Head to Studland and capture stunning holiday snaps looking out towards Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight, something to show your friends back home and fill your insta feed with. Must see natural landmarks for big and little ones include Durdle Door, an ancient stone arch, and the layered cliffs near picture-perfect Lulworth Cove.
Pack your buckets and spades, sandwiches and swimmers and head to Poole or Swanage to feel the fine sand slipping between your toes, see the colourful beach huts and grab an ice cream.
Vibrant Poole is also home to Europe's largest natural harbour. Take to the water on an organised tour or stay on land and stroll along the quay, listening to the boat masts swaying in the breeze, admiring the large yachts and stopping for a bite to eat and drink. You'll also find wildlife heaven Brownse Island, just a short ferry ride across the water. Of course, if you're feeling energetic, you can always paddleboard across!
Known as a rural county, Dorset is also home to acres of county parks and heathland, great for nature-lovers looking for wildlife. Make sure you have a day trip to Durlston Country Park on your list. Stunning coastal views, walking trails, interesting geology and fascinating wildlife, means there is plenty to see and do, whether it's just the two of you or you are looking for family fun. Here's a top tip, it's also one of the best places to spot dolphins too!
Watersports enthusiasts, family holidays, romantic weekend breaks, energetic walkers and keen cyclists, no matter your reason for visiting, you will be sure to find something in Dorset to capture your heart.
Swanage Bay View
Nestled in the countryside overlooking Swanage Bay, at Swanage Bay Resort you are never short of a fantastic view. It's well placed for you to enjoy the eastern edge of the Isle of Purbeck and a gateway to the Jurassic Coast, ideal for explorers big or small. Just want a base to spend days lazy days at the beach? That's fine too and when the salty sea gets too much, come back and enjoy a swim in our indoor pool. Followed by an evening drink, soaking up the view.