Enjoy the Summer at One of Dorset’s Best Coastal Hotspots
Dorset is one of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, with thousands of visitors descending on the Jurassic Coast every year.The appeal is a guarantee of plenty of sunshine, stunning beaches, friendly seaside resorts and beautiful scenery. Once you visit the unique county, we’re confident that you’ll be back to enjoy many holidays here.
The Johnson’s of Shaftesbury team are lucky enough to call Dorset home. We often relocate happy holidaymakers into Dorset. Some trade in their city lives on a permanent basis; others buy vacation homes. Presently, for those who are looking to take a holiday here, we’ve put together our top five seaside places to visit this summer in Dorset.
Johnson’s Top Five Dorset Destinations this Summer –
Weymouth – with one of Europe’s best beaches, Weymouth tops our list of Dorset’s top summer destinations. The golden sand of Weymouth Beach is the perfect place to let the kids build sandcastles while the parents enjoy the sun on traditional seaside deckchairs. Weymouth Harbour and Nothe Fort are essential places to visit when you book your stay here.
Swanage– for people who want a different type of Jurassic tour, you can see it all by boat when you dock at Swanage. And for those of you who can brave it, you can trek the entire stretch of the Jurassic Coast in Swanage. Swanage is home to many artists who create and sell their pieces, which gives the town a creative edge. In fact, the annual Purbeck Film Festival is part of the UK’s film industry notable events. The beaches are clean, and the water is free from pollutants. If you’re visiting Dorset, Swanage is somewhere you must visit.
Bournemouth – a town that needs little introduction, Bournemouth is the most prominent and busiest resort on our list. Like all beachside resorts in Dorset, Bournemouth has a collection of idyllic beaches. You can rent one of the first traditional beach huts or enjoy a pier-to-pier stroll between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers. Bournemouth is a day and night resort where you’re never far away from entertainment or natural beauty.
Poole– home to Europe’s largest natural harbour, Poole is often known as the gateway to exploring Dorset’s coastline. A visit to Poole’s quayside and old town will take you back to the time of pirates and tales of the sea, which will dazzle the imaginations of young (and older) swashbucklers in the family. Poole is a hub for watersports enthusiasts and novices alike. And no prizes for guessing that Poole has some award-winning beaches for you to enjoy.
Lyme Regis– if you have little fans of dinosaurs, you should head to Lyme Regis for some fossil hunting. Your junior archaeologists will find plenty to keep them busy at Monmouth Beach. You can enjoy one of many coastal walking tours, as well as taking in some shopping in the quaint shopping areas. And a visit to Lyme Regis usually means heading over to the Cobb harbour. This iconic and famous harbour offers the best sunset views in Dorset.
Tips for Moving to Dorset with Johnson’s –
Like many of our customers, visiting Dorset becomes a habit that doesn’t leave you. And for those who are taken with this beautiful county, they pack up and head out here to live. Although some only do so when they buy a second home for vacations.
With that in mind, if you’re thinking of relocating to Dorset, you’ll need to visit the areas you like the look of a few times. And make those visits overnight stays. Ideally, you could take a two-week holiday and visit each location on this blog for a few days each. By doing this, you’ll get to know the area to see what amenities are available, in addition to finding the best places to eat and drink.
While you’re here, take down details on any estate agents and mortgage brokers in the specific towns you like. You’ll need to use them both when you start looking for properties to view, as well as working out what mortgage budget you can secure. And if you have time – see what the general house prices are for that area.
You could even consider making some money from purchasing a second property to rent out. For example – if you live in London and are buying a vacation home, it’s likely the property will be empty a lot. It’s wise to put some thought into the hiring a short-term rental property manager so you can rent your holiday home out while you’re back in London. Moreover, the initial investment will repay itself within a short amount of time.
Johnson’s – We’re Dorset’s Favourite Removals and Storage Company –
The Johnson’s teammove thousands of people in Dorset every year. As we’re residents of Dorset, it never surprises us when people visit the county and choose to relocate here. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the UK, and the quality of life here is hard to beat.
The warm climate and plethora of clean beaches is enough to revitalise anyone, so imagine being able to wake up every day to it? There are so many places to visit in Dorset; you’ll never get bored. Whether it’s the day and night entertainment of Bournemouth to the ideal views of Lyme Regis’ Cobb harbour, you find the right place for you in Dorset.
The Johnson’s team are proud to call Dorset home, and we’re known as the county’s favourite removals and storage company. We’ve earned that title through years of dedication to our trade and repeat customers who come back to us for their removals and storage needs.
The Johnson’s ethos is to make sure our customers receive the right service. To us, customer service is an essential part of our company. Furthermore, all our services and removals packages stem from feedback from our clients. By doing this, we can offer a holistic removals service that covers all bases.
Contact us today to discuss your next relocation, and we’ll gladly go through our removals and storage packages.