Discover Dorset Home of the iconic Jurassic Coast

Dorset boasts some of the most beautiful coast and countryside and our great outdoors is waiting to be explored!

We have a fabulous range of accommodation for you to choose from and plenty of attractions and activities to keep you entertained. Match that with some of the most fabulous eating out businesses serving delicious, home cooked local food and you're sure to have a trip to remember.   

Dorset is perfect for a laid back, relaxing break or day out or one that's full of activity and adventure...the choice is yours!

One thing we know for sure it that you'll be amazed by Dorset's stunning scenery, friendly welcome and things to do.

Enjoy making happy memories in Dorset!

#VisitDorset #YourDorsetAdventure

 

Explore Dorsetthis Autumn

Competitions

Win a £300 voucher to use for a November or December break at Parkdean's Warmwell Holiday Park.

Family Bike Rides

Read our blogs for family friendly cycle rides on the North Dorset Trailway.

Autumn adventures in Swanage

When the carefree days of summer come to an end, the beauty and entertainment continues all year around in Swanage.

Jurassic Coast

Explore the Dorset Jurassic Coast, ideas of where to stay and things to see and do.

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The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman train will be in Swanage from 22nd to 26th October. Photo by Andrew P.M. Wright.

What does your Dorset look like? Adventures on our epic coastline? Visiting attractions with family? A walk through the beautiful countryside? Or perhaps a chilled out evening eating and drinking with friends? Discover a sample of your #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.   

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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England. The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great...

Burnbake Forest Lodges

Read the latest information about Covid-19. Burnbake Forest Lodges & Campsites - self catering lodge and camping holidays in Dorset near Corfe Castle, Swanage...

Bushcraft and Primitive Survival Skills

Probably one of the most authentic woodland activities you can experience in Dorset. Relax in our beautiful secluded woodlands and reconnect with our ancestors way of life. Our Bushcraft activities...

Character Farm Cottages

Welcome to Character Farm Cottages, four self-catering cottages situated on our farm in the villages of Langton Herring near Weymouth and Dorchester.  The cottages are a family run...

Chesil Vista

Chesil Vista is a 5* Holiday Park celebrating a breath-taking coastal location overlooking Portland and the Fleet with panoramic sea views. The fantastic on-park facilities include an Indoor pool, a...

Chideock Grange

This is a small, quiet holiday cottage complex, on the outskirts of the village of Chideock, set in a hollow by Winniford Stream and surrounded by rolling farmland. A mile inland off the main road, it...

City Cruises Poole

City Cruises operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. We offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic Coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole...

Classic Cottages

Classic Cottages have the perfect holiday home waiting for you in Dorset. From family-sized homes with sea views in Lyme Regis to chic couple’s boltholes in the heart of Bridport, there's...

Dorset Belle Pleasure Cruises

Dorset Belle Cruises set sail from Bournemouth for a 40 minute coastal cruise from Bournemouth Pier.   Sailings commence at 11am and then run every hour until 3pm.  Special Evening Gin...

Dorset Cottage Holidays

Dorset Cottage Holidays is a an independent, family run agency, established over 20 years ago and located locally in the heart of Corfe Castle in Dorset. We offer over 60 holiday cottages in Swanage,...

Dream Cottages

Dream Cottages specialise in self-catering holiday cottages with around 300 independently owned, VisitBritain rated properties across Dorset and the surrounding counties. Since 1989, Dream Cottages...

Durdle Door Holiday Park

Close to Lulworth Cove and the iconic rock arch of Durdle Door, the Holiday Park is ideally situated between Weymouth and Swanage in one of the most spectacular parts of the Jurassic Coast. This...

Greenwood Grange

The Dorset Tourism Award winner of Self Catering Business of the Year! Greenwood Grange is a collection of beautiful stone built self catering cottages offering visitors exceptionally high quality...

Kersbrook

The Kersbrook is a beautiful thatched, eighteenth century Grade II listed building (1780) set in its own picturesque mature gardens just off the town centre with views across Lyme Regis. Family run,...

