Whether you are taking a completely car free holiday or just wanting to spend a couple of days without your vehicle, we have some great ideas for you.
If you are travelling with children, they will love getting on a double decker bus or steam train. Make the journey part of your day out or short break by travelling along the Jurassic Coast by boat, taking a scenic open-top bus ride or catching a vintage train to a ruined castle.
Who needs a car anyway?
You can get to places inaccessible by car, which means not only will you get great views but also you might be the only people there. Plus you'll get some excercise on the way to lunch, so you can eat guilt free!
Cruise the coast
Start your journey at Poole Quay and board a boat for your Sea Train Adventure with City Cruises and Swanage Railway. Cruise through Poole Harbour and around the Jurassic Coastline passing Old Harry Rocks on the way to the seaside resort of Swanage. From the railway station, jump on one of Swanage Railway's vintage trains to travel through beautiful countryside to the picture postcard village of Corfe Castle. You can either travel back the same way or catch a Purbeck Breezer bus back to Poole via Wareham.
Those boots were made for walking
The 630 mile South West Coast Path links South Haven Point in Dorset to Minehead in Somerset and is the UK's longest National Trail. There are lots of different walking routes to choose from. Why not walk one way and catch a Jurassic Coaster bus back? Or feel the wind in your hair and get a water taxi between West Bay and Lyme Regis with Lyme Bay Rib Charter.
A leisurely day out
Greenslades Pleasure Boats depart from either Poole Quay or Wareham Quay. Cruise along the River Frome and around Poole Harbour where you will see Brownsea Island, the biggest of the islands and if you're lucky you might even spot a harbour seal along the way. Catch the Purbeck Breezer and Route One bus back again.
Save some pennies
There are a number of Dorset attractions which offer a discount or voucher when arriving by public transport.
There is a Purbeck Breezer bus stop right outside Farmer Palmers - show your bus ticket and get 10% off the entry price.
Catch a bus or Swanage Railway train to Corfe Castle and receive a voucher to spend in their cafe or shop.