Down in England’s southwestern corner, you will find some of the country’s most beautiful coastal scenery. You should take your time exploring each county in this region, but in this blog post, we are only going to be focusing on Dorset. Of course, you have the beaches, but you also have some lively towns and cities which are worthy of your attention. Check out this list of some of the best attractions which you should put on your list during your time here.
A beautiful natural wonder, Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch which was formed naturally by the waves eroding a hole directly through the middle. Next door, you also have the Lulworth Cover which is another photogenic part of the county. Located between Poole and Weymouth, check out a cottage to rent near Weymouth to give you easy access to this natural wonder. This is the kind of place which is worth taking your time over, so pack a picnic and prepare for a lovely day at the beach.
The famous sandy beach of Lyme Regis draws the crowds, but the town itself is lively and enjoyable. It has a fantastic scene in both independent shopping and dining, so you are bound to discover a gem or two during your time here. You could quite easily while away a couple of happy days here, and it is certainly one of Dorset’s most beloved places to visit.
A host of islands can be easily accessed from Poole and the biggest one of the lot it Brownsea Island. Its biggest claim to fame is the fact that the scouts originated here over a century ago. A big proportion of the island is owned by the National Trust, and wildlife is in abundance on this island. There is also a visitor centre and a museum which will give you more information about the island and its history.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Located just south of Poole, the scenery that you will find around this beach and nature reserve is amongst the best in the entire county. The best way to enjoy it is on your own two feet, so lace up your hiking boots and get going! The four-mile stretch of sandy beach is best enjoyed on a sunny day – when you are lucky with the weather! There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy some water sports along here as well.
Anyone who has an interest in English literature will be delighted with a trip to Hardy’s cottage. This beautiful country home is where the great author was born. You have access to all of the rooms in the house, so you can really feel like you are discovering an important part of English history.
Dorset is certainly a county which you should visit and enjoy for yourself, and these are just some of the sights and attractions to see while you are here.