If your idea of a dream day at the beach involves a wild, secluded bay where you can wile away the hours watching the odd passing boat and reading a good book, Chapman’s Pool is hard to beat.

It’s a bit of a walk to get to, so little legs and four-legged friends might struggle, and we’d advise wearing a good pair of walking boots or trainers.

Worth Matravers is the closest village, where you can warm up at the Square and Compass with a pasty and pint by the log fire after a blustery day or cool off with a cider in the beer garden in the summer.