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Near the park...

There is so much to see and do during your park holidays in Dorset. Of course you are spoilt for choice with the park’s own facilities and entertainment, but there are fantastic places to discover within easy walking distance of our front gates, too.

Should you decide to explore further afield, why not spend some of your park holiday, seeking out some of the dozens of attractions, landmarks and beauty spots in this stunning part of the country? 

Here are some ideas for inspiration… 

Bowleaze Cove Beach

  • A small sand and shingle beach, the cove is on the Jurassic Coast and is known for its geology. 
  • It's a popular family beach during the summer season and has many rock pools to explore at low tide.
  • Just a short stroll from your park accommodation, this is the perfect beach destination during your holiday.
Bowleaze Cove

South West Coast Walking Path

  • An amazing 630 mile national walking trail with fantastic views of the coast… but you don’t have to walk the whole thing!
  • Cutting through the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the local part of the path boasts amazing geology and scenery.

  • It’s easy to access from the park and simple to navigate using the acorn symbol way markers.

South West Coast Path

Lodmoor Nature Reserve

  • Lodmoor is a quiet haven for wildlife, set in the seaside town of Weymouth.

  • The area is perfect for bird watchers as it attracts a huge variety of birds including bearded tits, Cetti's warblers, gulls, ducks, kingfishers and winter waders.

  • With viewing points and pushchair-friendly nature trails, a visit to Lodmoor is a great way to get the whole family involved in nature.

Lodmoor Nature Reserve

Osmington Roman Walk

  • A 4.7 mile circular walk starting at the park itself and utilising part of the South West Coast Path.
  • This walk is packed with things to see including; beautiful views of the coast; a Roman temple and villa; and a chalk horse carved into the hillside.

  • There are some gentle climbs and descents but it’s a great walk for the whole family. 

Fantasy Island Fun Park

  • Located in Bowleaze Bay and within easy reach of Waterside Park & Spa.

  • There are plenty of rides to enjoy including dodgems, teacups, a ghost train, a merry-go-round, indoor play and an amusement arcade.

  • Perfect for entertaining children young and old!

     

Jordan Hill Roman Temple

  • For a cultural trip out, visit the remains of this Romano-Celtic temple built circa 4th century AD.

  • This English Heritage site is free to visit, allows dogs on leads and offers great views.

  • Located just above Bowleaze Cove, the temple is in very easy reach of the park.

 

 

Sandworld

  • Sand art has long been practiced in the area and this exhibition showcases some of the best sand artist in the world.

  • There’s a huge range of sand art to see and some sculptures are huge!

  • The whole family will find their favourite in the diverse collection.

 Weymouth Bay

  • The bay, stretching from Weymouth, includes several beaches, including the golden sands of Weymouth Beach itself.

  • Sheltered from south-west winds, the waters here are great for sailing and the bay hosted sailing events for the 2012 Olympics. 

  • If you’re keen to get out on the water yourself, there are opportunities to take daytrips, charter a fishing boat or even learn to sail.

     

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