Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay

Southwest Coastpath

We are very spoilt living in my home county of Dorset, as not only do we have the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, but much of the county is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are also lots of fascinating places to visit throughout the county and one we have wanted to visit for a while is Tyneham Village, just east of Lulworth and part of the Lulworth ranges which are managed by the MOD. The fascinating thing about Tyneham village, is that it was evacuated in 1943 during WWII and… Continue Reading “Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay”

A Jurassic Cruise with City Cruises Poole

Old Harry Rocks

Way back last December I was lucky enough to win a Jurassic Cruise to Swanage with City Cruises. It was planned in for their last cruise of the season, however, with the promise of some fabulous weather this weekend, they kindly moved it to Saturday for me. We had Sebby’s class teddy with us, so started the day on Poole Quay where we treated the kids, and Pip, to a cone of chips whilst we waited for our boat to arrive. Poole Quay in itself is a fun place to visit, with plenty of places to entertain the kids and we… Continue Reading “A Jurassic Cruise with City Cruises Poole”

The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a helicopter flight over the Jurassic coast, an amazing experience which I highly recommend. Being just half an hour long, it didn’t go all the way along the 96 mile coastline, instead concentrating on the area heading east from Exmouth along the Lyme Bay coastline to Lyme Regis and Charmouth and back again. We visit Lyme Regis and Charmouth fairly regularly but have never visited the Devon part of the Jurassic coastline which stretches as far as Orcombe Point near Exmouth so on a weekend break to Lyme Regis I… Continue Reading “The Jurassic Coast by Air and Foot”

My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer

Lyme Regis

Dorset is my home county and we love to explore our local beaches, many of which are situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site which stretches from Old Harry Rocks in Swanage 95 miles west to Orcombe Point in East Devon, but this does not include the 7 miles of sandy beach which stretches from Sandbanks, Poole, past Bournemouth and all the way to Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit in Christchurch. Whenever people think of the best beaches in Dorset, they always plump for Bournemouth and Weymouth and whilst I do enjoy visiting both, they are packed to bursting… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Dorset this Summer”