Explore & Discover Dorset

If you're after clear air, sweeping cliff walks, breathtaking views and cute little towns brimming with places to eat and shops to explore, Dorset is for you!

We’ve got lots of ideas for fantastic days out where you can discover dinosaurs, get off the beaten track and explore more of our beautiful county.

From past to present

Make sure you visit our spectacular Jurassic Coast - a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up.   This is where dinosaurs once walked, look closely and you might find your very own fossil!

Get lost in the county’s charms

Much of the charming countryside Dorset has to offer has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's easy to see why - take some time to discover this beautiful county at your own pace.

Wander ancient green lanes and numerous way-marked trails that criss-cross lush meadows and take in the stunning vista.

Coast with the most

Our coast offers something for everyone…beautiful, long, sandy beaches offer the ideal playground to build sandcastles and dance in the froth of the waves whilst other stretches are perfect for a bit of adventure!

Why not follow Dorset’s section if the South West Coast Path as it marches alongside the Jurassic Coast.  Spot amazing rock formations and glimpse far flung views from towering cliff tops as you walk.

Welcoming towns & villages

All over Dorset, you'll uncover charming towns with their own individuality, character and history and there’s always a pretty little village tucked around the corner to explore.

There’s more to Dorset than you think!

As you can see, there is much more to this spectacular county than you may have first thought!  Beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, rolling hills, history & heritage and we haven’t even got started on the amazing array of attractions and activities on offer or the fact that we probably have some of the best food and drink that you’ve ever tasted!

Book your accommodation now, and start planning!

Areas to Visit

Bustling towns, quaint villages and seaside resorts...all waiting to be explored!

What does your Dorset look like? Adventures on our epic coastline? Visiting towns and villages with family? A walk through the beautiful countryside?  Discover a sample of your #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.   

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