January 13, 2016 at 3:05 PM

One of the major benefits of owning a car is that of freedom and the fact that you can travel anywhere at any time. You can simply jump in your car and drive. It is well known that the UK has some of the most beautiful scenery and architecture within Europe and so what better way to enjoy our beautiful South coast than by embarking on a road trip? The county of Dorset has so much to offer and is easily accessible by car for a week away with the family, or for a quick weekend spent catching up with friends. 

Below share with you some of the most popular places to visit during your time in Dorset. There is so much to see and do. All places are easily accessed by car and within easy traveling distance of each other, making for the perfect road trip. 

Lyme Regis

Any road trip to Dorset must feature a visit to the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis. Here you can undergo some fossil hunting, browse in the quaint gift shops along the cobbled paths and visit the shore Aquarium. As an area of outstanding natural beauty and of endless beaches, you will find much to enjoy here.



Weymouth is a fun seaside town that boasts sandy beaches alongside a promenade dotted with shops, restaurants and cafes. It is perfect for a day on the beach or a day's sailing. Weymouth was the host for the sailing events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Brewer's Quay is a fantastic place to buy unusual gifts and you won't be short of hiking and biking trails if you want to be a bit more active.



Another popular seaside resort is that of Bournemouth. There are over 7 miles of sandy beaches to enjoy, so perfect if you ae on a road trip with the kids. If you are enjoying a romantic getaway then Bournemouth has a buzzing nightlife with lots of places to eat and drink. It is also perfect for an evening of live entertainment, with the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and the Pavilion Theatre regularly offering live theatre and musical acts. Bournemouth is also known for its fantastic shopping facilities and gardens that are situated in the very heart of the shopping complex.


Monkey World

Situated in Wareham, Monkey World is a must visit for both adults and children. This 65-acre park houses monkeys from the TV shows ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘Monkey Life’. Providing a safe sanctuary for monkeys, the zoo is warm and friendly and allows you to see these beautiful animals in their home environment.


Before embarking on any road trip of any distance, you do need to carry out some basic safety checks before you set up. Always ensure that fluid levels such as oil, water and window washer are correct. It is also important to check your tyre pressure and that you have all relevant emergency equipment for your journey, just in case something happens. Other than that though, you simply need to enjoy your time away. 

If you do decide to explore this beautiful county by car, we would love to know your thoughts. More information about Dorset can be found by visiting www.visit-dorset.com.


Tags: Drive Away Road Trip
Category: Drive-away

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