Dorset is one of England’s most treasured holiday hotspots, boasting the thriving seaside town of Bournemouth among the jewels in its crown. The county stretches along the dramatic Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its natural beauty and geological importance - sandy beaches are nestled inside sparkling white cliffs, and it’s a good spot for fossil-hunting too.
However it’s Bournemouth where many holidaymakers will be spending most of their time. This popular Victorian holiday resort provides over 7 miles of sandy beaches, and the air and seawater have health-giving properties according to legend. The town boasts family-friendly attractions like the Bournemouth Eye, a tethered hot air balloon, as well as an Oceanarium, where you can see everything from otters to moray eels.
Poole is another wonderful Dorset coastal town - along the quay and the prestigious Sandbank there are a range of restaurants from the simple to the extravagant, and the town is a noted hotspot for buying pottery and ceramics.
Dorset is a county with something to offer everyone, from couples to young families - take a look at Hotels4u’s range of great accommodation below to see what suits you.