Written by John Butterworth
If you have a soft spot for horses and a penchant for adventure, head to nearby Studland Stables. Offering beach, forest, heath and coastal ridge riding for all levels, this is an exciting way to explore our stunning coastline. They can even organise a bottle of bubbly for your return!
Of the 95 miles of Jurassic Coast, Charmouth is a fossil hotspot. Offering up giant marine reptiles, intricate crinoids and hypnotic ammonites, this rugged slice of Dorset’s coastline is an ideal spot to while away the day with family and friends.
If quayside bumbling is your thing, head to the market town of Wareham. Situated on the River Frome, it’s surrounded by Saxon walls, giving this historical town a unique timelessness. Grab a drink, watch the boats sail by and listen to the lazy hustle and bustle.
With our peninsula hotels so close to the Sandbanks ferry, hop on as a foot passenger and explore the secluded four-mile stretch of golden beach, clear waters and nature reserve.
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