Knoll House Hotel

You’ll find us at Studland Bay on the Isle of Purbeck, between Poole and Old Harry Rocks. Purbeck is a quiet landscape of coast, cliffs, heath and woodland, and a haven for wildlife. It’s...

Laserguys Laser Tag

Laserguys outdoor laser tag is a mixture of the best elements of paintball and laser quest! Games are suitable for people of all abilities. Laser tag is really easy to play and a fun activity that...

Lulworth Holiday Cottages

Thatched cottage retreats with hidden sun terraces, traditional farm buildings with swimming pools, period properties in rolling park-land... Book a stay in a holiday cottage here on the privately...

Lyme Bay Holidays

Everything about a Lyme Bay Holiday is special. As a family-run business we know what's really important when you take a break, and have over 35 years experience getting it just...

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat

The Woodsman's Treehouse, Dazzle Treehouse, Pinwheel treehouse & five luxury glamping tents (yurts, tipi, shepherds hut & bell tent) set in a beautiful Woodland setting alongside Guy...

Monart Spa Poundbury

*LATEST UPDATE* Please browse through the updated brochure including two new special offers and view the Covid Policy. Gift vouchers now available for as little as £20 Monart Spa - Poundbury is...

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book Gift vouchers now available - Prices start at just £35 for a 2 hour cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet. Treat yourself to...

Osmington Holiday Park

Osmington Lodge Park is a relaxed luxury lodge park set in the beautiful wooded valley of Osmington Mills. The quiet rural setting is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway on the Dorset coast,...

Sandford Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

The wonderful woodland surrounds Sandford Holiday Park which is bursting with new activities and facilities to make your holiday unforgettable. A Blue Flag beach is just a short drive away, perfect...

Silverlake Dorset

Dorset is a unique coastal county offering an array of adventures on the southwest coast. Whether you are interested in hiking, biking, or visiting natural heritage sites. You may be more inclined to...

Swanage Railway

Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time with an enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway. Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind a historic...

The Cow Shed & Stags Retreat

Formerly a dairy farm, Saxon Maybank is now a small private holiday park located in the heart of Dorset on an elevated position with stunning far-reaching views over the countryside. Perfect getaway...

The Eastbury Hotel and Spa

A tranquil destination like no other, comfort and elegance, wrapped in West Country charm. The award-winning Eastbury Hotel & Spa, a luxury Georgian Townhouse hotel with Seasons restaurant, bijou...

The Heights Hotel

The Heights Hotel set on the summit of Portland with stunning sea and coastal views over Weymouth and Chesil beach towards Lyme Bay. A warm welcome awaits you at the hotel - whether you are staying...

The Pebbles

Located in a quiet leafy avenue, yet within walking distance of the centre of town,  The Pebbles is a Victorian residence in central Weymouth, offering high quality en-suite bed and...

Toad Hall Cottages

Toad Hall Cottages is a leading provider of holiday cottages throughout the South West, and with an office in Lyme Regis in the heart of the region, they know Dorset inside out.   ...

Upton Grange Holiday Cottages

From it’s location of privilege, cossetted in the centre of the tiny unspoilt hamlet of Upton, where the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline rejoices in the simplicity of nearby Ringstead Bay, the...

Wareham Forest Tourist Park

Our Park is situated midway between Bere Regis and Wareham in the heart of Wareham Forest. We have spacious and level camping, caravan and motorhome pitches in a tranquil woodland setting, with...

Waterside Holiday Park and Spa

For a coastal holiday park in Dorset with luxurious accommodation and 5 star leisure facilities, you need look no further than Waterside Holiday Park & Spa, set right alongside Weymouth's...

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

Explore an amazing underwater world and journey to the ocean depths at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Get up close to over 2,000 creatures, including our playful otters and rescued sea turtles....

Below them spread the Dorset countryside, shimmering in the heat of the day, the distance almost lost in a blue haze
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Discover ourgreat outdoors

Coast

Dorset's coast is perfect for a beach day, adventure or activity!

Natural Beauty

Uninterrupted coastal views, epic landscapes and some of the most wonderful wildlife.

Dog Friendly Dorset

All the information you need to plan a break to Dorset with your four legged friend!