Welcome to Dorset Guide

Dorset Guide

Dorset Guide is a free non-commercial guide to the beautiful county of Dorset on the south coast of England. We are a completely independent group of enthusiastic locals who love Dorset and want to share this wonderful place with you and help you to make the most of your visit. As you can see below there are plenty of great things to see and do. Please enjoy 🙂

Explore the Dorset Coast

Guide to Dorset's Coastal Towns and Villages
Guide to Dorset’s Coastal Towns and Villages

Coastal Towns and Villages: Abbotsbury Village | Bournemouth   | Christchurch  | Durdle DoorLyme Regis  |  Lulworth Cove | Mudeford  Quay  | Old Harry Rocks | Poole Quay  |  Poole Town | Poole Harbour  | Sandbanks  |  Swanage  | Wareham  |  West Bay BridportWestbourne  | West Lulworth VillageWeymouth | Worth Matravers

Rural Dorset

Dorset Rural Towns and Villages
Dorset Rural Towns and Villages

Rural Towns and Villages: Blandford | Bridport | Cerne Abbas | Corfe Castle Village | Dorchester | Milton Abbas | Shaftesbury | Sherborne | Sturminster Newton | Wimborne Minster

Dorset Attractions

Dorset Attractions
Dorset Attractions

Dorset attractions: Brownsea Island | Swanage Railway | Corfe Castle | Monkey World | Tank Museum | Abbotsbury Swannery | Bournemouth Oceanarium | Splashdown | Bournemouth Air Festival | Russell Coates Art Gallery and Museum | Bournemouth Pier Zip | Bournemouth Big Wheel | Sightseeing Bus | Poole Museum | Dorset Museum | Dorset Heavy Horse Farm | All Dorset Attractions

Dorset Castles

Dorset Castles
Dorset Castles Guide

Dorset Castles: Corfe Castle | Highcliffe Castle | Lulworth Castle | Sherborne Castle | Sherborne Old Castle

Historic Houses and Gardens

Dorset Historic Houses and Gardens
Historic Houses and Gardens

Historic Houses and Gardens: Athelhampton House  |  Chettle House  |  Cranborne Manor  |  Deans Court  |  Edmondsham House  |  Forde Abbey  |  Kingston Lacy  |  Kingston Maurward  |  Mapperton House  |  Upton Country Park

Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities
Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities: Dorset Walks | Boat Trips | Boat Hire | Cycle Hire | Cycle Routes | Paddleboarding | Kayaking | Dinghy Sailing | Windsurfing | Kitesurfing | Diving

Dorset Beaches

The Best Dorset Beaches
Dorset Beach Guide

Dorset Beaches listed from east to west: Highcliffe Beach | Highcliffe Castle Beach | Friars Cliff Beach | Avon Beach | Mudeford Sandbank | Hengistbury Head | Southbourne Beach | Fishermans Walk | Boscombe Beach | Bournemouth Beach | Durley Chine | Middle Chine | Alum Chine | Branksome Dene | Branksome Chine | Canford Cliffs | Flaghead Chine | Sandbanks Shore Road | Sandbanks Beach | Shell Bay Beach | Studland Beaches | Swanage Beach | Kimmeridge Bay | Lulworth Cove | Man O War Bay | Durdle Door | Ringstead Bay Beach | Osmington Mills | Weymouth Beach | Chesil Beach | Hive Beach | West Bay Bridport | Charmouth Beach | Seatown Beach | Lyme Regis Beaches | Dorset Beaches Listing