruce up here and there, she was ready to bring her unique retro vibe to the campsites of Dorset,

It’s easy to spot Daisy once you arrive at your campsite.  Her cheery, yellow exterior brings memories of that Californian sunshine, while pretty bunting and twinkling fairy lights make every day feel like a celebration.  Inside, her seats have been restored with gorgeous cream and baby blue vinyl, while the brown-and-cream checkerboard floor makes for a real step back in time.  Veneer units and drawers contain everything from pots and pans to mugs and bowls, while a two-ring gas cooker and sink make self-catering surprisingly easy.

Daisy sleeps up to four happy campers (2 adults & 2 children) between an upstairs double bed and downstairs double bed.  You don’t even need to bring your sleeping bag; fresh duvets and pillows are included for a restful night’s sleep.  A final seaside flourish of Cath Kidston sailing boat curtains and cushions wraps everything up nicely, bringing extra touches of comfort and retro style.

So where can you and Daisy stay?  Well, she’s a regular at three super campsites in sunny Dorset, each offering something a little unique.  Church Farm Campsite is found in the tiny village of Sixpenny Handley, just southeast of Shaftesbury and only 300 metres from the village High Street. 

Then there’s Inside Park, a quiet and relaxing campsite on a family farm, where you’ll be surrounded by wildlife ranging from deer and foxes to badgers and buzzards.  Based in Blandford, you’re perfectly located for exploring a variety of chocolate box villages nearby.  Finally, Wilksworth Farm is set against the backdrop of a Grade II listed building, once owned by none other than Henry VIII himself.  Enjoy a Dorset clotted cream tea onsite, or explore historic Wimborne, just one mile away.

Wherever you stay, you’ll receive plenty of tips on places to go and things to see from Daisy’s owners.  From discovering the beautiful New Forest to sunning yourself on the beaches of Bournemouth, there’s no end of things to get up to – and Mission Bay Campers are only too happy to advise.  You needn’t worry about driving Daisy either; she’ll be placed in situ during your stay, so you can use your own wheels to explore! 

When she isn’t chilling in the Dorset countryside, Daisy is also available for festivals (she’s quite the party girl, you know!).  Her Coachella days may be over, but she’s always up for a UK festival or two, so why not invite her along?  It certainly beats finding your tent in the middle of the night…  Or add some vintage glamour to a special occasion by hiring Daisy for your next celebration.  You’ll turn up in style and she’ll look great in the photos!

Whether you’ve always dreamed of an unforgettable escape in a VW campervan, or you just want to replace the hassle of camping with this vintage beauty, Mission Bay Campers will come to the rescue!  So invite Daisy along to your next holiday, and make it one to remember.

Things to note

Price excludes pitch hire, this can be booked in advance for an extra £5, no minimum stay requirement except for bank holiday weekends which is 3 nights.

Tried and tested

"Daisy the campervan and I spent an amazing weekend together at the Colourfest yoga festival in Dorset. I can not imagine going to another festival without her!!! I just rocked up and there she was, parked up in a great spot, in all her yellow glory, waiting to house me and adorned with homely bunting and fairy lights!! I was so comfortable and cosy the whole weekend and it was such a great feeling to have no worries about unpacking and packing up camping gear and carrying it all home!! (I also felt like part of the cool club as Daisy garnered quite a few admiring glances from van enthusiasts!!) I will definitely be booking Daisy again!"
Lo Lo Lam Yoga

"We had a fab time camping with Mission Bay Campers... completely stress free! We turned up and Beverly gave us a run down of Daisy, handed us the keys and wished us happy camping! Everything was covered in the initial confirmation email, we brought our own towels and everything else was there waiting for us. The Dorset breakfast hamper was also a fab surprise and we made the most of the delicious granola, fresh eggs and milk! Yum! It was lovely to be able to turn up in our own car and go off exploring knowing Daisy was all set up for when we got back to the site. Daisy is perfect for new Campers or anyone who wants to take the stress out of camping... no struggling with tent poles and awnings! Simply make the bed (although most of that was done for us as the bedding was all bagged up ready) put the kettle on and sit back in the sunshine."
Jessica & Lee Turner


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The basics

Region: Bournemouth, Dorset
Cost (from): £185 per night
Sleeps: 4 (2 adults/2 children)
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 279


Daisy sleeps up to 4, 2 double integral beds, bedding included, two hob gas cooker, pots, pans, kettle, mugs, bowls, tea towel, washing up equipment, bunting, torch, fairy lights. 

Local activities

Beaches, fossiling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, horse riding, cycling, coastal walks, fishing, farms, castles, manors, Monkey World, cliff walks. New Forest hiking, yachting, golf.

At a glance

  • Daisy the 1979 VW Campervan; ready-made camping at three Dorset locations
  • Sleeps 4 (2 doubles - 2 adults & 2 children)
  • Take the hassle out of camping: book Daisy in advance and she'll meet you there!
  • Select from Church Farm Campsite, Inside Park or Wilksworth Farm
  • Explore Dorset and surrounding areas, including Jurassic Coast, New Forest and Bournemouth
  • Also available for festivals and celebrations
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