Leisure and Tourism in Bournemouth

Leisure and Tourism in South England

The Jurassic Coast is a world heritage site and stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth, on the East Devon coast through to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage. The Jurassic Coast is 153 kilometres, which is about 95 miles long and is the second wholly natural World Heritage site to be designated in the UK. More interestingly though, for you avid walkers, the entire coastline can be walked on!


The stunning red cliffs and coastline around Sidmouth represent the gateway to The Jurassic Coast. The cliffs around Sidmouth were formed some 240 million years ago during the Triassic period of geological time when huge rivers flowed across a desert‚ rather like the Nile flowing through the Sahara today.

Sidmouth’s stunning coastline and architecture of yesteryear set the scene for a traditional British holiday town. Take a stroll down the Esplanade, stopping off for a cream tea in one of the many seaside restaurants or cafes. Sidmouth is the perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend away offering fantastic seafront strolls or for the more active, bracing walks along the coastline and up on Peak Hill, which offers outstanding views of the sea and coastline.

Bridport And WestBay:

Tourism Bridport is one of the Gateway Towns for the Jurassic Coast. It is also a Beacon Town promoting the high quality and variety of local food, in particular at the weekly markets which are held every Wednesday and Saturday in Bridports three main streets. The markets run all year from 8am until mid afternoon. There is also a Farmers Market on the second Saturday of the month in the Arts Centre and the Vintage Market at St Michael's on the last Sunday of the month which runs from March through to October in the historic art and antiques quarter. Here you will find an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and art galleries offering a wide array of gifts, food and all things vintage.

Dorchester Tourism:

The historic town of Dorchester lies on the River Frome in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and 8 miles from the seaside resort of Weymouth. Dorchester is the ‘capital’ town of Dorset and historically was home to Thomas Hardy, well known author of Tess of The d’Urbervilles and other British literary classics. Dorchester was also home to Judge Jefferies.

Whilst Dorchester is steeped in history, as far back as Historic times, more recently, Poundbury is a well known extension of the town which has been built on Duchy of Cornwall land, owned by Prince Charles. Poundbury was designed by Prince Charles and makes several visits throughout the year.

Tourism in Weymouth:

Weymouth is one of the UK’s best known seaside resorts. Situated on the mouth of the River Way, Weymouth can be found between Dorchester and the Isle of Portland. Weymouth’s population of around 55,000 are primarily supported by the continuous increase in the tourism industry to keep the economy afloat.

Weymouth is packed full of hotels, bars and restaurants. Brewers Quay offers both visitors and locals the chance to step back in time to a more relaxed era whilst the town centre is packed with a mixture of high street stores and more bespoke individual retail outlets.

If you are looking for a fun night out, Weymouth has something for everyone - from seafood restaurants along the harbour to enjoying a drink in one of the many pubs and late night clubs. Everything is within walking distance and the cobbled streets and sea air give a distinctly Mediterranean flavour to the town.

Isle of Portland Tourism:

Portland is a limestone tied island that is just 4 miles long bu 1.5 miles wide. Portland is a central part of the Jurassic Coast. Portland stone is used in many places around the world including St Paul’s Cathedral. Portland Harbour was one of the largest man-made harbours in the world.

Weymouth and Portland are surrounded by villages and home to many campsites making the whole area a family favourite for holidaying in the UK.

Charmouth Tourism:

Charmouth overlooks Lyme Bay and is situated and is based on the River Char. Charmouth is surrounded by scenic views and landscapes, much of which is National Trust. Charmouth has ties with many historic figures include Jane Austen who was said to be a regular visitor, Catherine of Aragon and King Charles II.

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