Welcome To Exploring Dorset

Welcome to Exploring Dorset, a local Dorset information site written by a local. If you’re a local yourself, or thinking of visiting the beautiful County, we hope this website will provide you with some great ideas for exploring everything Dorset has to offer.

Did you know Dorset is home to over 30 beaches, with 25 of those being given the Blue Flag and Seaside award. These beaches span over 88 miles of beautiful coastline around the County. Which one will you discover first?

About Us

We are working on bringing great content and information about Dorset. The site is sectioned into different categories for you to discover and enjoy. Please click through to find new ideas and explore Dorset for yourself.

If you’re looking for a specific town or area, pop your destination into the search bar to discover more information.

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Things To Do In Dorset

There are so many things to do in Dorset you will be spoiled for choice! Days out in Dorset are very popular with locals and tourists alike. If you’re looking to visit one of the great Dorset theme parks or the stunning Jurassic Coast, we’ve got you covered.

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Summer In Dorset

Restrictions permitting, Dorset is home to some great events and activities that are perfect for visiting and experiencing during the Spring months. Discover the Stour Valley Way for new walks. The Spring months of March to May are a great time for spotting all the bluebells across Dorset.

Walks In Dorset

There are so many amazing walks in Dorset, you will never run out of places to discover. From short walks along the coast in Dorset to hiking along the Jurassic Coast, there is something for all ages and abilities.

Dog Friendly Dorset

Dorset is very dog friendly from the amazing dog friendly beaches to dog friendly attractions in Dorset. Did you know there are also loads of dog friendly places to stay in Dorset as well. You wont have to leave your dog at home, bring them with you to enjoy your adventures.

Places To Stay In Dorset

From camping in Dorset to luxury hotels in Dorset, there is accommodation to suit every budget. Did you know that you can travel by car from East Dorset near the Hampshire border to the most Southern part of Dorset near Portland in around 1.5 hours by car.

This means wherever you choose to stay in Dorset, there is nothing too far away.

Eating Out In Dorset

With many amazing restaurants, cafes and pubs in Dorset, you really will be spoiled for choice.