Whether you’re looking for beautiful scenery or exciting activities, the stunning seaside town of Weymouth has it all! From long, sandy beaches to iconic landmarks, Weymouth and the surrounding Dorset coast have everything you’d need for a perfect family holiday.
To celebrate the beauty of Dorset’s coastline, Parkdean Resorts has teamed up with Karen from Mini Travellers, one of the UK’s best-known family travel bloggers. On a lovely sunny day, Karen packed the car and headed off with her three kids for a family coastal adventure! Here are some of the amazing places they explored in Weymouth and the surrounding area.
If you’re looking for somewhere to take the whole family, then Weymouth Beach is the place to be. Famous for its safe, shallow sea and soft sand, this stunning beach stretches for over three miles, making it the perfect place for a family day out. From building sandcastles to scenic coastal walks, you’ll find it all here.
When you think of Dorset, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Durdle Door. It’s one of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks, and it’s easy to see why. This natural limestone arch was formed many years ago when the sea’s waves eroded the original rock, forming the famous hole in the middle that we see today. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful shingle beach and explore the South West Coast Path, where you’ll be greeted with spectacular sea views.
One of the most striking places on the Dorset Coast is Chesil Beach. Stretching for a whopping 18 miles, much of this pebble beach is separated from the mainland by the Fleet Lagoon, making it look like an island. When visiting, take a stroll up to Abbotsbury Hill where you’ll be greeted with an incredible view of this famous beach. You can also walk to the eastern end of the beach, where you’ll find the small fishing village of Chiswell. Here, against the cliffs of the beautiful Isle of Portland, stop to check out the small shops and tasty cafes.
One of the most iconic features of the Jurassic Coast is Lulworth Cove, a secluded beach boasting bright, white pebbles and turquoise waters. Visit during low tide and you’ll find spectacular rockpools filled with marine life, including barnacles, anemones and crabs. The area is also a great place to try your hand at a variety of water activities, including kayaking, canoeing and snorkelling, so don’t forget your swimsuit!
Located a short walk from Lulworth Cove is Stair Hole, another geological masterpiece which forms part of the Dorset coastline. It’s one of the best places in the region to learn how erosion is shaping the coast. If you stand at the designated viewpoint, you’ll see caves, arches and stumps, that have been formed by the waves.
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