This is a collaborative post about visiting Dorset.
With international travel now more accessible than ever, it’s easy to forget that the UK boasts some wonderful places for short vacations. The south coast is a particularly stunning solution, and Dorset is one of the counties that can provide sea, sun, and oodles of fun.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for an alternative to the standard girls’ holiday or you want a family break. Dorset offers everything you could ever want from a short break. Here’s how to make the most of your stay.
Stay In Poole
There are several nice places to stay in Dorset, including Weymouth, Swanage and Dorchester. However, Poole probably stands out at the best place to stay. It’s close enough to all the other sites that you could visit those on day excursions. More crucially, though, it is the perfect place for days of undiluted fun.
Poole Harbour is one of the most idyllic places in the country, especially on a sunny day. Meanwhile, finding an affordable yet comfortable Poole B&B is a reasonably easy task. With the right location and a budget-friendly basis for the trip, maximum enjoyment should follow.
Your adventures will be greater than ever.
Make A Splash
Poole, and Dorset in general, has a lot to offer visitors of all ages. However, youngsters and families should dedicate one day to Splashdown Waterpark. The internal water slides and activities make it the perfect venue even when the weather isn’t great. However, the outdoor slides also make it the best place for a day of summer fun.
After spending time on the 13 slides and various other activities, you can kick back on a sun lounger or use the jacuzzi. Booking tickets for Splashdown is simple, although buying on the day is possible too. Either way, that’s at least one day of creating magical memories that you’ll never forget.
It’s so much better than the local swimming centre.
See The Beaches
It’s unlikely that you’ll visit Poole without visiting the harbour. This isn’t the only body of water for the agenda, though. The beaches in this town are probably the best in Dorset, and you’d be a fool to miss out on them. Sandbanks Beach and Branksome Chine are the two you won’t want to miss out on, but the others can still provide bags of joy.
The views across the sand and water are simply stunning while the sounds of waves hitting the shore are very relaxing. Moreover, the beaches in Poole are littered with some wonderful places to eat. Fish’n’Chips is a firm favourite, but there are plenty of alternatives out there. Discovering those small family run businesses is great fun.
Adventurous visitors may also want to play water sports.
See The Sunrise
When on holiday, it’s very tempting to drink until the early hours and then sleep it off in the day. There’s nothing wrong with doing that at times. Nonetheless, if you want to see the best of Dorset, you need to be awake and ready at the right times of the day. Both sunrise and sunset provide some truly stunning views that will stay with you forever.
Aside from being a magical memory, you could capture the moment using your camera to produce the best holiday souvenir of all. Get it blown up onto a canvas or another artistic design for the home, and those Dorset delights will enhance your life for years to come. After taking those snaps, a morning or evening walk can be the perfect chance to recharge the batteries too.
If that doesn’t signal the perfect UK adventure, nothing will.
I’ve never been to Dorset, but after collaborating on this post, I’d love to go! What do you think?