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25 Photos of Dorset that will Make You Book a Trip!

view of durdle door beach from the top of the cliff at sunset, there is a rock arch to the left and a curved shingle beach below the the cliffs and the sun setting over the sea taken on the walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door.

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Looking for your next UK holiday destination? If you’re 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 southwest 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 – and find the best things to do in Dorset. I’ve listed a few of the best articles at the end of this post, or you can use the search box to find what you’re 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

25 Photos of Dorset - Durdle Door

2. Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck

Arial shot of Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck

3. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury (one of the nicest towns in Dorset)

25 Photos of Dorset - Shaftsebury

4. Colmer’s Hill, Bridport

Colmer's Hill and surrounding landscape near Bridport

5. Weymouth Harbour

25 Photos of Dorset - weymouth harbour

6. Lyme Regis

The Cobb, Lyme Regis harbour at sunset

7. Cranborne Chase

(find out where to see more of these stunning Dorset bluebells in this post)

Bluebells in the woodland at Cranborne Chase, Dorset

8. West Bay

beach and golden cliffs at West Bay Dorset

9. Bournemouth Beach

25 Photos of Dorset - Bournemouth beach

10. Corfe Castle

Arial shot of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck

11. Swanage Bay

Swanage Bay Dorset

12. Brownsea Island

25 Photos of Dorset - Brownsea Island

13. Lulworth Castle

Lulworth Castle Dorset

14. Swanage Railway

Steam train on the Swanage Railway in Purbeck

15. Chapman’s Pool

Chapman's Pool, near Worth Matravers on the Jurassic Coast

16. Sandbanks, Poole

Sandbanks peninsular between Poole and Bournemouth

17. Fossils at Charmouth

An ammonite fossil on the beach close to Lyme Regis

18. Mudeford Sandbank

25 Photos of Dorset - Mudeford beach huts

19. Portland Bill

Portland Bill Dorset England

20. Fossil Forest, Lulworth

Lulworth Fossil Forest

21. Kimmeridge Bay

25 Photos of Dorset - Kimmeridge Bay

22. Deer at Arne

Arne Nature Reserve Isle of Purbeck

23. Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier at Sunset

24. Hardy Monument

hardy monument dorchester

25. Dorset AONB

25 Photos of Dorset Countryside AONB sunset aerial

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…

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