Top 5 Things To Do In Dorset

Feb 1 08:51 2011 Terril Winters Print This Article

An insiders guide to the Top 5 Things to do in Dorset. Everything you need to know about the area, choosing the best Dorset activities and planning your holiday.

An insiders guide to the top things to do in Dorset,Guest Posting whether you are on holiday in Dorset or are a local resident looking for something special to do.

Dorset Activities – so many things to do in DorsetOne of the most diverse stretches of the UK’s south coast, there is so much to do both on & off the water.  There really is something for everyone to do…

Things To Do In Dorset – Top 5 Activities1. Take windsurfing lessons at Poole Harbour – For years those in the know have been learning to windsurf in some of the best learning conditions in the UK.  Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world & has the most ideal conditions for learning how to windsurf!

Have a look at this source Our local windsurfing spot – Poole Harbour describing in great detail what makes Poole Harbour & the surrounding area such a great place to learn to windsurf and progress on to intermediate & advanced windsurfing. To sum it up for you, Poole Harbour has predominately on-shore winds (meaning you won’t get blown out to sea!), gently shelving, shallow water to make it easy to get back on when you fall and windsurfing lessons & windsurf hire for all levels of ability!

Try it & you will wonder why you haven’t thought about it before!

2. Take a walk on the Purbeck Hills – Formed of a Cretaceous chalk the Purbeck Hills give commanding views across Poole Harbour, the Isle of Wight and out into the English Channel. 

Start by taking the Poole Harbour chain ferry and then walk out past Old Harry Rocks & onto the seaside town of Swanage.  On route you can see rare species of flowers, animals & birds. 

3. Spend a day on Sandbanks beach – Soak up the sun & enjoy the golden sands of this world famous ‘Blue Flag’ beach.  One of the most relaxing things to do in Dorset! Sandbanks, Poole is renowned for its perfect beach, lined by the multi-million pound houses of the rich & famous!

Sandbanks beach is part of the 7 mile stretch of continuous beach from the Sandbanks peninsula all the way to Hengistbury Head at Christchurch.

4. Wildlife spotting on Brownsea Island – The best place for seeing wildlife in Dorset.  You can see a mass of bird life, deer & a thriving population of red squirrels.  Brownsea Island is part of the National Trust organization. 

Taking the ferry across to Brownsea Island is an experience in itself. Once on the island there is varied landscape to explore and amazing views looking out across Poole Harbour and on to the Purbeck Hills.

Kids will be happily entertained with the free wildlife ‘Tracker Packs’ provided by the visitor centre.

5. Soak up Dorset’s heritage with a trip on the Swanage Railway – Experience a unique journey through six miles of breathtaking Dorset scenery, including the ruins of Corfe Castle.  Providing access to historic villages, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site & the seaside resort of Swanage.

A great experience on your list of things to do in Dorset, you can stop off at some of the local villages on-route & even take Sunday lunch or evening dining!

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Terril Winters
Terril Winters

Terril Winters runs Poole Windsurfing a product of 15 years teaching experience.  He posts regularly to the FREE Top Windsurfing Tips & Latest Windsurfing News where you can find all you need to know about windsurfing.  Claim your special offers for windsurfing lessons, windsurfing hire and other hot deals at: http://www.poolewindsurfing.co.uk/special-windsurfing-offers/

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