Things to do in Dorset

Offering unspoilt countryside, quaint villages, historic market towns and safe sandy beaches on a world heritage coastline, Dorset is a haven for every holiday maker. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break and a dose of fresh sea air, or a more active and adventurous holiday then Dorset will have something for you.

Cafes, Tea Rooms and Michelin Starred Restaurants are scattered across the county offering a selection of tastes and flavours for every appetite.

A summer holiday is a winner in Dorset, with Swanage Beach and Sandbanks among the many family beaches along the Coast to offer a safe sandy beach as well as the opportunity to take part in some extreme water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. The Jurassic coastline not only offers stunning scenic coastal walks but you can also take part in a guided fossil walk, adding an exciting historical element to your holiday!

If the geological wonders aren’t enough and you’d like to see more of the County’s history then there are many castles, forts, manor houses and other areas of historical interest to keep you busy.

Curling up in a cosy cottage is the perfect Winter treat, gazing out at the beautiful countryside or views of the sea. There are also plenty of indoor activities on offer in Dorset, from visiting an old Manor House to one of the many impressive aquariums.

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are among the iconic landmarks associated with Dorset and are well worth visiting. Why not take a boat trip of the Jurassic coast to marvel at these sites from the sea!


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