The local area has so many great places to visit: World Heritage beaches, muesums, coastal path walks, seaside amusements, and great country pubs and resturants.
Here are just a few of our reccomendations
Ringstead - Quiet and peaceful beach with a small cafe and shop.
Lulworth Cove - Famous and beautiful Dorset fishing village, with quaint shops and spectacular coastal scenery.
Durdle Door - One fo the most photographed beaches in the world! Quite hilly, but worth the walk.
West Bay - Featured in the popular ITV series 'Broadchurch'. Stunning, sandy cliffs and some lovely pubs.
Weymouth - Great for a family day out. Large, flat and sandy beach, fairground, great shops and fish and chips!
Lovely Nearby Towns
Swanage - Picturesque town on the sea.
Dorchester - Historic county town.
Weymouth - Fun for all the family. Good for shopping.
Bridport - Great for Arts and Bohemian eateries.
Poole - Modern harbour town, with Poole Pottery, and the largest natural harbour in the world.
Wareham - Quaint, medieval walled town.
Manor Houses, Castles and Monuments
Corfe Castle - Brooding ruin in a stunning location between two giant ridgeways.
Kingston Lacey - Grand mansion, with lush gardens.
Brownsea Island - In the middle of Poole Harbour, and home to all 3 species of British snake, Peacocks and Red Squirrels.
Hardye's Cottage - Home to Thomas Hardye, the famous poet and novelist.
Maiden Castle - Giant, well-preserved Iron-Age fort, with stunning views of Dorchester town.
Tank Museum - Huge range of historic military vehicles.
Dinosaur Museum - Quite small, and aimed at young children.
Teddy Bear Museum - Again, quite small, and popular with young children.
Tutenkamum Museum - Interesting museum about the famous Egyptian Pharoah.
Military Museum - Housed in the historic Keep in Dorchester.
Dorset County Museum - Lots of interesting exhibits relating to the county of Dorset.
Pubs and Resturants
Smuggler's Inn - Osmington mills
The Handmade Pie & Ale House (Weymouth)
Square and Compass - Worth Matravers. Very traditional, and quirky, with a fossil museum (our favourite!)
Yarlbury Cottage - Fine dining in a homely setting.
Beach and Bardicott - Unusual and delicious food in Bridport.
Walks and Woodlands
Other great places to visit