Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

© Dorset Video Project / Arran Witheford and Brady Gee

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2024 Summer Firework Displays in Dorset

Light up your summer evenings with Dorset’s FREE fireworks displays this July and August! The night sky is set to dazzle as colourful rockets whizz, bang and pop overhead. Kids and grown ups will love seeing the explosion of pyrotechnics, and as the events take place later in the evening, why not…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in July

Whether you are planning a holiday or day trip or just wondering what there is to see and do in Dorset during July, here's some fabulous ideas for how to spend your summer. July really is the time to get outside to enjoy the south coast sunshine and warmer evenings. So, it's not surprising that this…

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Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out about the foodie festivals taking place this year and plan your 2024 gourmet adventure. 30 March -…

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the beach, Dorset has many fantastic paddleboarding locations for all abilities and weather. If you're a beginner, we recommend that you have a paddleboarding lesson with an instructor…

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A Locals Guide to the Best Picnic spots in Dorset

Hi everyone, it’s Jess from the team here! This year marks my twelfth year anniversary of living and working in this stupendous part of the country and I’m proud to say that I can now officially call myself a local! With the weather warming up, my family and I have been relishing the chance to dine…

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10 Places to Eat Al-fresco in Dorset

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al-fresco dining in Dorset? Check out our 10 places to lunch, fine dine, sip cocktails or simply enjoy a delicious cream tea sat amongst Dorset’s finest scenery. Watch House Café, West Bay This easy-going beachside café in the heart of West Bay offers…

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Five cycling routes in Dorset for beginners

Autumn is a great time of year to explore Dorset by bike. We’re still getting some lovely sunny days, but now that the weather is cooling down, cycling is that little bit easier – especially if you’re going up hill! If you’re new to cycling or getting back in the saddle after a break, why not try…

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Family Bike Ride along the North Dorset Trailway

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love exploring family-friendly, off road cycle routes. This is the second part of my family cycle ride, exploring the North Dorset Trailway. In my previous blog, my family and I cycled a 3 mile section of the North Dorset Trailway from…

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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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The Enchanting Isle of Portland in Dorset

Hello, I'm Richard, a passionate walker, enthusiastic photographer, and proud resident of the Isle of Portland. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local locations. Since the…

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Dorset handrawn heart Jurassic Coast

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.