Visit Beautiful West Dorset

Exploring the Beautiful Dorset Countryside and its Villages
The highly popular and beautiful Dorset village of Abbotsbury, also on the Jurassic coastal bus route, is a must to explore; the village is steeped in history going back thousands of years. 

Tulips and thatch roof cottages
A delightful village with tulips and thatch roof cottages

Whilst in Abbotsbury do call in to a tearoom and indulge yourself with some delicious Dorset apple cake or Dorset cream tea.

Among the places to visit is St Catherine’s Chapel with its outstanding village and Jurassic coastal views. Also close by are the Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm and down on the Fleet is the ancient Swannery read more

Burton Bradstock, also on the Jurassic coastal bus route, is a beautiful thatched roof village to explore with dramatic Jurassic cliffs and outstanding cliff top walks.

There are two wonderful pubs and the Hive Beach Cafe right by the beach. Next to the school is the beautiful church and glorious countryside with stream and riverside walks read more

West Bay and the delightful harbour is located right next to Bridport and close to Burton Bradstock. It’s a gateway to the 185 million year old Jurassic Coast and surrounded on three sides by beautiful countryside and cliff top footpath walks both east and west with outstanding views of the Jurassic coastline read more

Other beautiful Dorset villages to visit explore, on or close to the coastal bus route, are West Bexington by the sea. Slightly inland more, and in no particular order, are the beautiful villages of Portesham near Abbotsbury, Puncknowle and Shipton Gorge.

walking down to the beach
Walking down to West Bexington beach

Dorset is a Walker’s Paradise!
Explore the many Dorset footpaths and trails in the depths of the beautiful countryside following streams and riverside walks alongside delightful fields, woods and meadows – being out in the fresh country air is also of great benefit for our mental health.

There’s great walks to be experienced inland and along the Jurassic coastline including the Neolithic South Dorset Ridgeway and the long distance South West Coast Path.

Dorset is the ideal place to enjoy peaceful countryside cycling along quiet country lanes, roads and official cycling routes.

And don’t forget it’s a Dog Friendly Dorset
Let’s visit Dorset and bring your four legged furry friend too. There’s many dog friendly local and family businesses too as well as touring and camping parks and self-catering accommodation!

“Dog friendly Dorset – great for all the family”