Looking for your next UK holiday destination? If, like many others, your thinking of holidaying more locally this year, I’m here to tell you that Dorset should be top of your wish-list. Don’t believe me? Maybe these stunning photos of Dorset will change your mind!
Dorset really has it all. Gorgeous countryside, cute little seaside towns and historic villages, crumbling ruined castles, nature reserves teeming with bird and wildlife… and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole country! There’s a reason the Jurassic Coast is so famous. This stretch of the south-west coast is steeped in history, rich in fossils, and absolutely stunning.
From dramatic coastal scenery to tranquil country landscapes, there is simply so much to explore. Hopefully, the following photos inspire you to start looking at Dorset for your next trip.
And if they do – the Dorset Travel Guide is packed with posts to help you plan. I’ve listed a few of the best at the end of this post, or you can use the search box to find what your looking for.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions too! I’m a born-and-raised Dorset local, based in our county town, so I’m always happy to help out with local recommendations and tips.
25 Stunning Photos of Dorset
These photos of Dorset were purchased from stock image websites.
1. Durdle Door
2. Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck
3. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury (one of the nicest towns in Dorset)
4. Colmer’s Hill, Bridport
5. Weymouth Harbour
6. Lyme Regis
7. Cranborne Chase
(find out where to see more of these stunning Dorset bluebells in this post)
8. West Bay
9. Bournemouth Beach
10. Corfe Castle
11. Swanage Bay
12. Brownsea Island
13. Lulworth Castle
14. Swanage Railway
15. Chapman’s Pool
16. Sandbanks, Poole
17. Fossils at Charmouth
18. Mudeford Sandbank
19. Portland Bill
20. Fossil Forest, Lulworth
21. Kimmeridge Bay
22. Deer at Arne
23. Bournemouth Pier
24. Hardy Monument
25. Dorset AONB
So there you have it… 25 of the most beautiful photos of Dorset I could find on the internet. It was hard to pick just 25 – there are so many gorgeous landscapes and landmarks in this county! But hopefully, these pictures have helped inspire you to book a holiday in Dorset soon.
This really is my favourite part of England. I was born and raised in Weymouth, and now call Dorchester home. I’ve spent my life exploring every corner of this glorious county – so I’m really passionate about sharing my favourite places and top tips with you through this blog.
I’ve also set up a Dorset Instagram account and a Facebook page. Follow those for lots more gorgeous pictures of Dorset, as well as plenty of inspiration and tips! And please don’t forget to share this page to help inspire others to visit Dorset soon…
More on Dorset
- 19 Must-Visit Spots on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
- The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Dorset
- 11 of the Prettiest Villages in Dorset
- Isle of Purbeck Travel Guide
- Local’s Guide to Weymouth
- 15 Short Dorset Coast Walks
- 14 Dorset River Walks