A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful county in the south-west of England. A most tranquil place with beautiful coastal scenery, chalk downs and low-lying valleys for you to explore, relax and unwind in. Dorset contains some of the country’s most beautiful countryside with over half of the county a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It also has 95 miles of UNESCO World Heritage coastline; the Jurassic coast being perfect for fossil hunting as well as some beautiful beaches to bathe on.
Whether you want to see historic castles, houses and gardens or prefer being active with cycling, walking and more, you can be sure memorable family holidays will be created whilst visiting this beautiful county.
Dorset offers a wealth of opportunities for a superb family holiday.
Starting with the coastline, there are some beautiful beaches and bays. Lyme Regis and Sandbanks are two excellent examples. With it being a well-established holiday destination there are several excellent seaside resorts. Bournemouth is the largest, but with its seven miles of sandy beaches you’re still more than likely to find plenty of space for building those sandcastles! Swanage is also a quaint seaside resort catering for all the family’s needs. These towns are great places to explore in themselves and there are some excellent eateries to seek out too.
If you prefer to keep yourself busy by the beach then there’s a host of activities available for everybody. Water sports including coasteering, sailing and kayaking are available in several locations along the Dorset coast. Why not try windsurfing at Sandbanks or how about rock pooling at Mupe Rocks? The choices are endless along this coastline! As its name would suggest then the Jurassic Coast is the perfect place to hunt for fossils and there are plenty of places you can be sure to find your own rocky chunk of history. Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and Lulworth Coves are all beautiful locations in which to hunt out those fossils, or just relax on the beach if you prefer!
Once you head inland the fun doesn’t stop there. With some historical buildings like Maiden Castle hill fort, Corfe Castle and the historic county town of Dorchester there’s plenty to see for those who want to experience life in the county in times gone by.
With its beautiful countryside and heathland there’s also plenty to keep nature lovers happy too. The Sika cycle trail offers an excellent opportunity for getting the family out and about on bikes and involved in the natural world. The heathland in Purbeck is an ecologically important place and holds many rare species in this unique heathland environment.
Whatever you decide to do and wherever you decide to go in Dorset you won’t be disappointed!