Camp Bestival Arrival Details

Welcome to Podpads at Camp Bestival 2015! It's finally that time of year again and we can't wait for Camp Bestival and are sure you can't either. Here is some important information to help you enjoy your Podpadding experience as much as possible.

Opening times

Thursday 30th July: The car park and box offices will be open from 9am. The campsites will open at midday. This is only for people who have bought the Thursday Tickets from the festival organiers. 

Fri/Sat/Sun: Car parks will open at 7am & Campsite entrances open at 9am.

Thurs/Fri/Sat/SunNo entry or re-entry into the site after midnight on any night.

Monday 3rd August: Podpads check-out latest 10am.


Click on the map. The podpads are situated in the Boutique Campsite.


Located in the very heart of Dorset between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth, Lulworth Castle is easily accessible by rail, coach or car...

Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS - this post code is a guide only, so drivers when you get close to the festival please follow the yellow AA signs for CAMP BESTIVAL. You need to follow the signs for the camping car parks and then you need to park in Yellow Car Park. Please head for the yellow gate and then follow the signs for boutique. Podpads guests should have already received one car park pass per structure booked to the address you used when you booked, if you need more passes or them sent to a different address then you need to contact us. 

Please visit the festival website for further travel info. 

Check In

Once in the Boutique Campsite, make your way to the Podpads area and Reception Tent where you will find our friendly onsite team who will be waiting to show you to your chosen accommodation and provide keys where necessary. 

Please be sure to bring a copy of your confirmation email with you.

If you know you are going to be arriving after 10:00pm on Thursday/Friday or at any time on Saturday it is a good idea to ring ahead once the festival has started to:

Your onsite contact and reception manager - Alice on 07955 319819!

Our complimentary tea and coffee will be available from the Podpads Reception and we will provide each guest with a camping mug to use the service. 

We look forward to meeting you, and hope you have a fantastic time at Camp Bestival!

For health and safety information and other useful tips and advise to help you and those around you enjoy the Festival and your 'podpadding' experience click on your chosen pad for Camp Bestival:







Don't take our word for it, see what our guests say about Podpads

  • “Travelling by train so didn't want to carry own tent and mattresses.”

  • “We will never go back to slumming it camping in our tent!”

  • “Didn't want to carry a tent because of back injury, and for that same reason also needed a solid place to sleep”

  • “Had an absolutely fabulous time and wouldn't hesitate to come back again ! Met some lovely people in our street (as we called it) and have made some fabulous new friends. A brilliant concept !! Thank you Podpads”

  • “They provide value for money and are well staffed and interesting structures.”

  • “More waterproof then a tent!”