Isle of Purbeck – Events Autumn/Winter 2017

The summer may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of things to keep you busy in the quieter season. Here are our top picks of events happening between now and the end of the year. Purbeck Outdoor Weekend – 15-17th September Although entries… Read more »

The best spots for sea swimming in Dorset

Dorset is full of stunning beaches and seaside locations, most with plenty of cafes and restaurants around for refreshments; perfect for setting up for a day of sunbathing and swimming. Here are our favourite locations for beach days; Swanage Beach Swanage beach is a traditional, long stretch of golden sands,… Read more »

The best walks in the Purbecks

The Purbecks are a brilliant area for walking; whether you’re looking for something short and easy, or longer and more strenuous, there’s plenty of walks to keep you busy. Due to the nature of the area, most of the walks are relatively hilly so we’d recommend checking out your route… Read more »

Where to spot wildlife in the Purbecks

Dorset as a county is massively geologically diverse and indeed, ancient. With the spectacular Jurassic Coast detailing the history of the land, there is a wide variety of nature reserves, sites of special interest and plenty of fields across the county. Focussing mainly on the Isle of Purbeck, we wanted… Read more »

Places to eat in the Purbecks with incredible views

The Cabin, Swanage This outdoor cafe is a seasonal treat for those visiting Swanage, as it only pops up during the Summer. It’s situated along the private end of the beach, though anyone is allowed to walk down and take a seat. The menu offers a variety of fresh seafood… Read more »

Dog Friendly Purbecks

If you’re coming to the Purbecks with your dog, you might be wondering what there is to do that will keep you both busy. Well, the Purbecks’ open countryside and coastal paths means there’s plenty of walks to wear you both out. Once they’re sleepy, make your way to one… Read more »

Escape the crowds in the Purbecks

  The Purbecks are full of busy beaches and crowded attractions however, if you know where to look, you’ll never be too far from a secluded area to chill out. Why not take a break from the crowds during the summer by heading towards some of the lesser-known and quieter… Read more »

Your Purbeck Event Guide 2017

The Purbecks are well known for their wide-ranging events throughout the year. With Swanage playing host to numerous themed festivals, and more exciting events happening in locations around the Purbecks, it can be difficult to keep up with! So, we’ve put together a handy guide; Think your Purbeck based event… Read more »

Where to soak up the sun in the Purbecks

There is certainly no shortage of stunning areas of the Purbecks to take in the sunshine. Whether you’re looking for peaceful sandy stretches or bustling tourist-orientated beaches, you’re sure to find something to suit you. Here are our recommendations; Swanage beach is probably one of the best in the area… Read more »

Family activities for the Easter break in the Purbecks

Spending the Easter holidays in the Purbeck Isles? Here’s our roundup of the top activities to keep the whole family entertained. If you and the kids are into watersports, you’re in luck. Dorset Waterpark in Corfe is an inflatable fun park set on water. Open throughout the Easter holidays (and… Read more »

How to spend Mothers Day in the Purbecks

  Spending Mothers Day in the Purbecks gives you plenty of options to treat the Mother in your life. For those who appreciate a bit of pampering, why not visit The Bay in Swanage? With treatments including facials, manicures and massages, this is a great way to help her relax…. Read more »

Rainy day activities in the Isle of Purbeck

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has plenty to do during the summer – beaches, walks, watersports and loads of sunny spots to sit and enjoy the views. Don’t be put off by poor weather though; Purbeck and its surrounding areas have plenty to keep you busy. Couples The seaside… Read more »

If you are looking for some seriously energetic family fun then Dorset Waterpark is the ideal spot. Take on this huge inflatable woodland course with slides, trampoline, gladiator rings and balance beams to name but a few and see who is crowned champion. Henley Hillbillies is ideal for those adrenaline… Read more »

Take a day out and visit The Space in Studland a beautiful yoga retreat situated in a converted chapel. Relax and unwind with a number of different classes on offer including pregnancy yoga, yoga for teens and meditation and mindfulness. Wareham Town Museum is your go to for local history… Read more »

Purbeck is the perfect place to visit with children with all sorts of activities to choose from whether you have outdoor loving offspring, history buffs or train mad little ones! Children will absolutely love a trip on an old heritage steam train, if they are in to boats too then… Read more »

Swanage is a brilliant location for a holiday with lots of local attractions and fantastic places to eat. For something a little different head to Fore Adventure for a foraging experience and really get to grips with nature and the food that grows on the shore and land. Swanage railway… Read more »

Lulworth Cove provides some of the most jaw dropping views in Dorset, so why not take in more of the scenery and explore the area by sea. Try out stand up paddle boarding with Whiskey Jack and watch the sunset over this dramatic heritage site with the Lulworth Cove sundowner trip. If kayaking… Read more »

The Purbecks holiday guide is back with a new look and even more information on places to see and things to do in South Dorset and the Purbeck area. Now there are hundreds of pubs, cafes, restaurants, historic sites, attractions, walks, beaches and much much more. The best thing is… Read more »

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