Nestled in the South West of England is Dorset - a part of the UK that is famous for its areas of outstanding natural beauty, varied landscapes and mesmerising coastline. Having inspired poets and authors over the years, today Dorset is a firm favourite with holidaymakers of all ages. This includes couples looking for a romantic getaway, families wanting an action-packed trip and individuals in search of relaxation.
Whatever your age, budget or taste, a holiday in Dorset won’t disappoint. With a variety of things to see and plenty of activities to fill your day with, the accommodation in Dorset is just as good. Think luxury self-catering cottages with hot tubs and more, and modern holiday homes with dog-friendly options.
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Find your perfect holiday cottage in these most popular locations in Dorset.
Best for: A traditional seaside break
Boasting seven miles of award-winning beach, ample water activities and plenty of things to see and do on dry ground, a holiday in Bournemouth is for all ages and tastes. Hire out a beach hut for the day, explore the local culinary delights and choose from theatre, comedy or arts productions thanks to a local events calendar that’s always packed.
Best for: Its world-famous natural harbour
As one of Dorset’s most beautiful coastal towns, Poole really does have something for everyone. Foodies will love exploring the harbour and all of its bars and restaurants. A family gathering certainly won’t be boring either with the Old Town and its museums. And adrenaline-seekers can choose from plenty of activities on the water and deep in the countryside.
Best for: Plenty of things to do and see
Another popular beach resort in Dorset is Weymouth. Packed with all the traditional seaside activities, here you’ll also find incredible harbour views, historic forts and the famous Jurassic Skyline. There’s also Sealife Park and Portland Island for those who want to spot some local wildlife along the coast path.
Best for: Families of all ages
Frequently named as one of the best places to live in the UK, the market town of Dorchester is a great base for families exploring Dorset and the surrounding areas. Ideally located for all the nearby beaches and sightseeing opportunities, Dorchester itself is filled with cafes, restaurants, shops and plenty of activities.
Best for: Exploring the local area and wildlife
Often dubbed the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, Lyme Regis is a coastal town that is ideally located for Dorchester and Exeter. Sitting on the English Channel coast, it’s known for its fossils, cliffs and beaches. It’s also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - that is the Jurassic Coast - where there are plenty of picture opportunities.
Step back in time and explore the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle. Situated in the picturesque village of Corfe, this iconic medieval fortress offers a glimpse into England's rich history. Discover its dramatic tales, stunning views, and interactive exhibitions. Immerse yourself in the charm of this village and enjoy exploring the surrounding rolling hills and beautiful countryside.
Address: The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, a natural wonder on the Jurassic Coast. Marvel at the striking limestone arch and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the cove. Explore coastal paths, enjoy panoramic views, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Address: West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PU