The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Dorset
Heading to Dorset and looking for something to do or a place to visit nearby. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Dorset coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
When on an information page you can also use our tools to search for nearby Dorset seaside towns, and the surrounding coast for the best beaches and places to stay and eat.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Dorset day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next Dorset activity could be.
Lulworth castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house with a large estate. Part of this estate being the spectacular Lulworth Cove. Thomas Read more [...]
The original Swanage Pier was built between 1859 and 1860 for use primarily by the local stone quarrying industry, and included a tramway which ran the length of the pier Read more [...]
Weymouth Pier is approached by a rather long pathway that runs around the edge of the ferry terminal. The pier itself is split into two, a commercial ferry terminal and Read more [...]
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has amazing fossil collections and provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting Read more [...]
The Lyme Regis Museum is also known as the Philpot Museum as it was commissioned in 1901 by Thomas Philpot, a relative of the fossil collector Elizabeth Philpot. Elizabeth Philpot befriended Mary Anning when Anning Read more [...]
Kingston Lacy Country mansion with important collections, set in formal gardens and extensive parkland – children’s adventure playground and Iron Age hill fort, Badbury Rings. The land was gifted to Sir Read more [...]
At Poole Windsurfing we have over 20 years teaching experience and are dedicated solely to providing windsurfing lessons and windsurf hire in Poole Harbour, known as the UK’s top location Read more [...]
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park & Marine Sanctuary is unique among the network of SEA LIFE attractions in that its numerous marine life exhibitions are housed – not under one Read more [...]
Swanage lifeboat station was established in 1875 and operates inshore and all weather lifeboats. Station open Mon-Fri, April – September.
Three parks in one, with Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing! Aztec play centre inside. There are over 28 fantastic rides and attractions throughout the park to excite Read more [...]
Kingston Russell Stone Circle is an 18 stone late Neolithic or early Bronze Age circle on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury and the sea. No facilities and parking is limited to Read more [...]