If you are visiting Lulworth Cove, allow extra time to meander the picture-postcard streets of West Lulworth village, which has thatched cottages and window boxes galore.
The village of East Lulworth is considerably smaller than neighbouring West Lulworth, but is still worth a stop and explore for its simple charm.
Boasting one of the most unique and beautiful settings in the UK, the historic Corfe Castle village is a truly special spot in Dorset, nestled beneath the ruin of Corfe Castle itself.
The historic market town of Wareham, with its beautiful river frontage, is a gateway to the Isle of Purbeck.
Lying quietly between its larger and more well-known neighbours of Wareham, famous for its Saxon heritage, and the Arne Nature Reserve – a 565-hectare expanse of wood and heathland maintained by the RSPB, sits the hamlet of Arne.
Situated between Swanage and Corfe Castle, the small size of the village of Harman’s Cross belies its busy and thriving community.
Langton Matravers lies just two miles outside Swanage and has several excellent walking trails, as well as a village pub-and-shop and a small children’s petting farm.
The area of Lulworth in Dorset comprises two picture-postcard villages, a 17th Century castle set in acres of grounds, and several of Britain’s most-loved natural landforms, including the stunning horseshoe-shaped Lulworth Cove and the iconic limestone arch of Durdle Door.
The drive up to Worth Matravers from either direction (Swanage or Kingston), has some of the most far-reaching and impressive views of the Purbeck Hills and across to Corfe Castle to be found in Purbeck.
The poignant story behind the ‘ghost village’ of Tyneham, abandoned during World War II, will stay with you long after you have walked around its crumbling homes and forgotten farmland.
Prepare to get side-tracked on your way to the stunning beaches of Studland Bay as you drive through the charming Studland village.
If the Jurassic Coast’s globally-significant geology is what drew you to Dorset, Kimmeridge Bay is the place to visit.