Dorset is a county of contrasts – there’s fantastic countryside, beautiful coastline, family beach fun and historic attractions. Families are well catered for with fantastic beaches - Weymouth beach has been crowned the best in Britain – and a huge array of attractions, from Museums and Exhibitions to Waterparks and Playgrounds, or simply enjoy the great outdoors and take a trip fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast!
If you’re taking a child free break be sure to visit one of the many drink festivals – with Beer & Cider Festivals throughout the summer months, Wine tasting and Gin Festivals, there’s something for every taste. Foodies will love visiting the farmers markets, or one of the food festivals where you can sample the best of the local produce.
Take in some culture at one of the many festivals Dorset has to offer – covering Jazz, Opera, Folk, Film and Music, as well as family favourites like the Bournemouth Air Show and Mudeford Arts Festival, you’re sure to find a great day out.
There are some superb holiday cottage rentals for your homeaway from it all in Dorset. It has a fantastic and varied coastline stretching from the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth, Studland and Swanage. Travelling ever westwards you reach the start of the 95 mile long Jurassic coast with its small picturesque coves such as Lulworth Cove and the dramatic Durdle Door. Passing further along the coast to the Olympic sailing venue of Weymouth and Portland you reach the Chesil beach which was famous for its smugglers in the past. The dramatic cliffs of west Dorset continue on into Lyme Regis Bay.