Nestled between Bournemouth and the World Heritage Coast lies the historic town of Poole. Get out on the water and make a splash in Europe’s largest natural harbour, discover its fascinating maritime history and take a wander along the cobbles of the Old Town to Poole’s historic quayside. Look out for tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury powerboats!
including Chapman’s Pool.
Enjoy the great outdoors on the Isle of Purbeck - a peninsula with beautiful countryside, stunning cliff-top paths and fascinating coastal features. Visit the traditional seaside resort of Swanage and picture-postcard villages like Corfe Castle.
Heading inland, discover the county’s many enchanting towns and villages. With their unique character, history and charm, highlights include Wimborne Minster, Wareham, Sherborne, Dorchester, Milton Abbas and many more.
Stretching across more than 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks near Swanage to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site with iconic beauty spots, such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Discover fossil-filled stretches like Kimmeridge Bay and magical coves,
Visit Christchurch with its unique location on the shores of another spectacular natural harbour, where the Stour and Avon rivers meet. The town offers visitors a bustling high street, riverside walks, a castle and an 11th century priory, as well as a variety of attractions and activities.
Discover more ... Read on for more ideas and inspiration. See the map on pages 66 and 67 for approximate locations.