A trip abroad might be off the table for this year, so why not take a trip to Dorset instead? Here are five things we love about the county to help inspire you for your own visit to Dorset!
Dorset has miles of amazing award winning beaches, from popular stretches of sand like Weymouth Beach and Studland beach to the more exclusive Sandbanks and the picturesque places like Lulworth Cove and Chesil Beach. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but you’re never too far away from one!
The food and drink
We might be a bit biased, but it is an undeniable fact that Dorset is rife with quality local produce and freshly caught seafood. You’ll find restaurants, hotels, pubs and other eateries all offering amazing dishes created with local, seasonal ingredients. Many of the small independent businesses also offer a take away and delivery service too! Some of the region’s best treats include ice cream, fudge, cream, apple cake and Dorset lamb while the drinks range from locally distilled gin and wine and of course, cider!
Dorset’s main feature might be the beaches, but it is also full of beautiful countryside. Places like Golden Cap offer incredible countryside walks with stunning views over the coast. Or why not visit one of the many nature reserves, you can find them all over, including at Brownsea Island and in Weymouth and Wareham.
The picturesque towns and villages
From Shaftsbury’s Golden Hill to Sherborne’s architecture to Abbotsbury’s gardens, everywhere you look in Dorset you’ll find somewhere lovely to visit. With plenty of gardens, heritage attractions and pretty, thatched cottages, Dorset is ideal for anyone wanting to spruce up their Instagram feed.
The Jurassic Coast
Dorset is home to the Jurassic Coast, which is recognised as a United Nations World Heritage Site and once you’ve been, you won’t be surprised to see why. Dramatic cliffs, rock pools, and iconic structures like Durdle Door make this one of the most interesting places in the South West. The coastline stretches 95 miles and encompasses Dorset and parts of Devon and shows off millions of years of the Earth’s history. Take a trip to one of the beaches or coves along this stretch for a chance to go rock pooling or to find fossils hidden among the pebbles!
So, there you have it, five of our favourite things about Dorset – what do you love most about Dorset and are you planning a staycation in the region this year? You can get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!