With warm summers and mild winters, it’s easy to see why holidays in Dorset have always been popular. However, it’s not just the climate that makes this region such a hit with families. Dorset is home to the Jurassic coastline, where you can experience all that the British coast has to offer in one place, from sandy beaches and rocky cliffs to sand dunes, natural rock arches, rare wildlife and fossils galore.
If you enjoy water sports, this is the place for you. Dorset has long been one of the go-to destinations in the UK for anyone looking to enjoy a day sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing or wind surfing. It’s hardly surprising that Weymouth and Portland were home to the sailing events in the London 2012 Olympics.
Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Britain, is certainly a place to spend an afternoon. Not only will you be treated to the sight of multi-million pound yachts sailing the waters, but there’s also a very lively social scene with restaurants and bars where you can spend a few hours enjoying the sunshine and watching the people – and the boats – go by.
Make sure you also visit Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, and Farmer Palmers Farm Park – all great days out for the animal lovers in your family.
Campsites in Dorset
Many of us flock to Dorset campsites each year because of the county’s rich history and natural beauty. We’ve got two well maintained campsites in Dorset, Littlesea and Seaview, both of which have great facilities and make the perfect place from which to explore the surrounding countryside.