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Dorset Activities

Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you always want to sit back and completely relax! There's a huge range of activities in the county to keep you busy and having fun. Of course, water sports are especially popular with visitors to the Dorset coast, and there are plenty of opportunites to have fun on or in the water.

For those preferring to keep two feet on the ground, there are lots of activities involving the beautiful Dorset countryside - think horse riding, coasterring, archery, motor sports, woodland walks or golf - the opportunities are seemingly endless!

Here's a selection of the best ways to keep busy on your Dorset holiday...

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