6 amazing things to do
One of the prettiest villages in England, with a picturesque ruined castle and steam railway.
Magnificent sandstone cliffs and a wide, sandy beach. West Bay was the setting for TV's Broadchurch.
Much of Dorset coast is very rich in fossils, giving it the name Jurassic Coast. It's also a World Heritage Site.
Visiting the natural rock arch at Durdle Door is a must-see on any trip to the Dorset coast.
The British army practiced D-Day manoeuvres on Studland Beach. Winston Churchill and the King watched from Fort Henry.
An 18-mile-long strip of pebble beach, with the sea in front and a lagoon behind.