Romantic Breaks in Dorset

Do you want to whisk your special someone off on a fabulous romantic break? 

Dorset has everything you could want for that extra special break together and we can guarantee you'll fall in love with it!

Our county is the perfect place for an intimate rural break away. Whether you choose to stay by the coast or in the countryside, you’ll be treated to beautiful beaches to watch sunsets from, woodland walks to get lost on and romantic restaurants to savour.

Romantic dinners

Dorset has such a fine selection of eateries you'll feel truly spoilt for choice.

Delight your partner with Summer Lodge's famous afternoon tea. Summer Lodge endeavour to make everything special from the moment you arrive, enjoy delicate finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and a glorious array of cakes and delicacies, served with a selection of speciality teas.

In the evening, tempt each other with some delicious seafood at a coastal restaurant over looking the moonlit ocean or spice up your night with some Far East flavours at Dorset’s finest Indian, Chinese or Thai restaurants. Take a look at our Food & Drink guide for a scrumptious showcase of delectable dining establishments.

Find somewhere beautiful to stay

For a real treat, book a Dorset spa break where you can relax together and soak up the sensuous facilities. Indulge in a luxurious couple’s massage, relax in the Jacuzzi or unwind with a glass of wine.

Dotted across Dorset you’ll find many holiday cottages boasting luxurious but rustic elegance, many with hot tubs and other little luxuries perfect for a romantic break with your loved one. Snuggle away together, just the two of you, and enjoy countryside walks from your doorstep, dreamy scenery and plenty of cosy, romantic nights in by the open fire.

Dorset has many gorgeous hotels offering that little touch of luxury and romance, such as four poster beds, baths big enough for two or breakfast delivered to your room. You could even order a bottle of champagne to be waiting in your room for when you check in!

Active couple's breaks

For couples with a passion for the great outdoors, Dorset offers some great opportunities to plan the ultimate adventure together.

The Carter Company’s authentic cycling, walking and tourism holidays are a wonderful way to explore the county’s scenic, natural beauty. Their creative routes take in the quiet footpaths and charming backroads and offer a handpicked selection of lovely places to stay.

Why not take a lover’s leap off Dorset’s Jurassic Coast with a spot of coasteering? Cumulus Outdoor Adventure can plan an exhilarating afternoon of rock scrambling, swimming, cliff jumping and cave exploration. It’s a great activity to get your hearts thumping!

Jaw dropping places to propose

If wedding bells are just round the corner, who can think of a more glorious setting than Dorset to pop the question! Dorset has some truly magnificent spots to ask that special someone to marry you.

Book a sunset balloon ride and pop the question as you float along in the sky or drop down on one knee on the rooftop of a fairy tale castle. With such unique and romantic places to propose in Dorset, we’re sure the answer will be yes!

Book your romantic break away together today!

Dorset offers some wonderful places to stay for some treasured time away.

Whether you’re keen to splash out and treat them to a luxury stay, or just spend some quality time together with your loved one in a cute and cosy cottage, Dorset has plenty of romantic accommodation to suit whatever you’re looking for.

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