If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a mini break, then Dorset should definitely be on your radar. With stunning beaches, incredible scenery, quaint villages, and plenty of things to see and do, it’s one of the best places for UK staycations.
But with so many options, how do you get it all in a
mini-break? Here we’ve highlighted some of the must do things on your holiday in Dorset.
Mini Break in Dorset: What to do!
With the sheer amount of scenery to take in, from dramatic coastlines to unique geology and moorland, it’s no wonder people are choosing Dorset as the perfect escape to spend time outdoors.
Whether you want a stroll down to the beach and view Durdle Door, or head to the hills with your walking boots on, there’s plenty of opportunities to get some fresh air. Make sure to plot a route, and not take on more than your abilities allow, and check the weather before setting off.
If you’re wanting to immerse yourself in history and culture, then Dorset is the place to be, with a history spanning centuries. From the popular landmarks Corfe Castle and Gold Hill to the impressive Lulworth Cove, there is plenty to explore. Do your research before you visit to make sure you don’t miss any of the amazing historic sites.
Relax and Unwind
The stunning beaches and surroundings make this almost impossible not to do! If you’re planning on visiting Dorset during the warmer months, then grab a towel and laze the day away on one of the spectacular spots along the coastline. If you’re visiting in the winter months, then take a stroll down
the beachfront before heading back to a cosy cottage and wrapping up by the fire. There are plenty of amazing Dorset holiday cottages that offer the perfect base for relaxing on your mini-break.
Sample the Food
For people who love to try new and locally sourced foods on holiday, then definitely look to Dorset. Many restaurants serve freshly caught seafood, and with everything from Michelin Star to street food, there is something for each palette and budget. It’s important in today’s climate to make sure you book ahead to guarantee your place and check the local rules before visiting a restaurant or bar.
What would be a trip to Dorset without exploring the amazing Jurassic Coast and taking part in some fossil hunting. If guided tours are available, these can take you to the must see spots where you can take your time and see if you can find a fossil, whilst learning all about the geology of the area.
Alternatively, head out on your own with your fossil identification book and get searching. Research some of the popular sites before you go, and make sure to check the rules on where you can and can’t take fossils from!
So, there you have it, just some of the many reasons to put Dorset on your bucket list. Whether you’re looking for a calming getaway or an action-packed holiday, there is something for everyone!