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Things To Do In Dorset

Food & Drink
Culture
Nature
Activities

Food and Drink

Blue Fish Restaurant

We are a family run business priding ourselves on amazing food, all freshly prepared and served in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Visit Site

The Cove House Inn

The Cove House Inn Pub at Chiswell in Portland offers a friendly, cosy atmosphere with the most spectacular views Portland can offer. Visit site

Whitestones Café Gallery

Right in the center of the Jurassic Coast, offering unparalleled comfort and style whilst relaxing over your food and refreshments. Visit site

Daniels Fish & Chips

The best fish and chips by far, situated in Fortuneswell, Portland. Visit Site

Portland Pizza Company

Come and try one of our delicious, handmade, wood fired pizzas tonight for yourself. Open Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat nights, 5pm-8pm. Visit site

Crab House Café

Dine in an idyllic ambience overlooking the Portland coast in relaxed, unpretentious surroundings, savour the finest flavours... Discover the hidden pearl of the South West. Visit Site

Square & Compass

Award winning beers and ciders including home pressed traditional cider made by the owner, are the perfect accompaniment to a traditional hot pasty or pie. Visit Site

Culture

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

A free open air sculpture park created by artists- an intriguing place to explore, and with regular stone-carving workshops. Visit Site

Portland Museum

The Museum houses many of the artifacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland and tells the story of local industry, the Sea, the Prisons and the People. Visit Site

Maiden Castle

An impressive Iron Age hill south west of Dorchester. Hill forts were fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age. Visit Site

Nature

Chesil Beach

The shingle beach is 29 kilometres (18 miles) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high. The beach and the Fleet are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Durdle Door

Stunning scenery and excellent walking, diving and coasteering abound along this coast. A must-see for vistors.

Lulworth Cove.

Best visited during the winter months or after 7pm, when the (very expensive) parking is free and the throng have gone home. A magical place, and the home of deep-water-soloing in the UK.

Studland Beach

Studland is sited in the lee of Ballard Down, close to the east-facing Studland Bay, a 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long curved sweep of sandy beaches backed by dunes and heathland. The beaches are named South Beach, Middle Beach and Knoll Beach, with another at Shell Bay to the north.

Activities

Weymouth Watersports

Kayaking, windsurfing, kite-surfing and stand-up paddle-boarding all in the world renowned olympic venue of Portland harbour. Visit Site

The Big Canoe

Explore the beautiful Dorset countryside from the water with no more than paddle power in a Big Open Canadian Canoe! Visit Site

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