Local Area
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The Isle of Purbeck is a delightful part of Dorset with many miles of clifftop walks along the Jurassic Coast that has been designated a World Heritage Site. There is also much heathland, including a number of nature reserves and long walks along rolling Dorset hills. Local attractions include Old Harry Rocks, The Blue Pool, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Fort Henry, The Swanage Steam Railway, picturesque villages such as Studland and Worth Matravers, historic towns such as Swanage and Wareham, and further afield the larger towns of Dorchester, Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth. For the more active, there are outdoor activity centres nearby.

The area caters for all tastes with many varied activities to enjoy. These include walking, golf, horse riding at stables within walking distance, cycling with cycle hire also within walking distance, swimming and water sports, tennis, zorbing, hang gliding and much more. Or for the less active, miles of sandy beach to relax on in the sun.

A few local activities:

  • Jurassic Jaunts – organised walks
  • Brenscombe Outdoor Centre
  • Purbeck Adventures
  • Travel options: Swanage pier ferries, Sandbanks ferry and Wilts and Dorset Buses.
  • Restaurants: Bankes Arms Studland, The on the Beach Studland, Beach Café Middle Beach, Shell Bay Café.
  • Purbeck Golf Club
  • Swanage Museum
  • Shell Bay Sailing Centre

For booking availability and all other enquires please contact us on our enquiries line 0845 873 4984 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), or e-mail sandyholme@ymcabournemouth.org.uk.


View from Durdle Door
View from Durdle Door
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