Holidaying in Dorset gives you access to some of the most stunning coastal areas in the United Kingdom. Poole and its surrounding area is home to glorious sweeping bays, some of which are still littered with the fossils that have been falling out of shale cliffs since time immemorial. The town itself is "twinned" with Bournemouth (insofar as the two seaside centres are just down the road from each other) and offers ideal family holiday territory, full of all the classic British seaside entertainments.
Owning holiday homes in the area gives you an advantage that most holidaymakers don't have: the ability to come to Dorset whenever you want, to stay for as long as you want, and to get to know the coves and beaches of the area like the back of your hand. When you make an investment in a holiday home you'll have all the time in the world to see the sights and take in those special places. Our favourite six have been listed here to give you a head start.
1: Durdle Door. No holiday in and around Poole is complete without heading down the coast to the legendary Lulworth Cove, a perfect horseshoe shaped cove that includes world famous Durdle Door - a naturally created rock archway that stands proudly in the sea.
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Owning holiday homes in and around the Dorset town of Bournemouth gives you plenty of time to take advantage of some great water sports. Why not add surfing to your quiver of active hobbies - and try Europe's first ever artificial reef, off Boscombe Pier?
3: Lulworth Castle. When you make your way out to the Cove, take a stop at Lulworth Castle. It's in beautiful repair and makes the perfect start to a great day out. Don't forget to take your fossil hammer with you - then you can step even further back in time and winkle a few ammonites out from the rocks!
4: Bournemouth. Just down the road from Poole and every bit as enjoyable, Bournemouth boasts award winning gardens, a wonderful selection of beaches and more than one pier. You'll find the atmosphere and entertainment in this classic seaside town perfect for all the family, from morning until nightfall.
5: When you invest in holiday homes in the Dorset area, you get to start taking advantage of the "other" other parts of the county - i.e. the bits away from the sea. Take the kids out to Adventure Wonderland and dare them to try the Wild Thing play centre!
6: Bridport. One of the gateways to the Jurassic Coast, Bridport is a colourful, thriving market town with a strong literary and artistic connection. Wander in the markets every Wednesday and Saturday. If you're down on the 2nd Saturday in the month you can take advantage of the Farmer's Market to ensure that your holiday homes are properly stocked with the delicious food and drink that is produced in the area.