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17 Mar 2017
With its expanse of golden sands and sparkling water Weymouth Beach must surely be one of the best family beaches along the South Coast. Punch & Judy and donkey rides continue to entertain the children, while the famous sand models amaze the crowds with stunning creations to be seen. Pedal boats and kids activities abound, and all manner of buckets and spades can be bought from the beach kiosks. Relax in a deckchair and when you tire of soaking up the sun you could hire a ... Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Dorset's Jurassic Coast, the Natural World Heritage Site and the only one of its kind in England, covers around 95 miles of stunningly beautiful coast and is rich in geological importance, which represents 185 million years of earth history. It displays not just superb Jurassic, but older Triassic and younger Cretaceous rocks too. This international recognition, which many agree is long-awaited and much deserved, places the coastline alongside some of the most famous and ... Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Portland Bill is the graveyard of many vessels that failed to reach land in Weymouth or Portland. From the shore you can see the Portland Race, a meeting of the tides that causes a continuous disturbance. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel. During the summer months, and subject to opening times, you can book a guided of the lighthouse. ... Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. The name Durdle is derived from an Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in East Devon. Each year more than 200.000 walkers use the ... Read more...
15 Mar 2017
Where is Broadchurch Filmed? Hit ITV series Broadchurch is now back on our screens and West Bay in Dorset once again finds itself in the spotlight. On-screen drama is a given, but the dramatic cliffs, seascape and beautiful surroundings provide a wonderful drama of their own. An all-star cast including David Tennant and Olivia Colman return in series 3, and a dark new case needs solving. The iconic cliffs at West Bay are bound to feature heavily in Broadchurch, but ... Read more...
14 Mar 2017
Oh you do like to be beside the seaside – and while you’re here it seems many of you also like to take advantage of all the activities and sports on offer, especially those that involve getting your feet wet! A surprising number of the sailors and windsurfers you see out on the water are visitors who were introduced to their sport whilst holidaying here. Now they are hooked and regularly return to enjoy their chosen sport. Depending on how adventurous you want to ... Read more...
9 Mar 2017
The Resort Dorset website was re-launched today. Bringing together information on what to see and do across the county, the website aims to be a comprehensive resource for visitors to the area. We'll be adding more events, vouchers and interesting articles to the website over the coming months. Stay tuned, and to see more of what Dorset has to offer give our popular Resort Dorset Facebook page a like. Read more...
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