Experience a Dorset holiday break

It’s a great destination for everyone to enjoy a fun West Dorset holiday, short break or perhaps a weekend away at any time of the year!

Just imagine being on the coast and experiencing Dorset’s World Heritage Site and exploring the dramatic 185 million years old Jurassic Coastline.


Dorset offers lots more! There’s wonderful seaside locations and sandy beaches to enjoy, along with delightful harbours with their fishing boats, leisure boats and wonderful moored yachts to admire.

IMG_0057Along and around the harbours are numerous pubs, cafes and eateries to enjoy. What could better than eating fish and chips by the harbour whilst seeing the comings and goings of the boats and watching the browsing visitors having a great time.

Enjoy your visit whilst staying Dorset

Staying in West Dorset is all about having a great holiday or break enjoying the wonderful activities and the many visitor attractions available and there are many to choose from.

There are historic castles to explore, a wonderful choice of all types of exhibitions, museums, and events. There’s other fun things to do and see for families and kids enjoying numerous visitor attractions and rides – there’s something for all ages.


West Dorset is world famous for its fossils so why not come and try your hand at some fossil hunting on the beach – it’s great for everyone to have a go.

Dorset is great for fishing or perhaps take a fishing boat trip along the West Dorset coastline, and you can even have some fun by hiring a river boat for an hour or two.

ShHill_adj_0921There are many walks to explore in West Dorset. Enjoy enchanting meadows, wonderful woods, beautiful fields or walking alongside delightful streams and rivers. Dorset’s also a great place to enjoy cycling along the cycling routes and quiet country lanes.

West Dorset is a walker’s paradise!

During your visit in West Dorset you can also follow in the footsteps of ‘David Tennant’ to the glorious locations of the ‘Broadchurch’ ITV series in this outstanding area of Dorset in South West England!

For the more serious walkers coming to Dorset for a walking holiday, short break or weekend you’ll discover the countless trails, footpaths and Jurassic coastal paths and walks. These including the South Dorset Ridgeway and the long distance South West Coast Path.

Dorset! It’s a walker’s paradise, whether it’s for long or just shorter walks, and is one of the UK’s best and popular places to go walking!

“Walk along the Jurassic coastal path”

South West Coast Path

Pet and dog friendly Dorset welcomes you

There are many pet and dog friendly self-catering accommodation and cottages available to choose from for a Dorset holiday.

It’s no wonder visitors return time and time again to this beautiful and historic area of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast where you can literally walk through history!

Dog friendly self catering holidays – great for all the family”

Visit West Dorset recommends visiting Tourist Information Centres (TIC) for local information during your Dorset holiday visit!

Visit West Dorset is featured in the article on 15 of the UK’s most charming towns on FlightNetwork – one of the world’s largest online travel agencies!