Visit Dorset for the best UK caravan holidaySituated along the UK’s Jurassic Coast – the first World Heritage Site in the UK – Dorset can sometimes be overlooked for its better-known brother, Devon. Yet Dorset has just as much to offer as Devon, if not more, with its unique geological status representing more than 150 million years of history. Whilst this is an incredible feat in itself, it is made even more impressive by the fact that all this history is compressed into just 95 miles of coastline.
Whilst these 95 miles cover parts of Devon as well as Dorset, the features of both areas are immense and for caravanning holidays in the UK there is no better place to stop. Having visited a caravan park in Dorset some years back – nurturing a desire to return ever since – I can personally vouch for the vast array of attractions which this county is able to offer.
For history enthusiasts
For those with a love of history, Dorset boasts just as many great sites inland as it does along the coast. Castles, forts and Roman sites are littered across the county with Tutton’s Well, Highcliffe Castle, The Norman House and Corfe Castle just a few of the area’s great attractions.
For the more hands-on historian, the art of archaeology can truly come to life in this region with fossil hunting. An activity which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike, those interested in this activity need to visit the cliffs at Charmouth and Lyme Regis which are rich in fossils from the Jurassic Period. Whilst the chances of uncovering a T-Rex skeleton are slim, there is still great fun to be had and a number of smaller fossils to be uncovered.
Those wanting to glimpse genuine dinosaur footprints and tracks can also get the chance to do so in the ancient forest situated near to Lulworth Cove.
For nature lovers
Full of exotic landscapes, Dorset is the perfect destination for holidaymakers who want to immerse themselves in nature. Perhaps the most striking features of the landscape are those found along the coast, with the Jurassic coastline, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door just a few examples.
Lulworth Cove is a shingle beach popular with holidaymakers of all ages. Boat trips are available within the region, operating on a regular basis and giving visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of this stunning feature close-up.
Perhaps one of the south’s most iconic natural landmarks, Durdle Door is a giant limestone arch which represents years of sea erosion. The shingle beaches on either side (Durdle Door Beach and Man ‘O’ War Beach) are privately owned as part of the Weld Estate but are open to the public with access available through Durdle Door Holiday Park.
Of course, Durdle Door Holiday Park is not the only caravan park in Dorset and there are plenty of other places for visitors to stay. When looking for the ideal caravan site, reputable companies such as Caravan Club offer an invaluable resource; servicing more than one million caravan owners whilst keeping a comprehensive list of the UK’s best parks and campsites.