Friday, 9 June 2017

Visiting Dorset as a Family

As a family we are no strangers to the English coastline and have holidayed more on home land than we have jetting off in search of the sun. We're quite often found in Cornwall or Devon and even as I type this up I am daydreaming of the laid back vibes found on the beautiful sandy beaches. Because I we are quite often lured into the furthest south west points, we have overlooked what Dorset has to offer. The shorter journey of 2.5-3hrs is more appeal-able to a shorter break than the 5-6hr grueling journey that Cornwall requires. If you follow me on instagram you will see that over Easter we stayed on the World Heritage spot of Durdle Door. Having visited Weymouth as a child and not being a massive fan of arcades and "typical" seaside UK resorts, I was not sure what to expect and I couldn't  have been happier.

Whilst the Durdle Door can become somewhat of a main attraction for tourists, it certainly didn't ruin the beauty. The holiday park that we stayed on is perched at the top of the cliff, meaning most nights you have the benefit of a beautiful sunset. If you're looking for a more relaxed vibe with less going on than a Haven resort, we can highly recomemend it. If however like our friends you are more into pitching up and camping a) be ready for the sound of the crows and b) it's not the flattest of surfaces. That said the "pods" are pretty cute and give a slightly more comfier option over a tent. I am just not into camping- as hard as my friends try- I can't bare the thought of it, so for us the static caravan was perfect.

I've mentioned before that we are keen National Trust & English Heritage goers, however we were so taken by the beaches that other than Corfe Castle and the beach of Burton Bradstock we didn't make full use of our memberships.

Fossil hunting quite obviously is a must, but be patient! Something that I will openly admit isn't a forte of mine, however it kept the kids happy for some time.

Must have visits.

Durdle Door- if you stay at the holiday park it's minutes walk away. Be ready for a steep walk though!

Lulworth Cove- you can walk from Durdle Door over the Maidens Breast cliff, but again be ready for steep walk!

Burton Bradstock- we loved this place, I could have stayed here all day, every day- especially with the food that Hive Beach Cafe had on offer

Corfe Castle- National Trust

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