It is mainly about the coast! Depart Weymouth and take in the stunning scenery of the Jurassic Coast passing Portland Bill before heading west through Chesil, Studland beach, Old Harry Rock, Kimmeridge and Lulworth.
A seaside resort filled with Georgian grandeur with shallow water, golden sands, Weymouth is a firm favourite for holidays. Great for outdoor activities or just indulge in an ice cream, pull up a deck chair or may be stroll the colourful harbour with the yachts, tall ships and fishing trawlers.
The 45m high majestic and colourful Portland Bill lighthouse has proudly stood looking out to the English Channel since 1906. Climb the 153 steps to explore the lantern room and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast.
At the centre of the UNESCO site on the Jurassic coast, the shingle on Chesil Beach stretches for 19 miles from Portland to West Bay, largely separated from the mainland by Fleet Lagoon. Take a stroll and blow the cobwebs away!
Visit historic Abbotsbury to feed the swans at Abbotsbury Swannery, take a walk up the hill to Abbotsbury Castle to catch the stunning views or simply relax amongst the subtropical gardens.
The fishing village of Bridport, sits amongst the stunning coastal scenery just a mile away from West Bay, home to TV drama Broadchurch. Take a walk, browse the art shops or hire a bike and build up an appetite to visit some of the award winning local restaurants.
Take the drive or walk up Eggardon Hill to the Iron Age fort ruins and be rewarded with 360 degree panoramic views across the Dorset countryside out to the English Channel.
Delight in the old world charm of Charmouth where you can browse the gift shops, relax and unwind and either take a fossil hunting expedition on the beach or explore the marine life in the rock pools.
You may recognise the stunning country house and gardens at Forde Abbey from the set of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. Soak up 900 years of history as you wander the grounds of the historic house.